Yes! They’re back! By a LANDSLIDE!
Honestly, I stopped doing “Incognegro” because I got tired of being accused of being some colorist despite the fact that it seems all black people are fascinated to some degree with it. Oh well. I have a mandate now! Fifty-four percent. So either we all hate ourselves, or we enjoy going “OMG! I had no idea Carly Simon had some black in her! But look at that hair!” Yes. It is back.
WENWORTH MILLER AND RASHIDA JONES STORIES FOR ALL!!!!
(More after the jump)
Also, I get the impression you want to vent about your limits to blackness. (By 20 percent) I knew blackness was going through a rough patch when the “Blackest” of the Snob sisters was having a hard time relating to black people. Not BABY SNOB! She even still kind of listens to rap! Nooooooo! For the uninitiated, “Limits” is about voicing something, even a taboo about blackness that you hate, hate, hate putting up with and will do anything to avoid.
I won’t wear traditional West African dresses because …. I don’t know. I was born in the west and shit and I like blue jeans. My oldest sister thinks black music past 1990 sucks and listens only to Christian rock, some country and Metallica. And while I understand why people like Kwanza, I draw the line at me actually celebrating it. Sounds too much like how I spent every summer of my childhood with those Kunjufu books. Christmas, after all, is an international holiday not based on any race. I can’t help it if some folks here think they own the damn thing. Last time I checked Jesus was a Middle Eastern Jew.
The other three items are making it back by the slimmest of margins. So slim, I had to almost pick them myself. There will be a father’s day series (I’m bracing myself for constant waterworks now), like the mother’s series last year. We will continue to chronicle whatever Kanye West is wearing, because I too find it hilarious (and interesting). And DOOMED ROMANCE makes it in with five piddly votes.
This time, Doomed Romance will be a regular feature as I already have one in the hopper from a reader who found the series late and felt compelled to write. I’ll let you know when the deadlines are for Fathers and Doomed Romance II: Deader Than Ever.
That said, please use the comments to shout out actual and “suspect” incognegroes, odd pictures of Kanye in neat outfits and shit that annoys you about being black that you think I should write about!