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Numba1Hon's picture

Essence. I agree with you. We need to do better so we don't foster all of these negative stereotypes. We need to help one another instead of always fighting amongst ourselves and pitting each one against the other. We need to stop the black on black hatred especially amongst woman. And we need to stop blaming others for our condition all of the time becasue we are our own worst enemy. Having said all that, we need to always be aware there are hidden dark forces actively working to exploit, divide, suppress, and oppress us for the sake of maintaining the status quo. We as a race need to strive to have qualities that make us worthy of esteem and respect of others and we need to feel in ourselves that we are as important and as good as the next person, group, or race, etc. and not allow them to treat us badly. These are my views and why I cannot tolerate the video even if it is "supposed" to be a satire on racism. The video makes me feel disrepected and secretly oppressed and I feel the black person that wrote the song was exploited. I think there should be a different forum for issues as serious as these.

Essence711's picture

@Cara2012 - Thank you for liking my story.

Essence711's picture

How many people have family members that have drug addictions or other problems and instead of helping them, they are left in the street to commit crimes or hurt themselves further in order to survive?
All I'm saying is we know why other races laugh at us and don't believe in us, let's not pretend.
Hell yeah, I agree that they have no right to hold all of us accountable for some mistakes, but come on, if you're going to be successful in your life and put youself in the spotlight for the world to judge, then set an example. Destroy the stereotypes and show the world just how strong our people really are. We're not going anywhere, so we might as well make that change.

Essence711's picture

I understand where every one's point of view is coming from. Racism does exist, and I've felt the blows from it myself. One time this homeless white lady called me a monkey, right on Wall Street in New York City. It stung like a bee, and I wanted to curse her out. I had to remind myself, I was coming from work. That hag was begging in the street. She was probably jealous. I let that go.
Racism in this country started when the white man saw their inferiority to not only the black slaves they brought to this country, but also to the Native Americans they came across when they got here.
For there to still be racism in this country, is purely absurd. Like I said, the racists are the ones who are out numbered. The only power they have is from the ones who believe in them.
To hate on another human being just because of their skin color or creed is just plain ignorance to me. No one on this earth is truly superior. That belief is all in the state of mind.
I will say this, though, ignorance amongst our (black) people is running rampant. Not trying to offend my race in any way, just stating what I've observed.
There are a great many millionaires amongst my people, yet, copping the hottest ride or gear seems to be all that money is worth spending on. If it doesn't concern the people in their families, then they don't care.
How many pairs of kicks can you wear? How much bling can you own? What's it for?
Our community isn't trying to uplift itself. We give in to jealousy and greed. Whatever happened to "Each one teach One?"
Slavery happened in this country, as in other countries too, but here in this country, it's still being used as an excuse. The blacks in this country have it way better than in Africa. Disagree if you must, but if it's not true, then how come so many Africans are moving over here? The difference between African Americans and Africans are that Africans will work over here, and send back money to help their relatives back home. Are we the same way?

kg.sunshine's picture

JIMS, you're right, many PRs have a ton of African Ancestory in them. Even though it's not nearly as embraced as their spanish & taino ancestory. It's cool. There's no denying that Africans were the first ppl; it all started in Africa, so even the cultures & races that don't APPEAR to have it in them do.

Yes, Numba1Hon, I have also learned about Dominican issues w/ their African ancestory. It's unfortunate, b/c to me I'd NEVER want to be anything other than what God made me. Other races & cultures may have it easier, but anything worth having is rarely easy. MUCH LOVE TO EVERYONE THAT'S WILLING TO DISCUSS THIS SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD!

Numba1Hon's picture

Essence. We were in style long before hip hop. Our music, our dancing our clothing, and cooking, For example, Jazz, Rock and Roll, Latin American music, various dances originated from black culture. Even clothing styles like the Zoot Suit worn by Denzel in Malcolm X. They were enjoying us and we were exchanging styles and culture back them, but Blacks had to go through back doors while some black folks were outside getting lynched.. Billy Holiday had a song called "Strange Fruit" about this. She would see black people hanging from the trees on her tour bus enroute to perform for white people where Blacks were excluded. Racism today has a different face. They say white sheets and hoods are being replaced by men in dark suits and white shirts. It is mostly very covert. I am just saying we should not get complacent about humour like this. PLEASE WHITE FANS DO NOT GT OFFENDED. I AM ONLY TALKING ABOUT RACISTS NOT THE WHOLE WHITE RACE.

