Monday, February 28, 2011

What is CNN trying to accomplish by airing "Race and Rage" now?

Black History Month 2011 is over. Black Fictional Hero Month is not. We have five more entries to this series to post still, but first we must ask a question.

CNN opening old wounds with Race and Rage Documentary
CNN is airing a documentary on the Rodney King beating on March 4th entitled Race and Rage. We at Stuff Black People Don't Like ask why now?

Think about this: CNN has aired multiple Black in America programs, Katrina Five Years LaterAlmighty Debt: a Black in America Special, and will now air a documentary on a habitual criminal who failed to cooperate with the police and was properly beaten for his transgression.

All of these documentaries lay the blame for Black failure, poor credit scores, and high rates of Black incarceration in every direction but the primary one: Black people.

CNN absolves Black people from any failure and instead blames white people for the miserable plight of Blacks nationwide. What can one expect to learn from 'Race and Rage'?:

Race and Rage’ – CNN’s Don Lemon Talks with Rodney King 20 Years LaterDocumentary debuts Friday, March 4, 8:00pm ET & PT
In the early morning hours of March 3, 1991, construction worker Rodney King and two companions were pulled over after a high-speed chase in Los Angeles.  King’s friends were arrested without incident, but the violent confrontation between King and the officers on the scene made national headlines, and ignited racial tensions in the city – and the nation.
CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the events of that morning, and the riots that divided Los Angeles and the nation in Race and Rage – The Beating of Rodney King, debuts Friday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S.   It replays on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT.
King was tasered, kicked, and beaten by officers on the scene.  He received more than 50 baton blows that crushed bones, shattered teeth, injured his kidneys, and fractured his skull.
Lemon asked him what thoughts he had during the beating, “Stay alive – I knew I had to survive this,”  King tells him in an exclusive interview.
The altercation awakened George Holliday who grabbed his home video camera and filmed the incident.  The video became a national sensation and the cornerstone of an excessive force trial against the Los Angeles Police Department. 
King became a visual symbol of police brutality, but the officers were acquitted in the original trial.  News of the acquittal ignited anger that erupted into riots in Los Angeles that lasted for days.  Over 50 people were killed, businesses were looted and burned, and even cities as far away as Atlanta reported violence inspired by the news of the verdict.
Lemon and King revisit the scene of the beating together, retracing the events that altered his life, and the riots that followed.  Lemon also speaks with Bobby Green, who famously rescued white truck driver Reginald Denny, who was assailed by a mob at a city intersection during the riots.
A digital feature deconstructs the timeline of the events of March 3, 1991, and includes a special report on King’s life today.  The Holliday video became a powerful example of “citizen journalism” and is examined in the context of other watershed historical moments witnessed and captured by citizens across the country and around the world.  These and video excerpts from the documentary will be reported on  

In city after city across a land ruled by the governing philosophy of Black Run America (BRA), anytime a Black person is arrested by police the primary reasoning is because that arresting officer was a racist. Anytime a Black person is shot by a police officer, the only motive is racism (self-defense is never viable reasoning) and a lawsuit is inevitably pending.

I have gone on record and stated that within six months a massive Black riot in a major American city will occur (and no, this time Black people won't intimidate that city's newspaper to not report what transpires) and will be largely coordinated using social networking. It seems someone agrees with me:

Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan predicted on Sunday that America faces imminent uprisings that mirror those in the Middle East. 
“What you are looking at in Tunisia, in Egypt … Libya, in Bahrain … what you see happening there … you’d better prepare because it will be coming to your door,” Farrakhan said in a booming voice, thousands of followers cheering in his wake.
Farrakhan also called on President Barack Obama to allow protesters to march, urging the president not to attack innocent people when they do.

It could be a lot sooner, with CNN airing a documentary that will undoubtedly create anger and sow discord among a community that rarely convicts Black criminals when they appear on jury's (which is why don't, because Black people believe the justice system is racist and side with Black criminals on a regular basis).

Remember the reactions to OJ Simpson's verdict.

Race and Rage. What an apt name for a documentary that will only augment rage that the Black race feels toward a nation that bends over backwards to placate their every need. And people talk about "white privilege" with a straight face.

It's time we start talking about "Black Privilege" -- an idea that fuels the notion of Black Run America.

Black people are never at fault for their actions with the motivation for their ruinous decisions easily and properly blamed on racism (remember Omar Thornton). That is the ultimate "Black Privilege" in BRA: to never be at fault and always have the excuse of lingering racism to explain their actions.

We'll ask this question again: Why is CNN airing Race and Rage now? What do they hope to gain? What are they trying to start?

We at Stuff Black People Don't Like call on CNN not to air Race and Rage on March 4. Are the producers intentionally trying to incite a riot?

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Black History Month Heroes: Lucius Fox in "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight"

Editors note: Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman comprise the Triforce of Black power in film.

Bruce Wayne: That doesn't look like a Super Soaker...
When the pinnacle of military technology invented by a Black person is the Super Soaker, any movie that showcases Black inventors creating new weapons of mass destruction that don't revolve around pressurized water has no basis in reality.

In Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, Lucius Fox is that Black Fictional Hero character that provides Bruce Wayne with the necessary tools to rid Gotham City of evil.

Freeman portrays Fox, a genius that designed the Gotham monorail system (strangely forgotten about in The Dark Knight), the tank-like Batmobile, the Batsuit, and every gadget that Batman subsequently uses. No word on if he also invented the Shark Repellent Bat Spray.

Famous Black inventors are profiled throughout February for the wonderful advances in human thought and innovation they have enabled, though many of these inventions are sadly over-hyped (looking at you George Washington Carver).

As we have learned, the Super Soaker is not one of those embellishments of Black inventions.

There is a reason AP classes, standardized tests and Honors classes are attacked in public schools; they produce an insufficient amount of Black students capable of filing patents or being NASA's next scientist.

Only through the soothing medium of cinema can Black inventors be found whose fictional innovations tower over the achievement of inventing a device that emits powerful streams of water.

