racial joke

i heard that antifa has been illegally editing youtube poops to remove the racial slurs and problematic jokes and has been reuploading them to vimeo

Adam vs Yang 2.0
  • Adam Taurus: You ready to finish our feud from Beacon, little girl?
  • Yang Xiao Long: Of course! I'm gonna pound you into hamburger meat!
  • Adam Taurus: *Tilts head* Is that a racial joke?!
  • Yang Xiao Long: Nope, I'm just cutting the bullshit!
  • Adam Taurus: Okay, that one was racist.
  • Yang Xiao Long: Yeah, just a little. Just a little.
  • Adam Taurus: I'm going to enjoy cutting your other arm off.
  • Yang Xiao Long: Don't have a cow, man!
  • Adam Taurus: For every pun you make, I shall stab Blake.
  • Sun Wukong: Well, she can do this until the cows come home.
  • Yang Xiao Long: Eyyyy! *Finger guns*

PewDiePie: *makes a holocaust joke*

Me: All right, he shouldn’t have made that joke, that was inappropriate and wrong, but, also, I don’t think it means he’s a Nazi. He probably just grew up with those jokes and didn’t realize that he shouldn’t be making them. A lot of popular Internet jokes become so entwined with the Internet that people forget they can be insensitive or hurtful. He apologized, and, hopefully, he won’t make those kinds of jokes again in the future.

PewDiePie: *drops the n-word literally mere months later*

Me:

siirlarr  asked:

i am SICK of damn prank calls. often we can't pick up the phone because we're so busy during x hours but when we do have the time to pick it up. it's nothing but sexual harassment jokes and racial remarks. Fuuuck, I hate customers. The same shit I always tell them after they enjoy wasting my time is 'did you know im being paid right now and you aren't?' Sometimes I hear a click, sometimes I don't. And if someone asks if we deliver, I redirect them to a porno website. I. Hate. Fucking. Teenagers.

Dylann Roof’s Manifesto (did a shit ton of digging to find it.)
	I was not raised in a racist home or environment. Living in the South, almost every White person has a small amount of racial awareness, simply beause of the numbers of negroes in this part of the country. But it is a superficial awareness. Growing up, in school, the White and black kids would make racial jokes toward each other, but all they were were jokes. Me and White friends would sometimes would watch things that would make us think that �blacks were the real racists� and other elementary thoughts like this, but there was no real understanding behind it. 

	The event that truly awakened me was the Trayvon Martin case. I kept hearing and seeing his name, and eventually I decided to look him up. I read the Wikipedia article and right away I was unable to understand what the big deal was. It was obvious that Zimmerman was in the right. But more importantly this prompted me to type in the words �black on White crime� into Google, and I have never been the same since that day. The first website I came to was the Council of Conservative Citizens. There were pages upon pages of these brutal black on White murders. I was in disbelief. At this moment I realized that something was very wrong. How could the news be blowing up the Trayvon Martin case while hundreds of these black on White murders got ignored? 

	From this point I researched deeper and found out what was happening in Europe. I saw that the same things were happening in England and France, and in all the other Western European countries. Again I found myself in disbelief. As an American we are taught to accept living in the melting pot, and black and other minorities have just as much right to be here as we do, since we are all immigrants. But Europe is the homeland of White people, and in many ways the situation is even worse there. From here I found out about the Jewish problem and other issues facing our race, and I can say today that I am completely racially aware. 

