I’ve been waiting for this..
1968 Olympic Black Power Salute.
greatest fucking gif on tumblr.
The absolute greatest.
So Delta Goodrem, one of the Australian hosts of The Voice, just retweeted this photo of a dude in drag as her, and another dude in BLACKFACE as her co-host Seal. With authentic lupus scars on his face and everything.
UM. Anyway, I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, this is the same woman who I heard laughing on the radio once about how she used too much fake tan and her (ex) husband Brian McFadden called her ‘Oprah Winfrey.’
Oh, and this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrQueZY1prY
the outrage when she did this indicates perfectly how disturbing and unsettling it is to the mainstream racist media (and many minds) to note any connection between success and Blackness.
fine, we’ll let you perform and thus indicate your superior abilities, but how dare you attach a signature to this victory? how dare you insinuate that a Black person and Black culture—i.e., Blackness—was in any way responsible for this moment of excellence and celebration?
I don’t even follow sports, but the fact that she apparently got heat for this tells me everything I need to know.
I remember that, people were saying she was representing the Crips ‘cause of the dance and her being from Compton
But… here’s the thing tho.
If she was going to be representing the Crips, she’d be throwing up signs and spelling out her crew with her feet. Y’all just see some jumping around but when Crips are doing it, they’re using specific foot positions and hand moves to represent and identify where they’re from. They could tell where you’re from based on how you C-walk. And given how much inter-Crip beef there has been, that was a pretty important thing.
I’m exceedingly doubtful the officials at the tennis matches are up on this shit (“Oh dear, is that 60th Street?!?”). All they saw was a Black woman celebrating and that was her stepping out of line.
But you know, 20+ year old dances that have made it into the mainstream are still totally gang related. Just like how hoodies are dangerous and dap is terrorist fist jabs.
And and AND…
The C’s protected Serena and Venus when they were kids living in the hood.
She was giving a shout out to the men who looked out for her and her sister, whose protection GOT HER TO the Olympics.
I get chills every time I listen to Richard Williams talk about that!
Listen at 5:43: http://youtu.be/p31aGy_jD3E
^^reblogged for added info.
Well this was just awesome. How DARE Serena represent anything that alienates white people?!!
It’s not ok for Serena to dance after winning a match at the freaking Olympics, but it’s perfectly acceptable for Caroline Wozniacki to walk out onto court with towels stuffed in her chest and butt, openly mocking a black woman’s body for cheap laughs. That was something entire audiences found both acceptable and hilarious because at the end of the day, everyone knows Venus and Serena don’t really belong here. No matter how much they achieve, they are treated like freaks at every opportunity, their bodies and behaviour fetishised and scrutinised in a way that no white player would ever be subjected to. Their presence highlights the glaring whiteness of international tennis, and so they must constantly be policed physically and culturally to remind everyone that the court belongs to white people.
By the way, white people, check on your kids. They’re trying to escape the cultural wasteland of your middle-class existence by living out their fantasies through rap music. Bet they’re trying to learn to c-walk in the mirror right now.
Junius Stinney was the youngest person in America to be executed on death row in 1944 at age 14. He was quickly accused by the (white police) of ‘killing’ two little (white girls) with lack of evidence. His conviction and sentencing opened and closed in one day. There were no witnesses called and there was no transcript of the trial details and black people were not allowed inside the courtroom during that time.
[I always repost this because i don’t want anyone to forget about him!]
May Allah rest his soul in peace
I guess a bunch of people making a complete mockery of South Asian culture for their own entertainment is not nasty, disgusting or hateful.
Here it is kids: If you feel unfairly maligned by me, feel free to come out and defend yourself publicly…. If you feel your friends have been slandered, be a champ and defend them publicly. Don’t send me passive aggressive messages in private or try to guilt me by saying ‘these are really nice people, what you did is just so MEAN!’
And I’ll remember next time I’m in a room of enlightened white people having a good old time in snake turbans, harem pants and bindis to just STFU.