Jennifer Hudson is the new Aunt Jemima

If you notice, Hollywood loves to give black actors the Oscar for playing the most stereotypical roles possible. For the longest time, the only black person that ever even won an Oscar was the woman who played the Mammy character (I think the character’s name was actually Mammy) in Gone with the Wind. Then Sidney Poitier won one for one of those “magical negro” characters he played in the 1960s.

More recently, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington made history in 2002 when they managed to win the Academy’s top two acting awards for playing a filthy slut who banged Billy Bob Thornton and an angel dust-tootin’ gang banger respectively, in a year in which the Academy just so happened to also present the aforementioned Sidney Poitier with some sort of lifetime achievement award. Hmm…

Hence I was less than surprised when subsequent accolades for black actors included Morgan Freeman receiving a Best Supporting Actor award for his role as the magical negro water boy in Million Dollar Baby; Forest Whitaker getting Best Actor for playing Idi Amin as, essentially, a gorilla in a military uniform; and Jennifer Hudson winning Best Supporting Actress for reviving the Mammy archetype in Dreamgirls.

I was kinda surprised though at the way Jennifer Hudson is being put forth as a new, more progressive standard of beauty. Cracka-ass cracka magazines that usually feature hot, waifish models on the cover are featuring Jennifer Hudson as if to say fat women can be beautiful, too, god damnit! I wonder though if there isn’t a covert racist element to the idea that a fat black woman who can sing is also beautiful.

As pointed out in this Washington Post story a few weeks ago, when mainstream magazines need a fat woman to put on the cover, they ususally reach for a black woman. Of course they suggest that this is positive, but I’m going to go ahead and put forth that it’s negative. At the very least, it suggests that a lesser standard of beaty is necessary for black women, but I seriously doubt that’s all there is to it.

In fact, I wonder if white people aren’t drawn to fat sistas like Jennifer Hudson because their very image calls to mind the old Mammy archetype. I don’t have a link to it, but there was a story in the New York Times not too long ago about how companies love to use Mammy figures to sell various products. Think about it: who wouldn’t want a fat black woman to bring them a plate of pancakes every morning?

Which brings me to my point: Do white people love Jennifer Hudson because they’re genuinely attracted to women with faces like pit bulls and rolls in their necks, or do white people love Jennifer Hudson because she secretly reminds them of pancakes, if not slavery? Maybe it’s the former, but my guess is that it’s the latter. If that’s the case, it would be difficult for me to view her success as of late as a sign of progress.

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    first?

  • Conor

    What about Jamiee Fox in Ray?

  • John Cochran

    Do white people love Jennifer Hudson because they’re genuinely attracted to women with faces like pit bulls and rolls in their necks”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You a fool dude. I do agree that she’s not atractive. When mags need a fat woman, they use black chicks cuase they’re more fat black chicks than any other race. Im not a hater, she can sing. But she’s not original at all. She reminds me of the millions of other fat black chicks that sing in church but will never get a shot at blowin till they holla at jenny.

  • http://www.realsurf.com Australian

    bol im white, i dont dig jennifer hudson at all.

    and what the fuck is with the pancake/slavery analogy? you’re really reaching man. it comes off as ignorant.

    i’ll wait for a better post tomorrow.

  • WTF

    I understand what you’re saying the point you’re trying to get across. But it’s not helping us as a people. Why is hard for us to congratulate our people for the triumphs regardless of the ‘mans’ motives. She made history, yet you constantly refer to her as fat. Who said she was fat? Is that a white perception anyway because as Blacks we would consider her size normal. I think your making a very tired case ‘brother.’ Our generation lacks the respect and admiration for each other that we once had as Blacks. Ridiculous and sad. Wonder what your great great grandmother would think of this.

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    Hmmmm. Good points Bol. I agree that its messed up that the only blacks to win are questionable characters. I don’t view Idi Amin in that light, but thats just me. Is it a sign of progress, thats according to whom you asked. Its progress if your seeking approval from an academy made up of majority white people. An award of that stature only gives approval from those people. I think its progress to the extent that black people are making blockbuster films. The approval that you should seek, if any, should be from your own people.

  • http://almostaexpert.com missile 6

    Further more, lets not always look for the negative in an achievement. Having you examined why you may have a job, could it be that your a loud mouth black dude that hates on his own people. I’m just saying. I don’t understand why you often look for the underlying racism when people are getting ahead. Search for in the millions of people being left behind.

  • EFFINGENIUS

    JENNIFER HUDSON GOT BIG TITTIES YALL, TRIPPIN ID DO HER. NOW THAT THAT’S OUT OF THE WAY, WE AS BLACK PEOPLE HAVE A TENDENCY TO OVER REACT TO EVERY THING (EVEN POSITIVE SHIT) WE DON’T GET TO WHATEVER OR ARE EXCLUDED WE’RE MAD WE GET IN WE’RE MAD CAUSE WE DIDN’T GET IT ON OUR TERMS. QUIT CRYIN

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >What about Jamiee Fox in Ray?

    Well, if you notice, both Jamie Foxx’s character in Ray and Morgan Freeman’s character in Million Dollar Baby were blind. Hmm…

  • these posts are racist

    BOL-

    Is your hypocrisy not apparent to you?

  • John Cochran

    WTF Says:
    you constantly refer to her as fat. Who said she was fat”?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    She is fat homie. sorry.

  • EReal

    I think that fat black chicks are hotter than fat white chicks. I just dont think the white fatties look the same. Dont get me wrong there is exceptions on both sides. To me tho,
    Fat Black Chick > Fat White Chick
    Im sure Bol dosent agree with that statement tho.
    This post is on some Paul Mooney shit. Ive never seen the movie so I cant call it, but you’re saying she didnt deserve the oscar she won?
    I get what you’re trying to say, but its been said before. See Jadakiss’s ‘Why?’.
    Whether it was for the right reasons, or just because the CACs and T.I.s decided to give it to her, it still uplifts the african american community and shows that you can acheive great things. Whether you’re black or not and wheter you’re fat or not and I think thats important.
    Come to think of it, I would think that showing fat african americans can acheive great things would be an important message to you, Bol.

    1 hunned.

  • Pierzy

    As a white dude, I can tell you that we NEVER think of slavery. As a 27-year old, I’m over 100 years too late to stop slavery (which I would’ve tried to do). So when I see a fat black woman, I think the same thing as I do when I see a fat white woman or a fat hispanic woman – “Damn, she’s fat.” My girl, who’s Puerto Rican, tells me that heavy women can be beautiful but I don’t see it. It has nothing to do with slavery…it has to do with sexy.

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    missile 6 Says:

    April 2nd, 2007 at 2:00 pm

    Having you examined why you may have a job, could it be that your a loud mouth black dude that hates on his own people.

    ^^^^

    Don’t forget a loud mouth “Fat” black dude …

  • yaboy

    go read Noz’s post instead of this garbo

  • thoreauly77

    hahaha!
    ” Do white people love Jennifer Hudson because they’re genuinely attracted to women with faces like pit bulls and rolls in their necks, or do white people love Jennifer Hudson because she secretly reminds them of pancakes, if not slavery?”

    bol- its definitely neither. jhud is broncy.

  • these posts are racist

    BOL-

    Do you realize that when you say things like “faces like pit bulls” your being a self hater? While you are attempting (note, attempting) to give a serious critique on the entertainment industry’s overt and subtle racism, you display your own prejdudice and self hating racist views of your own people….The sad thing is, you don’t even know it.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    WTF says: Why is hard for us to congratulate our people for the triumphs regardless of the ‘mans’ motives
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    because we are being underminded with such
    recognition

    Pierzy Says:

    April 2nd, 2007 at 2:34 pm
    As a white dude, I can tell you that we NEVER think of slavery.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    it is called selective memory

    I think you went over these maggots’ heads on this one Bol you sorry exuse for a black man…go stand in front a mirror and stare yourself in the eyes and repeat after me…”I see pride, I see power, I see a black mofo who ain’t taken ish off of nobody” (repeat 5 X)…then go outside and smack the first middle aged white dude you see…

  • http://www.myspace.com/thaanswermikeyd Dip Set City

    how bout she is just fat and ugly altogether?