						Blacks

	I think it is is fitting to start off with the group I have the most real life experience with, and the group that is the biggest problem for Americans.
	Niggers are stupid and violent. At the same time they have the capacity to be very slick. Black people view everything through a racial lense. Thats what racial awareness is, its viewing everything that happens through a racial lense. They are always thinking about the fact that they are black. This is part of the reason they get offended so easily, and think that some thing are intended to be racist towards them, even when a White person wouldnt be thinking about race. The other reason is the Jewish agitation of the black race. 
	Black people are racially aware almost from birth, but White people on average dont think about race in their daily lives. And this is our problem. We need to and have to. 
	Say you were to witness a dog being beat by a man. You are almost surely going to feel very sorry for that dog. But then say you were to witness a dog biting a man. You will most likely not feel the same pity you felt for the dog for the man. Why? Because dogs are lower than men. 
	This same analogy applies to black and White relations. Even today, blacks are subconsciously viewed by White people are lower beings. They are held to a lower standard in general. This is why they are able to get away with things like obnoxious behavior in public. Because it is expected of them. 
	Modern history classes instill a subconscious White superiority complex in Whites and an inferiority complex in blacks. This White superiority complex that comes from learning of how we dominated other peoples is also part of the problem I have just mentioned. But of course I dont deny that we are in fact superior. 
	I wish with a passion that niggers were treated terribly throughout history by Whites, that every White person had an ancestor who owned slaves, that segregation was an evil an oppressive institution, and so on. Because if it was all it true, it would make it so much easier for me to accept our current situation. But it isnt true. None of it is. We are told to accept what is happening to us because of ancestors wrong doing, but it is all based on historical lies, exaggerations and myths. I have tried endlessly to think of reasons we deserve this, and I have only came back more irritated because there are no reasons. 
	Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished. I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive. One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt even allowing whipping on his plantation. 
	Segregation was not a bad thing. It was a defensive measure. Segregation did not exist to hold back negroes. It existed to protect us from them. And I mean that in multiple ways. Not only did it protect us from having to interact with them, and from being physically harmed by them, but it protected us from being brought down to their level. Integration has done nothing but bring Whites down to level of brute animals. The best example of this is obviously our school system.
	Now White parents are forced to move to the suburbs to send their children to �good schools�. But what constitutes a �good school�? The fact is that how good a school is considered directly corresponds to how White it is. I hate with a passion the whole idea of the suburbs. To me it represents nothing but scared White people running. Running because they are too weak, scared, and brainwashed to fight. Why should we have to flee the cities we created for the security of the suburbs? Why are the suburbs secure in the first place? Because they are White. The pathetic part is that these White people dont even admit to themselves why they are moving. They tell themselves it is for better schools or simply to live in a nicer neighborhood. But it is honestly just a way to escape niggers and other minorities. 
	But what about the White people that are left behind? What about the White children who, because of school zoning laws, are forced to go to a school that is 90 percent black? Do we really think that that White kid will be able to go one day without being picked on for being White, or called a �white boy�? And who is fighting for him? Who is fighting for these White people forced by economic circumstances to live among negroes? No one, but someone has to. 

	Here I would also like to touch on the idea of a Norhtwest Front. I think this idea is beyond stupid. Why should I for example, give up the beauty and history of my state to go to the Norhthwest? To me the whole idea just parralells the concept of White people running to the suburbs. The whole idea is pathetic and just another way to run from the problem without facing it. 
	Some people feel as though the South is beyond saving, that we have too many blacks here. To this I say look at history. The South had a higher ratio of blacks when we were holding them as slaves. Look at South Africa, and how such a small minority held the black in apartheid for years and years. Speaking of South Africa, if anyone thinks that think will eventually just change for the better, consider how in South Africa they have affirmative action for the black population that makes up 80 percent of the population. 
	It is far from being too late for America or Europe. I believe that even if we made up only 30 percent of the population we could take it back completely. But by no means should we wait any longer to take drastic action. 

	Anyone who thinks that White and black people look as different as we do on the outside, but are somehow magically the same on the inside, is delusional. How could our faces, skin, hair, and body structure all be different, but our brains be exactly the same? This is the nonsense we are led to believe. 
	Negroes have lower Iqs, lower impulse control, and higher testosterone levels in generals. These three things alone are a recipe for violent behavior. If a scientist publishes a paper on the differences between the races in Western Europe or Americans, he can expect to lose his job. There are personality traits within human families, and within different breeds of cats or dogs, so why not within the races?
	A horse and a donkey can breed and make a mule, but they are still two completely different animals. Just because we can breed with the other races doesnt make us the same. 
	In a modern history class it is always emphasized that, when talking about �bad� things Whites have done in history, they were White. But when we lern about the numerous, almost countless wonderful things Whites have done, it is never pointed out that these people were White. Yet when we learn about anything important done by a black person in history, it is always pointed out repeatedly that they were black. For example when we learn about how George Washington carver was the first nigger smart enough to open a peanut. 

