“New Blacks” & Respectability Politics [short]

June 5, 2015

We have this neologism of folks Pharrell dubbed “New Blacks” tragically crafting themselves as uncanny likenesses of Narcissus. The pool of compliments and encouragement poured by Whites, the lavish reflections gazed upon will be a bowel of New Blacks’ drowning demise, set to a background cacophony of “Wake up!” reminiscent of the end of the Black film School Daze. Sure, y’all have made a few million dollars, tripped or climbed up some ledges and steps… Read more of: “New Blacks” & Respectability Politics [short]