Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"Walk a mile in our shoes"...
now we all have heard about this...if not if you have common sense you can pretty much see whats going on...i tried to stay away from this one but i just couldnt. It bothers me way too much...anyone in their right mind can look at this cartoon and see the masked racial message that is being portrayed. Although President Obama didnt "write" the stimulus, which was the excuse that was used. What does this chimp have to do with the stimulus, that they had to depict cops shooting a monkey to make a joke about current events?...if the joke is about "even a crazed chimp could of wrote the stimulus" then it would of been a complemetely different drawing. This cartoonist knew exactly what he was doing when he drew this. Everyone knows the racial comparison between Blacks and monkeys that white people branded us with..its the same white people who branded people of dark skin from the middle east as "sandmonkies" and "sandniggers" after 9-11....depicting a monkey as a black person has became like a modern day "black face" ......so playing dumb about not realizing the racial message behind that cartoon is nothing but BULLSHIT!!!...anyone including white people in their right minds can see the insensitive and crude racial humor in it..alot of republicans and alot of other white people are having a blast looking at it in the comfort of thier home but will look you in your face and say "no this isnt racist at all are you serious? i dont see it..its just a joke about current events"....what we all have to do is look at the resume of this cartoonist which will prove my point in which he knew exactly what he was doing...."Sean Delonas" the cartoonist has made other racial and anti-gay cartoons in the past that has been posted in the New York Post. So the post has a history of coming out with offensive things. The point is that you can never understand another point of view if your mind is biased,until its you in the opposing postion then thats when shit hits the fan right?...being black in america is like being the only white person in a katt williams show lol..even tho that was a joke its being completely honest...a white person is like the man on stage and were the ones in the crowd getting attacked in all ways possible...we've learned to deal with it of course but when shit gets thrown in our face like this article which is a spit in the face to the african american community because we see the message behind it, it turns into a "slavery was 400 years ago get over it..stop being bitter" type thing...it has nothing to with being bitter,it has EVERYTHING to do with the ignorance of whites (not all of course..jus generally speaking),racial profiling,and the hidden racism we have to deal with on an everyday basis. Until they get put into that position the people who are "pro" this article will NEVER understand where we are coming from. For example my best freind is white,and this one day we had a meeting with a lawyer for an accident that happened and im dressed pretty casually like button up shirt,slacks and nice shoes and hes wearing like cargo shorts and a regular shirt..and he's like "you know..you dont have to dress all fancy.were just going to talk bout a few things"....i had to explain to him that "me, being an african american young male i HAVE TO go the extra mile with certain things, if im going somewhere like that..i can not go dressed up in cargo shorts and skateboarding shirt..i have to dress presentable..we have to EARN those peoples respect..its not just given to us like it is given to you...you can walk in dressed like that and you get looked at as a "surfer/skateboarder" type dude at the worst...i walk in there dressed-down i automatically get labeled a gangsta or something of the sort..." and he quikly understood where i was coming from...but he didnt even look it that way because white people generally dont have to go the extra mile like we do...so they dont understand where were coming from unless you sit them down and deeply explain it to them....i can go on and on about the racial profiling thing thats why i tried to stay away from this 1 lol...but this is getting wayyyy too longgg!!!! lol i dont want to bore my followers with these long ass blogs lol
p.s. to any followers or readers that took any offense to anything i wrote..please dont..i wasnt attacking white people as a whole when i refer to "white people" i know many good-hearted white people without even a spec of racism in em..im speaking generally thats all...and to all the other races of color or any other nationalities that get racially profiled ,dont feel left out lol i was just focusing on the african american side of it because of the article content..