Another Twitter user used it as an opportunity to discuss the topic.
Writer Nichole Perkins and actor Reagan Gomez both shared a thread of books about Black folklore from across the diaspora. concluded, “None of us are experts on Black American culture even if your people go back generations. 400 plus years?? Our tales, fables & folklore is out there. Talk to the old folks in your family. Record them so their voices can live on long after you’re gone.” It’s hard to believe Jordan actually thinks Black people don’t have a folklore history. Still, he’s right about the need to see a more diverse array of our stories told across every medium, and thankfully, he’s one of the people trying to bring our stories to the fore.
A lot of Black American folklore gets dismissed as silly superstitions, but if a white person said they’re scared to go into the woods because elves might steal their baby, they’d get a 3-movie deal and an option for a tv series. 🙂— Nichole ✨✨✨ (@tnwhiskeywoman) October 5, 2018