I just can’t get over how pathetic people can be. We have people complaining that a person who is seen as extremely divisive and players don’t wish to play for him are somehow being unfair. People are complaining because blacks don’t like to see white people in black face whether they meant it as just a joke, or whether or not it IS supposed to be an artistic endeavor in a magazine.
I was totally disgusted last night while looking at CNN when some stupid sports guy from St Louis said that by people not wanting Rush to own a team and him being discounted from the running that some how this was a real deal high tech lynching. Umm, WTF! Does this man even have a clue as to what he’s talking about? Is the right wing spewing hate against Obama a high tech lynching? I bet he would say no. But who would be surprised.
It is NOT a lynching or racist or anything else besides people being vocal about their displeasure with a man who they don’t like his ideas. You would think that this would be understandable to these people. Don’t they scream that they have the right to disagree with Obama and protest him because they don’t agree with his ideas? So how the hell is this a high tech lynching but what is being done to Obama is somehow NOT. I’m just asking.
And now people are writing posts complaining about the pc police because others find black face offensive. It is almost as if what is being said is that it doesn’t matter if the black face bullshit offends blacks as long as white people find it funny. It doesn’t matter one damn bit what country it happens in, the crap is offensive. I don’t understand how that is being politically correct. What people need to do is educate themselves instead of allowing ignorance to reign supreme in their lives.
I guess what Vogue is saying is that instead of actually HAVING black models, we will create our own. Isn’t that what was going on in the movie and music industry? They made black people out of white people in order to NOT have to worry about actually giving blacks a job. And sure it SOUNDS funny, but think about it. Why NOT just hire black models, is it too much trouble or there aren’t any?
And for the idiots portraying the Jacksons, why dress in black face in order to act like the Jackson 5? What is funny about the skit? Dressing in black face and looking like a stupid buffoon or the actual singing and dancing? Because if it is the latter then you don’t need black face to dance around and look stupid! Yet, some white people, the ones who commented on this, obviously don’t see that. They wish to compare this crap to some stupid Wayans movie called White girls.
For one thing there hasn’t been any precedence for blacks dressing up like white people in order to make them look foolish. There is a LONG freaking history of blacks being the brunt or butt of the joke when whites are dressing up in black face. There is also a long freaking history of white dominated fashion industry overlooking minority talent. You can count the top minority models on one hand, even though the fashion industry has been around for generations.
It seems to me that we are FAR from being post racial. In fact we seem to be moving backwards more towards blatant racism AGAIN. So instead of looking at Rush Limbaugh talk about living in an Obama nation where white kids are beat up on busses while black kids yell “right on.” Maybe he should have said that we are now living in a Rush nation where black ladies with their children walk out of restaurants and get the beat down by racist white men all while screaming racial epithets.
Or maybe it’s the Rush nation where black people have to go back to the early 20th century and be happy about black face. We can look up to those “dandified darkies, or happy go lucky coons.” We should be happy that we see a black likeness on the screen at all whether they are aimed at exploiting blacks or not. We should just be happy go lucky.
To me it just seems like a nation where people such as Rush are allowed to prey on the stupidity of others. Where else but in America can a junky pollute the minds of millions and still act like he has the moral high ground. Or spew things that are racially suspect at best and still have a bunch of minorities following him. Things are becoming worse and somehow the problem is not being racist but pointing out the racists.