  • je1nek

    DAMN BOI…….

  • nation

    what the hell is this . Bol is a self hating oreo

  • ignorance is ignorance

    the people up here calling people fat probably need to take a look in the mirror b/c 60% of America is fat…

  • John Cochran

    Just becuase some one points out the negative about his own race doesn’t make them a self hater. Further more, I think the bigger question is why are so many black women fat? Or do some of you not want to even admit that they are?

  • Were Read 2 Def

    Bol,

    Can u start writin bout Hip Hop Music, again. Isn’t that the reason y u r here?

  • Big Tone

    Bol you are the worst fucking writer on any web site for putting some shit like this on this web page. You are the perfect example of an Uncle Tom if I’ve ever seen one. You sit behind a keyboard and computer screen and critize and demean you own people for trying to better themselves and using their God given talent to get somewhere in life. You are a low life piece of shit and you deserve for someone to kick your fuckin ass.

  • Ashim

    I actually had simular sentiments when she won this award, when 3-6 won for the bullshit coon show they put on, and when Jamie won for Ray. You cannot discount Denzel however, even as it seems he was being rewarded for finally portraying a character that put black men in a negative light (black men with power esp), his talent justifies the award. But I agree mostly with what was said here, and I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who keys in on things like this.

  • AirlineGeneral

    Bol I see your taste in women are horrible, the nerve of talkin about someone is fat look at you, you need to get on subway man

  • Dr Flav

    WOW! These posts really ARE racist. There are holes to be poked all through this entry, but I feel I probably would be wasting my time. SMH @ “pancakes” and pitbull faced.” DAMN!

  • My Effin’ Opinion

    Were Read 2 Def Says:

    April 2nd, 2007 at 3:33 pm
    Bol,

    Can u start writin bout Hip Hop Music, again. Isn’t that the reason y u r here?

    ^^^^^^^
    CO-SIGN!!!!

  • Hip Hop since 79′

    Bol,

    Jennifer Hudson, looks just fine to me.

    I’m sure your mother and grandmother look more like Jennifer Hudson. Than any ‘mulatto’/ ‘euro’ look a like; you would murder your whole family for.

    I hope you get that ‘merit’ badge real soon. “Buddy”.

  • Alexis

    You and Billy Sunday have this uncanny ability to raise a good point yet somehow, you fuck it all up eventually.

    Yes, anybody with half a fucking brain can tell you that Black people usually get rewarded, not just in acting, for substandard bullshit. And if niggas weren’t so happy to accept whatever crumbs white people threw our way, we’d wake the fuck up and do something about it.

    But this coming for someone who writes for XXL? who the fuck is going to respect your point? You degrade black people every day on this shit and you want to call out white people?

    And brother, if you had bothered to look in the mirror recently, you would’ve have noticed that you were in no position to be judging Jennifer Hudson.

  • Bang

    I would like Jennifer to bring me pancakes every morning after I fuck her

  • Fernando

    Bol,

    As easy as it would be to accuse you of another post hating on black people for no reason other than you are a sellout, I actually see where you are coming from on this one.

    Now Jamie Foxx, Forrest, and Denzel all played really good roles that deserved Oscars no matter, even if they were slightly “jig-ish”

    But the whole empowered fat, black woman thing is getting played out with the apex being Hudson’s oscar win. She can sing and act very well, but there is such a lacking amount of slender black women that can act (halle & a few others) that the big fat ones get all the praise even though they are probably enforcing the idea that it is good to be fat & black (a la Monique). And as Bol must be keenly aware, fatness is a big problem in the black community.

    Its as if hollywood is rewarding the fat blacks because they are threatened by all of the hot & slim black actresses like Halle, Sanaa Lahtan, etc. etc.

  • these posts are racist

    Dr. Flav, I co-sign that…I feel silly for commenting earlier.

  • Ashim

    Black people are so terrified of criticism or any real introspective look into our culture or the flaws in our thinking, or the flaws in the system (those in our favor), everytime someone challenges the norm we accuse them of being self hating, or a sellout. Thats why BET sucks, thats why we’re stuck with bullshit that passes for hip-hop, thats why drug dealers and ghetto behavior is becoming cool in the eyes of our youth. Bol did well to voice his suspicions here, and largely they are warranted. You cannot trust the movie industry or the entertainment industry at large to futher the cause of a truly positive, truly healthy black america, which is why horrible movies like soul plane and whatever ignorant shit Mo’Nique is putting together keep getting the green light. We need to recognize when we are part of the minstrel show, and have the balls to address it.

  • Malik B

    Can’t you write a story without using the word “cracka-ass cracka?” It’s annoying as hell.

  • TS

    y’all see racism in every’thang seems like

  • these posts are racist

    Ashim-

    You lost me at “Black people are…” Starting a statement with that or “I’m not racist, but…” usually means your racist.

    Also, if you use the word classy in a sentence, you’re probably not classy…

  • AH HUH

    Another good post Bol. All you’ve said in the post has always seemed painfully obvious to me…… just can’t believe there are so many other brothas that can’t see right through this timed release mechanism they have of appeasing black folk with shit like academy awards and so on. Only to have the last laugh when you consider the role it was given for. Look at Colin Powell, they give the man all that power only so they could make him the whipping boy in the end. Wait and see what sort of shit they pin on Condie Rice, believe me those T.I. advisers of bush’s always have the bigger picture all worked out and lets face it bush is no genius, his the perfect tool. Why didn’t they give Denzel an academy award for his portrayal of Steve Biko in Cry Freedom. When black people get awards for roles like this I’ll very very happy

  • Malik C.

    Speaking of getting screwed at the Oscars. How the hell was John Travolta the main character in Pulp Fiction? Morgan Freeman played a “magic negro” in Driving Miss. Daisy but still didn’t get the Oscar.

  • Meka Soul

    so i take it i’m the only one who believes denzel should have won an oscar for, say, “X” instead of “training day?”

    “training day” wasn’t even that gully to begin with. the dad from “everybody hates chris” [the same roided up freak {pause} who was pop-locking with no shirt & blowing a whistle {extra pause} on in "white chicks"] was a blood? please.

  • Meka Soul

    >More recently, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington made history in 2002 when they managed to win the Academy’s top two acting awards for playing a filthy slut who banged Billy Bob Thornton and an angel dust-tootin’ gang banger respectively…>

    damn if i didn’t laugh out loud to that one.

  • Moe Real

    No, Bol has a point. I can see how someone might think it patronizing to give Hudson the Award of which she didn’t even deserve to get nominated. I think Oscar was definitely trying to woo the Oprah-slash-Tara Henley crowd.

    But it’s said that skinny men like well-proportioned women in general… The thinking is that fat woman will feed and comfort these insecure dudes, while skinny women would be constantly be looking for a more successful mate.

    Also, TPAR just thinks he’s “conscious” and goes with knee-jerk political correctness instead of critical thought.

  • NoMamesBuey

    that girl Hudson has a cute face and curvaceous t&a.

    I’d much rather eff with a girl like Hudson that is somewhat overweight, then those anorexic girls like the Olson Twins or Nicole Ritchie.

  • Meka Soul

    ironically, denzel played a slave in “glory” and won an oscar. coincidence?

  • Meka Soul

    >Also, TPAR just thinks he’s “conscious” and goes with knee-jerk political correctness instead of critical thought.>

    the whole “holier than thou” schtick does wear thin after a while. word to n-cred.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >ironically, denzel played a slave in “glory” and won an oscar. coincidence?

    I’m glad someone is beginning to see the light.

  • these posts are racist

    Meka Soul/Bol-
    “ironically, denzel played a slave in “glory” and won an oscar. coincidence?”

