Black People : Black Irony

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hey Fam

    It's been a long while, but neither distance nor time can dull the effects that Destee.com has had - therefore it was this 'home' that first came to mind when reading an Article in Time entitled: 10 Ideas that are Changing Your Life. One of those ideas was a concept called "Black Irony"

    Black irony is about people using blackness as a text to comment on and perhaps critique or reconfigure it. It's about challenging and rejecting the notion of a hegemonic blackness. It's also about the relationship many blacks have with our past. Black history is filled with pain. Black irony admits that but seeks to reclaim the emotional response to those painful images and gain power over them.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2108036,00.html#ixzz23RxrWHyE


    Do you relate?
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  2. Destee

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    Thanks for Sharing Sister Zulile ... to me, it sounds like some updated rhetoric, which i'm sure some will be happy to see and read ... but to me ... the problem is the same and whether we call it a rose or irony ... the experience for most black folk is still the same.

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    nice to see u back sister.....

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  4. candeesweet

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    Hello,
    Stereotypes which are always ironic depending on which ways its being flown will not cease to exist. With the fallacy of low self esteem some true blackness touches us cause it's us and nobody elses. Each person is ironic in they own way! So why debate fallacy when someone reminds you of uncle ben that you wished you didnt judge so bad cause he "was" your mommas brother.
    Material things dont make you you make them real for your liking!
    Lighten up and feel better about someone else too!
     
  5. Jahari Kavi

    Jahari Kavi Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Hello.
     
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