I had my doubts last week, when the only time I heard about it was people defending her. I thought Don Imus had said something. Manufacturing internal strife in the black community. That’s bold and unique. Touche’ media…touche
Rappers, emcees, spoken word poets who use music, etc. For the love of all things chocolate, please can we agree that you’ll wait until the closing ceremonies before using Gabby Douglas metaphors, or using her as ironic, abstract, title for your song to mask the fact it’s a freestyle with no actual through line. We don’t ask for much from yall. Lyrics, cohorence, respect for women, intellect…No. So please do us this one favor. We don’t think it’s too much.
The biggest two things I find myself compelled to do, should I “get on”, are become powerful enough that nobody can afford to not do business with me. Using that influence, I want to make gold teeth and long or big afrocentric hairstyles completely normal amongst the upper echelon of white collar workers.
It’s 2011, urban, dress-code, professional, etc. are all code words and tactics to exclude certain groups from moving up the socioeconomic strata. Nobody’s fooling anyone anymore. (Seriously) Well if restricting said styles of dress are truly just about business then I’ll put them in a position where they have incentive to put aside their standards for profit. But I have nothing but complete faith they wouldn’t.
Just capitalism my left nut. We’ll see though. Stay nappy or whatever keeps you happy world…