Thoughts for Thursday: Above Reproach

By on August 6, 2009 @ 8:53 am

Someone inquired about my whereabouts — you know who you are. I’ve been out of touch and out of reach, but hope to get back to a regular blogging schedule. More on where I’ve been and  my thoughts on that experience later.

Random Thoughts:

This is a blog post I’ve been working on in my head. Not sure where I’m going with it. But here is my thought process on people their perceptions about the company you keep:

I’ve been found guily by association and locked up in a jail created by society to conform to what the masses consider normal and acceptable. They wouldn’t set me free until I took it upon myself to see the world through their eyes and accept that as the truth. They wanted me to denounce those who I’ve considered friends and alienate those who they don’t agree with.

The above statement isn’t too far from the truth. In fact, most of us deal with such things on a regular basis. Consider the President and his associations with folk that the media didn’t agree with. Or perhaps think about a friend of yours that someone in your life doesn’t like. They don’t want you hanging with that person because their is something that they don’t like about them. I say it like this: fugg them and the way they think. Your perspective of that person is unique to you. I’m about seeing the good and all things.

Obama & Socialism - The Joker

I was over at Highbrid Nation catching up on a couple of posts that have been written regarding Obama and this Joker poster. I left a comment that went like this:

Enough already… I propose the Black Community create a committee to review all questionable incidents and to carefully assess whether they are racist or not before Black Folk mobilize the race card until it gets bent out of shape and frayed at the edges.

I’m not kidding about setting up a committee. I think it is worth exploring. To all those politicians out there, educated folk who are about seeing the big picture and zeroing in on the issues from all angles, those who are open minded and willing to let go of bias please come forth and make the committe a reality.  Captain African American Al Sharpton need not apply.

On another note regarding the post… A commentor within the same thread stated:

Comment by kendra hawley: No one did “art” of this nature on Bush or any of the other presidents (which were white, if anyone forgot). So, to everyone on this blog saying “it ain’t racism”, tell me what it is.

Allow me to do some research and tell you what I’ve found:

Bush: The JokerI found this on the Vanity Fair website. It dates back to 2008. I’m sure I can pull up some photos of Bush being depicted as a monkey. But neither one of those visuals would be considered racist.

The Presidency isn’t above reproach. Even if the President happens to be Black.

I have a question though… How many race cards are in the deck?

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Juan August 10, 2009

Always a pleasure Thought. I think you’re really right about the committee. I’m not sure under what organization it would be housed. I don’t trust any of the traditional social advocate outlets, BET, Rainbow Coalition, NAACP. We couldn’t have a red light/ green light marching order but perhaps somewhere, maybe even a blog where the FACTS are presented behind a particular incident and let the general public decide. I guess that’s what you and I have been trying to do for years though. I think often times though, actions are sparked before thought. Great piece.

Urban Thought August 19, 2009

It should be independent to any organization so not to mislead people in thinking that it is government run or influenced. The blog sounds like a great idea. Get a couple of enlightened people who see both sides of the coin to way in. Perhaps we can go so far as having a panel based on subject matters (politics, sports, music, literature).

Thank you.

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