Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by skuderjaymes, Nov 9, 2011.
wow.. so much going on.. just within the personal rivalries on the stage.. and the 3000 pound white pink elephant that, it seems, western clothing and hairstyles prevents them from seeing..
What I like about these shows and discussions is that these experts will show up and debate for hours, just so they can leave with no real practical solutions to the problems facing the community. The worst part is that they do it on national tv.
a middle-class female non-religious Afrocentric intellectual, a western identified middle-class male Nation of Islam member, a western-identified upper-middleclass female christian host, an upper-middleclass western-identified male Ivy-league historian and a gay male western-identified republican walked into a bar... ha... and the host had the nerve to say something about black folks not being unified.. shes the one that ordered her guests from the negro idealogical smörgåsbord.. I dont know why folk think black folk are suppose to just agree with eachother.. She brought these different perspectives together, then expects them to say the same thing?...
The mix of types on the stage though is incredibly interesting.. their are so many different battles taking place.. and the clothes kind of demarcate the positions.. the more western the dress and disposition, the further away from reality they seem to be.. Its like street scholarship versus academic scholarship versus non-scholarship versus a tall gay black republican.. and Bev, the host, is a white-folks apologist.. she seeks at every turn to shield white folks from any kind of criticism.. she does the same thing in all of her shows..
not really the format for solutions.. 1 hour.. with an host that didnt even read the book.. Theyre really just playing the whole thing by ear.. and I think they try to tackle too many things at once.. She really should be talking with one of these folks at a time.. give each one a chance to fully articulate their point of view.. and then maybe bring them together for a more formal panel discussion.
yeah kinda reminds me of.....uhm.......someplace!
The Host almost sound like Barbara Walters with her questions. The way she asked her questions makes you wonder if she thinks that slavery has any real effect on Black people at all. They were all over the place as you said, the discussion could have been better if they weren't talking over each other for most of the time as well.
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