Thursday, January 23, 2014

25 Celebrities you could have guessed were part Sub-Ape!

I found an interesting list over at a site called StyleBlazer:
25 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Were African American!
AA says: (You probably thought they were just ugly!)

Before we begin in earnest, a few questions:
1) Why should this list warrant an exclamation mark? Are we to be shocked, scandalized, appalled, thrilled, or elated by the list? If so - why?
2) Would this list have been acceptable for print if the title was "25 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were White!"?
3) Why isn't this list called "25 Celebrities You Didn't Know Were White!" since all of the people on this list have White ancestors?

As revealed by question #3, this list is made up of people who are being called African American, though they have White and other ancestry. I would say I have heard of 1/2 of the celebrities on this list, and I don't think one of them is better than B-rated. 24/25 I could spot immediately as non-White, including a handful of mulattos, a gaggle of guadroons, a smattering of octoroons, and a couple of quintroons. One I would have thought was a bit swarthy, but who looks White to me - Gabrielle Reece. Let's just say that you could really fuck with your teacher's head if you did your Black History Month report on Gabrielle Reece (see pic below).


Now to answer my own questions:
1) Why did the list warrant an exclamation mark? Because being a nigger is the ultimate in cool, and the penultimate in cool is being part-nigger.
2) Would this list have been acceptable to print if it said " ... Didn't know were White." Of course not. It would be decried as both racist and uncool.
3) Why isn't it called "...Didn't know were White." since most of these people are 50% - 90+% White? Because the goal of the list is to promote the trendiness of race mixing with niggers, which ironically requires people accept the "one-drop rule" of blackness in order to qualify.

Thus, in the four and one half decades since the death of Martin Luther King Jr., we have gone from the "one-drop rule" being considered a racist reminder of black disenfranchisement to being considered an acceptable way to up your pop culture marketability. I guess some would call that progress.

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