I am not going to post anything tonight because I want you field hands to do some thread jacking.
But first, I have a couple of questions for you.
The first one is for you black folks who come to the fields:
What do you think about Pharrell's comments to Oprah about being "new black"?
Is he speaking truth, or is he just another rich black person with no clue about what's going on in the real America?
This is what someone commenting over at Bossip had to say:
"I like Pharrell and I really appreciate that he thinks outside of the box but I think PR wise he needs to leave the subject of race alone cause things can get really inflammatory when you try to sanitize or "package" the black experience to caress and absolve white folks eardrums of their legacy of hatefulness. The insulated blacks that are living that life and are blessed to be in his position are always kowtowing and pandering to the notion that white folks don't have zero, zip, zilch to do with why our communities are so torn and well…it's such a disgraceful lie. Whites have had a 400 year head start, jim crow,
institutionalized racism and have used colorism to keep blacks pressed through divide and conquer tactics. These are the facts so China "exotical" Pharrell can have a boy bye!" Ouch!
The second question is for you white readers:
Do you believe that teacher Gil Voigt should have been terminated for his comments to a black student about president Obama?
I am interested in all of your thoughts.
*Pic from Jarvez.com