Ultimately the folly of Black History Month is the paucity of actual heroes worthy of researching. Steve Sailer wrote this regarding Batman Begins and Freeman's role:
Morgan Freeman plays a computer nerd, making him the latest and perhaps least likely in a long line of black male computer nerds in movies (such as Ving Rhames in "Mission Impossible"). But at least that's better than Morgan Freeman playing a saintly janitor, because here he gets to use his wicked sense of humor.

Stuff Black People Don't Like hopes that Freeman is one day offered a chance to play a super villain, a role Black people rarely get to play (for reasons primarily having to do with monetary appeal, the same reason why Black professional wrestlers rarely are pushed because they don't draw money). Blonds have been the bad guy for far too long.

Gotham City is ultimately saved not by a man dressed as a bat, but by the inventions of Lucius Fox that Bruce Wayne has in his arsenal to fight crime. One is forced to ponder this question: crime in majority Black inner cities is horrible (Black-on-Black crime is a plague few seem willing to admit exists), yet only one Black person is donning a mask to fight this menace. Sadly no Black engineer has come forward with inventions that could incapacitate criminals he pursues.

The Wall Street Journal recently profiled a Black hero operating in Seattle named Phoenix Jones. Again, could a Black inventor, like Lucius Fox in Batman, come forward and offer Jones crime-fighting tools so that he doesn't get his nose broken again?  

That WSJ article stated:

A mixed martial-arts fighter, he broke his nose last month while breaking up a fight, and he says he has been shot and stabbed, too. He often travels with a posse, sometimes carries a Taser nightstick and tear gas, and repeatedly has himself been mistaken for a criminal.

One Friday night, Mr. Jones and several sidekicks—two quiet men called Buster Doe and Pitch Black; a young woman named Blue Sparrow; and a superhero-in-training called Ski Man—spent several hours making the rounds on the streets of Seattle. 

Mr. Jones posed for the occasional cellphone photo with revelers outside night spots in several popular neighborhoods. But, he says, the attention "distracts me from my mission." 

Outside a bar, Mr. Jones chastised a man for yelling at a downtrodden passerby. 

"Let's keep it cool; let's all have a good night," he said to the man, who quickly backed down. 

From there, Mr. Jones chatted up late-night loiterers in areas known for drug dealing. "Stay safe tonight," he said. "Stay warm." 

Later, the superheroes ran after a swerving car, suspecting a drunk driver, but the car raced away and, alas, they can't fly. Capes, also, are unfashionable in the superhero world: "They get caught on everything," says Mr. Raven Blade. 

Little crime-fighting took place that night. "That's the thing," concedes Mr. Jones. "When there's nothing going on, you feel pretty silly in this outfit," he says, referring to his costume, which he says is equipped with the latest body armor.
[SUPERHERO] Phoenix Jones
Detective Mark Jamieson, spokesman for the Seattle Police Department, applauds citizens' willingness to get involved in their communities and says the department has received 911 calls from Mr. Jones.
But he worries about things getting out of hand. "Our concern is that if it goes badly, then we wind up getting called anyway, and we may get additional victims.

More power to Phoenix Jones, though he fights without weapons created by a Black inventor in a city largely devoid of Black criminality. Let us hope Lonnie Johnson becomes the real life superhero (RLSH) Phoenix Jones' Q, creating weapons that he can use to fight crime in Seattle. We plan to write more about RLSH soon.

Compared to Black Fictional Hero Lucius Fox, Johnson's invention of the Super Soaker isn't much to get wet over. So we challenge Johnson to invent a weapon that Phoenix Jones can use to save the Seattle.

Remember, without Fox Batman was just a rich white boy running around the roofs of Gotham. Phoenix Jones needs a Black scientist to save the day and help him rid Seattle of crime once and for all.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do Black people compete in Triathlons?

I'm going to start training for a Warrior Dash event in the coming week. Looking over the brochure for a similar event to the Warrior Dash (basically a team-style obstacle course that pushes ones physical and mental endurance) I was blown away by the sea of white faces.
It's that swimming part that dissuades Black people from Triathlons

Intrigued by this, I decided to look up the statistics of those who compete in triathlons (a similar activity to the Warrior Dash) and found this demographic breakdown:

Race and Ethnicity
88.2% are Caucasian/White
3.2% are Hispanic
2.1% are Asian
1.5% are Multi-racial
0.5% are African-American
1.1% are other
One can only postulate that Black people are excited about participating in this type of activity, but that swimming part must be the deal breaker. Remember that any event, activity, movement, vocation, movie, television show, etc., that lacks Black participation is inherently discriminatory, racist and in dire need of a Black face to bring integration (an legitimacy) immediately.

A Black presence at any event can quickly quiet an accusation of racism and triathlons are not immune from the negativity that always follows any activity that lacks Black people:
That's a question that Brian Shields can answer. Last year Brian and his friends Gershon Blyden and Steven Raymond completed the inaugural Ironman 70.3 in Miami, Fla.

All three friends are triathletes, and all three friends are African Americans. Next month they have new documentary coming out that chronicles their experience in the Floridian half Ironman race.

"I was amazed how few African Americans were in the sport, and I knew this was a great opportunity to take control of our health,” Gershon Blyden said.

The stats are pretty interesting. According to USA Triathlon African Americans comprised of only 0.5 percent of the triathlon community. You have to admit that's a pretty tiny percentage.

Brian recently sent us an email in which he wrote, "12 months ago, I and two other young black professionals decided to complete the inaugural Ironman 70.3 in Miami. We found the triathlon to be incredibly rewarding, as it has created lasting memories, experiences and life-lessons that truly transcend the sport itself.

My friends and I took on this challenge after learning a disturbing fact. Although the triathlon is the fastest growing sport in the world, African Americans comprised of only 0.5 percent of the triathlon community.  Motivated to address this disparity we challenged ourselves and others to complete an Ironman event."

You can watch the trailer to their documentary entitled From Ordinary to Extraordinary below.
After watching the trailer we couldn't help but wonder why there were so few African Americans in the sport of triathlon so we asked Brian.

According to Brian, "Honestly, I think its 3 main reasons:

1) Expense. As you know, tris are incredibly cost prohibitive, and not everyone has access to a mentor that can explain to them how to back their way into a tri through rentals, etc.

