Monday, 15 February 2010

What If Sarah Palin Were Black?

Chauncey DeVega answers:
So, let's play a game of fill in the blanks. I will start:

If Sarah Palin were black she would have disappeared into obscurity long ago.

If Sarah Palin were black, her daughter's out of wedlock, "baby daddy drama" would have been presented as an example of both pathological behavior and a dysfunctional family that is symbolic of the social problems in that community. If Sarah Palin were black, never would the poor decision making by the Palin family be marked off as challenges overcome, or deeds to be valorized.

Here's the blogpost, linked to at Alternet, that seems to have inspired that piece. It's by the same author at We Are Respectable Negroes and it is hilarious.
Because of the hole in the space time continuum created by the Large Hadron Collider, the Niggaro Universe has overwritten the universe of We Are Respectable Negroes. Scientists are diligently working to correct this problem, and it should be rectified in the next few days. For now, because of the influence of this alternate reality things are changed. Our Barack Obama is now "Barack O'Bama," a white Republican, Sarah Palin is a black Democrat, Joe Biden is Joe Biden but just a Republican, and John McCain is a maverick, Democratic populist. Zora, Gordon, and Chauncey have been replaced by their doppelgangers from the Niggaro Universe. They are the same, yet different. If you too have been changed by the disruption of the space time continuum do not feel obligated to resist. Instead, indulge your new self until this Crisis on Negro Earths is remedied.

2 comments:

Beijing York said...

What a great link. I like this one:

"If Sarah Palin were black she would be tarred and feathered as an "affirmative action baby."

fern hill said...

Race stuff in the US is head-bangingly complex for us Canucks (or me at least), but I thought that piece was brilliantly clear.

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