TREYed UP's picture

I saw this awhile ago. It didn't offended me at all but I just didn't find it funny.

Numba1Hon's picture

The difference is this. This humour is not making fun of our ethnic peculiarities. These jokes are aimed at the belief in our RACIAL INFERIORITY. ----> Apes and monkeys, Mammies, Maids, physical racial differences, Black buffoonery, criminal behavior, unhealthy diets, obesity, poor education, ----> necessary segregation and social ostracism, etc, Famous successful Blacks are rare exceptions or accepted because of wealth. Yes. Many people in America are STILL holding on to their belief in racial superiority FOR DEAR LIFE. Many don't know anything about Blacks except what they are are told in the media. Racism is so institutionalized that many people are not aware of it, BUT many are proud racists and feel justification in their beliefs. The more jokes they hear, the more comfortable everyone gets with hearing this. Indifference sets in. I hate to say this, but some of our people are making it real easy for racists. That is the worse part. There is a book about modern-day racism called Face to Face: The Changing State of Racism Across America. Many people don't know this, but the North is now more segregated than the south. I apologize to CARA2012 if I made her feel bad about posting this. I don't blame you. I assumed you have not been exposed to blatant racism. Can you imagine yourself sitting in audience full of white people and those of other ethnicities and watching and listening to this? Please tell me what you think.

RaRa1126's picture

i thought it was funny. i didn't take it to heart. i mean black comedians make fun of white people and other races all the time. so i don't understand why some ppl get so sensitive when the tables are turned.

MsSweetSkittleAngel's picture

At first i thought it was funny when he was talking about the weaves but the other stuff he was saying was not cool. i had to listen to it again and he was thoughting out alot of sterotypes about black people and i didnt like it. but wats crazy every race has a little black in them becuz Africa is the first place where Civilization started if you think im lieing me look it up but he is maken fun of black women who wear weave

cara2012's picture

appreciate your comment @essence711 you , I think, hit it spot on

Random side note: I LOVE stalker diares

Essence711's picture

I thought the song was funny, not so much, the pictures of Mammy and Aunt Jemima. I'll admit, I wear weaves. So what? It's the style of today, just like twenty something years ago, the Jheri Curl was in style. Every body wore them, even guys. And twenty something years before that, everybody was wearing wigs. To each his own.
I think he brought up the issue of racism to show that it still exists today, but to make fun of it. With all the cultures of the world mixing and copying each others' styles, how the hell could anyone seriously be racist? For those who are, they're the real minorities.
Now I have to admit, some people do tend to get outrageous when they wear their weaves. There's nothing wrong with originality, and experimentation, but if your hair looks funny, then people of all races are going to be laughing at it. That's where the weave jokes come from. We've all seen a person wearing a head full of crazy looking weave and thought to ourselves, "Now that's just unbeweavable."
We should be proud of our style - now all these white women want to wear weaves, and get big booties. Don't get me started on the lips. Just last week, I saw two white women in the hair shop buying blond weaves. White people call them "extensions". Please, a weave is a weave.

JesusIsMySavior's picture

Wow the funny thing is a lot Puerto Rican people do have a lot of black African ancestry.

Numba1Hon's picture

kg. sunshine They meant they have black blood in them. Most Puerto Rican mixtures don't usually have as much black ancestry as Dominicans. There was a documentary on Comcast Cable years ago that addressed the issue of the black ancestry in Dominican and how they reject it so I learned more than I really wanted to know about it. The statement was made loudly and in contempt with an air of superiority over blacks and feeling that the Puerto Ricans had it better than them.

ladyt1980's picture

thats messed up.

TEETIMME's picture

#DEAD

kg.sunshine's picture

@Numba1Hon - what did she mean by "they have niggas"??? Did she mean that they have black in them? If so, so do many Puerto Ricans. But you're right, if we go along w/ it, they'll think that it's ok.