2) The Swim. As a stereotype, African Americans don't do well with swimming, and part of that is because a lot of us just didn't get exposed to it growing up. A lot of inner city/urban home environments, poor facilities in neighborhoods, etc. contribute to that

3) Advocacy. In my opinion, there hasn't really been a Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods figure to catalyze attention and really drive interest in the sport. I mean there are African Americans all over cycle sports and running, but there haven't been those guys that just make you want to do them all at once. No Julie Moss for AA's, per se.

It's unfortunate, but since the event we have individually signed up 3 or more people to race in endurance sports (running, tris, etc.), and we are just trying to make a dent in the fitness culture of African Americans."

Running, lifting weights, swimming, watching ones caloric intake, exercising and any physical activity requires dedication, determination, a strong will and above all else an attitude that no matter how difficult the day may have been, tomorrow offers another opportunity to get stronger and better.

It is these inner-battles that define who we are and ensure growth as individuals, both physically, mentally and yes, even spiritually. No one forces you to get up and go run at 5: 30 a.m., to throw up another set of 225 on the bench, go parallel on heavy squat day or put down that extra slice of pizza but you.

That Black people decide not to participate in triathlons is a decision on their part. Training for one requires an intestinal fortitude that apparently only a minority of Black people possess. I'll never forget reading in the book on Pat Tillman how he was one of the only NFL players (or professional athletes for that matter) to participate in a triathlon.

He did it for the hell of it; just to push himself.

Work, hard work is the hallmark of greatness. Nothing in life worth achieving comes easy or free and looking at that brochure of white people struggling to get through mud pits, rope courses and hurdling over fire, I realized that it is the rare Black individual who will participate in such an activity as a Warrior Dash or a triathlon (or for that matter, extreme sports).

So the answer to the question posed above is yes, Black people do compete in triathlons. But like that Black person who excels in academia by studying hard, those who train for triathlons are acting white.

Friday, February 25, 2011

#516. Nicholas Sparks Stories

(Quick note: This one is going to be personal) In thinking about how we find ourselves in situations we never, ever would have considered possible a year ago, two years ago or five years ago, my thoughts went back to moments in my life that seemed trivial, almost insignificant at the time they happened but seem monumental now. On a recent business trip I happened to catch the end of The Notebook, a movie I saw with someone very special to me while I was an undergrad that is regrettably no longer a part of my life.

The Notebook resonates with a people who merely tolerate Black Run America
Sure it's a sappy film, but it is a movie (based upon a novel) that glorifies Pre-Obama America and a society whose morals, ethics and vitality seem to have been zapped after the installation of Black Run America (BRA) in the 1960s. OneSTDV had a post today that discussed an article penned by some insane feminist, white-hating vegan and that piece perfectly sums up the world we find ourselves in today.

There are so many problems to confront that starting, running and sustaining a blog dedicated to Stuff Black People Don't Like might seem inane, a waste of time even. I'll admit that I read Roissy - though I don't agree with everything he writes - and find his statement that "feminism is incompatibility with chivalry" to be dead-on. In our strange world his ideas of "Game" make sense, but they'd be alien to an America that existed 50 years ago.

Watching the end of The Notebook brought me back to that moment in 2004 when the cares of the world seemed insignificant and all that mattered was being in her presence as we watched that same film in a theater, together.

Nicholas Sparks wrote The Notebook and the values represented in all of his work reflect the best values that were once ubiquitous in this country.Those values seem antiquated in 2011, but people seem to gravitate to his books and the film adaptations with a maddening devotion.

For the last 50-60 years the propaganda in schools, the media, Hollywood and television has been incredibly one-sided. A radical agenda has been pushed that can only be described as the attempt to create Black Run America (BRA). Think about all the TV shows (hundreds of thousands of hours of programming), movies and other sources of entertainment that push an agenda completely alien to Pre-Obama America.

And yet in 2011 America, all those efforts have largely failed. White people (Stuff White People Like whites included) flee diversity at the earliest sign it is near; white girls marry white guys 96 percent of the time; white babies are called racist by Newsweek because nature peaks her ugly head in before any chance of nurturing those ideas away and reprogramming them can occur; and white women carrying white children become increasingly ethnocentric.

Watching the end of The Notebook was cathartic. There is a reason women read Sparks books and flock to see his movies; the values preached in his stories are of a different time, belonging to a different society (a different people perhaps) and completely alien to what is being constantly pumped out into the mass media. There are so many things wrong with our society, with the strange devotion and simultaneous subservience to Black people being at the top of that list.

Knowing that there is a massive audience for Nicholas Sparks work is an encouraging sign that much of the rubbish that has been disseminated to create Black Run America and other nuisances will quickly fade away once they collapse on themselves.

In all of Sparks stories, the narrative focuses on white people battling for the truest emotion; love. Some on the Internet have questioned why Sparks fails to include the Token Black character in his stories, but the answer should be obvious; like John Hughes he doesn't understand the Black experience (looking at the rate of out-of-wedlock births, love stories are rare in that community).

It was an interview in People that Sparks showed his hand:
Still, a visit to the New Bern, N.C., home Sparks, 38, shares with wife Cathy, 36, offers plenty of examples of how to keep romance alive-despite the passage of 14 years and five kids: Miles, 12, Ryan, 10, Landon, 3, and twins Marin and Lexie, 2. Nicholas would like six, but, says Cathy, "I'm done."

"We get up at 6 a.m., before any of the children, so we can eat breakfast together," says Sparks. They also work out side by side three times a week at the local Gold's Gym. "For some part of the day," he says, "the marriage relationship has to be primary—it's one of the best things you can teach your children. So we don't feel guilty if we go for a walk, just the two of us."

Also helpful? Saying within earshot of Cathy, "The women in my stories tend to be like my wife—strong, confident, intelligent and putting family first." 

Fiction has become an emotional outlet for Sparks, who as a Notre Dame business school grad, decided to capitalize on the niche he saw in the love-story market, "He made a conscious decision about which genre to pursue, based on where the voids were," says his brother Micah, 38, who runs a cabinetry business in Folsom, Calif.

