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.

2 comments:

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."
http://www.chicanas.com/lornabridge.html

ding said...

ha! love it.