Last login: Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Angela the problem with this event and the controversy that has ensued isn't easily housed in one's upbringing, their age, insensitivity or how to throw a proper racially charged theme party. The problem is that far to many people feel that events like this as well as dressing up in "black" face are nothing short of serious and just people, primarily white one's, just having fun and those of us who don't see it as such are just being insensitive.
It's quite possible that it has happened, but where are the white trash party's that ethnic people have thrown in white face? How many halloween party's have you been to where black people dressed up as the Ku Klux Klan carrying a burning cross or rope? Why not celebrate White History month as so many have questioned with images and captions about the Trail of Tears, Jim Crow laws or inhuman acts that white's treated on all ethnic groups and women including white females into the Civil Rights Era?
No this simply isn't just a party and ignorant people having fun, because if they were, ask yourself why people from Compton were not invited to represent or authenticate the party. Ask why whenever any non-black or ethnic group throws an event like this typically never has a significant number of those people they are mocking around.
By the way, Jigga Boo Jones doesn't need to be ashamed because he is only demonstrating why the name and reference he is emulating has never pertained to any black person I have known but to those including himself who obviously needed to classify something they felt inferior too.
February 23, 2010 at 8:20 p.m.
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