"Writing is an art," says Nicholas, "but publishing is a business. I have to have a theme that appeals to a lot of people." 
Sparks does write a theme that resonates with a lot of people, a lot of white people.

Reading a recent about online dating was interesting, because it confirmed something I know to be a fact -- whites prefer dating and marrying other whites:

Data from more than 1 million profiles of singles looking for love online confirms that whites overwhelmingly prefer to date members of their own race. The same is not true for blacks, especially men, who are far more likely to cross the race barrier to meet a mate.
Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, analyzed the racial preferences and online activity of people from the United States who subscribed between 2009 and 2010 to a major Internet dating service. In their profiles, the online daters stated if they had a racial preference.
Researchers were then able to compare the online daters’ stated preferences with whom they actually contacted for a date, and they found profound differences between blacks and whites.
“Those who said they were indifferent to the race of a partner were most likely to be young, male and black,” says Gerald Mendelsohn, a psychologist, professor of graduate studies, and lead author of the study, which will soon be submitted for publication.
Overall, he said, “Whites more than blacks, women more than men and old more than young participants stated a preference for a partner of the same race,”
The reluctance of whites to contact blacks was true even for those who claimed they were indifferent to race. More than 80 percent of the whites contacted whites and fewer than 5 percent of them contacted blacks, a disparity that held for young as well as for older participants.
One Web site tried to attack white people who prefer other white people when it comes to online dating as "racist" going so far to attack Nicholas Sparks in the process:
In other words, while perhaps not outright racist, this study certainly exposes the deep-seated racial prejudice (both in favor of whites and against blacks) that still exists in the U.S. Census data from 2000 shows that only one percent of American marriages take place between a black and white person, and in most cases, it's a black husband and a white wife. So it seems online dating habits are mirroring offline trends.

This isn't the first time researchers have drawn conclusions about racial attitudes and dating by studying people's online dating profiles. Last year, OKCupid published a humorous report titled "The REAL 'Stuff White People Like,'" which used infographics to illustrate the hobbies, tastes, interests and self-descriptions of various ethnic groups. So it's also possible that the white online daters are simply looking for a partner who could enjoy Van Halen and Nicholas Sparks novels as much as they do—and the majority of black online daters just have better, er, different tastes.

You can throw nature out with a pitchfork, but she'll always return. That's what has been attempted over the last 50-60 years in America, with the hope of permanently erecting Black Run America to oversee our lives. It's failed.

Each time a Nicholas Sparks book or movie comes out, further proof of its failure is supplied. Black people like his work about as much as white people like Tyler Perry's (each reflect two completely incompatible ways of life).

We are not doomed. Not by a long shot. If no one read or wept during the climatic scene of Sparks stories then we might be, but that longing for a simpler time is present throughout America. White America.

Stuff Black People Don't Like exists to showcase to the world what Black people do not like. Nicholas Sparks stories are included in that list, because the popularity of his stories shows that the whole toleration of Black Run America is just a game (a dangerous game), but one that will come to an end.

And just like in his stories, that ending is going to be happy.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Black History Month Heroes: U.N. Jefferson in "Revenge of the Nerds"

U.N. Jefferson laying down the law in Revenge of the Nerds
Popular culture (movies, magazines, television, commercials and the media) work overtime to create the enduring image of Black machismo -- the idea of overwhelming Black coolness, indeed hyper-masculinity and dominance. 

Conversely anything "white" is obviously square, antiquated even and Black people represent the hip, the new, the now, and the fresh.

All ideas have a genesis and we at Stuff Black People Don't Like have tracked down one of the ultimate Black Fictional Heroes in cinema history who helped usher in the current epoch of Black Run America (BRA) and the perceived notion of Black hegemony that emasculates so many people.

The movie? Revenge of the Nerds.

The Black Fictional Hero? U.N. Jefferson.

In that film, the fictional Adams College appears to be a highly ranked, elite institution of higher learning. The football team and the jocks of the school are all white. They run the campus, stand dominant over the party scene, the fraternity scene and represent the quintessential Alpha Male to a T.

A number of nerds on campus find the constant pranks and humiliation they experience too much to take and decide to wage war on the archetype of cool as personified by the Alpha White male jock. They turn to the most obvious form of salvation; a Black fraternity:
Best friends and nerds Lewis Skolnick (Robert Carradine) and Gilbert Lowe (Anthony Edwards) enroll in Adams College to study computer science. The Alpha Betas, a fraternity to which many members of the school's football team belong, carelessly burn down their own house and seize the freshmen dorm for themselves. The college allows the displaced freshmen, living in the gymnasium, to join fraternities or move to other housing. Lewis, Gilbert, and other outcasts who cannot join a fraternity renovate a dilapidated home to serve as their own fraternity house.

The Alpha Betas and their associated sorority, the Pi Delta Pis, harass the nerds. The nerds appeal to the Greek Council, but its president Stan Gable (Ted McGinley), the leader of the Alpha Betas, rejects their complaints as the nerds are not a part of any fraternity. The nerds attempt to join a national fraternity, but all but one reject them. They meet U.N. Jefferson (Bernie Casey), the head of the black fraternity Lambda Lambda Lambda (Tri-Lambs). Although Jefferson notes that the applicants are nerds, due to the Tri-Lambs' rules, they receive probationary membership.

The nerds prepare a party and invite Jefferson, but the party is nearly ruined before it starts when the Pi Delta Pis, after promising to be their dates, do not appear. However, thanks to the Omega Mus - a sorority consisting largely of overweight or geeky women - and a supply of marijuana, the party is successful. The Alpha Betas and Pis unleash pigs in the nerds' house, then taunt and moon them; Jefferson sees firsthand the harassment the nerds face.

The nerds seek revenge; they perform a panty raid on the Pi Delta Pi house, using the distraction to install video cameras to spy on the women while they undress. The nerds sneak into the football team's locker room and put a powerful liniment on the players' jock straps, resulting in a painful and humiliating football practice. The nerds' ingenuity impresses Jefferson, who officially makes them the Adams College chapter of Lambda Lambda Lambda...