    Care to explain how this is “ironic”? Wheres the irony exactley?

  • http://deleted New York Nigga

    Which brings me to my point: Do white people love Jennifer Hudson because they’re genuinely attracted to women with faces like pit bulls and rolls in their necks

    LOL

  • bol daddy

    Why didnt i wear a condom that night? DAMN!!!

  • Tray

    You know, I went and saw Last King Of Scotland and I didn’t even think Forrest was that good, he just would act really nuts or really goofy. He was better in Ghost Dog (which was also a better movie)

  • Dr Flav

    T.P.A.R., its all to the good, sometimes I watch and see some of the responses first to see where folks thought patterns are, consequently I become compelled to respond.

  • Dr Flav

    Like now. I could start by stating black men and women have adapted genetically to have a stronger frame and mass, whether muscle or fat, however that would be kinda Jimmy The Greek-ish. I could mention the numerous barfing, anorexic pink toed ladies striving for a white mans media driven standard of beauty, but that would be cruel to the Lohans, Hiltons and Olsen twins of this world. I could mention Mammy is equivalent to modern day nanny. (the t9 word types nanny and not mammy ironically) I could mention the loud outspoken Roseannes or Rosies, perhaps the rotund Italian Mama Mias or barefoot trailer trash types portrayed through media? No mention of Kathy Bates in Gilbert Grape, Junior? Why segregate all the other races of fat arse, fat asses to make your point?

  • DANJA29

    Bol… you really, really hae issues with black people, don’t you?

  • Dr Flav

    But we are talking about award winning magical negroes and slutty negresses right? Why not mention the poor darkie wizards, the Dangerous Minds Kim Bassingers, Mississippi Burning Gene Hackmans or lawyer portraying pothead actors in A Time To Kill? Lets ponder the pristine prostitutes of Pretty Woman or Moulin Rouge.

  • Dr Flav

    So while many of you mmm hmm agreeing assed self conscious “African Americans” are turning ashamed, what would you say if the talent these thespians displayed went unacknowledged by the “almighty Caucasian cosigning caucus” altogether? I think it might sound like “dey dont nevah give us colored folk nuthin.” I would prefer attention be paid to the disproportionate amount of underpaid, imprisoned, poorly educated, blacks housed in environments of squalor and despair. Do they give Oscars or People mag covers for that?

  • Dr Flav

    Apologies to turning your blog into a Dr Flavorian sub blog Bol, but I felt those things must be said for perspective.

  • EnglandRepresent

    Bol, I see what you’re gettin at. I read that LA Times article on ‘The Magic Negro’ and Barak and I think thats what you’re tying to imply is happening with that fat munter Hudson and the other Oscar related babble. Its a shame that there’s so many uneducated muthafuckas on this here blog who can’t pick up on the shit you’re hinting at. DR FLAV AND T.P.A.R., I’m calling you two out on this, Bol is actually on point here, if you managed to stop lookin at Bol as a blind racist (which he is) a lot of what he says has merit. Then again a lot of it is utter bollocks……….but whateva………

  • 40

    how in the fuck are you going to call Jamie Foxx’s portrayal of Ray “jig-ish”??? Bol, honestly how do you make that correlation? It’s not like it was some made up movie. Anybody who saw Jamie Foxx and couldn’t see the scary resemblance to the late Ray Charles is blind…Thats why he got the Oscar period. If there was a positive correlation between “cooning” and Oscar wins, then why didn’t Cuba win for “Radio” or Savion Glover in “Bamboozled”??? Please explain it to me…And another thing, I may not want to jump on Jennifer Hudson but to say she doesn’t have a cute face…is absolutely absurd! You speak some truth but to me you are still a hater

  • derfla the hus’la

    You know, I went and saw Last King Of Scotland and I didn’t even think Forrest was that good, he just would act really nuts or really goofy. He was better in Ghost Dog (which was also a better movie)

    dude, he was playing a real life character called Iddi Amin and thats exactly how he was in real life…….Bol please try and block dumb motherfuckers from this site and this dude actually liked ghost dog lol

    you on point on this one Bol hollywood is trying to make up for past mistakes now.

  • ClowningDaClowns

    Are Blacks not sluts, gangbangers, criminals? Are Halle Berry, Denzel not the finest actors your race has produced? They deserved those awards for their true portrayal of African-AMerican life!

  • Khalil Amani

    Bol… this shows me that your “standard of beauty” and the paradigm of femininity is the waif white woman. I think you are reaching. Jennifer is by no means ugly! Have you looked in the mirror lately? You damn sure ain’t Denzel-esque! Your blog rings of hateration and negrophobia. White folks win oscar for playing ignorant characters too. It’s the craft! Negroes like you complain that we don’t win awards only to turn around and criticize the awards that we do win. You talk about the “mammy archetype.” Well you exemplify the “Crabs in a barrel archetype!” Jennifer is doing nothing wrong and her role in Dreamgirls was what a lot of single black mothers go through when their man finds fame… many of us go off and marry white women. The so-called “mammy archetype” should be embraced. There’s no shame in what Hattie McDaniels did in Gone With the Wind. That is our legacy! She paved the way for all of us artists (you) to write the trash that you spout. http://www.myspace.com/khalilamani

  • FLIP

    REAL TALK: Black women can be fat and still be attractive. White women cannot. Sorry whitey.

  • whiteman

    “On the old plantation, Aunt Jemima refused to reveal to a soul the secret of those light fragrant pancakes that she baked for her master and his guests. Only once, long after her master’s death did Aunt Jemima reveal her recipe. It’s still a secret. ”

    And as far as the guy saying fat black chicks are hot this is just bullshit. Black guys are just willing to fuck fatter chicks then your average decent looking white man will. This is why people like Monique, Queen latifa ect. These women aren’t pretty and they are annoying(especially Monique) and when black people sort of have a hot person in their camp they shit on em like they are a trader for having a normal sized nose lips and some straight sexy hair instead of a dome full of pubes.

  • JAZ

    Denzel did NOT win an Oscar for Glory. He was nominated. Stop agreeing with that idiot.

  • EReal

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 2nd, 2007 at 5:37 pm
    Ashim-

    You lost me at “Black people are…” Starting a statement with that or “I’m not racist, but…” usually means your racist.

    Also, if you use the word classy in a sentence, you’re probably not classy…

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    This is probably the dumbest shit I’ve ever read, lil homie.

  • D

    Whiteman – that shit is not funny you fuckin cave dwellin bastard.

  • FLIP

    “WHITEMAN”

    FYI – I am utterly disgusted at the prospect of sexual contact with either Queen Lahtifa or Monique.

    And that “normal sized” features comment is actually pretty racist. Thanks.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    whiteman Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 9:10 am
    “On the old plantation, Aunt Jemima refused to reveal to a soul the secret of those light fragrant pancakes that she baked for her master and his guests. Only once, long after her master’s death did Aunt Jemima reveal her recipe. It’s still a secret. ”

    And as far as the guy saying fat black chicks are hot this is just bullshit. Black guys are just willing to fuck fatter chicks then your average decent looking white man will. This is why people like Monique, Queen latifa ect. These women aren’t pretty and they are annoying(especially Monique) and when black people sort of have a hot person in their camp they shit on em like they are a trader for having a normal sized nose lips and some straight sexy hair instead of a dome full of pubes.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    in the words of Dave Chapelle playing the blind racist, “white power”

    the comment made by the white guy above is a clear example of self hatred…you came from us ok…our big hips, butts, and noses represent dominance genetically speaking…dominant doesn’t come from recessive…whites will try and have you hating yourself because we have something they will never have (at least naturally, there is always plastic surgery and you no how they run to the surgeon to try and look like us)…how about tanning…what is wrong you don’t like the complexion of your skin…

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE–

    Don’t fight racism with racism.

