ridiculousness Category Archives

Nivea: Racist Advertizement or Racist Civilization?

Published on 19 Aug 2011 at 10:14 am. 11 Comments.
Filed under mainstream culture,racism,ridiculousness.

Have you seen this advertisement from the skin care company Nivea? The ad depicts a young clean cut brother chucking his curly counterpart – a beheaded doppelganger with full-blown afro and beard – into the distance. The caption reads, “LOOK like you GIVE a damn: RE-CIVILIZE YOURSELF.” Nivea is a German global skin and body […]

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Boston Police Officer/National Guardsman Fired for Calling Gates, “banana-eating jungle monkey”: A Historical Perspective

Published on 31 Jul 2009 at 9:12 am. 8 Comments.
Filed under black culture,ridiculousness.

Justin Barrett, a Boston police overseer and solider in the National Guard, recently sent a mass e-mail to his colleagues referring to Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as a “banana-eating jungle monkey”. Not that we needed any confirmation that the enforcers of the state’s repressive agenda were inherently racist (Gates’ arrest in an of […]

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Arrested for Suspected Breaking and Entering… Into His Own Home!?

Published on 20 Jul 2009 at 10:40 pm. 20 Comments.
Filed under Prison Industrial Complex,racism,ridiculousness.

Social critic and comedian Dave Chapelle hilariously described the tense relationship between Black men and police in his landmark stand-up performance, Killing ’em Softly. I’m not saying I don’t like police. I’m not saying that. I’m saying, I’m just scared of them. Nothing wrong with that. Sometimes, we want to call them too. Somebody broke […]

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Is Axe’s “Dark Temptation” Really White Fetishization of Blackness?

Published on 4 Feb 2009 at 12:41 am. 21 Comments.
Filed under men's issues,popular culture,ridiculousness.

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Happy 90th Birthday Nelson Mandela: You’re Finally Off the U.S. Terrotist Watch List

Published on 2 Jul 2008 at 12:56 am. No Comments.
Filed under Africa,news/politics,ridiculousness.

Nelson Mandela and other members of the anti-apartheid “terrorist group,” called the African National Congress were just issued a pardon by United States president, George W. Bush. “He had no place on our government’s terror watch list, and I’m pleased to see this bill finally become law,” said former Democratic presidential nominee, Senator John Kerry. […]

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Nas, Shaq & Weezy: A Review of This Month in Hip-Hop

Published on 25 Jun 2008 at 12:16 am. 6 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,music,ridiculousness.

Lots of Hip-Hop news this month. In no particular order, weigh in on these updates from three Hip-Hop veterans: Nas’ controversial album entitled Nigger was renamed “Untitled” because of creative differences with his record label. Nas dropped The Nigger Mixtape with DJ Green Lantern on June 9th. I’m listening to it right now, it’s pretty […]

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Stuff Educated Black People Like.

Published on 11 Mar 2008 at 1:41 pm. 9 Comments.
Filed under black image,racial rhetoric,ridiculousness.

There is a new ridiculous and controversial blog on our blogroll, that is worth taking a look at. The blog is called, Stuff Educated Black People Like. Based on a similar site, called Stuff White People Like, this black counterpart is a self-described, “amalgamation of reality, comedy and parody”. At first glance I was offended […]

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Come on People: On the Path From Victims to Victors

Published on 30 Oct 2007 at 3:22 pm. 14 Comments.
Filed under black culture,black image,racial rhetoric,ridiculousness.

In May of 2004 after receiving an award during a celebration commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board, Bill Cosby made several controversial remarks criticizing Black youth. During his (in)famous “Poundcake” speech, Cosby called out African Americans who put higher priorities on sports, fashion, and “acting hard” than on education, self-respect, and self-improvement. Let […]

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Jena 6.. @ The BET Hip-Hop Awards!?

Published on 23 Oct 2007 at 3:10 pm. 19 Comments.
Filed under entertainment,mainstream culture,ridiculousness,television.

I know I’m late, the BET Hip-Hop Awards were over a week ago, but I was out of town and I just caught the re-broadcast this week. I was surprised to see two of the Jena 6 brothers (Bryant Purvis and Carwin Jones) decked out, on the red carpet like some overnight celebrities! Was anyone […]

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Gun Toting: From T.I. to your Highschool English Teacher

Published on 18 Oct 2007 at 3:39 pm. 13 Comments.
Filed under news/politics,ridiculousness.

Grammy Award winning rapper T.I. was arrested last week on federal gun charges. According to news reports, T.I. (whose government name is Clifford Harris), got caught in a sting operation hosted by agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (Boom Boom Boom, open the door: ATF!) With help from his bodygaurd-turned […]

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