First and foremost, I would like to say that I appreciate the words of encouragement that I’ve received since my last post. My brief absence was not due to anything bad, I just had my focus on other things. Since this is just a hobby, it is not particularly high on my priority list. Especially when pressing matters present themselves.
ANYWAY, a lot has happened since my last post. In both my personal life and life in general. I would like to talk about the latter. In particular, something I’ve seen a lot of recently.
Coonery from coons
But what is a coon?
A person of African descent that is ignorant to white discrimination and unknowingly suffers from self-hatred.Urban Dictionary
Unfortunately, the actual dictionary doesn’t have this term in it’s archive so I chose the next best thing. I like this description; however, in my opinion it needs a subtle tweak. The only change I would make is the mention of ignorance towards white discrimination. I believe that individuals that fall into this category are well aware of the fact. But they have chosen to turn a blind eye towards it. I’ll even go as far as to say that they behave in such a way because they ARE aware of it. The same way beta’s fall into line when an alpha makes their presence known.
As hard as it is to admit, the white community are the alpha’s in terms of financial and economical power. How they got such power, many are privy to. But a fact is a fact. Regardless, it gives me great discomfort to see coonery in play. I guess it all boils down to a human‘s instinctual desire to fit in. But such a desire should never come at a cost. Especially when the cost is the stigmatisation of your own people, or the further stigmatisation rather.
It really grinds my gears (if you get the reference, clap for yourself) when I see or hear a black man or women speak ill of their fellow brothers and sisters publicly. Terry Crews has been guilty of this a lot lately, which is a shame. I loved his roles in White Chicks, My Wife and Kids and Brooklyn Nine-Nine.
But he has had some pretty distasteful things to say about the oppression of minorities and black people in particular. Sometimes silence is the best answer, in Terry’s case it most definitely is.
We’re in a weird period at the moment, where everyone wants/feels pressured to say something concerning the Black Lives Matter Movement. Terry included. But in the process of sharing his thoughts, Mr. Crews looks like he doesn’t want to disappoint the people that write his cheques. Or he actually believes in what he spews, which would be even more concerning. His messages start off well but then it goes off on a coonery tangent and it makes you wonder why he bothered himself or us in the first place.
I’ve also decided to not share any of the tweets, they don’t need to be shared anymore than they already have. I will leave that to your own curiosity and whether you’re even bothered about it in the first place.
I’m surprised he didn’t have any thoughts to share on the water situation in Flint, Michigan. A place that the man is from and was most likely born, his silence on such a monumental matter is very telling.
Now, I’m not saying that him being married to a white women correlates with his current behaviour but… all I’ll say is that maybe he wasn’t acting in White Chicks. Whenever a person’s response to Black Lives Matter has a “but” in it. That’s the kind of person I simply don’t wish to talk to or associate myself with.
Brooklyn Nine-Nine was good too. Maybe I can continue to watch it and just close my eyes whenever Terry is on screen… we will see.
The song for today is Elephant in The Room – 6LACK
Featured image/drawing is courtesy of Espada Ulquiorra