Wednesday, November 07, 2007

crime doesn't pay

I find it rather ironic that Michael Jackson is gracing the cover of Ebony. EBONY!
Hell, he's whiter than I am and I'm whiter than Elmer's Glue.

I was watching a bit of Star Jones this afternoon and she was talking about Dog's apology on Sean Hannity's show.
She gave him credit for apologizing then asked why he did it to a white person. This is what pisses me off. An apology is NEVER ENOUGH.
There is always a qualifying "but" attached to it.
Now let's see how many more apologies the African American community try to get out of him, as in the case of Michael Richards and Don Imus.
I, for one, find it hard to believe that a man his age has no clue as to the harsh connotations of that word, but--and here's MY qualifying 'but'--he did apologize.
Let it fucking go already. As long as the African American community continues to use this word in
their every day speech and music, how can they expect other people to stop using it?
Now they're saying "nigga" as if that's some sort of cool, acceptable version of the word for THEM to use.
Things won't change as long as they continue to employ double standards.

Well, isn't Prince just a stand up guy?
These celebs get so damn cocky and full
of themselves.


BRUNO said...

Exactly why Bill Cosby isn't cordially accepted by the most Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Oprah"The Mouth"Winfrey---Mr. Cosby expects the members of his own race to reach their potential by EARNING respect, instead of always pulling the old, ragged "race-card". I respect Cosby for that reason.

*Goddess* said...

I respect Cosby, too, and had actually mentioned him in the post, then I removed it.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Sigh. Kids never see colour, they see people - what warps them in to such bigots as they get older? More and more black and white extremists seem to be crawling out from their rocks with each passing year. It's terrifying.

Mushy said...

Amen...if they continue to remind us of the word, then people will continue to us it.

Anonymous said...

MJ - an air brushed air head.

SpongyBones said...

There's a Hispanic group who pulled their conference out of KC because one of our politicians belongs to the Minute Man group ... I hope whatever city they choose they carerfully screen to be in ... God I hate double standards!