Friday, July 16, 2010
As you all may or may not know I am a Facebook junkie but one of my friends brought this thought to mind. Buffonery ( not sure if this is a word)in the African-American Community. While I can appreciate Tyler Perry and his success his plays and movies are not my reality and Spike Lee with his movies maybe that is his reality of Brooklyn New York but again it is not mine! Now to stop casting African-Americans is such a dire light I am on a mission.
We need a more positive look into the African- American lives, something that shows our reality and not that of a grandmother running around with a gun shooting at people nor is it a group of friends sitting around puff-puff-pass...
We are struggling people and thanks to the economy other races have been included. We are humble yet strong individuals who can take 50.00 to the store and make more than ten meals to feed our family. We ARE SPIRITUAL people who speak to our ancestors on a daily!
We are the thread that has and continue to hold this country together!
So lets depict more of a reality where African-Americans are concerned!