	On another subject I want to say this. Many White people feel as though they dont have a unique culture. The reason for this is that White culture is world culture. I dont mean that our culture is made up of other cultures, I mean that our culture has been adopted by everyone in the world. This makes us feel as though our culture isnt special or unique. Say for example that every business man in the world wore a kimono, that every skyscraper was in the shape of a pagoda, that every door was a sliding one, and that everyone ate every meal with chopsticks. This would probably make a Japanese man feel as though he had no unique traditional culture. 

	I have noticed a great disdain for race mixing White women within the White nationalists community, bordering on insanity it. These women are victims, and they can be saved. Stop. 

						Jews

	Unlike many White naitonalists, I am of the opinion that the majority of American and European jews are White. In my opinion the issues with jews is not their blood, but their identity. I think that if we could somehow destroy the jewish identity, then they wouldnt cause much of a problem. The problem is that Jews look White, and in many cases are White, yet they see themselves as minorities. Just like niggers, most jews are always thinking about the fact that they are jewish. The other issue is that they network. If we could somehow turn every jew blue for 24 hours, I think there would be a mass awakening, because people would be able to see plainly what is going on. 

	I dont pretend to understand why jews do what they do. They are enigma. 



						Hispanics

	Hispanics are obviously a huge problem for Americans. But there are good hispanics and bad hispanics. I remember while watching hispanic television stations, the shows and even the commercials were more White than our own. They have respect for White beauty, and a good portion of hispanics are White. It is a well known fact that White hispanics make up the elite of most hispanics countries. There is good White blood worht saving in Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and even Brasil. 

But they are still our enemies. 


						East Asians

I have great respent for the East Asian races. Even if we were to go extinct they could carry something on. They are by nature very racist and could be great allies of the White race. I am not opposed at all to allies with the Northeast Asian races. 


						Patriotism

	I hate the sight of the American flag. Modern American patriotism is an absolute joke. People pretending like they have something to be proud while White people are being murdered daily in the streets. Many veterans believe we owe them something for �protecting our way of life� or �protecting our freedom�. But im not sure what way of life they are talking about. How about we protect the White race and stop fighting for the jews. I will say this though, I myself would have rather lived in 1940's American than Nazi Germany, and no this is not ignorance speaking, it is just my opinion. So I dont blame the veterans of any wars up until after Vietnam, because at least they had an American to be proud of and fight for. 


						An Explanation

	To take a saying from a film, �I see all this stuff going on, and I dont see anyone doing anything about it. And it pisses me off.�. To take a saying from my favorite film, �Even if my life is worth less than a speck of dirt, I want to use it for the good of society.�. 

	I have no choice. I am not in the position to, alone, go into the ghetto and fight. I chose Charleston because it is most historic city in my state, and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to Whites in the country. We have no skinheads, no real KKK, no one doing anything but talking on the internet. Well someone has to have the bravery to take it to the real world, and I guess that has to be me. 

Unfortunately at the time of writing I am in a great hurry and some of my best thoughts, actually many of them have been to be left out and lost forever. But I believe enough great White minds are out there already.

 	Please forgive any typos, I didnt have time to check it. 

With recent news of Disney dropping pewdiepie after the WSJ reported on his recent antisemitic ‘jokes’ is making the waves. You are going to be seeing a lot of big Youtubers defend him and stick by him. Know that these Youtubers are complicit to someone being antisemitic and therefore enabling antisemitism. If you truly care about the damage that is done by stunts like pewdiepie has done, then you should not support those Youtubers as well.

What damage you may ask? He is just one guy, what could he possibly be doing that’s harmful? Pewdiepie is the biggest Youtuber and his videos are watched by millions of young people. He is the biggest gaming Youtuber and keep in mind the new nazi movement the alt-right got started when a woman wanted to talk about video games. His stunts and behaviors influence his viewers that this kind of thinking is okay. That while antisemitism is on the rise with Jewish communities and synagogues receiving bomb threats and graffiti of swastikas littered over towns across the world, he decides to take advantage of two young men who know little English to hold a sign that wishes death to an entire people. An entire culture where there are still survivors of when the last time the world wished death upon them. And that is just one of many antisemitic stunt he has pulled in the past six months!

