I made the mistake of reading bell hook’s Lemonade critique before studying for my last final. What follows can only be described as a familiar disappointment. The bold paragraphs are excerpts directly from Hook’s essay.
1. As a grown black woman who believes in the manifesto “Girl, get your money straight” my first response to Beyoncé’s visual album, Lemonade, was WOW—this is the business of capitalist money making at its best.
Beyoncé is a Black business Woman in capitalist America! Get over it! I am sick and tired of Black Women being accused of insidious motives every Continue reading “9 Times bell hooks was Wrong about Lemonade”