“Black People, Please Take Your Children To See The New ‘Black Panther’ Movie For Black History Month!”

 

First of all, let me start off by saying that this movie would NOT be in theaters this month if it were based on the REAL Black Panthers.

The Black Panthers, also known as the Black Panther Party, was a political organization founded in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale to challenge police brutality against the African American community. Dressed in black berets and black leather jackets, the Black Panthers organized armed citizen patrols of Oakland and other U.S. cities. At its peak in 1968, the Black Panther Party had roughly 2,000 members. The organization later declined as a result of internal tensions, deadly shootouts and FBI counterintelligence activities aimed at weakening the organization.

The Black Panthers were not solely focused on violence. One notable program was Free Breakfast for Children. They fed as many as 20,000 children in the 1968-69 school year. This was portrayed by detractors as a propaganda and recruitment tool, as the children were taught party messages and ideology during the meals.

As I re-read the above paragraphs, what strikes me is this: “The Black Panthers were not solely focused on violence.” I don’t even know what that means because in order to fight against racism, hate groups and a government that is hell bent on our annihilation, how could it be otherwise? Non-violence did not work because if it did, the man who history lauds as one of the most peace-loving men to have ever lived would have lived out his natural life instead of having been assassinated and we all know who I am referring to; Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. That man tried in every way possible to bring about change, peacefully and what did he get for his efforts, he got an assassin’s bullet, that’s what he got for drawing attention to the plight of slaves in America. That’s right, I said, “Slaves!” Because that is what we all are and aren’t we reminded of it every single day.

Slaves make up only 13% of the population count in America and yet in 2014, slaves represented 34% of the prison population in America and that number is worse today.

Nationwide, Black children represent 32% of children who are arrested, 42% of children who are detained, and 52% of children whose cases are judicially waived to criminal court.

For as long as the government has kept track, the economic statistics have shown a troubling racial gap. Black people are twice as likely as white people to be out of work and looking for a job. This fact was as true in 1954 as it is today.

The most recent report puts the white unemployment rate at around 4.5 percent. The black unemployment rate? About 8.8 percent.

But the economic picture for slaves is far worse than those statistics indicate. The unemployment rate only measures people who are both living at home and actively looking for a job.

What do you think would happen if the unemployment rate for Black people included those who are incarcerated? Add in those who are incarcerated and the unemployment figures for Black men jumps to 18.6%.

The Black Panthers knew that there was no peaceful way to go about effecting change because those who made up the Black Panthers, had themselves been victims of white oppression as we are today. We only have the illusion of freedom because at any given moment, each of us could be killed for no reason whatsoever and this has been playing out on city streets all across America. The slave patrols are decked out in blue and brown uniforms and have been given legal authority by the government of America to round us up whenever it pleases them to do so. Some of us are actually locked inside cages, but those of us who are not actually IN a cage are just as caged. Go into the ‘wrong’ neighborhood and find out how free you are. Protest the murder of another slave for too long and see how fast Gestapo pigs are called out to initiate a curfew to get you off the streets and locked in at night because when you burn down the white man’s means by which he makes a profit, you see just how much a slave, you still are. Get sick and walk in the doors of a hospital seeking help and they will show you that a sick slave is of no use to them, here, and here.

So yes, it is most important that you, as adult slaves, take your children to see this new Black Panther movie that is set to come out in theaters everywhere during this celebration of Slave History Month. Continue to promote the ideals behind slavery, racism, bigotry, Jim Crow, mass incarceration, income inequality, mass homelessness, gentrification, a school-to-prison pipeline, low educational attainment, mass poverty and government sanctioned murder by cop because you are indeed promoting all of the aforementioned especially seeing as how this movie is produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. And in order to understand how racist Walt Disney was is to read about Walt Disney.

The charge: Walt Disney was racist.
The evidence: These charges stem primarily from the use of racial stereotypes in Disney movies from the 40s: Dumbo’s black crows; Fantasia’s black servant centaurette; and Song of the South, a movie so offensive that the Disney company will no longer let it be seen in public. Then there is Walt Disney’s own behavior: Gabler cites a meeting in which Disney referred to the Snow White dwarves as a “nigger pile” and another in which he used the term “pickaninny.” The book notes that Disney anticipated the Song of the South controversy and attempted to make it less racist with a rewrite and meeting with the NAACP. The meeting never happened, and the movie was released anyway. There was also some controversy about the company’s unwillingness to hire minorities at Disneyland.

