Wednesday, March 18, 2009

awe-some: 'black men ski'

Thanks to Macon D at stuff white people do for this clip:

In Stew's song, you can hear the anger, the scorn, the utter contempt for white privilege's bullshit. It is beauteous - as is the uncomfortable silence of, I assume, the predominantly white audience.

(It strikes a thrilling chord in me, similar to the chord struck by Nina Simone's 'Pirate Jenny.)

More about Stew, his Tony, and his new film, here.


liza said...

Wow. Love it. Thanks. It reminds me of a poem by Lorna Dee Cervantes: "Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked How I, An Intelligent Well Read Person Could Believe in the War Between The Races": "You think this is nothing/but faddish exaggeration. But they/ are not shooting at you."

ding said...

ha! love it.