Wednesday, August 3, 2011

THE COLOR PURPLE, STARRING TIGER WOODS & MAGIC JOHNSON!

I don't know why theses things pop in my head when they do but...

"Until you do right by me, everything you even think about gonna fail!

"I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear god, I’m here. I’m here

"You a low down dirty dog, that’s what’s wrong. Time for me to get away from you, and enter into creation - Celie, FROM THE COLOR PURPLE


Okay my fine fellow blogites there’s a fork in the road, which way should I go? Well,
throughout this whole debacle concerning Tiger Woods, the black women still can’t get paid.

**The curtain rises on The Color Purple**
Ladies and gentle, I present The Color Purple, starring Magic Johnson and Tiger Woods.


Old Mr: (referring to Shug) She black as tar, nappy-headed, got legs like baseball bats, and I hear she got that nasty women’s disease.

Magic Johnson says: "I’ll take some of that"


Magic Johnson, with his freaky ass, was on The Jimmy Kimmel Show. Jimmy had the nerve to ask the negro pimping’, easy credit ripoff bastard, what he thought about the Tiger Woods incident. Magic's inconsiderate ass, had the nerve to throw a black woman on the floor. He had the nerve to put his own wife, Cookie, back in the fire.

Hadn’t she faced enough humiliation and scrutiny? Wasn’t it her baby that had to be tested for Aids? Why on earth would Magic say "what Cookie would have done?"   Isn’t Magic still breathing and selling dreams? Did she bust HIS goddamn head, or poke him in his ass like the slimy pig that he is? The gull of this man to have any comment on this subject by throwing his wife in the fray. Cookie should have cut off his wiener.

I’ve grown tired of the opinion that a black women would have done something different upon finding out their husband had taken refuge in another valley of love? I mean, when their husbands were screwing at the slip & easy, every black woman is not going to act like an ape lady?

But why the insistence on painting the black women as savage beasts that lets their emotions consume them? Granted, it’s true that some black women would have cut Tiger deep down to the white meat. But that’s not true of all black women.


Do you remember Celie? I think some black women would take the graceful road. You know, just turn around and leave them in their mess.
Do you remember when Celie said "The jail you planned for me is the one you’re gonna rot in. You a low down dirty dog that’s what’s wrong"... "Time for me to get away from you, and enter into Creation
.
Well, I was talking to my cousin yesterday. She reminded me that our grandmother was color struck. Our grandmother, who is black, saw no problem with black men desiring a white woman. Okay, there's nothing wrong with her voicing her opinion. But, she said white women will do more for you than a colored woman. My cousin, who was very young at the time, was impressionable and never disrespected our grandmother. She didn’t voice a dissenting view because she really didn’t have one. She remembered that day because my brother, who was older than she, dropped by and heard our grandmother's comment. He too was respectful to our grandmother, however my cousin said his eyes spoke volumes. In an even and serious voice, he told my grandmother that she shouldn’t say things like that, because it was wrong. My cousin Shellie said my brother was her guy from that day on. He voiced an opposing to our grandmother, and he stood up for black women. More so, not that it was our grandmother - she saw a way to disagree and yet stay respectful.


While my cousin and I were talking, we wondered what messages Tiger, and men like him, are sending to their children. If they only date white women or championed white women, what messages possibly be telling their mixed children? What...they are not good enough, or they are inferior to white woman? The children might even project their father’s disdain of black women upon themselves, and surmise that he doesn’t really love them. They are black.

Evil lurks in the hearts of man.

Sofia, talking to Celie: "I sat in that jail til I near about done rot to death. I know what it like to wanna go crazy. And when I seed you - I know’d there is a God. I know’d there is a God"

Celie: "I’m poor, black, I might even be ugly, dear God. I’m here. I’m here".

Yep, all black women are not absent minded animals that are fueled by lust, violent activity and ignorance. If you think so, you're either a fool or a women hater. You might as well bark at the moon. Black women may get mad, and they may hold resentments, and thus, emote, however, many will not use the edge of a sword to voice their disdain. Some black women have a belief and a faith that it’s gonna be all right in the morning... no matter how long the night.

The struggles of being a black woman can only be expressed by a black woman. Yet I am left to believe that black women still can’t get paid. In the circle of respect, I’ve noticed their respect frequently comes as an after thought.

