Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Keepin it Real
There are somethings I just don't know how to explain. Or perhaps I'm just unsure of them.
This is one.
I posted this picture on my facebook and said, "somethings I REALLY like about Obama"
and people responded, 'oh that's a publicity stunt' and 'he'd never do that if the camera wasn't there'
but what they are missing and what I failed to convey is this:
He is EXPECTED to do this. Maybe it is a publicity stunt. But to see a Black person with his nose up in the air, to many, is abnormal. So when the cameras are rolling he does this. If this were a white person, if the cameras were rolling, he would still not feel the need to do this.
So, perhaps I want to just pat Black folks on the back for having this "keep it real" thing going.
Posted by Miriam at 11:30 AM