But it should be obvious it’s a joke and not like he is actually for this sort of hatred. He did get his fame for constant rape jokes and racial slurs after all, so we all can tell he’s a jokester. And he’s so sorry that people were offended by his stunt. Please tell yourself what is the purpose of this joke? It’s funny because he doesn’t really think that? But there is nothing in the joke ridiculing those who hold that opinion. He’s made similar jokes a number of times recently, how am I to believe he’s sincere saying he’s not for hate when there is nothing more than empty words to prove that? 

Unfortunately, despite Disney dropping him, he will receive little backlash by the Youtube community. Many of your favorite Youtubers will still be supporting pewdiepie. They will be proving they complacent with someone who contributes to current antisemitism. There is no being neutral when it comes to hate, to be neutral is to be for it. If you truly care about helping Jewish people and other minority groups, you will stop supporting pewdiepie and the Youtubers who will defend him and continue to work with him.

examples of Anders’ fantasy racism towards Native/Jewish/Romani-coded elves (look no one said Bioware was good at their analogies, but unlike the claim that mages are mentally ill, it’s actually Word of God from writers that the elves are supposed to represent people of color.):

  • his dismissal of Fenris’ former enslavement, such as calling it “one bad experience” and saying he must be “jealous” because slavery isnt bad enough to make him have bad opinions towards mages but jealousy is. these are only a couple examples, there are more.
  • literally wanting to sell Fenris into slavery.
  • supporting Tevinter in general, saying they have the right idea
  • his dehumanization of Fenris, calling him a wild dog, a maniac, etc., again these are just off the top of my head.
  • “whyyyy don’t elves help meeeee if they know what its like to be oppressed”
  • in Awakening, insists that elves don’t get locked up for being who they are so they don’t have it as bad as mages, despite the fact that elves are de facto required to live in alienages, the alienage lockdown which occurred earlier that same year (which doesnt seem to be that uncommon of an event considering they have those big doors for a reason and im pretty sure there’s references to alienages having curfews somewhere?) and, y'know, Slavery.
  • it’s canonical btw that elf mages get treated worse than human mages in the circles, and despite that, there are lines from elf npcs in the circle in ferelden (where anders lived for a long time) that the circle is better than the alienage. (granted the ferelden circle is supposed to be one of the better ones, but the denerim alienage is also supposed to be one of the better ones.)
  • Orsino has canonically done Loads Of Shit to better the position of mages, he has worked for and protected the mages of his circle his entire life, he has done way more work for “”“mage rights”“”“ in his life than anders ever did, it was just the slow, unshowy kind that actually benefited the people he was trying to help rather than getting them all martyred against their will. (and btw im saying this as someone who literally does not care about the mage rights thing and has no strong feelings about Orsino, its just a canon fact) despite this, anders dismissed him completely and accused him of being a toady for the templars, showing him zero respect
  • Anders decided to blow up the chantry, intending it to get the entire circle killed, rather than consider listening to and helping Orsino instead
  • yknow, the person who had actual experience inside the gallows

more subtle things that add up

  • being very demanding, acting like he has a right to Fenris’ time, history, etc, constantly pushing him to justify his trauma, asking why his master didn’t kill him, why he didn’t kill himself, etc
  • condescension and lack of respect towards merrill, acting like he has moral high ground or superiority to her
  • fetishization and lack of respect towards velanna in awakening
  • “all dalish women are crazy”

granted he’s disrespectful to everyone (or at least… human women as well) but he’s particularly entitled, rude and disrespectful to every. single. elf he’s ever known. it becomes a pattern, even if all the more blatant shit up there wasn’t a thing.

and towards dwarves Oghren was… ick… but i know there’s at least one banter where Varric starts telling a short joke about dwarves and Anders interrupts with the punchline. in case you didnt know, people can generally tell racial jokes about their own race, but it’s not the same if someone who isn’t that race delivers the punchline. 

im tired and this is all just off the top of my head. but could you make an argument that this is all ignorance? not a good one. i wouldnt believe it, but you could make the argument for your own interpretation of the character, not to push it on others. 

i think a question people should ask themselves though is why anders gets the benefit of the doubt, why we’re supposed to ask ourselves to consider it instead of taking his actions at face value? why am i supposed to care so much about this white dude and his super special point of view that he definitely has reasonable reasons for? i dont.

