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Is it  Robert Downey Jr. in black face being nominated as the new GOP Chair? No, it’s Michael Steele.  What a diverse picture…

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Someone commented, “is there a shortage of black actors in Hollywood?”. Ben Stiller’s new flick stars Downey in black face, basically. OK, that’s not right. the picture online certainly looks as though they hired the very best in make-up artistry because I gotta admit, he looks like a brotha.

BUT, ………………….. I don’t know how this is gonna go over. I don’t mind it actually. If it’s not demeaning at all to black men. We need to develop thicker skin on SOME issues. This seems like one of em. (But not topics involving the N word, nooses, drug dealer, police brutality, etc..)

****UPDATE*** 8/16/08

i CHANGE MY GODDAMN MIND. The way they marketed this movie, it doesn’t sit well with me. The fact that the use of “retard” word in the movie got/is getting more protest and commentary then the use of modern day black face in the movie is unsettling to me.

GET A BROTHA TO PLAY A BROTHA. BLACK FACE IS DEMEANING IN ANY WAY YOU TRY TO PACKAGE IT.

Don’t know wtf I was thinking in that earlier post…

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