Planking, a Racist Act?
I was just reading an article about how Xzibit tweeted he thought that planking was stupid and racist.
Racist? Well Xzibit says because that was the way that they made slaves lie on the boat when transferring them here to the states. Ok, I understand , but I just think a lot of black people take the past and keep it going. To me it’s funny but I know to some it’s not. But we can’t always assume that everything that resembles something of the past is racist. Now to me it almost seems like Xzibit is a hypocrite because I can recall him using the “N” word a few times. I mean African Americans took the word n****r and flipped it to n***a and that’s accepted. But planking isn’t? Slaves being planked isn’t the first thing that came to mind when I first seen it. It was hilarious to me. People did it on cars, floors buildings, vacuums and more.
Someone is always trying to take the fun out of something. I wonder if it was a black person that did it first would Xzibit or anyone else be offended by it. I am not knocking what my ancestors have been put thru but when are we going to finally put the past to rest and stop living in it. The past cannot be changed. I am not saying that it is ok to make fun of what my ancestors went through but I think getting mad about people planking is a waste of time and energy. I bet that these people never even gave it any thought that this is what they did to the slaves and if they did who cares.
It doesn’t affect anyone’s life, well except the guy that fell off the building in Russia I think it was. Anyway, for Xzibit to do an interview about it is lame. Don’t get me wrong, I like Xzibit, but where the hell has he been? To resurface in an article talking about planking being racist is strange. I’m still shocked that people are calling planking racist. Then that means anything that people do nowadays that might relate to what happened to slaves is racist. I don’t see it. This isn’t the first time I heard people calling it racist. I guess I am sitting on the fence with this. It’s sad what my ancestors went through.
The pictures hurt my heart. But I guess I am just tired of hearing people always look for the negative in something that’s fun. What can planking possibly hurt, but the people that’s doing it. It’s not going to bring racism back. It never went anywhere anyway. But I think people like Xzibit are giving credit where credit isn’t due. Give it a break. If we as black people keep using the race card for everything, soon it’s not going to mean anything. Just let the people plank and make fools out of themselves. It’s not affecting my life. Is it affecting yours?
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