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Dog 3000
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Re: Macho music
Sep 16, 2003, 19:27
Quote: "For instance on the Muhammad Speaks website there's a "hilarious" cartoon of a limp-wristed white man saying "well, I don't FEEL sick" captioned "The sick homosexual"."

That's what I'm talking about. The "White" is defined as the opposite of the "Black" (specifically in hypermasculine terms) -- we are "MEN" therefore they are "less than men" and so on. This is basically taking the age old process of stereotyping and turning it on it's head.

Is this imagery "racist"? You bet. Is there a few hundred years of systematic de-masculinization of Black males providing an underlying context for such attitudes? Again yes.

When Muddy Waters sang "I'm A Man!" what do you think he was trying to reclaim? The subtext is: "don't you dare call me 'boy'."
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