Black Panther is about to hit theatres this week and by the response from the online black community, you would think that each ticket stub comes with a voucher for reparations.
I’ve heard stories of people planning to dress up in dashikis and other African garbs to see this movie.
I think it’s quite fascinating while embarrassing, that it takes a fictional character to inspire African pride amongst a people who have shunned it for so long.
Dressing “African” would otherwise be deemed “Hotep” and going by mainstream black media, Hotep is not socially acceptable. But I guess for one day, it’s okay to be Hotep. ????
The culture of Hotep instills a pride in the youth and its community that needs no cosign from anyone outside the community. We’re celebrating and teaching African-pride 365.25 days of every year.
When Hoteps tell blacks that we’re African, the usual response is “we don’t know what part of Africa we’re from”. But when Stan Lee gives them Black Panther, now all of a sudden these people are from the imaginary Wakanda.
Some of these blacks have also organized showings for the film. One gofundme campaign raised over $30,000 to take kids to see the movie.
The creator claims to budget $30 for each child. That’s an expensive movie ticket. Maybe they bought an extra large popcorn and drink? ????
It’s amazing that these people complain about capitalism and white supremacy but yet organize capital in favor of the same system they claim to oppose. They’re literally funding (((white supremacy))).
What else could be done with $30k?
As a student and teacher of startups and the world of entrepreneurship, all I see is the potential for a multi-million dollar company.
It takes about $15,000 to get a startup going (seed money). These people have raised double that…for a movie.
$30,000 wasn’t raised for investing but instead raised for spending. Consumerism. Irresponsible money management.
Why is this so important? Because that startup could have provided much-needed jobs and opportunity. Something that could last for generations was squandered for two-hours of pleasure. Sad!
If the system is inherently racist then you are funding your own oppression.
What about the kids?
Should kids be happy about seeing the movie? Sure! They’re kids.
But it’s the adults that are making this some revolutionary thing. Making it seem as if kids should find their self-worth on a movie screen.
Basic mental health says, if you’re looking outside of self for value, you’ll never find it. It must be cultivated within.
What are we really teaching kids here?
That if they don’t see themselves on a screen they are worthless? Who’s going to teach kids how to cultivate self-worth on their own?
Surely, a bunch of adults who need to see themselves on a screen can’t teach this. They’re basically suffering from mental illness themselves.
The hashtag, #WhatBlackPantherMeanstome, was trending on Twitter yesterday. I think its quite telling that a bunch of adults are emotionally tied to a comic book story.
Meanwhile, in the real world, no effort is put forth to work with Africa or Africans. There isn’t even a discussion.
And Africans are still being traded as slaves in Libya.
hotep children dont need black panther to love themseves https://t.co/mzY68ht2rn
— Majesty Ria (@ToriNicksWho) February 7, 2018
These black people that are acting like “Black Panther” is some revolutionary idea are uncultured. It’s a diss to black creators like Eddie Murphy, Spike Lee, John Singleton, The Wayans Family, and the list goes on.
The truth is, those don’t count because they weren’t sanctioned by some hidden white committee.
It doesn’t count unless the (((white man))) includes you in his films. This is further proof that black pride is tied to white acceptance.
I swear this is slave plantation mentality. Blacks looking for a pat on the head from “massa”.
Should we just call these blacks what they are? House Niggas.
[bctt tweet=”The black liberal is the saddest version of African DNA.”]
It’s just a movie. After you see it, nothing is going to change.
People will return to their normal lives and nothing will be done with or for Africa.
Black liberals are easily manipulated. All it takes is a little movie magic and they are drawn in like flies to shit.
I believe that producers understand that blacks love spending. And if you include their likeness they’ll spend even more money with you. The illusion of inclusion.
Advertising spend on broadcast TV increased 255% between 2011 and 2015 targeting black audiences.
They are investing in themselves using blackness as leverage and as a commodity.
Blackness is being traded like stock.
Why? Because “broadcast TV drew a larger number of black viewers due to increased diversity of primetime programming that featured predominantly black casts and/or leading black actor”. [Nielsen]
They have no problem promoting “diversity” because they know it will only make their pockets fatter. Again, blacks are making the same people rich that they claim oppresses them.
All in the name of “representation”.
“Representation” is going to be the death of this generation. They’ll think that race relations are improving but nothing will change within the black community itself.
Representation won’t teach valuable skills, it won’t stop black on black crime and it won’t provide any generational wealth.
The only thing this teaches blacks is that they are good for entertainment purposes only.
Subconsciously, blacks are being trained for entertainment hires. Go into acting and be like Chadwick Boseman and you too can be Black Panther.
People made the argument that Black Panther shows blacks outside the usual roles of thug, slave or whatever else. But the reality is, you’re still only good if you can tap dance (entertain/act).
You’re still a minstrel show.