November 29, 2004

Good Question on "Blackness" Seeks Good Answer

Blogger baldilocks relates an incident en route to a concert where a the blackness of Colin Powell and Condi Rice's thoughts were called into question. To illustrate she proposes a thought experiment at baldilocks: More Than A Notion . At the conclusion of the experiment she notes:

Simply consider why those blacks who have been accused of bad behavior or demonstrate questionable character do not have their "blackness" questioned, but those who are conservative and/or preach the virtues of hard work do.
I, for one, would be very interested to see a good answer to that.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 29, 2004 8:39 PM
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It's a simple answer. The rule of the few outweighs the rules of the many. Freedom of speech is a one way street; affirmative action completes the insult. You live in California; surely you see it first hand. PC gone crazy.

Posted by: Ron at November 29, 2004 9:28 PM

I'm a white daddy raising a 4 year old black stepson in a mostly black neighborhood. I hate it when we cross the street and the first stopped car is some brother in an SUV with the windows open and some rap song going full bore boom whack mutha boom boom fucka whack boom bitch boom I'll slap ya boom whack on yo boom mutha whack boom fuckin boom whack. This has happened more than once but fewer than 500 times over the past year.

Jesus, I think, really now, why don't we ease up a bit on the classical piano playing Tolstoy reading in the original Russian 1st black woman Secretary of State of the United States of American and turn some of our collective scorn on these foul wave air mind-assaulters?

Oh shit, maybe I shouldn't have noticed this. Guess I must be a racist deep down.

Posted by: Doug A. at November 30, 2004 12:19 AM

Not being black myself I have absolutely nothing to contribute to this discussion. Or so I've been told. Repeatedly.

Posted by: Dave Schuler at November 30, 2004 7:34 AM

Someone should find Bill Cosby's email address and send him a link to this subject. It would be interesting to see what his "comment" would be.

He's the only one in the black community saying what needs to be said. It's a sad state of affairs...

Posted by: Mark H at November 30, 2004 1:03 PM

please run the next puppet shot through the script checkin checker.exe (space photos are much more MSM) or a link to the Trident 3 specs...

Posted by: Ripley (R) at November 30, 2004 10:46 PM

Slightly moonbatty friend: Well, I think it's an open question whether Bush really respects Condi as anything other than a yes-woman.

Me: Four. Heartbeats. Away.

S.M. F.: Oh. Well, yeah, I guess there is that.

Posted by: jaed at December 1, 2004 1:16 AM