Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Michael Richards & the Big Picture

My past 4 blogs have been on Bill Cosby push for self responsiblieyt and self reliance in the African American community. A concept I wholly support. However, that is not to say that I am not aware of the racist attitudes that exist in this world

Michael Richard tirade was one of the most venemous racial attacks, captured on video, its one thing to use the "N" word, (which he could have used out of anger) but the statement "Shut up! Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f------ fork up your a--." sprung from a reservoir of bigotry, not anger Speaking of forks, I think he just put one in his career, because he's done.

then there's the case of the two frat boys eschewing racist views on the movie B0rat,
who are now suing because they are not racist but are being portrayed as such, click here for lawsuit Apparently, not wanting to take responsiblity for ones action, knows no race.

World View
Racist views are not just in America, look at this commerical that looks harmless at first glance, then notice the color of the actor the long phallic instrument he climbs and the fact that he has on basketball attire, hard to believe they are trying to sell a product

Despite age, most folks know when they are in a racist enviornment and respond in kind.
And its a lot easier to blame the one thats acting out, than challenge the enviornment for change
The new chic thing is to say to African American's when they make an accusation of racism, that they are playing the "Race Card". They may be playing the card, but who controls the "Game?"

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