  • stoneyisland

    Bol this was some funny shit, I laughed while reading it. hahahahaha. Ok that said you stupid cocksucka, I am starting to believe that you hate being black. Deep down Bol u wanna be white and that my brotha is sad. I agree Halle Berry should be condemed for that shit she pulled to win an oscar do you think Meryl Streep would have taken that roll? if she had any pride she would have walked on stage and refused it on priniciplas alone. She did our race a discredit, as for Forrest leave that brotha alone:) he has put in work and is a legit actor regardless of his color.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 11:09 am
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE–

    Don’t fight racism with racism.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    what was racist about what I said…explain…be specific…maybe your coment is racist b/c of how you are viewing what I said…everything I said is the truth and facts that can be supported by evidence…

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:
    Your comment was racist becomes it says that blacks are genetically superior to whites…or in your words “…represent dominance genetically speaking…” This is racist.

    All people are equal, nobody is superior to the other.

  • EReal

    LOL @ TPAR & N-CRED

    This is gonna be great.

  • unionkid

    Well, I find all of Bol’s commentaries on the current state of “entertainment”,especially this one, very interesting. It seems as of this is the era of the “T.B.O.W.” (Token Black Oscar Winners).We all know that certain Actors, Actresses, Writers, Directors, Producers and even Musicians should have been awarded or even nominated.My question to Bol: with all of these subject matters, supposably, being brought to our attention, is there is any general resolutions that you can provide the public or even the “entertainment” industry?

  • Russell W. Scott

    First off I have trouble with his “article” because his entire premise is based in ignorance and disrespect. His info is wrong, Hattie’s character may have been “Mammy” but she was more than that, she was the real strength in that house and she played the character not as a brainless buffoon, but as an intelligent woman. Stating that Sidney won for a “magical negro” shows that he never actually saw his performance of an average, flawed man just doing his best, failing and rising again. Had he seen it he would have known that it was the depth and heart of his performance that won Sidney the Oscar — not who he played but how he played him.

    Then he jumps ahead 38 years to point at Hallie and Denzel, leaping over the winning performances of Louis Gossett, Jr.’s tough but fatherly Drill Sergeant; Denzel’s other Oscar character of the angry but brave soldier; and Whoopi Goldberg’s dynamic fortune teller with a huge heart. What did he miss all of those movies too? Are these characters one-dimensional stereo-types too? Of course not and neither was Hallie’s desperate, lonely single mother nor Denzel’s corrupt, manipulative cop.

    Next the fool goes after the latest winners — I’ve personally only seen Morgan’s performance, which was more layered than a moron like him could ever dig deep enough to get at.

    What I see is the reflection of his own racism and sexism, not Hollywood’s or white people’s. All he sees when he looks at Jennifer is her weight; not her talent; not her skill; and definitely not her inner beauty. This shallow ass compared her face to a pit-bull! What is he looking at? I wonder what his mother looks like. What beauty standard does he compare her to? Maybe if he had a brain, he could see that Jennifer has proven herself despite the pettiness of jerks like him and the judges on Idol, who also must have missed the true talent of Jennifer — her ability to be strong & vulnerable and convey that when she sings.

    Obviously, the site’s editor wants everyone to know how ignorant Byron is, he didn’t even bother to clean up his spelling errors!

    Sorry, this rant is so long, but I feel better now.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:
    Your comment was racist becomes it says that blacks are genetically superior to whites…or in your words “…represent dominance genetically speaking…” This is racist.

    All people are equal, nobody is superior to the other.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    News Flash…this just in…it can be scientifically proven that Blacks carry dominant Genes(you should have learned this in middle/high school)…im not stating opinions buddy…it is what it is…we (blacks) carry the dominant gene)…lets break this down for the mentally challenge…

    If a black person has sex with a white person and they have a baby…the baby will come out looking black even though one of the parents are white…same with red and white flowers…did you not learn this in school…or are you being ignorant at your convinience…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 12:00 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE Says:
    Your comment was racist becomes it says that blacks are genetically superior to whites…or in your words “…represent dominance genetically speaking…” This is racist.

    All people are equal, nobody is superior to the other.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    so all people are the same height, shape, color, and have the same chemistry….that is what you are saying when you say,”all people are equal”…no Im not saying blacks are better than whites because we are(overall)genetically superior…but 9 times out of 10 we will do better in things that deal with using the body…for example sports…

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-

    Brother, I’m not attacking you, I respect you. I’d appreciate it if you did not attack me and respected me as well.

    My problem was with your usage of the word “dominance”. When discussing genes in terms of dominant vs. recessive, the scientific discussion has nothing to do with “superiority”, as I read your post to imply. My apologies for the misunderstanding.

  • Fernando

    Wow, you have dominant genes!! Maybe you should use those genes to get off welfare, crack, snap music, fat white bitches, new era hats, and every other thing that keeps you in the basement of American society.

    Are the dominant genes the reason the Continent of Africa cant get its shit together? Or are they all still stupid because of colonialism? Just wondering

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    maybe that is what the white supremecist way of thinking stemmed from…the fact that they can’t deal with the fact that they came from us and that we are genetically superior…

  • these posts are racist

    Fernando-

    More white people are on welfare, than black people.

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-
    “we are genetically superior…”
    My brother, we are not genetically superior. To say this is racist and innaccurate. That is ridiculous, wrong and racist.

  • these posts are racist

    Fernando-

    You are a racist and ignorant clown. I bet you believe that you are at the top of society just because someone that looks like you is…? Oh ignorance is truly bliss.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 1:28 pm
    Wow, you have dominant genes!! Maybe you should use those genes to get off welfare, crack, snap music, fat white bitches, new era hats, and every other thing that keeps you in the basement of American society.

    Are the dominant genes the reason the Continent of Africa cant get its shit together? Or are they all still stupid because of colonialism? Just wondering
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Let me start by asking you one question:

    Do you hate the way you look?

    Ok, I was speaking on genetics then your ignorant confused ass started talking about the products of sabatoge and oppression.

    (Wow, you have dominant genes!! Maybe you should use those genes to get off welfare, crack, snap music, fat white bitches, new era hats, and every other thing that keeps you in the basement of American society.)

    This statement is just ignorant and sounds like something a KKK would say…oh and by the way American society is on the decline…we were brought here against our will and saying go back to Africa is easier said than done…also Africa is a continent not a nation of people…there are numerous nations within Africa…in this day and age Blacks fight an invisible enemy…the rock gets thrown than the thrower hides his hand…all while asking why do you have that big lump on your head…

  • unionkid

    JAZ Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 9:12 am
    Denzel did NOT win an Oscar for Glory. He was nominated. Stop agreeing with that idiot.

    RE: Best Supporting Actor (1990)
    He’s the ONLY Black actor with 2 acting wins…..
    known fact……

  • Diet Soda

    Dear Bol,

    Please explain to me why fat people call other fat people fat as if they weren’t fat themselves? Seriously do you not own a mirror? Your ugly & Fat but your not a woman so, what’s your excuse? FYI, I read that Jennifer recently lost like 20 pounds so, at least Jennifer’s trying to do something about her weight, Bol. You on the other hand probably have that orange residue from cheetos on your keyboard…

  • unionkid

    JAZ Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 9:12 am
    Denzel did NOT win an Oscar for Glory. He was nominated. Stop agreeing with that idiot.

    >>>>>Best Supporting Actor “Glory” (1990)

  • Diet Soda

    #
    Fernando Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 1:28 pm

    Wow, you have dominant genes!! Maybe you should use those genes to get off welfare, crack, snap music, fat white bitches, new era hats, and every other thing that keeps you in the basement of American society.

    Are the dominant genes the reason the Continent of Africa cant get its shit together? Or are they all still stupid because of colonialism? Just wondering
    ________________________________________

    Fernando, I’d be more worried about immigration and Bush sending troops to the border to shoot your Uncle Julio for trying to cross the border than the socio-econmic status of Black folks if I were you…

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-

    Don’t waste your time, energy, etc. on Fernando. When people make such outragouesly racist and inflammatory comments, you should simply ignore them. I regret responding with my one liner too.

