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The Art Of Cooning: Black Buffoonery Is Back

April 17, 2008

I found this sharp witted text on http://pantzdablogger.wordpress.com/

This rant is timely and insightful and does show, with no remorse, the disdain that many blacks have toward bufooning blacks.

“The art form of Cooning was thought to be long dead and put into it’s cemetary. Now it seems cooning is back and bigger than it ever was before.

For those who don’t know what Cooning is, it’s when Black people, er excuse me, ******s perpetuate negative stereotypes that people have of Black people. Stereotypes such as we are all ignorant, sex crazed monkeys, obsessing over material items, forever trying to be flashy, overly celebratory, and thuggish violent scary Black creatures.

After positive strides mad by the Cosby Show, Spike Lee movies, and various roles by Denzell [Denzel] Washington, Angela Basset [Bassett], Samuel Jackson to name a few. Cooning has come back to slap Black people back to the 1920’s and 1940’s, the hey day of cooning.”

The writer goes on to say:

“Where do you see the most coonery ? In music or tv/movies?

Explain

Believe it or not, Tyler Perry makes the list.

tasha smithIf you saw his, “Why did I get married” movie, you know what I’m talking about. Tasha Smith played the role of a LOUD obnoxious winch! Her character was exactly what people have been saying about black women, that we’re loud, rude and have bad attitudes.

That movie only perpetuated the stereotype.

Stop being surprised when outsiders look down at us. Can you really blame’m? I can’t.”

I don’t completely agree about Tyler Perry.  I think he tries to emcompass black people he may have encountered.  I don’t think he uses stereotypes, in particular.

I do agree about the bufooning blacks.  What do you think?

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