In 2009? Really?

NY Times piece on segregated proms:

4 Responses to “In 2009? Really?”

  1. Rashad says:

    Props to Morgan Freeman for even bothering to tackle this issue at his advance age. And to that one parent who doesn’t want niggers grinding up on her daughter? I’d bet LeBron’s net worth that her daughter has already done it at least one time..

  2. Temple3 says:

    Bottom line — f*$$! the NY Times again and forever. Once again, the times puts forth a Black face as the “face of separatism” with this article. It’s the same victim imagery that pervades all of their work. It’s all ideological bullshit and its really trite.

    Who gives a flying f$!@# if teenagers want to have separate proms? This infantilization of power questions is what has stripped the Civil Rights Movement of its historical context. The Movement didn’t begin with Rosa Parks and a damned bus boycott. It began decades earlier over myriad issues that included Black people being FORCED off of LAND, Black people being compelled to make basic purchases from white grocers at exorbitant prices, and Black people being subjected to terrorism, vigilantism and other extra-legal means of control with the sanction of the local, state and federal government.

    The NY Times approaches these issues as if “nigras is all chirren.” F$@#@# the Times. It’s still the rag I wipe with in the morning, noon and night.

  3. michelle says:

    Damn shame!

  4. TheLastPoet says:

    One reason why racism still exists in 2009 is because many of us always act surprised when we discover that racism still exists in 2009.

    Not saying this applies to you, Mizzo, but racists can and do use our very own ignorance and denial about their existence as a kind of veil behind which they continue to carry out nefarious activity.

    And that only involves one type of racism. There are many. Has anyone read The Souls of Black Folk recently? Much of it still apllies. Indeed, we have been talking about all this for a hundred years, and we will continue to talk about it for a hundred more until we accept the undeniable fact that the presence of racism, in its many guises, is “natural” in any society with a (mostly) unresolved history and culture of racism.