  • landLORD

    … Jennifer Hudson is mad sexy …

    … stop the self hatred …

  • Fernando

    “More whites are on welfare than blacks”

    Gee, maybe thats because blacks are only 12% of the country and whites are 78%….idiot.

    Just had to stir the pot. And I am near the top of society. I graduated college, earn six figures a year and actually work with quite a few accomplished black folk who dont hide behind racism or make excuses for why they cant get their sh*t together. And actually I like the way I look.

    Black Kids growing up with D4L and DFB as their role models or what they see “grown” black folk acting like is a joke. But if you want to hide behind racism forever, then go ahead. Even old black folk think that the way young blacks act is a joke. Who would ever take anybody seriously that dresses and acts like that? Thats not racism, thats just common sense.

  • Fernando

    And just to clear it up. Im not saying that many black people act ignorant because they are black. Its all about poverty. Poor white people act just as ignorant. It just happens that there are a lot more successful white people to balance the scales out. Black people are still working their way up in society and thus have less accomplished people to create a positive image of the race as a whole.

    But still…..cmon

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 1:39 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-
    “we are genetically superior…”
    My brother, we are not genetically superior. To say this is racist and innaccurate. That is ridiculous, wrong and racist.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    so you telling me that our genes are not the blueprint and thus dominant/superior

    dominant(adj.): 3.genetics used to describe a gene that causes a parental characteristic it controls to occur in any offspring, or the characteristic itself
    (overiding, highest in priority, control of other things)

    superior: 3. higher in rank, position, or authority than another.
    (better,greater, bigger, higher)

  • mannyworld33

    fuck what yall talkin’ bout’! IMO jennifer hudson can get it!

  • these posts are racist

    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-

    No, I do not think we are “superior” to anyone, just as noone is superior to us. I believe white people, brown people (and not to start sounding like Manny Fresh’s introductions…) but all people are equal. No human is superior to another by way of the color of their skin. Men should be judged…by the content of their character, period.

  • these posts are racist

    rac·ism
    –noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    I don’t believe that inherent differences among the various human races (i.e. blacks vs whites or whites vs blacks) determine cultural or individual achievement…

  • Diet Soda

    #
    Fernando Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 2:24 pm

    “More whites are on welfare than blacks”

    Gee, maybe thats because blacks are only 12% of the country and whites are 78%….idiot.

    Just had to stir the pot. And I am near the top of society. I graduated college, earn six figures a year and actually work with quite a few accomplished black folk who dont hide behind racism or make excuses for why they cant get their sh*t together. And actually I like the way I look.

    Black Kids growing up with D4L and DFB as their role models or what they see “grown” black folk acting like is a joke. But if you want to hide behind racism forever, then go ahead. Even old black folk think that the way young blacks act is a joke. Who would ever take anybody seriously that dresses and acts like that? Thats not racism, thats just common sense.
    __________________________________________

    Britney Spears and Paris Hilton are shining examples of the white community right? being a fuck up is excusable as long as your white, because they make up 78% of the country.

    pssshhhh…

  • khalil amani

    Hey Bol, here’s a news flash! There are more foot-shuffling, handkerchief head, Step-N-Fetchit, Amos & Andy, uncle Tom and aunt Jamima, boot-licking, buck-dancing negroes today who call themselves thugs, pimps, hustlers, playas, hip hop heads, ballas, and RAPPERS exhibiting their ignorance before the world than all of the Hattie McDaniels and Sydney Pointiers you can pull out of your ass! I just wish somebody would put your sister and mother’s picture on this site so we can see what beauty queens they are! IF Jennifer Hudson is a “pitbull” (ugly), then what should we label you? Perhaps SUB-UUUUGLY?

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 2:52 pm
    The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE-

    No, I do not think we are “superior” to anyone, just as noone is superior to us. I believe white people, brown people (and not to start sounding like Manny Fresh’s introductions…) but all people are equal. No human is superior to another by way of the color of their skin. Men should be judged…by the content of their character, period.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    you just refuse to examine the reasoning behind what I said…I’m not saying blacks are better than whites I am saying genitically speaking we are dominant…that is all I am saying and it is fact that can be proven…not an opinion…just like whites are finacially dominant…quit thinking with a closed mind…im all about equality and in no way am I a racist…

  • http://xxlmag.com Anthony

    did i just read this post from you bol!?! j. hud is fine 1st!! and for playin’ a mammy character?!!, was beyonce ghost writing this post for you?! get serious, or stop smoking thats shit..

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 3:02 pm
    rac·ism
    –noun 1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one’s own race is superior and has the right to rule others.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    so what part of this applies to me…what I say is we are physically superior…I made no mention of blacks should rule whites…based on what I am saying…yes if you are more athletic you will do better than the person that is less athletic…i dont get how that is racist…if you have the dominant gene it will override the recessive…where is the racism in that…

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando I refuse to respond to ignorance…you have no clue…

  • b-ease

    Malik B Says:

    April 2nd, 2007 at 5:33 pm
    Can’t you write a story without using the word “cracka-ass cracka?” It’s annoying as hell.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Really? I personally enjoy it. And i love white people hahaha.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando Says:
    And I am near the top of society. I graduated college, earn six figures a year
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    hey everyone Fernando is at the top (my fault near the top) of society…he’s an elitist…he is also clueless…lol!!!

  • b-ease

    A couple facts:

    1. Black people can not be racist. Racism was a system INVENTED in the 15 century to justify the inhumane condition of people of other colors (especially Africans) in light of conflicting Christian doctrine. I dont give a fuck what your dictionary says, thats the truth.

    2.Black people are inherently physically superior. But that’s only because white people were smart enought to breed us for athletic traits rather than intelligence.

    3.White people arent evil. Just unified. If any other race watched each others backs this much, we never would have had slavery.

    4.Black havent benefitted from welfare or affirmative action nearly as much as whites. the main recievers of federal welfare has always been white farmers (particulary in the northeaster part of the counctry) and white women have statiscally benifitted from affirmative action more than anyone.

    I’ll be back with more…

  • MeccaMedina

    BOL IS BACK!

  • these posts are racist

    b-ease

    1.) Blacks can be racist. Your confusing racism with white supramecy. Your right, white supremacy is unique and there is no Black equivalent, but that doens’t mean a black person cannot be “racist”. The black person’s “racism” is jut not the same as white supremacy (see, slaver, jim crow, etc. etc. etc.).

    2.) That’s racist. Whites supremancists often use this to justify blacks dominate in many sports…The reason we dominate in sports is because its an equal playing field and we work hard to get good. Blacks aren’t inherently or bread to be stronger, faster…its practice and work ethic and an even playing field…

    3. Way to simplistic. even the concept of race as you use it here is just not practical…people identify themselves as many different things and have different self motivations and interests, i.e. nations/religion/tribes, etc. the concept of a “unified black race” is nonsensical…White europoeans killed and enslaved each other…

    4. Be-ease…we cannot even begin to disect how inequibtable shit has been in the US for blacks and how much more whites have benefited from any govt. program…the sad truth is…we’ve been screwed for 100′s of years while upper class whites get mad benefits and headstarts (and poor whites are fooled into thinking they’re part of that elite).

  • b-ease

    these posts are racist

    1.I see what you’re saying, but at the same time, you’re turning this into a semantic argument. you say blacks can be racist, i say blacks can be “prejudiced” (the actual act of judging something you’re not familiar with) I say racism and white supremacy are the same things. the point is that we both realize there is no true equivalent, even if it is true that old black men hate everybody.

    2.This isnt racist. Have you ever heard of a “buck”. Thats the optimum slave, the big one. you’re in denial if you dont think those traits have been passed down. Its a shame, but the evidence is right in front of you.

