Brittney Cooper, author of the smash hit Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, wanted to be a professor, and she got it. This is the basis of her complaint on NBC.
Somebody told her, years ago, that the only person she could control was herself, and beyond this that if she didn’t smoke crack, or get knocked up, or shoot her neighbors, or steal sneakers, or blow her money on gold chains and spinning rims, and made good choices in general, she would “make it.” She did make the right choices — to become a professor. Now she has tenure and can say stupid things, and nobody can fire her. What she deeply regrets is not having children.
Who’s to blame for all this?