April 27, 2009, - 2:52 pm

Quote of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel
On Friday, I told you about the racist movie “Obsessed,” brought to you by Beyonce Knowles, her daddy, and Magic Johnson (yes, that “Magic” Johnson).
Some people e-mailed and/or commented that I was wrong or over-reacting. But not the “Why Black Women Are Angry” blog, written by, obviously, an “angry Black women.” Actually the name of the blog is “Diary of a Content Black Woman,” but the URL for the site bears what she obviously meant to call it: WhyBlackWomenAreAngry.blogspot.com. Clearly, this woman is far more angry than content, and she illustrates the point I was making about how this movie plays into Black women’s racism against White women.

The reason that Obsessed is #1 is because Black women have been dying to see a movie where the Black woman kicks the ass of the white woman who tries to steal her man! There. I said it. . . .

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[T]hrough the silver screen, every Black woman’s fantasy was fulfilled. Beyonce (Susan) kicked “this crazy white woman insistent on taking her husband’s” ass.
It was exhilarating!

‘Nuff said. Time to send this chick, er . . . “Angry Black Woman,” er . . . “Content Black Women” to anger management and sensitivity training.
*** UPDATE: It gets worse. Here’s what a Black woman said about “Obsessed” on a Black supremacist website:

Go see the movie Obsessed. White women stalking and seducing a black man. . . .
My husband told me one time he notices that white women are aggressive especially when you turn them down.
Hakeema

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10 Responses

I used to get surprised when the pot would call the kettle black.LOL, but obviously that website is operated and frequented by racist morons as they dispense judgements on OTHER peoples racism. I still laugh when I see the spelling and grammar. Mine isn’t the worlds best but THEIRS is absolutely ebonics lol.
They has to axe ‘dat man in ‘da mir, wassup?

samurai on April 27, 2009 at 3:26 pm

They sure don’t come down on anyone for screaming at the movie screen or name calling whites. Wassup?!

samurai on April 27, 2009 at 3:28 pm

In the old days, a black man would be lynched just for looking at a white woman the “wrong way.” This movie hasn’t broken new ground. There’s the interracial sex in “Jungle Fever.” The country has moved beyond whatever racist hangups it once had. Sad to say, some people still haven’t.

NormanF on April 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm

What I have seen is black women should be rightfully upset at black men. I live in San Diego and there is more inter-racial dating than in other parts of the country I have seen. I rarely see the reverse of black women with white men. Was Spike Lee right? So statistically that tips the scales. Also the more affluent black male is going after white women then I can see why black women might be a little disturbed at what is happening. So will there be affirmative action for black women to bid on affluent black men? Where is Jesse and Al Sharpton. However if liberals want a color blind society than should black women really be upset? Remember love is blind. Righhhhtttt?
As for Beyonce, forget her. I will stick with Gabrielle Union.
http://www.absolutely.net/Gabrielle_Union/index.jpg

californiascreaming on April 27, 2009 at 4:25 pm

californiascreaming, you may be on to something. I would have loved to have seen Gabrielle Union in the part of the crazed stalker (since most of what I see in my circles is young, attractive Black women hitting on married affluent Black men who happen to be married to other Black women. The competition for successful and educated Black men is intense!). But to see Beyonce and Gabrielle mixin’ it up on screen? Ohhhh man….okay, let me not get carried away in my own fantasies! But to have had Ms. Union that role would have pegged the movie as a “Black film” by Hollywood distribution standards, and it would not have generated as much box office or gotten as many screens.
But did the filmmakers just happen to hire a White actress as the stalker? Was this a “race-neutral role? Oh hell naw. The filmmakers knew exactly what they were doing. They had to know about the explosive history of the Black male/White female sexual pairing and the still intense controversy it generates. They had to know (especially Beyonce) about Black female fears and insecurities regarding losing their man to the office Blonde (actually, many women of ALL races have that fear! Many a White woman has lost her husband to the office blonde!). And it worked. The film made a ton of money this past weekend and beat every other film by millions. And the Web chatter on the film is simply incredible…most of it race-based of course.
I’m sure the filmmakers will play innocent, you know…play the “color-blind” card and claim race was irrelevant in their casting…yeah, right. They knew what they were doing. It’s Marketing 101 – Controversy and sex sells, and if you can add the volatile element of race to that mix, you have yourself a hit.

JibberJabber on April 27, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Debbie, I give this one a big “whatever”. I have nver met any white guy who prefered black women, and that’s probably out of a few thousand guys. A lot of (all) Jewish guys like Asians and Latinas, though.

Anonymous1 on April 27, 2009 at 11:04 pm

I’ve noticed of late It seems like if there’s an interracial couple in a movie, it’s always a black man with a lighter-skinned (or white) woman. I don’t remember the last movie which had the opposite.
I suppose it’s all tied to perceived virility/that spreading-seeds thing, which this movie seems to exemplify. The Black Power fist takes on a new, phallic, meaning.
I’m so ticked off at my parents, who promised me a colorblind world in the future. Just the opposite seems to be happening.
[E: THERE HAS BEEN ONE SUCH MOVIE IN RECENT MEMORY, "LAKEVIEW TERRACE," IN WHICH A WHITE MAN IS MARRIED TO A BLACK WOMAN. HERE'S MY REVIEW:
http://www.debbieschlussel.com/archives/2008/09/weekend_box_off_114.html
DS]

eforhan on April 28, 2009 at 8:24 am

Very interesting! Thanks for the tip — I had totally bypassed that movie.
Reviews like the “Obsessed” ones linked above are rather disturbing. We have such a long, long way to go.

eforhan on April 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Yes, it’s about time Blacks got to make movies like this. Because ,as we all remember, Whites used to make movies where psychotic,horny,one-dimensional Black women were going after married White men,and the White women,leading to the a big fight between the wife and the stakler,remember?
Remember? You don’t? That’s because THERE WEREN’T ANY!!!! I know you’ll never get the Spike Lees,Melvin Van Peebles,Dick Gregorys,Paul Mooneys,and an endless list of other Black racist paranoids in Show Business to believe that,BUT IT’S TRUE.

OldSchoolW on April 29, 2009 at 7:40 pm

“Go see the movie Obsessed. White woman stalking and seducing a Black man.
My husband told me one time he notices that White women are aggressive especially when you turn them down.
Hakeema.”
Ha,Hakeema
Bad enough when White women are turned down by Black men, WORSE when it’s vice versa, because White women don’t scream racism,and Black women are always nastier,physically.

OldSchoolW on April 29, 2009 at 7:46 pm

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