    3. Way to simplistic. even the concept of race as you use it here is just not practical…people identify themselves as many different things and have different self motivations and interests, i.e. nations/religion/tribes, etc. the concept of a “unified black race” is nonsensical…White europoeans killed and enslaved each other…

    3.White Europeans DID kill and enslave one another, until they realized it would be more of a benefit to their race to enslave others. The idea of a black race now is nonsensical because of the diaspora. and just becuase you think you’re something doesnt mean that’s what you are (Tiger Woods) the idea that there can be NO unification is part of the reason there is none. If you dont think the UN is a theinly veiled westernized union (with Japan and Nigeria thrown in for good measure, you’re wrong) I’m not saying whites dont go against each other, but they do not do so when in conflict with another race.

    4.Couldnt agree more.

  • these posts are racist

    Bease

    1.) Agreed.

    2.) I still disagree based on my prior post.

    3.) Great point, re: the UN…I see what you’re saying and modify my earlier response…to reflect what you capture here. I stand corrected.

  • Fernando

    Not elitist, just a realist.

    If you graduate college, you pretty much enter the top tier of society.

    Blacks are superior athletes..PERIOD. It has been proven in in studies by REAL scientists, not retarded bloggers.

    Blacks are Hella racist….So are Crackas.

    Ncred is taking black studies at his local community college….please try and tolerate his “blacks must rise and rule the world” ideaology.

    TPAR is a terrorist who thinks that Muslims and other towel heads have their sh*t together & we should not judge them.. to that, I say. F*CK A TERRORIST

  • b-ease

    these posts are racist Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 5:27 pm
    Bease

    1.) Agreed.

    2.) I still disagree based on my prior post.

    3.) Great point, re: the UN…I see what you’re saying and modify my earlier response…to reflect what you capture here. I stand corrected
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Everytime i decide that posting on these shits is a giant,nerdy, waste of time, i have an interesting dialogue with someone who i will never meet, yet we still can politic like he was standing in front of me without either us calling the other a bitch. thats the beauty of the ‘net.

  • these posts are racist

    “Blacks are superior athletes..PERIOD. It has been proven in in studies by REAL scientists…”

    Name one.

  • b-ease

    F*CK A TERRORIST

    ^^^^^^^^^
    Agreed.

  • these posts are racist

    B-ease, its like that?

  • these posts are racist

    B-ease,

    I mean, we just had a respectful discussion, etc. and you co-sign something that bigot Fernando said just to insult me?

  • b-ease

    Dude, i honestly didnt read the previous posts, honestly didnt know it was you fernando was beefing with. i saw “fuck a terrosrist” and thought it would be some funny shit to co-sign. no disrespect intended.

  • b-ease

    i definetly didnt know you were the “terrorist” he was referring to.

  • daesonesb

    Its funny how all these things that were considered to be good for the black actor community, but you just flipped them to seem way racist.

    Makes me wonder if you should run for a campaign as a spin doctor. Those dudes make loot.

    Now the only decision that is left is.., obama or hilary?

  • these posts are racist

    B-Ease,

    Cool bro, misunderstanding…no sweat.

    And Fernando, you sound like a real educated elite dude man…spittin mad logic.

  • Dr Flav

    I am diggin this diatribe! b-ease thank you for saying the things I would likely have said along with Ncred and at varying instances da southside politician TPAR. LOL. Fern wants to see muslim as equal to terrorist (which offends posts and myself due to generalizing bigotry) and that is just not true, it is a small group of individuals who practice terrorism under the guise of Islam. I have prejudices toward some whites due to prior experiences, however I am not in a position of power to affect whites, which is the core of racism, the use of position of a race to negatively affect another more disenfranchised race.

  • Dr Flav

    WOW is someone playing the take a name game on here? Bogus. I actually enjoy seeing my people express themselves as they chose as long as it without harming others, is that not freedom. Most people understand right from wrong, however we should never be stereotyped by clothing, language, education or wealth. I am not here to look good for the white man or be a credit to MY race, Im here to be a credit to the human race and feel comfortable with my own life and choices not the ones others dictate to satisfy thier own well being.

  • b-ease

    daesonesb Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 7:29 pm
    Its funny how all these things that were considered to be good for the black actor community, but you just flipped them to seem way racist.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Or maybe we should start taking a second look at all these things that “seem good for the black actor community” (and the black community as a whole) and start thinking differently. Cause im not sure if our current way of thinking is getting us anywhere (in fact, i know its not).

    I dont agree that Jennifer Hudson is unattractive (she does look like her p**ssy stinks tho) but the fact that Denzel didnt win for X and did for protraying a slave and a “gangsta” shows that an Oscar may not be an indication of how far we’ve come as some would like to think.

  • NickeNitro

    Certainly the media creates and perpetuates stereotypes of black people, but honestly, can you name a single fat and talented white chick?

    Off the top of my head, I can’t. In fact, most thick white girls I know have SERIOUS self-esteem issues. On the other hand, in addition to all the talented thick black women on TV, I seem to encounter a lot more thick black women who are very confident and outgoing. So maybe the trend you’ve spotted isn’t such a bad thing. I mean, would you rather have Jennifer Hudson or Roseanne Barr as a role model for your daughter?

    Other stuff: Forrest Whitaker was more deserving of that Oscar than any other major winner this year. “A gorilla in a military uniform”? If you’d actually watched the movie, you would have seen that he singlehandedly turned a mediocre script into a great movie. Also, all the other winners of color from my lifetime that you mentioned deserved their awards.

    Also, the Washington Post is worse than the NY Times for faux-liberal, pseudo-intellectual globalization propaganda and BS with racist undertones.

    Some racist and retarded quotes in the article:

    “It seems that only African American and Latina actresses really get away with extra pounds, or even just a round bottom.”

    Umm, African American and Latina women are generally curvier (I think in a good way). These aren’t standards, they’re reality.

    “Telling a black woman that she has ‘big legs’ — meaning shapely — is a compliment.”

    Umm, the fact that that was stated in an objective, factual tone and clearly directed at a white audience is quizzical, to say the least.

    “Roundness is more accepted of black women because they are more accepting of their own curves.”

    What’s that supposed to be, a scientific conclusion? Black women generally have more curves — that’s why. I tend to find curvy women more attractive, but ,generally, the fatter a white woman tends to be, the grosser she tends to look.

  • Dr Flav

    Nitro, you got many of the same things I got from that article. I will say Roseanne has some motivational qualities although she has made poor decisions as we all have. Check her BACK story (pun intended) she grinded out to get it.

  • b-ease

    If you’d actually watched the movie, you would have seen that he singlehandedly turned a mediocre script into a great movie
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Real talk. Mediocre script elevated by Whitaker’s perfomance (the white boy was pretty good too)…

  • BIGNAT

    ALL I GOTTA SAY IS “magical negro” HAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • THAT_BOY_NOAH

    PUT THE D ON JEN LIKE WALLACE.

  • Fernando

    Look up the study yourself. South Park even did an episode about it when Kyle gets the surgury to become a better hoop player.

    Its ok B-ease, Jihadist TPAR is a covert terrorist…eff that fool.

    Whats so wrong about blacks being better athletes??

    And on the day that legendary Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson died, here is his lasting phrase that Superbowl MVP Doug Williams recited…”This is America, you can do anything you want. There might be some hurdles, but there is no excuse not to make it other than yourself. Success or Failure is up to you”

    If more black people were like Mr. Robinson, and stopped making excuses for why they dont succeed, TPAR & NCRED would be exposed for the wimpering excuse ridden fools that they are. I have seen too many black people succeed to believe that racism is keeping the vast majority down. Every black person that I know who went to college got a job the day they graduated. Companies are DYING to hire qualified minorities. Maybe if more blacks stressed education like Asians or Indians (not Native Americans) you might make something of yourselves. But if you like to make excuses go ahead, Im sure corporate TI’s love making money off all the worthless crap you consume instead of investing in college funds.

