I don’t understand the purpose of this video. Is it to show that ONLY BYU students wouldn’t know anything about Black History Month, including BLACK BYU STUDENTS? Is it to show that Mormons are racist because they don’t know about black culture?
How many well educated upper middle class blacks know anything about ‘Black Culture’? Do you really think that the sons and daughters of doctors and lawyers and business owners who happen to be black are in tune with the BLACK Culture? They aren’t.
This ‘comedian’ is a tool and nothing more. Most of these kids showed more tolerance for this tool than I ever would. Also, what was the point of getting into black face.
[Sorry, but black history isn't relegated to some cultural corner or ghetto...re: implications from your comment about "black culture." Frederick Douglass, for example, operated mostly within white speaking environments during his thousands of miles of travel in the 19th century. George Washington Carver's hundreds of applications for farm products -- of great import to the Southern economy (peanut, soybean, pecan, sweet potato industries) was far from only impacting "black culture."
I could go on & on...]
Seems to me like you're trying to make some race-based dichotomy upon history..."white culture" seemingly omnipresent..."black culture" tucked away in some almost-invisible corner...as if it 'twas all intersection-free.
Sad...your post in and of itself shows why you're seemingly defending these BYU students.
Let me understand this.
Some white guy gets into some professional make up and clothing to represent a black stereotype. He is disguised.
He talks about blacks and black culture. He uses black slang on occasion it is all about being black.
and his big tagline issue is that these people both white and black did not recognize that he wasn’t black???
Is this child stupid?
We've all heard the joke:
"99% of the lawyers give the other 1% a bad name."so it is with with Blacks; I'm afraid:
"75-80% of the black folks, in the news, give the other 20-25% a bad name."
Yes; the culture HAS descended into the pits; but there are an awful lot of fine balck folks out there who are trying to pull it back together.
It is the WHITE (mostly) liberal press that continues to put the bad things in our faces, and it's been the WHITE (mostly) liberals who have passed the laws that have brought the Black culture down (along with many, many Whites as well).
We should NOT be surprised that when bad behaviour is subsidized; we'll get a LOT more of it.