quote:Originally posted by Carl Prather:
I, too, feel the same way as do you. No Black man (no matter who) should never, ever play or dress the part of a woman. When Wesley Snipes dressed in 'drag' in a movie, I was shocked at this 'macho' brother playing such a part. When Richard play a part in his bio where he dressed as a woman, I was hurt. There are Brothers who told the white promoters or producers to take their 'roles of Black men dressing in female clothing' and shove it. This is because they refuse to lower themselves in such a role that is demeaning. Tyler Perry, (who appears to be a true 'Black' man) makes movies where he dresses and plays the part of a woman which makes you wonder where this brothers head is and what is his 'true' sexual preference. I am not a fan of most Black comics, rap, and hip hop artist but I have yet to see one wearing womens clothes or dressing in 'drag'. When I see Arsenal Hall in movies where he wears female clothes, I am still trying to figure out what this brother is. I am not a bigot when it comes to homosexuality but I do feel that those in the 'closet' should stop hiding and come on with it. I really hate to prejudge a brother (or sister) but come on; a spade is a spade is a spade. Black men have to stand up and be counted on as men. There is no 'in-between'. We are forever having to prove ourselves as men. True Black women understand this. If one opts to be 'bi-sexual', on the 'downlow' or what ever, be advised that to europeans you are still a 'nigga', a 'fag nigga' or a 'dyke nigga bitch'. Hotep. Olu Olufemi Chike.
Not only does it emasculate the men(who are not normally effeminate)... But it dehumanizes the image of the African female they are mocking and deminishes this image into a negative stereotype. Basicually, it knocks out 2 birds with 1 stone serving the interests of white supremacy.