So if Tiger was married to a black woman and flicked his thang at a bunch of scanks, things would have been different? How so, lets count the ways? But first, it’s obvious to me that continuing the stereotypical myth that white women are more passive and understanding than black women, only serves to stratify them above woman of color. Imo, that myth is disrespectful to black women and is frequently used as an excuse by black men to continue their misguided ways of exclusively dating white women.

I am going to flip the script. Personally, if I found out my lady was running off to the hideaway hotel with several different men, I wouldn’t whoop that ass, I’d leave that ass. I wouldn’t play myself by busting out windows or busting her head. I would not be food for fodder.

Take a bow Magic Johnson. Give up that money Tiger Woods. You've played yourself.


.**************The curtain closes******************.
Keith said...
Well written,Well Said...I couldn't agree more. What makes me even sadder is when we Black people give in to these stereotypes. I've heard Black women proclaim jokingly that Elin Woods "must have some Black in her, she went after his ass with that golf club." No...That was just human emotion...That's what anybody might have done... I agree,I wouldn't have reacted like that either and neither would a lot of people,Black or White...Or they might have..Black or White...I get tired of people always prescribing certain behaviors just to Black people all the time and in this case ,Black women...Thanks Brother for stating these facts and for standing up not just for Black women, but for the race in general.
8:03 AM

saint james said...
Sistah's rule. I love black women. They are beautiful, strong, dedicated and invincible.I am also disgusted with Magic for encouraging po' folks to lose money at rent-a-Center. A shame. Good post!

Mizrepresent said...
"Personally, if I found out my lady was running off to the hideaway hotel with several different men."Exactly, i would do the same.


uglyblackjohn said...
People who get paid are people who demand to be paid.If many women only see themselves as only deserving the scraps - that's all they'll get and prove themselves correct.


A Free Spirit Butterfly said...
I missed the Majic interview.... I hope I don't step on any toes, but a man that's never dated a black women is missing some good loving! Sistas know how to put it down with the right man! I don't mean in the bedroom, I mean supporting him, caring for him and his kids, sharing with him and being faithful unto him. Like I said, with the "right" brother; it's a wrap! ;-)Love, peace and contined blessings!Free Spirit


RiPPa said...
QUESTION(s): How do you arrive at the place or come to the conclusion that Tiger Woods has a disdain for black women? And what's wrong with Magic referencing his wife in answering a question which involves him CHEATING on HIS wife who IS Cookie? Is Cookie less of a black woman because she chose to stand by her man? Is Elin Woods less of a white woman because she decided to bust Tiger in the head or divorce his ass?


CareyCarey said...
WoW, I was beginning to think that I was slipping. No one disagreed until RiPPa DiPPa, slid this on the floor... "QUESTION(s): How do you arrive at the place or come to the conclusion that Tiger Woods has a disdain for black women? And what's wrong with Magic referencing his wife in answering a question which involves him CHEATING on HIS wife who IS Cookie? Is Cookie less of a black woman because she chose to stand by her man? Is Elin Woods less of a white woman because she decided to bust Tiger in the head or divorce his ass"
Okay RiPPa I am going to give you a piece of this bone. Take the word "disdain" out of the post and slid in any word you want. The spirit of the post is , in many arenas, black women are viewed as less than white women. If you want, you can say Tiger LOVES his white women, more than he does black women. Now, if that's too vague, you can say he only gives his love bone to white women, okay.Flip it around, but the question remains, what message is he giving to his non- white children.Magic Johnson?! Again, Magic only mentioned his wife to continue the myth that all black women act like damn fools when they are confronted with adversity. That negative flavor was on the floor before Magic gave his words of wisdom. Jimmy Kimmel set the tone by visiting a black barber shop. Niggas was talking barber shop talk... "my wife would have cut off my johnson" ... "my wife would have cut me, and that bitch".Then Magic, in his true pimpin' ways, said "Cookie would have".
No Magic, you dumb motherfu*ker, what DID Cookie do? She didn't bust yo head. Magic just smiled and let the negative stereotype stay on the floor.... along with his wife. Sure, he can say what the hell he wants about his wife. But that don't make it right. I suggest he bring her to the light, and not keep dropping salt on her.

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