The angry Alpha Betas vandalize the Tri-Lambs' house. Gilbert attempts to denounce the act at the homecoming pep rally, but the Alpha Betas attack him, and turn on the school's dean when he tries to intervene. The assault is stopped when U.N. Jefferson and a group of angry Tri-Lambs from other chapters arrive on the scene. Gilbert makes an inspiring speech about how it feels to be mistreated just for being different, and Lewis invites anyone who has "ever felt stepped on, left out, picked on, put down" to come and join them. Betty and many members of the assembled crowd, whether nerds or not, do so. The Tri-Lambs get the Alpha Beta house until theirs is repaired, while the Alpha Betas must live in the gymnasium. The film ends with the nerds celebrating their victory, accompanied by "We Are the Champions".

A national Black fraternity decides to colonize at Adams College with a bunch white nerds (and one ostentatiously homosexual Black male), though the main nerd does make a crack that they will have the highest GPA's of any of the Black Tri-Lamb chapters.

One Black writer in dissecting Revenge of the Nerds wrote this:
In Revenge of the Nerds, the nerds join a (previously) all-black national fraternity; the head of the fraternity organization becomes sympathetic to the nerds when he witnesses anti-nerd discrimination (the jocks drive pigs through the nerd’s house). The subtext is that Black people are our experts on discrimination, so if a Black character recognizes something as discrimination — even if the incident has nothing to do with race — the presumably mostly White audience should accept that it’s discrimination, too. (In the end, the nerds defeat John Goodman and the jocks because the nerds’ Scary Black Frat Friends come and physically protect the nerds, intimidating the white jocks.)
At the end of the movie, the white nerds indeed take over the school thanks to their fraternal Tri-Lamb Black brothers who show up to intimidate the white athletes of Adams College. Led by U.N. Jefferson who points a finger of doom at the white athletes, the entire student body of Adams College turns their backs upon the former heroes and joins in a wild celebration with the nerds and Blacks of Tri-Lamb.

The white athletes of Adams College look upon the Black Tri-Lamb's that U.N. Jefferson brought as if they represent living and breathing Gods. It is one of the strangest scenes in film; virile individuals completely turned to jelly because of an angry Black finger.

Adams College flipped overnight, the nerds taking over thanks to Black muscle and Jefferson's guidance. In real life,white members of Black fraternities is, well, incredibly rare:
Originally founded as a haven for African-American college students against the backdrop of American racism, the national policies of today's nine predominantly Black fraternities and sororities are color-blind. Norma White, president of the nation's oldest Black sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA), told one reporter that diversity is a sign of the times. With honorary members such as Eleanor Roosevelt and members of all hues, she says AKA can no longer refer to itself as all-Black organization. White says the organization remains a sorority founded for and by Black women, but now it s interracial. That s a reality many Black organizations are facing.

People may be noticing White members more often, says Cassandra Black, National President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., but they're nothing new. "Our organizations, every one of them, have had some sort of White infusion probably almost since our founding, so to speak, whether through actual membership, honorary membership or support," she says. "Throughout the last decade, it was somewhat difficult to make inroads without having someone part of the status quo in your corner.
Black, a life member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, says Whites make up just a small percentage on the national rosters. But she's not surprised that the numbers are slowly increasing.

"It's happening more now because our organizations offer a couple of things that have turned out to be very desirable for non-African-Americans--perpetual membership and community service to name a few," she says. "We have a moral fabric that is more desirable to some people. Historically, White fraternities have reputations for drinking and other behaviors, and some people don't want to be associated with that."

The above article would have you believe that Black fraternities are all virtuous institutions that produce moral Black men. Revenge of the Nerds tries to showcase this as well, though the truth is far from what U.N. Jefferson would have you believe.

Remember that Black fraternities helped perpetuate the Brown Paper Bag Test. Do you think a bunch of white nerds would be allowed to become brothers, regardless of the bump in cumulative GPA that might come from such bids being handed out?

Black History Month Heroes includes U.N. Jefferson from Revenge of the Nerds, a man whose steely gaze intimidated an entire white football team and helped usher in a peaceful nirvana of nerds and Black people coexisting together.

This ceremonial act of embarrassing the all-white football team at Adams College forever destroyed the idea of white people as cool. 

Watch the scene where the nerds get a meeting with U.N. Jefferson here at Hulu.

What Started as a Joke...

I remember the day quite vividly that this site began. Today, reading about a couple of refugees from Africa who attacked a white girl in New Hampshire because she spurned their sexual invitations serves to remind us at Stuff Black People Don't Like that there is no joke anymore.

We draw our line with SBPDL: Year One
This site was started as a joke. Read the first few months worth of entries and you'll notice a gradual evolution in content from May 2009 to October 2009. It's always fun to watch YouTube videos of Black people devastated at the news of a chicken restaurant running out of delectable chicken, but the shocking stories transpiring all across America that had two common elements connecting them all (Black people behaving horribly and a complete media blackout surrounding the event) convinced us it was time to take a new direction with the site.

The joke started to wear off when the reality of Black Run America (BRA) became clear.

It was decided to put all of the year one entries into book form, to see if a wider audience could be found that is interested in learning about BRA. After all, only in that country could Black people being told to leave Wal-Mart become a national scandal.

Three more volumes are in the planning stages (a book discussing the false image of Black people in popular culture; sports as the primary way positive images of Black people are created; and a monograph on HBCUs) that will take the conversation we are having here at SBPDL to another level.

Google censored this site; Facebook did as well.

It's time to fight back. On Sunday, SBPDL: Year One (365 Days in Black Run America) will be available at

It's available to order at this link now. We have a press release that will be blasted out on Monday to a number of Internet sites (if you can think of blogs, media personalities, Web sites, radio shows, forums that we should send the PR too, let us know in the comment section below) detailing the contents of SBPDL: Year One.

The goal is a "blackout" of Amazon. It might not happen, but just imagine SBPDL: Year One making its way into the top 100 books sold and maintaining a high rate of sales.

Thanks as always to the loyal readers who come here and read what we write; this book is for you.

Thanks as always to those who have linked to Stuff Black People Don't Like, put up with the growing pains here, and sent in words of constructive criticism that hold us to a higher standard; this book is for you.

