” I’m proud to carry that torch and be like, ‘I’m gay! I’m black! Hang your dreams on me. Hang your hopes on me. I’ll carry them to the best of my ability. “


” I wrote ‘Twenties’ back in 2009. I always wanted to tell a story where a queer black woman was the protagonist, and I’m so grateful to TBS for giving me a platform to tell this story. “


” Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough. It’s time for us to finally take the lead. “


” The cool thing about dope black style becoming in style is that the industry has no choice but to try and reduplicate that. “


” As a black woman in the industry, you really do have to hold your head higher, stick your chest out, be kind and polite and generous even when you don’t want to be sometimes. I learned that and, also, just to never take no for an answer. “


” I think that for the most part, black people specifically have sort of been used as props in TV shows as a way to move story along or as a way to make things more entertaining. “



All 6 Lena Waithe Quotes about Black in picture


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Queer black characters have been the sidekick for long enough. It
The cool thing about dope black style becoming in style is that the industry has no choice but to try and reduplicate that.
As a black woman in the industry, you really do have to hold your head higher, stick your chest out, be kind and polite and generous even when you don
I think that for the most part, black people specifically have sort of been used as props in TV shows as a way to move story along or as a way to make things more entertaining.

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