Bell Hooks talked about people like pharrell in the night vision Q&A I remember she spoke about the rise of the liberal individualism climbing so high up the status quo that they separate themselves and believe they transcend their blackness and their individual success is a testament to race not being a factor anymore
Please consider emailing Time magazine at firstname.lastname@example.org to get them to reconsider not putting Laverne Cox on their list. She overwhelmingly got voted in at 91.5%, but was not put on there. Meanwhile, Carrie Underwood had 25% of the vote and was put on there. The erasure of trans women, and women of color needs to stop. Ms. Cox does nothing but good work.