Yet another video of Blacks Acting Up has surfaced, and is being presented for your consideration. The latest one here shows some Black women in an eating and drinking contest, and the very thought of it infuriates me. I hate seeing this kind of stuff, but I realize that a lot of people find it quite entertaining – including the people participating in it.
Some Whites really get a good laugh out of seeing Black people “confirming” everything they believe about Blacks anyway. And there’s nothing new about that.
Black people have always been entertaining to Whites. From slavery until now. Black people clowning, acting like fools, and misbehaving are comic staples in America. That’s one thing White America would reward us for doing: making them laugh. And so we always have.
White people loved the way we entertain so much that they would dress up like Blacks, act like Blacks, and try to sound like Blacks – to entertain each other! They couldn’t get enough of it. They made such entertainment so lucrative that some Black entertainers even used to perform in blackface. Actual Black people being entertaining wasn’t good enough. You had to be the kind of “Black” that they could recognize as funny.
Nothing’s changed. The minstrel shows haven’t gone anywhere. Black people do it themselves now. They’ve been doing it themselves for quite some time now.
And the White folks don’t even require you to wear blackface. Ain’t it cool being free?