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Dear White Media, The New Iron Man is not a 15-year-old Black Woman

She’s a girl

Today has been real tight for me — for obvious reasons. Being trapped in a time warp that engages all the ugliness against Black people — without interludes — is hard to get used to.

Actually it’s a bitch.

While searching for a Twitter argument — I stumbled upon the multitude of announcements heralding a new black female superhero.

Personally, that genre isn’t my thing. Batman was the last man in a cape that I gave a fuck about. And that’s only because of Christian Bale.

But this new treatment to a popular figure in the world of super humans caught my attention because of her blackness and her age.

She’s 15-years-old and already tasked with reclaiming her weighty birthright.

But, she’s just a girl!

Instead of hanging on to the one positive on a day that reeked of the negative — I was once again dealt a stinging blow.

The headlines echoed the fact that a black female was stepping into the shoes of a famed character.

Things got creepy when the 15-year-old genius was classified as a woman.

A Black Woman.

Girl. Girl would be her description. She’s a White girl.

Black media outlets described the Black girl as a Black girl who happens to be dope.

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Other pubs preferred to label the girl a Black woman. Her background and surmountable adversities undoubtedly aged her — and made her wise beyond her years and superior enough to be called a woman at 15.

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Bullshit.

We project that Tamir Rice looked 22 when he was really 12. He was a giant and ready to pounce. He needed to be shot in the stomach and given the opportunity to bleed to death.

We make every black victim sound like a predator that needed to be incapacitated — which would work out fine because at least they would be alive.

Calling a 15-year-old Black girl a woman is derogatory and stupidly ignorant.

We become adults when everyone else does. It’s not magic or regulated to a specific species.

If a 15-year-old White female can be a girl — so can a Black female who happens to be the same age.

Stop fucking around. We see you.

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