I see that I’ve got to change a few words, Slaves, take your “nigger piles,” your “pickanninies” to see Walt Disney’s Black Panther and while you’re there ask the theater to beg the Disney Corporation to re-release the movie, “Song of the South,” so that you can then return and view how happy and helpful slaves were to white folks when we were still needed to pick cotton, cook and clean for them and lie down with them upon demand.

This blog post is a direct result of another blog I read about how Black children should see this movie, “Black Panther” because it will show them that there were great Black kingdoms and it will show them that Black people can have super powers and everything will just be great. Seriously???!! So these Black pickanninies, once they’ve looked at this movie, will leave the theater thinking that they have the ability to fly to freedom, to escape poverty, to get into a leaky boat and head to some great Black kingdom, to understand that the reason their daddy, uncle and cousin is incarcerated is because they just refused to use their super powers to escape incarceration in a land where they will never be free, whether caged or not. Yes, give your pickanninies the illusion of “Black Panther,” produced and released by the same company that lovingly gave us “Song of the South.”

By viewing “Black Panther,” our pickanninies will celebrate Slave History Month like it should be celebrated. We will continue to enrich the coffers of our slave owners just as we’ve always done. We may no longer cook all Massa’s meals, we may no longer pick his cotton, we may no longer tend his fields from sunup to sundown, but by god, we shall surely give our hard-earned pennies to him during this month that he has set aside for us to celebrate his benevolence towards us by putting together a movie starring many who look like us and who are from a fake kingdom when the truth of the matter is this movie is not far off its mark because there truly was a kingdom and our ancestors resided there, but the Walt Disneys of this world saw an opportunity in your ancestors and so they took them, they took them to enrich themselves and you are a product of that enrichment and you are still enriching them today. Oh, I am pretty sure that it was just a major coincidence that “Black Panther” is coming out just in time for Black History Month, I am that naïve.

I am so very sorry that the strong Black people of yesteryear are no longer with us because the women of the Civil Rights Movement would not be taking their children to see a movie that will be released by the very same company that released “Song of the South.” Their children would take part in a boycott of this movie just as they took part in the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott was a civil-rights protest during which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery, Alabama, to protest segregated seating. The boycott took place from December 5, 1955, to December 20, 1956, and is regarded as the first large-scale U.S. demonstration against segregation.

The Women’s Political Council (WPC), a group of black women working for civil rights, began circulating flyers calling for a boycott of the bus system on December 5, the day Parks would be tried in municipal court.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the Black women and men of his day, showed us all how to stick it to the white man; one word, BOYCOTT! And that is just something we have never been willing to continue because a movie is more important than mass incarceration, massive unemployment, income inequality, gentrification, mass homelessness, food insecurity, poverty, gangs, drugs and crime in ‘Black’ communities, inequality in health care, brain developmental problems in our children due to lead paint poisoning and yet, we are going to celebrate all of this by watching a movie because we just want a two-hour break from our reality and right afterwards, we will continue to piss and moan and whine about why we are still, slaves, and  treated as such. Ask your cousin Terrell if they are showing this movie in the prison he’s serving a 30-year sentence in for having on his person, a dime bag of weed. Ask your niece, Lakeisha if they’ll be showing “Black Panther” at the prison she is serving time at because she was arrested for prostitution and drug possession; drugs to feed her crack habit. Yeah! Ask them! And then go to the affluent suburbs of Atlanta and see how white affluent heroin addicts are treated. They’ll not be rubbing shoulders with Lakeisha since affluent white addicts that have engaged in prostitution to feed their habit are sent to rehab for as many times as it takes to get them back on the road to recovery. Meanwhile, Lakeisha sits inside a prison slaving away for pennies sewing shirts and pants for corporations because you see, she is inside a ‘For Profit Prison’ and when she goes to shower, some white male prison guard is watching her and then is making her perform sex acts on him and he is raping her. But by going to see “Black Panther,” we are doing her a world of good, just as we are also doing the Black man that’s doing time and submitting to homosexual acts, just as much good because when he gets out, his wife or girlfriend is going to understand what it means to have AIDS!

And don’t forget the popcorn as you sit back, relax and enjoy “Black Panther,” the movie.

Happy Black Slave History Month!

22 thoughts on ““Black People, Please Take Your Children To See The New ‘Black Panther’ Movie For Black History Month!”