Today I was working with my colleague Dr. Khan…

(this would be a good time to mention that I work on a team with two doctors named Dr. Rath and Dr. Khan, and it takes most of my willpower for the day to avoid making terrible and probably racially insensitive Star Trek jokes at them)

…and we got in an argument because he said that another one of our coworkers used to do lobotomies, and I said no way people who used to do that are still alive and practicing, that was banned a long time ago. So I tell him to Google it, he searches “can psychiatrists still legally lobotomize people?” and Google tells him that it hasn’t really been done since the 70s.

Then I left and did some other work and he saw some patients in his office.

I come back and he’s seen a couple of patients, and he didn’t realize that his clearly visible computer screen still has “can psychiatrists still legally lobotomize people” on it.

I doubt anyone really noticed, but then again, people were unusually cooperative today.

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  • Title: Dear Martin
  • Author: Nic Stone
  • Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
  • Publication: October 17, 2017
  • My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐/5 

Official synopsis:

Justyce McAllister is top of his class and set for the Ivy League—but none of that matters to the police officer who just put him in handcuffs. And despite leaving his rough neighborhood behind, he can’t escape the scorn of his former peers or the ridicule of his new classmates.

Justyce looks to the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. for answers. But do they hold up anymore? He starts a journal to Dr. King to find out.

Then comes the day Justyce goes driving with his best friend, Manny, windows rolled down, music turned up—way up, sparking the fury of a white off-duty cop beside them. Words fly. Shots are fired. Justyce and Manny are caught in the crosshairs. In the media fallout, it’s Justyce who is under attack.

This book punches you in the gut, teaches you to check your privileges, and makes you open your eyes to a hard reality impossible to deny, because “walking arround pretending inequality doesn’t exist won’t make it disappear”.

Dear Martin is a very important book that talks about racism, racial profiling, and police brutality. It’s a very interesting read, because it shows different levels of racism: from the most evident ones (shooting deaths of unarmed black teenagers) to those that are more subtle (jokes, racial slurs…). They might be different, but all of them are important, all of them affect people, and all of them are acts of racism.

This book also makes you realise that PoC always find themselves in this kind of situations and it helps you understand the rage of marginalised groups, because sometimes it seems like things are never going to change, no matter what you do. However, Dear Martin is a story that gives you hope, too, and makes you want to keep fighting to make the world a better place.

My only problems with this book are that it was too short, and I wasn’t very keen on the dialogue format, but it is a must read and I recommend it to everybody, specially to those who enjoyed The Hate U Give. If you’re looking for a story that’s easy to read (even though it’s hard) and makes you think, don’t doubt it and go for it!

*I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

anonymous asked:

So a white cop in Hasting, Michigan found out that he has some African ancestry (18% according to the NYT article) and is now suing the city for all the racial jokes other cops made to him. The city responded that actually he started the racial jokes and was known to have a history of making "rude comments about black people". Is any part of this *not* racist?

God, it’s all awful and somehow super boring.

Plans for marching band next year

Become section leader. (we will have 2 or 3 basses next year)

Be the super funny, cool, and caring section leader.

Gain all the bass clarinet’s trust.

Slowly take over the low wind section. (tenor saxes are all that’s gonna be left in the low winds next year)

Become the next Holy Roman Empire

Form and alliance with the wood winds to take out low brass.

Betray wood winds and help the brass take them out from within.

Brass gets to stay.

The brass section is cool.

Shit that needs to go in 2017:
  • The entire cast of The Purge: The Trump Family. 
  • White women that feel entitled to their white privilege (truly, a thing) by continuously playing the victim card when blatantly racist. (Tana Mongeau, Channon Rose..) 
  • White internet personalities that are still praised by their cult following, though they embark in using disgusting racial slurs and rape jokes. (Pewdiepie, Idubbbz…)
  • All Lives Matter. 
  • Trump, fuck you thought?
  • Body Shaming.
  • Uninvited, irrelevant white opinions concerning minority issues. 
  • The continuous dehumanizing of black men and women for truly being carefree and admiring our tough skin. 
  • Did I mention All Lives Matter?
  • Putting and feeling more sympathy for animals before the life of a murdered black individual.
  • Praising the KKKardashians for “trendy” things that beautiful minority women have done and continue to do because we’re bomb as hell. 
  • Fucking animals like beastiality ain’t grimy as hell. 
  • Giving cops that have murdered people in cold blood no sentences and paid leave; shit, racist cops in general. 
  • I don’t think ya’ll heard me in the back, though, but… All Lives Matter. 

