Thank you Internet.
I will not mention who this friend is, because a mere mention of the name will attract nothing but negative comments. Tagging her name will only bring out the dogs.
Y’all win. Y’all kept it classy. I don’t care where y’all stand in the issue, it’s now in the hands of “the system” of lawyers and crisis control management and PR teams.
And if she opens up to me again, she’ll be changed by the situation.
But I see now how one small thing can snowballed into something huge. I have personal photos and a video that I can’t never share until this thing blows over, simply because I don’t want the photos to be used in memes and other personal attacks towards my friend’s character.
So, if you support this patriarchy behavior, telling this person rapist jokes, exposing this person’s address, or even hound articles just to add your nasty comments to it, this is for you.
Y’all won for now. But we all lost. Especially you.
Note: I posted this within a group on Facebook. Basically, it’s to an article called are the Oscars the kiss of death when it comes to black people. Here’s my response to it.
Thing about acting is… it’s suppose to “convince you” that this could happen. From the “outside looking in” (a white person looking at a black actor), black people are thought of as simple characters by the general masses (white people). However, that’s not the only problem.
Another problem is that, black people are a victim of our own standards. For example, there will never be another Cosby show or “A Different World”. We want to be diverse. When we get a drama series, it’s too “negative” and “doesn’t reflect the real us”, which while true, is also stupid as well. The only time when dramas and real good acting gigs get tested and have a strong series are when they are on premium channels (HBO or Showtime). On the major networks, it’s a kiss of death for the same reason… the general masses can’t relate.
Which brings me to “Red Tails”. It has an all black cast and Lucus tried to promote it as an action movie, not just a “black movie”. But guess what? People think he was trying to guilt us into watching the movie and “What About Our Daughters” launched an all out effort to NOT support the movie because of this, as well as a lack of female actors. So… we finally get an action movie… not a comedy, with a major producer behind it and we are putting it down before it’s even released? We have no sense of unity at all when it comes to these types of things.
Sure, it’s movies and entertainment. But we’re outnumbered. No one wants to see what we’re like other than what they think we’re like… and if it’s not anywhere near what white people THINK we’re like, it will not work. After all, we have to adhere to real life rules and regulations. Hell, we even need to think about how we name our kids.
So, black people are a complex matter, not only when getting cast for Hollywood, but also within the community. We are our own trap at times. And that’s sad.
Reposting because… I didn’t know I wrote this. At all.
I pour a glass of water and it reaches to a half point. I stopped pouring water into the glass and place it out. Now, before I say a word about what I done, everyone judged it.
You think there will be two type of people; those who look at the glass and see it half empty and those who would say it’s half full. But then you’re wrong. You got people that would ask “why is it water? Why can’t it be wine? Or beer? Why can it be ginger ale?” And then some people may think “why pour it in a glass? Why not a paper cup for less to clean?” Then you got some people arguing “why you gotta ask about the paper cup?” And then, they will break out into an argument about the entire point of the exercise. Then someone decided to end the argument by drinking the water and says “the cup is now empty”.
And yet, while all of this debating is going on, no one thought to ask “why did you pour drinking water into the cup in the first place?”
I would have said, “It’s actually water from the river and I wanted to talk about how waste affects the water in it”
So what does all of this have to do with social justice and politics? Everyone seems to assume something instead of asking what is and they don’t want to listen to the person being affected until they find themselves swallowing shit.
Justice and us don’t always see eye to eye.
However, we are happy to finally see that lying will get you no where.
The one of many lies have finally caught up with this guy.
So, with all the talking about George Zimmerman and people playing the “Not A Racist” card, I decided to start a petition to get video blogger and Hip-Hop Intellectual Jay Smooth. You might be wondering… “Why Jay Smooth?” Here are a few reasons:
First off, Jay Smooth doesn’t represent ANYONE. Not George Zimmerman, not Trayvon Martin. Sure, he’s for Trayvon Martin, but what makes him different is that he’ll focus on one thing and one thing alone… the actual crime. Right now, mainstream media is breaking things down and inviting people to speak on behave of George Zimmerman, and they are saying “he’s not a racist”. I think Jay Smooth will be able to use his message to bring back to the forefront what is important.
The video maybe dated, but his information on how to handle things is still revelent, even up to today!
If the victim is white male: “White Is Pure Defense”
If the victim is black male: “Black is Ugly Defense”
If the victim is a white woman: “White is pure until proven wrong Defense”
If the victim is a black woman: “Black Woman Defense”
Insert any and all slut-shaming tactics. Men are superior and while a black man is a monster, at least he’s got a penis.
NOT criticising, just unpacking this for myself - do you think there should be pictures of white people on this blog? isn’t the point that this wouldn’t have happened if trayvon had been white?
*looks at the blog and found picture in question*
I’m promoting a blog that has a white person saying “I am Trayvon Martin”? Someone asked what @Iam_Trayvon is trying to do please?