  1. I agree, this movie is a disgrace. The irony was also not lost on me regarding the name of the film and the timing of its release. I think the ruling class gets a sick thrill out of it, laughing up their sleeves at the slaves, as you say, rushing to their local theaters to pay an exorbitant price to be propagandized while fattening the purse of the white supremacist bourgeoisie.

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    • Thank you Prole Center and yes, you get it. But we never will. There are so many Black hypocrites, who are even bloggers that I ‘follow’ who are, one minute, all about “Black Power” and “doing our own thing,” but will make every excuse in the world to participate in this outlandish example of white corporate America, promoting as usual, an agenda which in this case is the fact that though Black people are the most disenfranchised of groups in America, are still viewed as three-fifths human by said corporations, and yet, we can still be depended upon to never break free from our chains. We lovingly embrace them while making excuses for doing so. There is no benefit to one Black person paying their money to watch this mess. If we truly was all about the business of celebrating ‘Black History Month’, then the last thing we’d be doing to celebrate it is to be heading inside a theater to watch this movie.

      Part of our problem is we are so hooked on what is called, “entertainment,” that we cannot exist without it no matter who produces it, no matter what it’s about. So, we’ve apparently seen enough ‘slave’ movies, what with “Roots,” “Mandingo,” “Twelve Years A Slave,” “Amistad,” “Birth Of A Nation,” “Django Unchained,” and the list is endless, so now, it is time to get Black people in theaters during Black History Month with some fictional cartoon mess about some fictional kingdom of Black folks. And for the Black folks out there who scream up and down about how much you are about educating your Black brothers and sisters, cut the bullshit. When “Straight Outta Compton” was released, your Black ass was sitting right there enjoying watching the misogyny against Black women that film depicted. You enjoyed handing your money over to the white man to once again, depict your own kind in the most negative way possible. You claim that it is a great thing when the white man gives the Black man a job in Hollywood. Really?! Those Black people who make up Hollywood have amassed a shitload of money and really don’t need to continue to play “The Butler,” or “The Help” and yet they do it and the reason they do it is the same reason that sends a Black man’s hypocritical ass inside a movie theater and then whine later about the mistreatment of those who look like them, because you can. So, from now own, to every Black male hypocrite out there, and you know who you are, “Shut the fuck up!”

      The above paragraph was not aimed at you Prole Center and so I apologize for that. But this subject really gets my goat up, as you can see.

      I do sincerely thank you for your comment.

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  2. I agree with the other commenter; this, like Obama or the Black version of Beyoncé performing at the super bowl, is just a temporary pacifier. You have to really wonder why they allow “Black” films on the big screen. KP mentioned there will probably be some homosexual bond or interracial relations or something way off from our natural African ways.
    And I understand that it’s based off a comic, but let’s remember that Hollywood would never let Black people tell their own stories and histories which were based in actual places (kingdoms) we can visit today.

    I do want to see the movie, but maybe a year from now or when it hits the dollar theater. I don’t know yet. Great post, Shelby.

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  3. Excellent post, Shelby. It seems to cover all the bases, the ineffectiveness of non-violence, the effectiveness of boycotts, the mass incarceration of African Americans and the shoddy use of Hollywood sentimentalism to promote disinformation and mind control black people to embrace their own oppression.

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    • Dr. Bramhall, as you can see, I try! But of course it is to no avail because while doing research for this, I discovered that advance ticket sales for this movie are through the roof. And I am quite sure that many of those advance ticket sales are a direct result of Black folks, in a hurry to be the first to step through the doors of a movie theater to celebrate Black History Month. We have so much wrong in our communities and yet, are doing nothing about any of it because we want to be entertained.

      There is nothing entertaining while watching an entire ethnic group rush headlong into a self-inflicted train wreck. We are our own worst enemy and our other enemies know this. No other group on this planet is as easily persuadable as we are. Make a movie with 3 Black folks in it and call it “Midnight’s Three Strikes” and the theater will be filled to the brim with Black folks who’ve rushed in to see this latest bit of fantastical shit! Release it during Black History Month and you’ve made a mint off the same people who will piss and moan, daily about the fact that Black people take their money and just give it to the white man, the Koreans, the Chinese, the Pakistanis; everyone else but to each other. And I refuse to continue to make excuses for our plight when we are, as I have already stated, our own worst enemy.

      Dr. Bramhall, I sincerely thank you for your spot on comment.

