Posts Tagged ‘Anti Intellect’
Does the name Isaac Murphy mean anything to you? Odds are that you haven’t heard much about this forerunner of the popular Black professional athletes of today. According to Toni Morrison’s foreword in the incredible chronicler of Black History, The Black Book, “Isaac Murphy, a Black jockey, was the first to win three Derbys.” In fact, according to Morrison, “Fourteen of the first twenty-seven Kentucky Derby races were won by Black jockeys.” Read the rest of this entry »
The view and opinions of this article are those of Anti Intellect – FUNKY DINEVA DID NOT WRITE THIS
ANTI INTELLECT WRITES:
I should have known it was coming. It would have been too much like right for people to allow Blue Ivy Carter to grow up without being subjected to sexist gender policing because of her hair and clothing. It seems that people are incapable of allowing children, particularly girl children, and especially Black girl children the freedom to grow up in a world where they aren’t constantly criticized. As Blue Ivy has become more visible in the media and entertainment landscape, the criticisms of her have increased substantially. If people aren’t upset over Blue Ivy’s hair not being done, they are upset over the fact that she, apparently, doesn’t look the way a little girl is supposed to look. I want to use this essay to shed light on what I feel is the underlying sexism, classism, and politics of respectability in criticisms of Blue Ivy.
Many people claim to be bothered by the fact that Beyonce and Jay-Z don’t seem to “do” Blue Ivy’s hair. We all know that people wouldn’t care if Blue Ivy was a little boy. It’s amazing how sexist expectations are thrust upon a one year old. It shouldn’t be a problem that Blue Ivy’s hair isn’t “done”. Since when is a rocking a baby fro not having your hair done, anyway? Feminist cultural critical bell hooks talks about how we often view our hair as something to dominate and control–this is especially true for Black people. Would it better if Blue Ivy’s hair was being stretched and pulled to accommodate beads and bows? Or perhaps we should throw a perm in her hair to really make matters better? There is a lot of sexism in how people are reacting to Blue Ivy’s hair. Read the rest of this entry »
Let me start out by saying I really feel some kind of way about this Kerry Rhodes situation. It is never cool to out someone as a means of vindication and personal gain. You can not force someone out of the closet. I purposely stayed away from talking about this because I did not want to further sensationalize this extreme act of betrayal. Who ever this little boy is, he is stupid, hateful, and quite honestly needs to be very careful. It’s unfortunate that we now live in a world were people are positively rewarded for exposing people. I know that may sound a tad bit hypocritical coming from someone who makes a living on based on disseminating gossip, but it is how I feel.
It’s no secret that we live in a very homophobic world. For those of you that have said “why doesn’t he just come out”, I’m here to let you know that it is not just that easy. We the world, our judgements, or double standards, our silly gender roles, and our ignorance cater to the down low brothers. Rather using this latest incident as a vessel to get in a few quick laughs, I opted to use it as a moment to educate. My favorite socially conscious blogger Anti Intellect lent me his talents and wrote a nice little piece that really sheds some light on this situation. Check it out. Read the rest of this entry »
Kim Zolzciak has been taken to task about being racist since The Real Housewives Of Atlanta started 5 years ago. Is she racist, or is she bi-product of 1 white woman being thrust amongst a cast of 5 other black women? Last night on pt.2 of the RHOA reunion, Nene Leakes opened up the color door again by semi accusing Kim of being racist. Nene later cleaned up her remarks by saying if kim was not racist that she was ignorant. Again feeling the pressure of being the minority, Kim replied by letting the world know she does not see color.
My favorite socially conscious blogger and friend of the site @Anti_Intellect of the Anti Intellect Blog says not seeing color is not the same as not being anti racist. Check out what all he had to say. Read the rest of this entry »
Why Are Reality Stars So Hellbent On Using Homosexuality As An Insult? Being Gay Is Not An Insult!!!
Post Written By: Anti Intellect. The Views and opinions of the post are explicitly Anti Intellect’s
What is it about Love & Hip Hop Atlanta that makes the cast so hellbent on using homosexuality an insult? The past few months have seen at least five members of the cast using the possibility that another cast member might be gay to attack and insult them. This form of homophobia is quite common in our society that all too often treats being gay as something negative, something to be ashamed of, and something that is degrading.
Twitter has most often been the location where these homophobic arguments among the members of the cast have played out. Earlier this year, Mimi and Benzino got into an argument on Twitter which saw them both using the prospect of the other being gay to attack and insult one another. Mimi threw out that Benzino is “suppose to be a heterosexual” and that they should “talk about the dicks in his ass.” Benzino accused Mimi of having had a threesome with another woman, and having performed oral sex with another woman. Both of the are examples of straight people using the specter of homosexuality as something to attack and/or insult another person with. The idea being that not being straight is something one needs to be ashamed of. Read the rest of this entry »
Being that it is Black History month I found it prudent that in the midst of the shade, foolery, and other entertainment foolishness that I carved out a little time to educate my captive audience. I’ve decided to team up with @Anti_Intellect of the Anti Intellect Blog to bring to you guys a few nuggets of Black History. ~ Funky Dineva
One of the consequences of Black people living in a white supremacist society is that we often receive heavily racialized notions of masculinity and femininity. We tend to look at manhood and womanhood in very narrow, often European, confines that prevent us from embracing the wide array of gender expressions found in our community. Black women are often taught that they aren’t feminine enough, and Black men are often taught that they aren’t masculine enough. This all too often results in our trying to force people into unnecessary boxes of masculinity and femininity.
As we come to the close of another Black History Month, I would like to celebrate Jonte Moaning. Aside from being a fiercely feminine individual, Jonte is one of the most talented dancers and choreographers on the planet. Fans of Beyonce will remember Jonte as the choreographic force behind many of her most memorable videos and performance. Jonte’s choreography can be seen in the “Freakum Dress” video, Beyonce Experience tour, and “Single Ladies” video. Jonte has asserted himself as a talent to be reckoned with. Read the rest of this entry »