Post Number: 810
|Posted on Monday, March 02, 2009 - 03:58 pm: |
Carey: My Ol' Grayhead, yeah, thanks for giving the floor to Kitty. *eyebrow raised*
I did not find where Du Bois explicitly stated his motivation for his writing The Souls of Black Folks. It is my impression from the subjects and tone that this was his purpose for the book. After recently reading the Garvey biography, Du Bois went for the juggular which included Garvey's skin color, as I said before. Shouldn't he, better than anyone, have known better? If it wasn't in his heart, in wouldn't have been on his tongue or at the end of his pen.
Now, why you decided to challenge me on the Hattie McDaniel question is beyond me, but anyway, it is well documented that Walter White, then the head of the NAACP very publicly criticized McDaniel for her role in Gone With The Wind and hated that she won the Oscar. He then championed Lena Horne and asked why Lena Horne wasn't in all of the movies that McDaniel was, etc. Look at McDaniel and Lena Horne. Because all McDaniel was doing was perpetrating the same negative black stereotypes, etc. He dogged her! But then this isn't the first time the NAACP pulled this, remember the controversy over The Color Purple. So, instead of congratulating McDaniel for accomplishing a feat that even Hollywood stars such as Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant, or even Alfred Hitchcock did not pull off, the NAACP took a bite out of McDaniel's hide. As you told me, on another post, use the internet and look it up.
BTW, please read my statements, especially the ones you cut and pasted to make your point. I did not say that Du Bois raked McDaniel over the coals, I said the NAACP. I should have stated Walter White, then president of the NAACP.