The Emmy Award nominee Issa Rae took a moment to recalls the hurdles she faced. The hurdles that came in her way of becoming a Hollywood actress. Moreover, there were several issues, out of which people often noticed only her skin color. But eventually, she kept on growing and focused only on her dreams.
Jo-Issa Rae Diop known as Issa Rae is an American actress. Also, Rae is a writer and producer. She first garnered attention for her work on the YouTube web series ‘Awkward Black Girl’. In addition to this, the 35-year-old lady has also written a book named ‘The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl’. The multitasker has attained a lot of success with her immense hard work.
Just a skin color
People are often quite unpleasant towards others who don’t match up to their criteria of being beautiful. Few people need to understand that these people are different not weird. In fact, black is everybody’s favorite color until the point of skin complexion arrives. Blacks have been fighting with this racial discrimination for a very long time. We are in the 21st century, still, this backward thinking continues to conquer the minds of few people.
A nominee of an Emmy Award
The present scenario represents the abilities of the Black people in a better way. The Emmy Awards are given to the best performers in different fields related to cinema. Moreover, it was reported that 34.3 percent of the acting nominees are Black. In fact, Rae is one of them, her American comedy ‘Insecure’ was nominated for outstanding comedy series. Ultimately Rae earned a nomination for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series.
Recalling an incident
Rae’s comments were made during a segment highlighting Black excellence. During this conversation, the actress recalled an incident from the past. Where she was fuming over an Executive who said that her first pitch was about Black women problems. But the actress took it as a source of motivation. For those who think that her skin color was her weakness. The lady made it her ultimate strength and continued the hard work.
Rae’s statement about the incident
Firstly the actress recalled the entire incident. Also, she revealed how she took this stereotypical comment from the executive. Rae said, ” For me, that moment was the motivation I needed to keep doing what I was doing. To kind of bet on myself. And that fueled me. Like, ‘Oh, okay. I’ll show you. And, you know, one of us got fired after that.” The society is growing and the minds of a few individuals also need to grow simultaneously. Eventually, this balance can make this growth productive enough.