Black People : MLKing Day Issues

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  1. Kemetstry

    Kemetstry going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    What is This? Russian Socialite and Garage Magazine Editor-In-Chief Dasha Zhukova Sits on a Black Woman Bondage Chair for Buro 24/7 Interview
    By Claire

    Happy Martin Luther King Day!

    As we pause to reflect on Dr. King’s enduring message of Civil Rights and equality, we must deal with the reality of modern day ignorance and racial insensitivity.
    Today, Miroslava Duma’s new online magazine Buro 247 published an article on Russian socialite Dasha Zhukova. The illustration? A serene looking Zhukova sitting on a ‘black woman’ chair.
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    The Editor-in-Chief of Garage magazine perches on a black ‘dummy,’ (not a real human) who is nude save panties, a garter belt, elbow length gloves, and knee high boots, her folded knees suggestively pushing her naked breasts against her body. As Dasha stares out at the camera in the light filled room, she appears the total opposite of the compromised black woman on the floor. The message: white dominance and superiority, articulated in a seemingly serene yet overtly degrading way.
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    Black woman as objects? Jezebels? These ideas aren’t new. But just as Dr. King fought firehoses and barking dogs four decades ago so that not only black women and black people in general could be seen as human beings, the fight continues in the worlds of art and fashion. Every other day we see black women demeaned, disrespected, and overly sexualized as the ‘other.’ Our image is sacrificed in the service of art.

    I have seen plenty of postings and commentaries like this today. Maybe it's me, but we have gotten far too soft and unfocused. We have allowed racism to rear it's ugly head unchallenged.





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    and so it goes; getting worse and worse as time goes by. particularly with/from these new latino, asian and middle eastern "americans".

    as usual, we do the work; everybody else gets the benefits; we get shafted some more ...

    sorry to say, but mlking day brings to my mind: "the nightmare continues, my n**ah".
     
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    But we allow this. Have we gotten soft? I remember a time when this would have been fiercely attacked





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    i remember a time when to use the n-word, regardless of who/why, would have been fiercely attacked. now "we" do it on a regular?

    soft or complacent .. or too "comfortable" [for some]?
     
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    not soft, brainwashed…….
     
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    Too scared to call out what's wrong and how racism is still alive for fear of being called a reverse racist, or fear of them telling us all we do is complain.

    That pic disturbs me so much, by the way.
     
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    Me too. This is out fault. This is what I mean by a self inflicted injury






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    Both





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    I don't think this is fear. More like we watch too much HOAtl





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    As Salaam Alaikum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Love for self is Gone that's why we allow others and ourselves to let our women be depicted in such a manner as they are.
     
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