Both girls showed some sort of aptitude for performance — or maybe that aptitude was drilled into them — and one of Ruby’s friends, a woman named Geneva, moved in to help refine their singing and dancing skills.
Years later, Dorothy and Vivian would figure out that Geneva was much more than her mother’s friend, but at the moment, she simply made them practice until they collapsed. The girls became an act — “The Wonder Children” — and earned a spot with the National Baptist Convention touring churches throughout the South.
It is okay for me if you want to call me a weirdo for saying that black girls smell like vanilla, but it is not okay if you are a white guy who is totally into black girls and because you are convinced that they don’t like you.
And no, just because I am also into Asian girls doesn’t mean that I despise black women.
During the year that I spent studying in the UK I dated two extremely gorgeous dark-skinned women.
It is quite imprudent if the Academy thinks trotting out Black stars to present awards to White stars will save face.
It may actually deepen the antiracist hostility to the Oscars—a hostility that has been brewing for decades.