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  4. “Meanwhile, Lakeisha sits inside a prison slaving away for pennies sewing shirts and pants for corporations because you see, she is inside a ‘For Profit Prison’ and when she goes to shower, some white male prison guard is watching her and then is making her perform sex acts on him and he is raping her. But by going to see “Black Panther,” we are doing her a world of good, just as we are also doing the Black man that’s doing time and submitting to homosexual acts, just as much good because when he gets out, his wife or girlfriend is going to understand what it means to have AIDS!”
    You really have a way with words! Nice breakdown lol

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    • I just tell it like it is and I don’t hold back and I never will! Because this IS what is going down and we ALL know it. But we’re going to see a movie featuring Black people in a fictitious kingdom as a celebration of Black History Month because it’s the very least we can do to show our solidarity with our brothers and sisters who are locked up on bullshit drug charges and by this, we will also show our children that there really are more Black sell-outs than are real Black Panthers, so get with the program and continue to fill the rich white man’s coffers.

      Enjoy the movie!

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  5. Hollywood Filmdom is a functionary of the CIA, producing cleverly deceptive mind-controlling propaganda. Crimes committed against blacks by the CIA go back a long way. MKULTRA, LSD mind control experiments. The dumping of illegal drugs and guns into black neighborhoods to fund covert operations, come to mind.

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    • Those crimes do indeed, go back a long way Peter. As far back as when the first slaves were deposited on these shores because the gynecology field can thank slave women for the ‘advances’ in the field of gynecology since a white man experimented on slave women, without the use of any anesthesia, and many of them died during the process or were horribly mutilated and screaming in agony. But, we don’t care. We want to see a movie released by filth in the form of a racist company just so we can show our “nigger piles,” our “pickaninnies,” that there is some fictional kingdom because it’s right up there on the big screen, in living ‘color’. Meanwhile, back in the ‘hood’, the few ‘hoods’ that haven’t gone through the gentrification process; drugs, guns, shootings, poverty and stupidity abounds. We good!

      Peter, I thank you for your spot on comment. It would appear, as the comments are posted, that once again, it is quite actually the ‘whites’ who get it and who are willing to at least spread the word. Dr. Bramhall, bless her heart, re-blogged this, but not one hypocritical Black person has. Go figure! They’re more than likely the recipients of some of those advance ticket purchases for what will be a most moving and inspiring motion picture for Black History Month and meanwhile, the ‘hood’ burns!

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  6. I know I’ve been gone a while so there’s much to catch up on. First off, I did not go to see this movie I did however watch it online and quite honestly, it was DA BOMB. Of course there were a few things that I did not like, for example the white CIA agent they had as T’Challa’s friend and of course Killmonger. The third being that at the end of the movie, T’Challa addressed the UN and pledged Wakanda’s resources to help the world. Bad move… I understand that this movie was fictional but alot of the realism was definitely worth the watch.

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    • I must say that the high esteem that I had for you has managed to go down several notches. I have not watched the movie and I will not watch the movie because it does nothing FOR descendants of slaves. From what I have heard, this movie just reiterates what all other movies released by white production companies have done and that is to make sure that whitey is always seen as some sort of savior. Why in the world would POC destroy another POC just for having a difference of opinion, but let some white CIA snitch live to see another day? Once again, Africans were pitted against descendants of slaves and descendants of slaves were seen as the very ones who need to be destroyed and that is because we are being destroyed and yet we will sit up in a movie theater and applaud representation of our continued destruction. Now, how stupid is that?

      We will then leave the theater and moan and wail over the gentrification of our communities when if we had instead, pooled that money together that we spent on African head wraps, dashikis, movie tickets, popcorn, peanuts, nachos Hershey bars, parking, etc., we would be able to do for ourselves instead of insisting that the white man plant us front and center in a goddamn fucked up movie that calls for our demise since we are depicted as animals rather than as humans.

      Nido, shame on you for buying into the hype! Are you THAT desperate for entertainment? If so, watch “Gone With The Wind,” again! Oh, and Disney’s “Song of the South!” That should really entertain you!

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      • I gracefully accept your rebuke. As much as I didn’t want to get caugh up in the hype, let’s just say the superhero enthusiast in me kind of came out and I mainly saw it for research purposes. After all I am writinc a superhero novel and I saw some good ideas I could use. I hate that you think a little less of me, atleast when my book is finished, I hope your esteem for me climbs back up.

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  7. Sorry, I pressed post before I was finished.

    Surprisingly enough, these past few months, black panther grossed higher than many of their white superhero films, but alas none of that money is coming back into the black community, hell even money amassed from the blaxploitation films never made it into our hands.

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