The undertone of his comment was pure, untamed racism.
French, in all his insecurity, decided to out one commenter among the many to publicly degrade, and the fact that she just happened to be a black woman, was no mistake.
What was missing in that discussion was an understanding of why such pageants are needed and how white beauty is celebrated in an exclusionary fashion on a non-stop basis.
It’s just that when something has been the status quo for so long and those images look like the ones you see in the mirror, it’s not so easy to pick out what’s wrong with the picture.
“The French state has had a sociopolitical strategy which favors interracial relationships rather than valuing communities,” the note reads.
“In the comedy ‘Think like a Man’, the focus is on black couples.” I wonder does that same argument hold strong when it comes to all-white couples in romantic comedies.
I don’t know what kind of star treatment Jay-Z and Kanye West are accustomed to when they travel abroad to Paris but for regular negroes living in the capital city’s country, let’s just say the sentiment toward their presence in society doesn’t appear to be a welcoming, “we’re glad you’re here.” That’s evident by the latest racial fiasco plaguing the nation: a ban of Steve Harvey’s film adaption of “Think Like a Man” which will not be shown in theaters there.
Fabienne Fessell of Global Voices says simply put, the look of the film is “too black.”“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast.
If they see themselves on film they might start to think they matter, they have talent, they can rise above their current circumstances, they can be equal to white people.Nationalist pride is a noble goal for the French people to aspire to but achieving that by forcing cultures to assimilate to the white standard is not the way to go.