Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Elvis was a hero to most...

So when did it suddenly become okay again
For Europeans to imitate the voices of Africans?
We’re in a world where white liberals think racism is dead
Then sleep on privilege and rest their heads
Easy knowing they don’t see colour...
Even though they remember to call their black friends “brother”
And hit some handshake they had to practice in a mirror.
Songs some of them deliver
Breaking out in “Rastaman” mode and talking quick…
No thanks, I’ll listen to music that’s authentic.
Personally, I find this shit offensive,
Like comedians who give
Race jokes in the name of equality…
The camera flicks quick to the black guest to avoid controversy.
It’s just one big happy family,
Racism defined by white people happily
Using Caribbean and African actors in adverts
That pervert
The stereotypes to jovial images.
When did you last see such an advert that promoted serious
Portrayal, and not funny faces or mocking the Afro?
Just a sanitized version of the Black and White Minstrel Show.

Take it away Chuck D:
"Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me..."

1 comment:

  1. Serious words and very true, well done Rob.