As an Asian American girl, I just gotta give a shout out to the few Asian characters on TV shows I love (even if there are only two of you).

Magnus Bane. He’s one of my favorite characters on Shadowhunters. He’s compassionate and breaks down stereotypes about Asians - he’s not “too businesslike” or “stiff” but he’s also not dumbed down into a racial joke.

Reggie Mantle on Riverdale. Even if your character isn’t the nicest character on the show, he creates a presence that, again, beats stereotypes. He is popular and sporty, rather than fitting into the “nerdy” or “have-no-fun” stereotypes.

THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH for bringing people like me to my favorite shows. I love you both to death, and I think we can all agree that WE NEED MORE ASIAN AMERICAN REPRESENTATION ON TV!

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FREAKNIK: THE MUSICAL (2010)

a musical television special produced by T-Pain. It features the voice of T-Pain as the Ghost of Freaknik, as well as the voices of entertainers such as Lil Wayne, Young Cash, Snoop Dogg, Sophia Fresh, and Rick Ross, and comedians such as Andy Samberg and Charlie Murphy who provide additional voices. It was scheduled to air on Cartoon Network’s late night programming block Adult Swim sometime in 2009, but after several push-backs, it premiered on March 7, 2010. The musical is based on the actual music festival of the same name that used to take place in Atlanta,Georgia.

Why was it special?: IT’S A CELEBRATION OF HIP HOP CULTURE.

Oh-ho-ho, Freaknik is back, BAY-BEE!

What better way to ring in the second to last day of Black Animation Month with this Adult Swim produced movie based on one of the hottest college block parties to ever hit Atlanta, Georgia. In keeping with the spirit of being based on a party, this whole movie feels like one huge party full of music, dancing, and colorful personalities whoopin’ it up. As if that weren’t enough, the cast of this movie is a veritable who’s who of big names in rap who do in fact do some rappin’.

That’s something I love about Adult Swim; they have the pull to bring in a lot of big name stars yet they also enjoy bringing exposure to lots of up and coming artists. Hey, they worked their magic to an extent with Tyler the Creator and the rest of Odd Future.

Anyway, as much of a good time as this movie is it did come under a lot of flack for, in no small words, reinforcing some negative stereotypes about black folks. Ohh yeah, the stereotypes that all black people care about is partying, vanity, finding ways to get out of work, and endlessly coveting material possessions. It’s got all that and more–  but at the same time, look at the company that produced it. Adult Swm is known for having a tongue-in-cheek style of humor where they make fun of everything and everybody. They’re making fun of all these aspects of Black culture by presenting them in a context of relative normalcy for the setting.

To give us some more perspective, let’s turn the table over to Pix.


Freaknik was an interesting project to say the least. An animated semi-musical presented and starring autotune artist T-Pain, as well as the likes of Rick Ross, Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Lil Jon and Cee-Lo Green just to name a few. And it’s also kind of based on the legendary black party of parties in 90’s era Atlanta? If I had to sum up my experience with this special using two words, I’d probably say: guilty pleasure.
During its initial premiere, Freaknik got a bit of flack from critics, while some publications like Essence Magazine, pretty much wrote if off as an embarrassment and harmful to black culture. Personally the bemoaning articles and criticism felt more like critics out of touch with the youth. You know, Bill Cosby telling us to pull up our pants moment. And honestly, while the jokes in this special tether just a tad past satire and into stereotypical at times I wouldn’t go so far to call it the entertainment A-Bomb to black culture.
What I had hoped to get from Freaknik was the hip-hop equivalent of Metalacolypse, which is essentially a show about metal culture that makes the jokes about much of metal so absurd, yet strangely kind of true. But its comedic cover also wraps around a dedicated smart love letter to the culture. Brandon Smalls is a true metal head. Heck, the guy even made a concept metal album AFTER creating three soundtracks worth of material for the show. So when he subtly slides in a joke about an infamous black metal artist whose suicide death made a cover, you know its done out of a weird morbid love for the culture.
And Freaknik kind of does that to a degree, but nowhere near on the level that it could like with Metalacolyspe does for metal or Black Dynamite does for Blaxploitation films or the social scene of its time. For every funny joke and nod, like Kid And Play dancing while mentioning that their current party is better than any other “House Party,” they’ve hosted, you’ve got other cheap racially-charged jokes that just sort of fall flat.
But maybe the point of Freaknik isn’t really to over-think it. Perhaps it wasn’t really trying to be a show that’s smarter than it looks on the surface. Maybe in its own way, it’s just trying to force viewers, especially black viewers, to let go and have fun much like the original concept of Freaknik before it all went to shit in the mid to late 90’s.
Who truly knows. But one thing’s for sure, that soundtrack is pretty bumpin’. 


