It's almost damn near, impossible not to pull the race card. In fact, if you're black and you face any type of adversity, your race or stereotypes of your race are often the contributing factor to ill will treatment.
Shes black. Shes distinguished, polished, decorated, laced with Degrees from U.S.C, Berkley and she does what she says (bitch). She isnt afraid to go against the waves and stir up a little controversy. Shes black, really black. Not Jesse Jackson or Tiger Woods black and in America (Klan Kountry) when youre a figure of power or success youre a target. So what her hair is a mess, its 2006 and we know that we are not our hair. But being the smart woman she is, she know that the curly fro wasnt going to fly on Capital Hill.
But the flipside: Is she used to walking around using her power as privilege as most blacks to when they ascend to a new plateau of success? Is this karma coming back around on her? Is this backlash for speaking out against President Bush? Do people hate her so much that they were finally able to get her on something just to knock her down?
Cynthia McKinney has now joined the ranks of Mike Tyson, Michael Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby and O.J. Simpson. They all have a something in common: Black, (quasi) rich, powerful and the targets of systematic or attempted systematic oppression.
The situation is simple. Race was a factor in this incident. How many times have incidents involving white people of interest not even made it to the 6 oclock news? It doesnt matter who you are or what you do, if youre black with cash or power theyre gonna find a way to come after you.
If Grand Wizard Cheney can almost kill a man in the forest in which black people hung from eons ago (keep in mind we only found out 72 hours later), then Congresswoman McKinney can deck a guard who thinks black people are less than his badge and be exonerated of anything that could jeopardize her power to further help her community. Or maybe this is her wake up call to stop acting so damn smug and ghetto in public.
Okay she may have not had on the lapel. Big freakin deal. How many of the White people dont wear the lapel and still get passed through? Okay so what Hilary Clinton is the most noteable figure (i'm sure it's the bags under her eyes...)so she can maneuver her way around things...okay wait bad example, she was former First Lady, but you get my drift!
In congress there are only 14 Black women, we dont all look a like so it shouldnt be that hard to distinguish whos who
and with hair like Cynthia's (which is real ethnic, I wish my shit could do that) she almost stands out
which is prolly what happened.
If you disagree, here's some insight...
They are still mad about O.J.
What do you think?