More importantly, thanks to those who can see. There is an idea called Black Run America (BRA) that inhibits rational discussion in this country. Daring to criticize Black people is the surest way to bring upon the wrath of BRA and its many enablers.

It's past time that those who can see make a stand. We make our stand with SBPDL: Year One.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Black History Month Heroes: Adrian Helmsley from "2012"

In 2012 the earth was saved thanks to a Black geologist
When looking at the work of Roland Emmerich, what is most striking about his film resume is the intense devotion to Black Fictional Heroes. Will Smith as Captain Stephen Hiller in Independence Day flying a F/A-18 Hornet, when less than 2 percent of military aviators are Black was one thing; the most politically incorrect scene in film history was also included in that film when a half-naked African emerged from the bush clutching a spear and celebrating the downing of a 15-mile wide alien spacecraft as if he actually had something to do with disabling to the ship, is another.

That particular scene accompanies the montage at the end of film, showcasing the downed alien ships throughout the world. How on earth an African was able to chuck a spear miles into the atmosphere and bring down an interstellar spacecraft is a hilarious question that Emmerich seemingly leaves unanswered in Independence Day.

Recovering from this racial faux pas, Emmerich would cast Danny Glover in yet another "Black POTUS during the end of the civilized world " that has become the predominate theme in film. 2012 was a visually stunning cinematic experience showcasing implausible action and an over-reliance on destroying popular landmarks that Emmerich's movies have become gratuitously famous for in the process.

2012 is the anti-Knowing and I am Number Four, a film that exists in a parallel universe where Black people fill virtually every important vocational role instead of our reality where Black people enjoy an onus on barbershops and government employment.  This is the beauty of Black Fictional Heroes, as popular culture through the medium of film, television and even pop singers and other entertainers are manufactured and carefully placed in a colorful form of Black product placement to let the viewer know that yes, Black people can be anything they put their mind.

Real-life employment and labor statistics might showcase a paucity of Black people in positions that movies and television routinely casts them in (think computer programmer, scientist, geneticist, inventor, dentist, vet), but this is why behavioral modification techniques and propaganda are so vital to propping up Black Run America (BRA). All Black people come from families as loving as that wonderful Cosby family was in The Cosby Show. Right?

2012 can be boiled down to, what OneSTDV called Hollywood Liberalism Personified:
The picture's main premise is global warming on steroids, as large solar flares are found to be heating the Earth's crust to an unstable level. An Indian physicist, working in conjunction with America's chief geologist Adrian Helmsley, a black guy, makes the discovery. The black American scientist relays this information to his dubious boss, a white man who subsequently represents the moral failings of pragmatic government frugality, and then the black President. A global consortium of nations resolves to save humanity by appropriating funds from rich donors who are offered seats in exchange for their donations. Of course, thisprivate fundraising effort is later criticized by Adrian, the moral compass of the movie, for unfairly limiting occupants to the rich...
After establishing John Cusack, his ex-wife, and their children, the dismantling of Earth's crust begins. I generally love disaster films, but that usually doesn't imply watching billions of people die. This extreme seismic activity that eventually destroys almost all of Earth's landmass is an allusion to the Mayan's 2012 calendar prediction popular amongst the "woo" sect. In a nod to the noble savage meme, several characters mention the foresight of the Mayans and, in doing so, belittle Western technology as practically equivalent to antiquated superstition. 
The movie continues in China, where the Chinese have been building ships to save humanity. Cusack is joined by a Russian billionaire who later dies in a horrifically violent manner, justified due to these reprehensible character traits: having a hot young blond as his trophy girlfriend and being a rich capitalist. In between, we get Mr. Miyagi Eastern mystic wisdom while the Vatican disintegrates, killing a bunch of Catholics. (Coincidentally, no Muslim monuments were eviscerated in the film.) 
While in China boarding the arks, the black American scientist delivers a "We are the World" speech that inspires all of humanity. At the end of the film, with the natural disasters having extirpated almost all of civilization, one continent stands alone as the new birthplace of humanity: Africa. Yes, the only continent to survive a worldwide flood was Africa (South Africa to be specific!). So with the entirety of civilization destroyed, humanity can now progress into a new dawn free of the restrictions imposed by all those pesky conservative institutions.
Wait a second, a Black geologist? Everything else sounds entirely plausible, but a Black geologist? Here is a list of the 10 vocations with the lowest Black participation:

1.   Artists and related workers—0.8%
2.   Environmental scientists and geoscientists—1.0%
3.   Cost estimators—1.1%
4.   Farmers and ranchers—1.4%
4.   Dentists—1.4%
4.   Surveying and mapping technicians—1.4%
7.   Farm, ranch, and other agricultural managers—1.5%
8.   News analysts, reporters and correspondents—1.8%
9.   Millwrights—2.1%
9.   Miscellaneous physical scientists—2.1%
So what are the positions with the highest Black participation? Find out here.

Black geologists are rare in the field of geoscience; yet like the wine industry, the study of rocks and the ground we walk upon continues unabated.  But a crisis exists, of course:

African American earth scientists ponder strategies to attract more students of color to a field with growing opportunities 
Reston, Va. -- Their work is essential to the production and preservation of things we take for granted every day -- resources like water, natural gas, and petroleum. Yet, if you asked the average person what geoscientists do, most would be stumped.
And if you asked the average geoscientist why so few among them are African American, the reaction wouldn't be much different. 
Last month, a group of roughly fifty African American geologists, geophysicists, students, and corporate recruiters convened here on the campus of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to discuss the future of their profession and strategies for expanding their numbers. The theme of the seventeenth annual conference of the National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists (NABGG) was "Diversity in Geoscience." 
"Within five years, approximately 25 percent of our current staff will be eligible for retirement," said Cynthia L. Quarterman, director of the U.S. Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service, a major federal employer of geoscientists.
"MMS has a five-point strategic plan for diversity," Quarterman adds. 
Noting that five different world records for offshore resource production were set on the outer continental shelf in the Gulf of Mexico in the past year, she said that resource production is expected to double there in coming years.