Numba1Hon's picture

Kg.sunshine I agree 100%. This has been going on now for awhile I notice. It can be very humiliating when your at a restaurant and someone makes a racial comment because they feel it's okay to make those kind of jokes. That is what happened to me when I overheard some Dominican females describing the difference between themselves and Puerto Ricans to a young black girl that was playing in and admiring the hair of one of them. The Dominican said loudly that the difference between them and Puerto Ricans is that they have niggas. It was hurtful. Racial jokes aimed at Black woman appear to be on the rise, and it will get worse if we go along with it.

kg.sunshine's picture

Cara2012, Please don't get me wrong, I'm glad that you shared this b/c I hadn't seen it. It's just that - well, here's my example. You know how it's okay for your family to make fun of you or say certain things to you, but not a stranger. Well, that's just the way I see it. I feel as if black women already have a lot to contend with, particularly with standards of beauty, so the the last thing we need is for someone putting us all in one category basically saying that we personify the look of a slave w/ "bad hair".

Just so we're clear everyone, I'm not trying to offend or exclude anyone, but this video is ALL about race & we can't ignore that. I defintely have a sense of humor, but half of whether or not I consider something funny depends delivery & who delivers it. C'mon now - saying he bought a cage for her monkey cousins. It's 20-freakin-11 & we're still having to battle this? To be honest, I wouldn't have been happy if a black man said it either, but this other dude saying it can/will just open the flood gates for others feeling it is okay to clown us. And all races do get made fun of, but we always get singled out for our attritubes & styles, yet the world loves to rock it. It's such a contradiction.

And perhaps, this dude isn't the real problem. The real problem is Russ Parr's show that wrote & aired it. See, what many of us don't do is leave our own comfort zone. If you [not you specifically] tuned into some of these "other" stations, you'd hear the real "jokes" and they sound much like this, but harsher. Just b/c someone laughs does not take the malice out of it. Do understand that stereotypes are alive, real & going nowhere.

Just last week, I overheard some attorneys at my job in an office really having a serious conversation about basketball & ghettoisms - I guess all black ppl derive from the ghetto. You should have heard the stereotypes.

But I'm not preaching, just giving you another side of the coin.

cara2012's picture

I can laugh at my self that prob. Y im not offnded i DO WEAR WEAVES... sometimes bt i dnt think its ment 2b hurtful onli entertainment! I mean all races get made fun of its jus a matter of how they respond

cara2012's picture

Okk so some ppl r offnded so i thot i wld let u n on sum background this was taken from the russ parr radio show meaning 9times out of 10 a black person wrote it out of PURE fun i 4, 1thot it was hella funny! But i get what yal r sayn.

Numba1Hon's picture

kg.sunshine, I thought the same exact thing. Sometimes we are our worst enemy.

kg.sunshine's picture

You know what's worst - I'm so sure that a black person wrote this.

Numba1Hon's picture

kg.sunshine, you are right about being singled out for the weaves. There are a lot of things we could say about white woman and people in general and make a song just as funny as his but it would be just as ignorant.

JesusIsMySavior's picture

This is the first time seeing it. I think it's in poor taste.

Numba1Hon's picture

It is very funny but it is nothing but ridicule of black people. He is saying we are wearing weaves all down our thighs and who are we fooling we all look like Aunt Jemima. We are ashy and greasy, and unsophisticated and all we drink is red coolaid and eat hamhocks and chittlins and watermelon, etc, and we are really monkeys but he did not mean to insinuate that because he is not a racist. He is right. To have put this video together, he a complete 100% ignoramous not just 85%.

kg.sunshine's picture

...I'm on the fense about this b/c if it was just an assessment about BAD weave, then that would be one thing. But all the stereotypes & the pics, I didn't like. Plus, I HATE that black women are ALWAYS singled out for extensions aka weaves, when women of ALL races wear them. I understand it was done in comedy, but certain things cross the line. I did laugh at some of it, but most of it crossed a line. #my opinion

TREYZONELOVE_2's picture

Yea I saw it and it was Hilarous!

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