Wednesday, June 25, 2008

What's wrong with this picture?

Take a look at a news stand. Notice that the magazines showing African-American women show them practically naked. Is that the only way we can sell magazines? Is that all Black women are good for, showing booty all the time? Look at the other magazines. Except for a picture or two of Britney showing all her business getting out of some car, the cover girls are dressed very nicely. So what is the problem? Why are our women dressed liked this?

Am I the only one that thinks this is wrong? Sure the cover models are making money but what image are they giving to young girls? We talk about rap music being negative (some of it). What about these images that flash across every news stand? When will we learn? Read the Willie Lynch speech and you will know what I mean? Slave mentality is alive and well in our community and we are perpetuating it, not the white man.

As Bill Cosby says, "Come on People!"

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