Friday, June 20, 2008

Why White Folks Need To Stop Worrying About Miley Cyrus Photos And Focus On Regular Everyday Teenagers

I found it completely laughable how excited white folks got over Miley Cyrus' photos in Vanity Fair, but where are those same folks about the scandal at Gloucester High School in Massachusetts?

Seventeen white teenagers purposely getting pregnant, some of the girls even made a special pact to get pregnant together. This story is just starting to get big time press, but could you imagine if this had been 17 Black teenage girls or 17 Latino teenage girls?

Not mention, that apparently a good number of the fathers in these cases are adult males. Now authorities are looking for the fathers for statutory rape charges, where were these folks when R. Kelly got acquitted last week?

5 comments:

The Angry Independent June 20, 2008 at 10:38 AM  

Why the wider society was not up in arms about the rapist R. Kelly being set free? Why does America get more upset about White teens engaging in this behavior and not Black teens doing so?

Because the wider society sees the R. Kelly fiasco (and Blacks acceptance of it) as par for the course for Black folks. When they see Black folks marching and protesting by the hundreds outside of jails and courthouses in support of a rapist, they see it as Blacks validating his behavior. Why should Whites get upset about the rapist molesting a Black child, when her parents sold her to the molester...and Black folks proceeded to condone the activity?

The same thing applies with the High school girls. No, the wider society wouldn't be upset about Black girls doing something like this....because once again... this kind of activity is already seen as par for the course for the "Black Community". It's a right of passage. Blacks have made it normal.

But when "their" girls do it... they get upset. When the phony Cyrus controversy started (more of a news media ratings controversy) people had questions. That's because they actually give a damn about their children and have better standards for them.

I'm not suggesting that Blacks don't care.... but there just doesn't seem to be the same sense of urgency for Black folks. It's hard to get Black folks to stand up for anything anymore....it's hard to get them together in one place for anything positive.... hard to get them to cooperate. But they have no problem gathering to rally, IN FAVOR, of a child rapist.

I don't think Black folks realize what kind of damaging signal that this sends to the rest of the Country and to the World.

It's one of the most sickening things that i've ever seen.

So yes....there are two different standards of outrage when it comes to these stories. But much of it has been self inflicted by Blacks. So called "Black Culture" (whatever the Hell that is) has turned rotten. Yes...the same could be said for the wider society... but it's especially true for the "Black Community" (I really hate that term...pardon my qoutation marks).

Sheryl June 20, 2008 at 9:09 PM  

I have to agree somewhat with the gngry independent on this. When bad things happen to Black girls in our community we are either silent or the girl is condemned. The Black male perpetrator (if that's the case) is often the one who the community fights to save.

What I find ironic about these White pregnant teens is how the movie "Juno" was the most hyped movie last year. Wasn't that about a White pregnant teenager? Do you think maybe these girls got the message that teen pregnancy isn't such a bad thing from all the praise that movie and the young actress received. I myself don't find teen pregnancy entertaining so I skipped it.

Selena June 21, 2008 at 12:36 AM  

"What I find ironic about these White pregnant teens is how the movie "Juno" was the most hyped movie last year. Wasn't that about a White pregnant teenager? Do you think maybe these girls got the message that teen pregnancy isn't such a bad thing from all the praise that movie and the young actress received. I myself don't find teen pregnancy entertaining so I skipped it."

Of course that's the message. Especially when the pregnancy and marriage of Jamie Lynn Spears was also glamorized...

Selena June 21, 2008 at 12:41 AM  

Where were the white folks? The same place us black folks were: sitting on the side-lines hemming and hawing.

However I'll tell you where I DID NOT see YT folks: standing in front of the courthouse wearing "Free R-uh t-shirts" waving his latest CD in the air...

wisdomteachesme June 21, 2008 at 1:32 PM  

TAI said = "...have better standards..."
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that is the focus RIGHT THERE!!

What kind of standards do we all have for ourselves and for our children? and why do so many allow their standards to fall when things get a bit hard or tedious?

During the beginning of school this past year...
One of our girls was a bit peeved because we made her do her homework over= ever time she corrected her mistakes the paper was nasty. so we made her do it over on a clean sheet of paper.
she also was upset that she HAS to do her hw every night if it is sent home to do.
she said 'none of the other kids turn theirs in'.
lol-bad move...

we told her that our standards for her are higher than many other parents and those of her teacher--as we also have her do more than what is expected of her from her teacher.

of course time played a huge part in this situation concerning her, as one day she came home all smiles because the teacher told her that out of 26 (many were black) children she and another child were the only ones to bring in their hw everyday for the past 4 months!!

she was bubbling over as the only 2 were given much free time and a popsicle treat for encouragement from the teacher.....

she came home that day all hugs and kisses for us as she understood what we meant by our standards being higher for both our girls.

I am in total agreement with your somments TAI.

**and i guess it helps that my partner and myself are educators and we come from a long line of educators**
don't take no mess about learning!! lol

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