This is the image sequence from Tavis Smiley's latest effort.. a panel discussion entitled, "Remaking America" featuring, of course, Cornel West.. and MIchael Moore and.. a bunch of other people.. Of, course I appreciate the value of what Tavis says he's doing.. but, being into imagery and all, this image sequence from his website tripped me out.. Check it out: Ok.. decent looking white people poor!! OMG, what is this country coming to!! cute little mexican girl.. aww.. can't go wrong with babies.. ooh... that Tavis loves all people.. decent looking smart looking white-ish kids with glasses included.. not sure exactly what this guys ethnicity is, but he certainly was a hardworking and decent minority before whatever accident put him in that wheelchair.. Tavis understands what he's going through.. I can tell by the finger on the chin.. And here we are with this decent respectable looking Asian mom and daughter.. Outrageous that these good decent people are facing poverty... "dam you america.. how could you let these good people down", Tavis says on his knees in the rain.. like Usher did in that video.. And finally... the money shot.. black people.. no bright lights.. no smiles.. no decency. . no closeness.. no intelligence.. hence.. no glasses.. just an obese or pregnant barefooted young lady with her belly hanging out sitting on a crate.. with her jordans on one side and the ultra-concerned Tavis distantly and noticeably looking out into the cruel cruel world, (as opposed to looking this young lady in the eye) while simultaneously recognizing and realizing the photo-op. I'm sure this is probably the most decent looking shot of a Black person he could find in his entire roll of film.. And I bet he told her that she was about to have her image on his website juxtaposed with other clean, innocent, hardworking american-types.. for the whole world to see.. or not. But it's all good.. Tavis is black too.. so it's cool when black folks use images that degrade black folk.. I'm sure Tavis probably hooked her up with a book.. or a jacket or something too.. You know how we do us. - Peace yall.. and.. "Happy Holidays.. tis the season of giving.. which is ironic as hell amongst a whole society of takers.." - Skude R. Jaymes.. pessimistic as a mug today..