Friday, February 24, 2012

Black History Month Has Its Lows As Well

Black History Month Has Its Lows As Well

Who said black history month was all about taking those achievements of making a break through in black history and showing them off. It's also about reflecting on the lows. In some cases, those lows can get pretty god damn low...

What's even more sad is that those lows aren't always just stuck in the past. We're constantly making new ones every day. Just look at this latest situation that I just want to shake my head at..

It's a side-by-side photo of Coretta Scott King with her daughter, which was taken at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's funeral, and being placed next to a picture of Michelle Obama and Sasha Obama at the president's nominating convention. The caption below it reads: "One black man died for another black man to win."


I repeat that again, One black man died for another black man to win.. and become a general tool of neo-liberal capitalism and the massive security state.

But really, of all things, why the fuck would they quote William Shakespeare? I guess he's the symbolic of the White Man's appropriation of black culture.

What that one man died so another could win just tells me that two black men became tokens of post-racial white supremacy and color blindness for white people to believe progress has truly been achieved and feel better about themselves. Because in the end, that's all that really happened.

Though that doesn't have the same ring to it. How about this one, Two black men walk into a bar. One of them dies so the other one can win...

No wait. Two black men walk into a bar. One of them dies so the other can be the president and kill sand people in the desert.

Then again, all this commentary was by Roland Martin, who was suspended by CNN for his homopobic tweets during the super bowl. Oh, didn't you know?
Roland Martin shocked viewers when he tweeted that any male fans of David Beckham’s underwear commercial for H&M were not “real bruhs.”

“If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham’s H&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him! #superbowl” he added.
He also made fun of a New England Patriots player earlier in the day who arrived wearing a pink jump suit.
“He needs a visit from #teamwhipdatass” he quipped.
But anyhow, yeah. I guess it just comes down to the simple logic that One black man who protested and spoke out for non-violent solutions died for another black man to kill in the name of the country in endless wars over nothing..

Maybe I should just become as cold and take part in some of the same training that these folks have gone through back in the day so that shit like this wouldn't effect me so..

School for black civil rights activists; young girl being trained to not react to smoke being blown in her face, 1960

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