Wednesday, June 8, 2011

White Mother Pissed: Black People Keep Secrets



The white mother in this video is funny. Her complaint is that black people have been inadvertently hiding their skin care secrets from whites, and she wants that to stop. Furthermore, she wonders how many other secrets black people are keeping from whites that could help them. The video description reads in all caps:
BLACK PEOPLE TELL US YOUR OTHER SECRETS! LIKE HOW THE HELL ARE YOU 95 YRSOLD AND LOOK 35?????

WHITE PEOPLE GO GET YOU SOME BUTTERS STAT...GET OFF THE LOTION..
New Jersey talk show host Lisa Durden shared this video silliness on Facebook which comes from Heady1313 on YouTube, and I'm glad because I take my laughs where I can get them. However, on a political note, white people through colonization and in the guise of academic or scientific research have studied black people for a long time and walked away with our cultural knowledge, frequently earning dollars off our culture that are never returned to us. I guess I'm laughing in part here at the irony of which Heady1313 may be unaware or cleverly plucking at the domesticity level.

Some people thought she was dead serious in "the butters," but I didn't. Nor did I find the video offensive.

What I've gathered is that Heady1313, who is also on Twitter, has Multiple Sclerosis that's left her in a wheelchair and she committed to vlogging for a year. Her first video talks about feeling like she's an inconvenience, but before that she says that she hopes through blogging, "to make MS my bitch."

1 comment:

Jane Gassner said...

Plus the fact that corn rows look good on you, whereas on white girls they look like the field needs replanting.