Come On Stereotype of Blacks, Chicken Not That Severe

Come on Black people. I mean, you are seriously upset at Mary J. Blige for singing a song endorsing a Burger King crispy chicken wrap and getting paid $ 2 million. Get true!

The stereotype of Blacks and chicken goes back for generations. Supposedly, due to the fact White men and women mentioned there was anything wrong with Black people eating chicken we are somehow embarrassed by somebody advertising chicken. Wake up!

As Black Americans, we take pride in our so-called independence and freedom. We frequently talk undesirable about White Americans and make enjoyable of their culture, but for some of us, no matter how a lot trash you talk, you are still a slave to the White man.

How are you nevertheless a slave in 2012? The answer is basic: you are a slave to the White man mentally due to the fact you are enslaved by their opinion. You are so afraid of what they consider of you that you are afraid to be oneself. To me, that’s worse than physical bondage since if you can handle one’s thoughts you are in total control of them.

Blige and Burger King not too long ago came under fire for a commercial that shows the “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul” dropping mad vocals about BK’s new chicken wrap. I guess the stereotype of Blacks and chicken was as well much for some of my men and women to manage.

I guess it really is OK to admit we like chicken if the White man is not listening due to the fact we never want to play into that stereotype of Blacks and chicken

Effectively, here’s a news flash. White men and women do not spend their time pondering about us. It is some of us who are preoccupied with them and what they believe.

Amusingly, then we have the nerve to say that we are Black and proud. It seems to me that a lot of us are ashamed of our blackness and our culture.

If there was a stereotype about White folks loving to consume scones, they are not going to stop consuming it just due to the fact we created exciting of them.

Furthermore, if a Latino likes to consume tacos and burritos, they are not going to stop consuming it just since we made a joke about them.

Given that that is the case, why are we nonetheless in 2012 so uncomfortable with who we are that we care what any individual thinks of us, Black or White. Be proud of who you are and to heck with what other individuals feel of you. Be you and do you.

As a outcome of the backlash (in my opinion) and some copyright technicalities, Burger King lately pulled the controversial advertisement. But why is the backlash sufficient explanation to get rid of the commercial?

There is nothing at all wrong with eating fried chicken other than it really is undesirable for your health. I see just as numerous White individuals at Popeye’s or Frenchy’s Chicken in Houston eating the yard bird and they could care less what other folks feel, due to the fact they like it.

The exact same ought to apply to Black Americans. If you like fried chicken, eat it, but eat it in moderation since of the wellness risks. If you like watermelon, then consume watermelon. Watermelon is a fruit that is extremely wholesome for you and has cultural roots that go back to Africa.

The stereotype of Blacks and chicken is absurd. I will tell a person in a New York minute that I do not care what you believe regardless if you are Black, White or Latino. The reason is that I am comfy in my personal skin and I am not ashamed of being a Black American or merely getting Todd A. Smith.

It is just a darn shame that so many of us are nonetheless ashamed and are as well ashamed to admit it.
BOLA TANGKAS