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cynique
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Posted on Monday, March 14, 2005 - 05:22 pm:   

I am always amused at how noble and above reproach you "color enlightened" people are. Like if you were in power and had control, you would be different from those you excoriate. Not! You'd be guilty of the same discrimination you claim you are being subjected to. You would favor the only color you deem to be worthy, and kick anybody of a lighter hue to the curb. Self image in the name of the game when it comes to aesthetics, just like profit is the name of the game when it comes to a product. Furthermore, who can deny that success is not also about giving people what they want? Unlike the vocal minority, the average person isn't sophisticated enough to process all of the intellectual rhetoric about societal implications and manipulated images and subliminal racists messsages, blah, blah, blah. All they want is to be entertained. That's why they have flocked to see "The Diary of A Mad Black Woman," a film scripted and directed by black men who have their fingers on the pulse of their huge targeted audience. What color was the lead actress in this movie, and was the Madear chacter anything other than a shameless caricature of a strong black woman - loved and defended by her legion fans?? Sooo, instead of all of your rants, why don't you dissenters go on a crusade to bring together like-minded people and raise money and pool resources in order to form production companies to showcase the kind of images you are comfortable with. Become competitive. Do your own thing!

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