  • Combat Jack

    “Think about it: who wouldn’t want a fat black woman to bring them a plate of pancakes every morning?”

    lol

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    Fernando Says:

    April 4th, 2007 at 5:45 pm

    Every black person that I know who went to college got a job the day they graduated. Companies are DYING to hire qualified minorities. Maybe if more blacks stressed education like Asians or Indians (not Native Americans) you might make something of yourselves.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    your ignorance is evident

  • jimmy starburst (live from south africa)

    BOL, I HOPE YOU READ THIS:

    the core issue is this: a fat white bitch is nothing but cellulite, dimples and flabbiness, wheras a fat black bitch can still actually mantain some sort of figure and a tight body.

    THAT, is the truth.

  • D

    Fernando – first of all.. you lose all creditability when you reference SouthPark. That show is racist bullshit. Those cavemen get away with doing the show because they are white. “I work with black people who..” you don’t know shit about how they think so stop speaking on their behalf. You’re another ignorant buffoon who claims to make six figures, but comes on XXL.com to chastise teenagers of color in his free time. Never would you raise a real debate with anyone in public about ANYTHING race related.

  • these posts are racist

    N-Cred/D:

    I suggest we don’t respond to people like Fernando who do not want have a respectful conversation, but would rather throw racist comments, words and ideas around…

  • http://XXL Tim in Brooklyn

    1st: allow me to say that I would have never been aware of this rag had my wife not forwarded me this link.
    2nd: as a person of color (I assume) you should be more willing to do a bit of research in order to make your points more valid.
    3rd: because you may feel Jennifer Hudson is not beautiful should have nothing to do with the point you are trying to make. For this year, who are YOUR nominations for those categories? I’m no fan of the “yasa bossin’” negro roles, but Denzel did his thing. Who would you have given the Oscar to? Forest Whitaker played a historical figure in Last King of Scotland, Idi Amin, who did a better job?
    4th: Invest in a spell checker or at least an editor so she can make some sense out of your grammatical blunders and misspelled words!

  • size12

    why do you call her fat? she and AKeys are about the same size…

  • Book Reader

    This was harsh. People are entitled to their opinion but why does no one come out and provide a racial backdrop for why whites are in love with Beyonce, Halle and black starlets of that body type. If there is some sort of “other” agenda it seems like you BOL are participating in it.

  • LTJ

    You are kidding me right? How dare you make such outrageous comments. You are in fact the racist source here. Jennifer Hudson and all her curves are beautiful. She probably looks just like your mother, sister or cousin. Why can’t we love ourselves. Do we only believe that beauties who are light skinnned and slim are our representatives. Beauty should be celebrated in all its magnificent shapes and sizes and I congratulate and applaud these magazines for finally acknowledging the fact that beauty is uniquely universal and does not have one look. You ought to be absolutely ashamed for printing such foul garbage.

  • karyn

    I need you to do research and understand the origin of the mammy figure before attempting to use it in a sentence. The “mammy” caracature was used to represent asexuality and subservience. Jennifer Hudson’s role was neither.

    http://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/mammies/

    Do your research and stop promoting ignorance. You are the one who seems to still be in chains.

  • Huh?

    Are you serious with this bullshit?

  • NAOMI

    He has points but they are not applied well. For one, J hud is not a mammy figure AT ALL. She is not serving a plate of pancakes, she doesn’t look like a pitbull. A MAMMY which represents an obsequiesce servant/slave to justify the “humanity” of slavery would not be on the cover of vogue. She is not exaactly associated in anyway whatsover with domesticity, which is what the mammy was based on. This soul/cooking/raising your kids/ happy to play her role black woman. I didn’t see dream girls and won’t, but was her character a mammy?!?!?!

    Furthermore:

    More recently, Halle Berry and Denzel Washington made history in 2002 when they managed to win the Academy’s top two acting awards for playing a filthy slut who banged Billy Bob Thornton and an angel dust-tootin’ gang banger respectively, in a year in which the Academy just so happened to also present the aforementioned Sidney Poitier with some sort of lifetime achievement award. Hmm…

    ^^ UNFAIR. A filthy slut??? what movie was he watching, i wasn’t aware sexing A MAN was considered being a slut, This guy is showing his OWN MISOGYNY right here!!!!!! First of all, I think she did a great job in that movie, excuse me my brotha but Charlize theron won an oscar didn’t she for playing a murderous white trash LESBIAN?!!? NATALIE PORTMAN beat Meryl Streep!!! out for an Oscar playing a young lil thing cheatin lying STRIPPER!!! What about Cuba…what was so “offensive” about his win??? So i don’t even think those comments are fair. And i’m disturbed by the use of “filthy slut” who “banged” … the movie was much more than Halle sexing a white man, it was about regret, a life of dreams deferred, frustration, seeking solace upon one common bond of remorse and grief… It wasn’t my fave movie but i was smart enough to get that it was deeper than that….that’s like saying Godfather was a shitty movie and Al Pacino sucked because he played a Greasy gangster…like it’s so much more than that!!

  • delphineblue

    You were seriously beat with the ugly stick and you’re calling someone else a pit bull? Nigger men are so damn pathetic; but thanks for reminding me why i laugh every time one of you is beaten/killed by the cops.

  • delphineblue

    You were seriously beat with the ugly stick and you’re calling someone else a pit bull? Nigger men are so damn pathetic; but thanks for reminding me why i laugh every time one of you is beaten/killed by the cops.

  • delphineblue

    Excuse me but has your ugly black ass looked in the mirror lately? I’m telling you, hip hop is the greatest thing to happen to ugly negro men.

  • To Be Young Gifted Black and the most Hated

    I’m just like so surprised about how many ignorant people live in this country and still can’t get along?As I was reading the article I only can shake my head,as I was reading the comments I just in a deep shame of most of you,not all of you most of you.Jennifer Hudson is a beautiful woman.If you happen to know everybody up and down the motherfucking world has FAT!If you making 6 Figures (cough,cough) you should know that Bio 1010 player!Jennifer is an average size female.She was a 22 and went to a size 12 again average size of a female.I rather look up to her than to look up them unhealthy,anorexic Olsen.Some black people are just never satisfied until they put someone else down to make them look good.

    Fernando, I’m going to ignore you because like someone stated above ignorance is bliss and its blissfully in you.You making 6figures,the hell you doing up in here?Lying ass.

  • WTF

    This is the most ignorant garbage I’ve read in a long ass time. What I want to know is: How many of the movies mentioned in your article did you actually see? Have you seen Dreamgirls? Because if you had, you would know why Jennifer Hudson won the Oscar; it’s because she OWNS that movie.

    So please, tell us, which of the movies mentioned have you seen?

  • Wow

    LMMBAO@ this nigga calling someone fat and unnacttrative….that shit is absolutely amazing. This nigga goes about life like he hasn’t been exposed…nigga look like a black version of pearl

  • Tima

    You must have been looking in the mirror and mistaken yourself for Jennifer because you are the one that looks like a pitbull with your fat ass.

  • stopthehatin

    why cant we all just put racism behind us? im a HALF jewish white female who doesnt even practice that religion, and believe me, i hear so many negative comments about how im just a “stupid jew”, “all jewish people are stupid”, “jewish people shouldnt live”.. its disgusting. i just wish we all as ONE RACE- HUMAN BEINGS, could just eliminate racism for EVER.

  • Juicy

    she gained weight for that role and lost it right after. she is about a 10/12. i don’t remember seeing a roll of fat on her neck at the oscars. her body is tight. i wonder what size your mother wears. just another case of the “black man” bringing his “back bone” down.

  • A. Kelly

    One comment for this article… OH PLEASE!

    Moving on!

    As if Beyonce reminds the white man of their “house slave.” when they put her on the covers of magazines. Can’t we celebrate another Black woman’s success without referring to her as “Aunt Jemima?”

    No one gives that a thought. It is funny what is uncovered about what we as Black people truly feel about our women when given some time… sheesh.

  • Alicia Witherspoon

    Jennifer Hudson, Aunt Jemima?