That just reminds me, I gotta get the soundtrack but yeah, that’s pretty much what I thought. Thanks, pal.

TRIVIA

  • A soundtrack was released by Jive Records and Nappy Boy records on April 20, 2010. 
  • The 90-minute uncut version of Freaknik: The Musical has been released on DVD and other forms of home media. 
  • Freaknik: The Musical originally evolved from a failed pilot entitled That Crook’d ‘Sipp which was created by Jacob Escobedo, Nick Weidenfeld, Levell “David Banner” Crump and Mike Weiss. The pilot premiered on television on May 13, 2007.
  • In its original American broadcast on March 7, 2010, Freaknik: The Musical was watched by 797,000 viewers 18-34, making it the second most watched Adult Swim program of that night, behind a rerun of Family Guy.

CLOSING THOUGHTS

I ain’t partied out just yet folks, tomorrow is the final day of Black Animation Month and do I have a special treat for you. IT’s a little something I’ve been looking forward to showcasing for a long-long-long time because it’s something very special to me. Hope you’re ready.

Up until now I never realized how similar Thrawn and Pryce are, but I’m just slapping myself in the head for not noticing it sooner. There is legit a reason as to why Pryce has as much time in the novel as she does (pretty much equal time to Thrawn), because she is essentially Thrawn’s copy, and the other protagonist of the book.

They are both fighting for the same thing in different ways, and going through struggles to get to the top. And so it makes sense that they help and each out, and meet each other at different points of the story, because the dramatic irony is, that these two are essentially the same.


Thrawn joins the Empire—while not initially planned (he was testing the waters before, lets not forget) for his people.

Pryce joins the Empire in Order for her family.

They are doing the same thing in different ways.

They both go through very real, very believable struggles. Thrawn faces the Star Wars equivalent to racism but still manages to rise through the ranks of the Empire to one of the highest positions.

Pryce unfortunately, suffers normal human struggles (her friends betraying her, losing her job, etc.), but still finds ways to pull herself back up despite the shit life throws at her. And sadly, it hardens her because she learns the hard way she can’t trust anyone, and that things can be snatched away from you if you aren’t quick enough to do it first.

Tbh that’s why Pryce is one of my favorite characters because we get to see her progression from a genuinely soft, kind person, to the cold woman we see in Rebels, and given all she’s been through, it makes completely sense.

In a sense, she’s a relatable human being.

Because while she and Thrawn are the same struggle wise, Thrawn had people he could trust, people who genuinely liked him.

Pryce, by no fault of her own, had no one. And in turn, became cold. And I think everyone can relate to instances in which people who were supposed to be there for them fucked them over.

But like Pryce, Thrawn is super relatable. As a person of color, I can relate to his struggles as well, being on the receiving end of racially motivated jokes, stares, etc., but as a person of color, you just…gotta keep on sometimes. Because Thrawn makes a good point earlier in the novel, when Eli asks him why he won’t do anything. And he says something along the lines of “what can I do” and I’ve never related to something as much as I did that line.

Both Pryce and Thrawn are the protagonist of the novel, and as relatable characters essentially fighting for the same thing, we want to see them succeed. That’s why Pryce gets as much time as she does in the novel, because in a sense, she is his equal.

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That’s why they help each other—I feel, because they are going through the same thing, essentially, and depend on each other to an extent to get where they are. They can both respect the fact that they went through some real shit to get where they were, and essentially, neither wants to see the other fail due to that knowledge.