Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I think I speak for all Negroes in America when I say that I am sick of ignorant black "celebrities". (I see you Stacey Dash)
Just this past week we had Amber Rose [in pic] making a fool of herself by making her clueless declarations about Creoles.
"With my family, they feel like they're more superior or better than an African American because we're Creole and we have culture and that's something I battle with most of my life," she explained in a sneak peek of Light Girls airing Monday night. "It's more of the older people in my family." [Source]
Amber, here is a little news flash for you: You are not Creole. Your daddy is an Italian from South Philly and your mamma is African American.
And, for the record, African- Americans "have culture" as well.
I am not doubting that your family has colorism issues, but don't blame it on them being Creole.
Besides, they might have dissed you at your wedding because they just didn't want you hooking up with this particular Negro.
Still, as bad as Amber Rose is, she has nothing on this Anthony Mackie fellow.
"The lack of Oscar support for "Selma" has made headlines, but Mackie plays down the idea that the Academy Awards voters were being discriminatory. “People are just tired of being bombarded with race right now,” says the actor. “So everybody is shying away from certain topics and certain movies.”
He goes on to remark, “If you look at all the movies and actors that are nominated, they all gave damn good performances. Me specifically, if thats something I want, I have to step my game up. I have to do better movies and I have to act better.” Mackie does admit that black actors are at some disadvantage for certain roles. “Hollywood believes that there’s no market overseas for black actors,” he explains. “They say that about Denzel Washington, they say they have no foreign value. If we’re not financing and doing our own stories, we can’t expect to see ourselves come award season.”
But Mackie may be generating the most controversy with his take on the topic of police violence against young black men. He tells the outlet, “Like my nephew wanted to grow dreadlocks. I’m like fine, I’ll sit you down and I’ll watch ‘The First 48′ with you and everybody you see on that show, that’s doing something wrong, they’re black dudes with dreadlocks. So, do you want to be seen as part of the problem or do you want to be an individual?”
“Let’s just say you have locks and you walking down the street,” says Mackie. “The police pull you over and say you fit the description of somebody. You start yelling and arguing with the cops. Next thing you know you pressed up against the wall going to jail for something you’re not even involved in just because you look like somebody and you don’t know how to handle yourself.”' [Source]
For his next role Anthony will play a butler in an antebellum mansion.
Unfortunately he will not be eligible for an Oscar for that role. This is because in order to do that you actually have to be acting.