A Black geologist can save the world in 2012, but in reality, a Black student interested in becoming a geologist can scarcely be found. So yes, Black students studying geology are between a rock and hard place (only 373 Black students were studying geology at American universities in 1996 and you can bet that every company that hires geologist for mineral inspection and oil exploration were interested in landing their prized Black employee from this lot) though the National Association of Black Geologists and Geophysicists does have exceptional corporate backing.

The desire to rectify the lack of Black participation in geology (and virtually every hard science) has been an Sisyphean task, though Sisyphus at least got the boulder up the hill before it came crashing down again. This article from 1994 showcases that Black participation in geology shows no signs of ever improving:
Bernard Hubbard, a graduate student in the Department of Geology at the University at Buffalo and one of the relatively few African Americans in the U.S. who is studying geology, has strong advice for inner-city kids. 
"Don't fear the professional fields," he advises. "There are more of us going into these fields than you'd ever know. You'd be surprised at the number of people who come from the ghetto who really make it to the top, but you never hear about it. Your people are there!" 
While the under-representation of minorities in all the sciences has received much attention lately, many studies and programs focus on biology and chemistry, and other more "popular" sciences. But African Americans are especially under-represented in geology. 
The American Geological Institute estimates that out of 26,522 students studying geology at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the U.S., only 362 are black. 
The National Association for Black Geologists and Geophysicists estimates that of the 80,000 working geoscientists in the U.S., just 0.4 percent are black. 
Thank God for Black History Month Heroes, or else we'd only have Black people playing roles like in Mad Men that more align with the profession that they are found in real life. Here's to you Adrian Helmsley, a Black geologist that we can all be proud of, and who saved the day in 2012.

What's increasingly melancholy though is that the continued usage of the Black Fictional Hero in film doesn't translate to an increased Black participation in that particular vocation in real life.

And thank God for Emmerich, as the mulligan he was offered for the horrid shot of Africans, holding spears and admonishing a downed alien spacecraft as if they had something to do with its defeat was completely forgotten with the ode to Black people that was 2012.

Brawl at HBCU: What’s in the water at Alabama State?

The brawl at Alabama State
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) are one of our favorite topics here at SBPDL. We have been working on a 80 – 100 white paper on HBCU’s (many of you loyal readers sent in amazing articles discussing these important institutions and their contributions to America) that is one of our favorite side projects.

Despite this sad news, Fortune 500 companies flock to the campuses of HBCU’s in a bid to find the brightest, Blackest talent to fill diversity positions within their offices (the abilities of Predominately White Institution graduates sadly are ahead of HBCU grads). Remember that 80 percent of HBCU students rely on aid to attend schools, and remember the high rate of student loan defaults these students subsequently have.

With this in mind, let’s take a look at Alabama State, a school boasting a whopping 23 (or 27) percent graduation rate. The student body has a whopping 900 average SAT score. Why on earth aren’t major companies offering high-paying jobs to the graduates from ASU again? We might never know.

What we do know is that the current crop of students at Alabama State – future owners of sterling credit scores thanks to defaulting on student loans – enjoyed an Animal House moment recently in a campus eatery:
A fight broke out on campus at Alabama State University Monday and now a full investigation by ASU's campus police department is underway.

The fight involved two groups inside a campus cafeteria.

An earlier brawl - 2009 - on ASU's campus
There were no apparent serious injuries.

ASU Police are not releasing any specifics because they don't want to jeopardize the investigation.

Investigators did say the altercation involved only students.

The incident was captured on video, and was posted on You Tube.
Montgomery is famous for Black brawls. A massive, arena brawl transpired at Alabama State’s Acadome in 2009 that became a media sensation for a day or so.

Is there something in the water on Alabama State’s campus? Worse, could the fluoride in the drinking water nationwide be the cause of the racial gap in learning and the racial gap present in how discipline is distributed?

Are HBCU’s necessary anymore? Do they serve the students who attend them – as one writer claims that they fail to do? A university, college or school system is a reflection of the students who take classes there, so the failure rests squarely on the shoulders of the students.

Just as the behavior of those in the videos below is a reflection of a community that no one dares state is morally bankrupt, Birmingham, Montgomery, Detroit and Alabama Statue University reflect their majority Black populations just as Austin, Portland and Seattle reflect their majority white populations.

 Black Run America (BRA) has ensured no discussion of horrible Black behavior is tolerated; it’s just a shame that the Internet broadcasts both videos and images of that behavior for everyone to see what they move away from.

Why the hope for a better tomorrow? BRA is ending

A new study shows that Black people have faith that the future of the economy is going to be better:
Despite severe losses during the recession, the majority of African-Americans see the economy improving and are confident that their financial prospects will improve soon. 

That optimism, shared to a lesser degree by Hispanics, stands in stark contrast to the deeper pessimism expressed by a majority of whites. In general, whites are more satisfied with their personal financial situations but also more sour about the nation's economic prospects. 

Those are among the findings of a new Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation-Harvard University poll that probed attitudes in the wake of a downturn that more than doubled unemployment and wiped away nearly a fifth of Americans' net worth. 

African-Americans and Hispanics were more likely to be left broke, jobless and concerned that they lack the skills needed to shape their economic futures. But they also remained the most hopeful that the economy would soon right itself and allow them to prosper. 

"Things are stuck in place right now," said Faye Brown, an African-American retiree from Detroit who said she has burned through her savings and watched the value of her home erode by $24,000 during the downturn. "But the newer generation -- the technology generation -- is going to make things better."
The technology generation is going to make things better? That technology generation that searches in vain for Black computer programmers and employs virtually no Black people in Silicon Valley? That's the future of the great technological Black renaissance?

We wrote about this subject before (Black misplaced optimism for the future) and people need to realize that the Black middle class is largely an artificial creation thanks to affirmative action and government jobs. This isn't going to last forever.

As a nation, the productive class can mask and cover up incompetence for only so long before the weight of diversity causes the entire system to buckle. We have seen glimpses of what is coming in Atlanta and Detroit.

The closing of schools in Detroit will be met with protests, just as the closing of schools in DeKalb County was greeted with Black anger. Black people in Memphis are watching their school system collapse and desire a merger with the white school system. The refugee camps (suburbs) of Memphis boast great schools, devoid of low-scoring Black students; a merger would mean more private schools for whites and, of course, white flight.

