Sunday, January 14, 2007

New Video - Punk Ass Negros

I just finished Punk Ass Negros Pt. 1 a couple of weeks ago.

I was actually planning on creating a video on the topic of race as a political rather than biological concept, but this came to me one morning when my son woke me up. It normally takes me several weeks to go from concept to implementation. PAN took about a day.

Its been out for a little bit and its always surprising to me to see what folks think of the videos. Sometimes they see things that I never intended. Other times they assume I mean things because everyone brings their own history to the viewing. I appreciate all comments ad most have been positive.

In this video I list my definitions. There are a few in there that are jokes, but some people don't pick up on this. Its also a little strange to me how few people know about 529 accounts. At least a dozen people have mentioned to me that they didn't know what it was before the video, but they looked it up after watching.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Viewer Comment

A viewer made the following comment to my minstrel show video the other day

I think you comparison is right on, but I think the problem is even worse than that. Coonery packaged amoral ignorance as entertainment. Gangsta has elevated it to a state of enlightenment. Understanding the formula "any fame + wealth = success" is "keepin' it real". Education and integrity are rejected as naive and timid. Whites have our own version of this with the elevation of the fame whores by Paris Hilton, etc. I respect your talent, and would look forward to you directly addressing this.

I actually agree with his main point which is that this mentally effects a larger population than just black folks. I do think though that the issue is more critical in the so called black community. Black kids have much less room for error from an educational, juvenile justice, and criminal justice system. I may end of widening the scope of my videos. I would certainly get more hits that way(maybe not). But I will continue to focus this community, until I have exhausted my thoughts or this becomes a majority opinion.