Friday, March 7, 2008
JOIN JASMYNE CANNICK AND SIGN THE BAN Shirley Q. Liquor PETITION
The image you see is not one from long ago but recently. This racist and demeaning image of a Black Woman is courtesy of actor Charles Knipp, better known as the character's name: Shirley Q. Liquor. I won't even get into the basics of this monstrosity that this fat, gay, white performer continues to brazenly present to the predominately white and gay clubs and functions around the country. Shame on the mainstream gay community for not stepping up and demanding that Knipp stop this racist play acting. Well if your sickened as I am go to Sister Jasmyne Cannick's blog and sign her petition to ban this disgusting character once and for all.
In addition I'm calling out all Black performers to stop doing these modern day mammy roles which continue to demean Black women. We can't call out and demand the removal of Shirley Q. Liquor and continue to support films like "Norbitt". Yes, I'm calling out Martin, Eddie and all of the others who continue to participate in presenting these stereotypical images. For more information on the stereotypical images of Black women , Abogond provides more information here.
So let's all go and support Jasmyne and sign the petition. Let's come through for the Black Woman.