RIP Betty White - Queen of the Whites We LIKE!

RIP Betty White - Queen of the Whites We LIKE!

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Betty White is the Queen Bee of WhitesWeLike


When Betty White stared in and produced her own variety show in 1954- it was (and still is) rare for a woman to have her OWN show. Instead of capitulating to the pressure and caving into fears that she place it safe, she booked a Black tap dancer named Arthur Duncan.

While Black people were getting lynched, forced into demeaning roles or blackface, Betty defied critics and producers who demanded she remove her Black performer. She simply stated “Live with it”.

Betty White’s decision and commitment creative integrity and racial equity cost her the show. “The Betty White Show” only lasted one season. However the year 1954 and Betty’s defiance both have an enduring racial legacy. 1954 resulted in them a mammoth Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision to de-segregate public schools while Duncan went on to have a successful career performing for Bob Hope and more!

Betty White was a leader! She stuck to her vision and used her authority to create opportunities for a Black man during an era of racial terror.

This IS what #allyship looks like - UNAPOLOGETIC ACTION - leveraging your power and position to create equity for others. Betty White’s commitment to Arthur Duncan resulted in two drastic consequences 1. MORE visibility = more opportunities because he was able to showcase his talent 2. MORE money - literally getting PAID to do what he loved.

Sip and savor Betty’s legacy and also RISK your privilege for the greater good!
RIP Betty White.

Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

• Ceramic
• 11 oz mug dimensions: 3.85″ (9.8 cm) in height, 3.35″ (8.5 cm) in diameter
• Dishwasher and microwave safe