I was surfing YouTube today for some fun old school videos & ran across this video clip of “The Electric Company“. While looking & reminiscing, I was like, wait, this Negro looks & sounds a little familiar, then I realized that it is my boy Morgan Freeman.
Looking at this as an adult now (based on body language), it seems like Easy Reader was riding Carmelita way before he was driving Ms Daisy.
While in the midst of writing this post I stumbled across the article below, on a racist furniture label found in Toronto. Upon seeing the image, I threw up in my mouth a little bit. Not only was I turned of by the color description, I was also turned off by the drawn on eyebrows. Only certain woman can rock this look & she is not one of them. Actually, I just do not understand the concept of shaving one’s eyebrows only to paint on some. My mother & sister both do this & I think they do it well so maybe I am biased.
According to the
Internet Bible Wikipedia, the main function of the eyebrows is to prevent moisture, mostly salty sweat and rain, from flowing into the eye. Anyway the point is not her eyebrows but this fucking sofa color.
Toronto Star: Jim Wilkes
When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as “Nigger-brown.”
She and husband Douglas purchased a sofa, loveseat and chair in dark brown leather last week from Vanaik Furniture and Mattress store on Dundas St. E.
Moore, 30, who describes herself as an African-American born and raised in New York, said it was her 7-year-old daughter who pointed out the label just after delivery men from the Mississauga furniture store left.
“She’s very curious and she started reading the labels,” Moore explained. “She said, `Mommy, what is nigger brown?’ I went over and just couldn’t believe my eyes.”
She said yesterday each piece had a similar label affixed to the woven protective covering wrapped around the furniture.
“In this day and age, that’s totally unacceptable,” Moore said.
Douglas explained the origins of the word to daughter Olivia, telling how it was a bad name that blacks were called during the days of slavery in the United States.
“It was tough, because she really didn’t understand,” Moore said. “She’d never heard that word before and didn’t really understand the concept of it.”
Moore, who has a younger son and daughter, said she’s heard the word used many times, although it has never been directed in anger at her.
“But it’s a very, very bad word that makes you feel degraded, like you’re a nobody,” she said.
Moore said she called the furniture store the following day and three other times since, and feels discouraged that no one has returned her calls.
When interviewed yesterday by the Star, Romesh Kumar, Vanaik’s assistant manager, passed the buck to his supplier, Cosmos Furniture in Scarborough. (Read More Here)
Back to me:
How in the fuck did someone come up with this shit & do they have an Indian Red or China Yellow etc? The store owner is a damn fool & should be just as outraged as he is a brown person himself. The label could as easily been slated toward his people & shit as well all know, there are some pretty dark East Indians.
If you got this sofa & saw the same label, what would you do?