Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Even blacks must be super respectful of black martyrs

(Emmett  Till was an African-American boy who was murdered in Mississippi at the age of 14 in 1955  after reportedly flirting with a white woman. Her  husband Roy and his half-brother J. W. Milam arrived at Till's great-uncle's house where they took Till, transported him to a barn, beat him and gouged out one of his eyes, before shooting him through the head and disposing of his body in the Tallahatchie River, weighting it with a 70-pound (32 kg) cotton gin fan tied around his neck with barbed wire. His body was discovered and retrieved from the river three days later)

The rapper Lil Wayne has been getting a great deal of heat for many of his lyrics.  The greatest heat from the black community came when the artist released a song “Karate Chop,” where he compares the beaten face of Emmett Till to a woman’s v@gina.  This led to a coalition of activists standing up to both the artist and Mountain Dew, his corporate sponsor, demanding that Wayne apologize.  Frustration built for weeks, as the artist refused to say a word, perhaps believing that the black community could be ignored without any significant consequence.


He had to apologize eventually, of course

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes no difference to me if he was black.
Comparing the victim of a horrible crime of violence to a vagina is always going to be offensive to many/most people.