Black People : black artists and white-controlled systems of approval

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  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

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    OK.. the first thing that popped in my head when I saw this pictures was this:

    "white folks says I's good!"

    Now, that was completely involuntary.. and immediate. In fact, I listened to it
    like it wasn't me that said it. If I were to unravel that compressed thought, it
    would be something like, "why make a big deal about white approval".. or something like,
    "if it's good, it's good, f*** the oscars." .. or "Are black actors selling their
    souls for gold and white approval
    ?".. that's what I would say, but what I said
    was, "white folks says I's good." I've been doing some writing around
    reclaiming our forms of Art.. I think that perspective is where my criticism of
    this came from.

    what do you all think about black artists and white-controlled systems of
    approval?


    Peace.
     
  2. jamesfrmphilly

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    white supremacy is most expressed in the area of esthetics

    i am a fine art photographer.

    those few blacks who gain acceptance in fine art photography are entirely co opted. it is the only road in.
    imagery is taken very seriously by white supremacists. positive black imagery is poison to them.
    anything that does not reflect eurocentric esthetics is automatically suppressed.

    blacks everywhere are faced with the dilemma.
    the only way in is to be non threatening to white people.
    white people control the money. black people will not spend on images.
    we do not value images the way we do music. we leave the control of images in the hands of whites.

    bad mistake.
     
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    Spike Lee's Bamboozled was a prophecy

    where is Halle? after Cat woman?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8P5l36B8qPw&feature=related
    Denzel next doing the negro version of Road Warrior?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixPRCDOAyIg
    and Jamie Fox last movie with the big bad superior white man theme again?
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    Doing the horny nurse on Living Color, had more dignity
     
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    In all due candor and honesty:

    Nothing new or news about the sort of compromises blacks who choose to work in and for them white hollywood moguls resort to...

    In the case of Denzil Washington:

    At least he tries to make a difference!

    In the case of those other two:

    Everybody knows and understands the issues and problems the second has had to cope and deal with...

    As regards the second:

    He's just in it for the money!

    His Obama parody piece kinda sorta reveals his 'poltiics' too...

    LOL...
     
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    P. S.

    And when it comes to the present day hollywood some of everybody loves to hate:

    Recent media pundits kinda sorta imply and suggest it won't be around much longer anyhow!

    Yah dig?

    FYI...
     
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    With regard to hollywood...until the black artists with the resources and
    knowledge of how the industry works hook up and do their thing they will
    continue to be at the mercy of white-controlled systems of approval.
     
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    YOU GOT THAT RIGHT!!!
     
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    That is true all of it regardless of color is trash compared to back in the days.

    Nothing but cartoos, remakes of old TV shows and sequals
     
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    black hollywood people who have had success probably have enough cash to produce their own.
    unfortunately, they don't seem to have any issues with the system.

    those of us at odds with the system do not enjoy success.
     
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    There is a market for black artist and their uncompremising art. We just need to support it more! It's up to us to do it. Then we can create the demand for it!
     
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