Black Run America (BRA) is collapsing. School systems can no longer afford free breakfast or lunch programs that go disproportionately to Black students. If you rely on tax dollars to fed your child, don't have them.

Programs such as food stamp EBT cards, WIC checks, subsidized housing vouchers, free school breakfasts and lunches, and AFDC checks have created an entire class of people (disproportionately Black) that rely on the charity of the federal (and state) government.

Study after study after study after study after study after study shows that Waiting for Superman is a task that is reminiscent of Waiting for Godot. And yet positive vibrations for the continued, sustained transfer of wealth despite an onus on barbershops for employment flow through the Black community.

A reliance on white tax dollars has ensured the proliferation of the Black underclass, whose behavior EVERYONE is afraid to condemn.

Imagine if those white people (95 percent of teachers in Wisconsin are white, which is 10 percent more than the national average) protesting in Wisconsin were federal government employees of an agency in Washington D.C. - like say Freddie Mac or Fannie May - that was about to see significant job cuts.

Black people are disproportionately employed by the federal, state and local governments. Such a bloated bureaucracy can't last forever. Imagine what will happen when teachers in Detroit start protesting job cuts.

We will see a massive Black riot soon in the United States. 

The crisis in the Middle East will cause oil to spike to around $150/ a barrel, maybe higher. People who have fled diversity for Whitopia's will no longer have that luxury.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Black History Month Heroes: Persephone in "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" and Guinevere in BBC's "Merlin"

(Editors note: I know not everyone enjoys Black Fictional Month Heroes, but there is a reason we do them. Also, the publisher of the book will be sending me the link for where to purchase SBPDL: Year One. As soon as it is available on their Web site, it will be available on Amazon.)

Think about why there was an uproar over Thor for one moment. You remember that media firestorm right? We wrote about the movie Thor back in April of 2010 and pointed out the oddity of a Black guy cast as a Norse God.

Months later a Boycott Thor Web site was created that brought media attention to the oddity of white people coming together to voice concern over the portrayal of Norse God as a Black guy. Black people, who complained about the casting of Angelia Jolie as Cleopatra and, well, complain about almost everything else that involves a clash of different races in America and the inevitable metrics showcasing Black failures that such an encounters inevitably produce, should be overjoyed that Idris Elba was cast as Heimdall.
Persephone was Greek, right? So why is she Black in Percy Jackson?

It was a horrible year for Black people at the movies in 2010 and adding a Black guy to the pantheon of Nordic Gods makes perfect sense when you factor in Hollywood's fanatic goal of creating fictional Black heroes (like the ones we profile here) that sadly lack real world counterparts.

That a nation once existed - just watch Turner Classic Movies (TCM) - that didn't apologize for being white strikes one who can see as an ethereal thought when you consider that Black Run America's (BRA) Department of Education mandates the teaching of Black students that every failure of their race is due to white racism and that every evil in the world is courtesy of nefarious white people; that myths once existed that grounded a certain people together creating an immutable bond to the past, present, and future is a thought so extreme that these myths must be purged or sanitized for a more diverse audience.

Hence the need to include Morgan Freeman in 12th century England in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves the portrayal of Friar Tuck as a Black guy in the BBC's recent Robin Hood production. Though England had virtually no Black people 50 years ago (and a non-existent crime rate), the future of the once great United Kingdom must have a past that is palatable to the Black people who now reside there.

That the people behind Thor would dare cast all of the Nordic Gods as - God forbid - white people isn't conducive to the new myths that must bring together the diverse people that now reside in Western Europe and America.

Movies and television represent the shared culture of modern America now, bringing the intellectual proclivities and progressive mindset of New York City and Los Angeles to areas of the country that consider both places synonymous with Sodom and Gomorrah. These areas imbibe this culture nevertheless, just as the British people joyfully drink from the culture cup that the BBC in London provides them.

Few people even complained that the recent BBC adaptation of Merlin cast a Black girl as Guinevere. Angel Coulby is that Black girl and though England was home to an all-white population when the Arthurian legend was purported to have transpired, rare is the eye that publicly bashes at such inaccurate castings.
Wait... Guinevere is Black? Weren't all the ancient Britons white?

The Arthur legend of his Knights of the Round Table is too grotesquely white for Cool Britannia, just as those disgusting Greek myths of Zeus had one too many white people as Gods.  In Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, the Goddess of Spring Persephone was played by Rosario Dawson. Dawson doesn't look Greek, but she does have the approved racial look of the future that Quincy Jones' daughter states is the future of America. 

These myths have the misfortune of being created by a distinct people, a homogeneous people. That Black people were absent during the original telling of these myths is an unfortunate fact rectified by those pushing an agenda of affirmative black-tion.

Joseph Campbell, the author of Hero of a Thousand Faces, studied mythology his entire life and was curiously quiet about the myths that are indigenous to Africa. In a way, one can look at the novel of Alex Haley and the subsequent production of Roots as a creation of new myths.

Movies represent an avenue where new myths conducive to the ruling ideology espoused by BRA can be easily disseminated to an unsuspecting public. This is why Black Fictional Heroes play such an important part in creating that myth and ensuring that it endures.

Fealty to Black people is the new American way. Those who transgress from this mindset are straying from the intense devotion to the mythology of white guilt that creates this desire to placate Black people at every turn.

Even the Tim Burton remake of Willy Wonka was attacked for lacking Black characters. The myths of old are restrictive to a certain people; the myths in BRA must be inclusive to everyone.

Persephone (clip from movie here) and Guinevere, two iconic characters from white mythology have been freed and in a recent movie and TV show cast as Black women. That any white person dare raise their voice over these castings is a sign of revolt; that thousands of voices said "what the Thor?" to the casting of Heimdall as a Black guy is a sign that something is rotten in BRA.

Black Fictional Heroes include the Persephone and Guinevere, as cast in Percy Jackson and Merlin respectively. Don't Black people have a myth or two that they wrote down (wait, Black people in Africa rarely recorded their myths for posterity) that could be the basis for a movie?

No? Why is that? What are the great Black myths (besides these inventions)?