But, also, if you hadn't noticed, in the beginning, there was a BM scurrying to catch up with the other marching men (symbolic of BM lagging behind in society). Then, later, a Hispanic-looking construction worker (stereotypical job) got punched in the stomach. All the while, the Asian man breaks blocks with his bare hands (possible stereotype, but hardly feminine), while the WM are heading the group. Art imitates life... imitates art.On the second commercial, there's plenty of supporting minorities doing satirically manly crap in the background. I don't see what the issue is here.
You make some good points as usual. Particularly this point.
"It's not hating gay people to reject the
"downlow" label thats being thrown at black men through the media. Rejecting
That association and defending black masculinity has nothing to do with hating
Personally, I dont hate gays and dont have any fear of them. But I am tired of some "gay" and "lesbian" who I encounter in the workplace who increasingly try to criticize my work performance or problmes I encounter working with them because I have "no feminine qualities" as far as they have been able to detect. Yes...I have had Black women, exclusively, throw this at me on current and past places of work. I have especially encountered this when working under the immediate supervision of Black women. Any problem I encounter working with them is expressed to me to be a result of my "personality", not thier personal lifestyle choice and orientation.
What I find is that Black women these days have very difficult time dealing with Black MEN, who act and behave as MEN.
In the context of this thread it should be recognized that homosexuality is the norm in the tv and film industry. I know this first hand. White humor basically is "gay humor". I didnt really notice in this commercial the brother humping on the brother in the front until looking closer at the you tube video. Or should I say "grinding".
On every level there is a concerted effort to turn brothers out to the point where heterosexual brothers are a dying breed and it seems as if that day is already upon us where we are another kind of minority group. Its now one more gripe about brothers. "Oh he so macho". "Oh he too straight".
So much for "keepin it real".
Gorilla is a white man?Gorilla,
I have no interest whatsoever in what white people think about this issue.
If I want to hear what you guys have to say, I'll login to topix.com or go to
craigslist forums.. I'm here to discuss these things with my folks, not with
white people so, please back up off me.
newsflash: you are not the only one posting. when i make a comment it is to the general trend of the thread.James.. You and your gorilla may want to reread what I said.. To characterize
my analysis as homophobic is oversimplified .. Maybe even lazy. That one line
cannot be a response to me. If you can't handle the Weight of being an Elder,
just say so. I show you mad respect whenever I can But right now it's getting
kinda hard to take you seriously. No one could ever accuse me of hating black
gay people.. I love all my people.. Black gay men and women are my brothers
and sisters.. And all the people In my circle of influence know that.
It's not hating gay people to reject the "downlow" label thats being thrown at
black men through the media. Rejecting That association and defending black
masculinity has nothing to do with hating Black gays. It's really sad that we
can't dive into any topic that has anything To do with gays without someone
jumping out the bushes and screaming homophobia.
When all you have is a hammer, everything begins to look like a nail.. You need more
tools to work on this multilayered issue.. It's far too complicated For you to simply bang
around with your extremely unsophisticated homophobia meter..
Anyway.. Let me fall back..
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