    I don’t think so. At the core of Black history there are disturbing images acceptable to the white majority. These images glorify roles we were marginalized to represent. Currently these roles have grown to include misogynistic rappers, violent criminals, over sexualized immoral women, and spoiled professional athletes who are all made famous because they are the extremes within our community. This is what catches the media’s eye and therefore we are defined by it not ourselves. What fails to be understood is that success in the movie Dreamgirls is based upon intra-racial attitudes that we have coped with for centuries to make the White majority feel comfortable and more accepting of us.

    When I look at the cover of magazines and when I have had the opportunity to peruse magazines like XXL all I see is the promotion of women in general as sexual objects. Jennifer Hudson not only embodies the most average size in America , but also epitomizes defiance to the mainstream media’s attempt to classify what images are attractive. Those chosen as attractive are those that begin with unnatural sizes. When Jamie Lee Curtis went un-airbrushed for Redbook it was huge political statement, but when Jennifer Hudson doesn’t conform she gets blasted by her own? What’s up with that? Are we so concentrated upon acceptance that we can’t embrace those things that make us unique?

    This debate about beauty should be decided from within the Black community and not to appease the overarching white majority. If we as a people feel that an average woman is an unacceptable image what message are we sending? Are we still trying to emulate the images determined by that overarching White media machine to be acceptable?

    When I look at the pages of XXL and Black Men Magazine (did not buy just happened to see a few copies) I didn’t see much of a difference between it and Playboy or Hustler. The women in these magazines capitalize upon the fact that their sexuality is their most valuable asset. When you do that you allow comments based solely on appearance to continue to dominate attitudes toward all young women. That said Don Imus’ comments fall in line with the statements written by the author of this article referring to Jennifer Hudson as a Mammy figure because they all refer to her image.

    Black women and Black men are not White but inextricably linked by history and experience. That said, when will we determine what is attractive/beautifu l for ourselves? If the average woman is a size 14 and has been since the late 1950s doesn’t Jennifer Hudson fit the prototype? I think what we get caught up in is identifying beauty with a traditionally white standard of measurement. When will we change the standard of measurement?

    I know plenty of sisters sizes 8-14 who fall not in the unhealthy category. The reasons we are unhealthy lean largely upon our diet and what is readily available and easy. Diabetes, Heart Disease, Breast Cancer, all affect Blacks more readily than most of the American population, but we as a people are also much less likely to seek preventative care and medicine either because it is unavailable or it’s not accessible due to cost.

    All of this said until we determine what is beautiful, healthy, and have equal representation in medical and social research we will be unable to determine what is acceptable for us. This will continue to perpetuate our ideas that what is White is Right for us. When we start defining instead of being defined we will change the attitudes of the majority but until then we will continue to in-fight and marginalize ignorant unfounded and unresearched commentary (Don Imus and the brother from XXL).

  • Kevin

    I can’t believe I was 3 minutes of my time reading this article. JHUD isn’t fat. She is a thick beautiful woman. I think the next time you write an article, you should have facts that supports your opinion.

  • http://www.llsports2.blogspot.com Shaking My Head

    Come on now…Sometimes I hang my head as a black person. Are you serious??? It seems impossible to please “us” sometimes. If J. Hud wouldn’t have gotten that Oscar that would’ve been a whole different issue, now that she got it you complain about the reasons behind it. You even go so far as to speculate about WHY she’s on the cover of certain magazines (you’re too much). I love my people but damn we just take things a little too far.

    IMO the word “fat” is more derrogatory than any racial slur (I can dust off a racial slur) and you call her that multiple times. I guess you just really needed something to write about.

  • White Man

    So happy that Hip-Hop is falling off.
    Lower CD sales. Hip-Hop radio stations ratings are sliding. It’s all garbage.

  • Danger

    I can’t believe what I’m reading. We as black people pay way too much attention to what is said about us by other races. They are not bringing us down or degrading us be “WE” are doing it to ourselves by spewing out negative comments about our own race. All the “others” are doing is sitting back, watching and laughing at how we are tearing each other down.

  • selfdestuction

    It is shame that we consistenly tear our own people apart. It is like crabs in a barrel, any time one gets to the top someone willbe ther to try to pull them back down. A sister wins a academy award and all black people have to say are negative things… that is why we will never get anywhere as a collective group, whe just don’t support each other. It is right to call her fat or any other derogitory term. If this commentary had been written by a white person, we would be furious, then why would that make it ok for us to say? It surprising that we seek to conform to a stardard of beauty that can never be achieved. You yourself said “hot waifish” the two totally contradict. There was a time when African American women would not be on a magazine cover at all let alone a woman with full lips and hips. But instead of looking at the accomplishment, you instead choose to take two steps back. REALLY SAD.

  • Eric

    Bol, you are simply a coon. You never pass up an opportunity to kick black women and then go drool over white ones. You are a prime example of self hate. And have you looked at your mug? Hudson may have a face like a “pit bull” but you look like a chimp.

  • Tee

    I’m all for evaluating why the status quo does what it does with our images in the media, but this is reaching, in my opinion. How many white actors/actresses have received undeserved accolades and awards at events that we once couldn’t even attend unless we were acting in the capacity of a servant? Besides, when Halle won the Oscar, rightfully or wrongfully, some credited the lightness of her skin as to why white America accepted her so easily. Now a thick, brown skinned woman wins and we will second guess their motives as being even more shallow than their already shallow, capricious system of reward? Are we still asking the powers that be to accept us while on our knees? Does it really mean that much? In my opinion, viewing an ultimately meaningless award as something meaningful to our black state of being is just too taxing and a waste of time. It is far more important to imbue our young with a sense of self and purpose in order to live a worthwhile life. Even in the midst of an imperfect, sometimes harsh, judgmental world.

  • I stay SMH

    It is sad to see such [questionably] intelligent people devoting so much time to “break down” someone undeservingly. What is more the shame is the “they owe me something” attitude that some of you have. I am willing to bet that when “white folks” are in the news for using the “N” word–you are the same ignorant “N Words” upset and ranting. Do you even realize how hateful, mean-spirited, and evil YOUR statements are? Yet you pride yourself in singling out the evil perils of racism. I swear you could probably find racism in your cereal bowl.
    Another sad case of the ANGRY Black Man Complex!
    JHud is doing her thing…much like so many other “fat sistas” that bear your children, wipe your snotty noses, and hold down households where your presences are almost non existant.
    With that said, I take another glance at YOUR picture and wonder why I stay shaking my head?

  • cns

    Black men hat black women especially when they are successful. Why aren’t we having this same conversation about forest Whitaker?

  • I Stay SMH

    B-Ease–c’mon now…verbal attacks lessen the power/credibility of what you say.

    You know “(she does look like her p**ssy stinks tho)” is not a valid arguement.

    lets stick to the facts, man! i wanted to say something mean spirited in my first comment, but i resisted the temptation.

  • alpha_omega

    To Byron Crawford:

    I am a Black woman and I find your story highly offensive. How dare you sit behind your desk and talk down about your sister? If I were close to you, I’d smack you on the head. I am not sure if your mother or grandmother raised you, but I’m pretty sure Jennifer Hudson looks more like either one of them than you would admit. You need a real good @ss whoopin. I am a mother of 3 and I would gladly beat your @ss for your momma. You need to get your mind right and think about $hit before you put it out there. Do you see the thread of hatred you started? You have given some racists a real forum and you did this with malicious intent. Shame on You!! Shame On YOU!!!

  • @#$%#

    what if she bleached her skin; would she still look like a pitbull?

  • kissaboo56

    You are telling the truth Mammy started with a black women making pancakes and she became an icon. Just like SamBo.

  • Angry Black Woman

    Is it me or does the writer sound like a wigger trying too hard to be down. First off I’m tired of people judging beauty by how thick or how skinny someone is. Jennifer Hudson isn’t an ugly woman, and she’s not morbidly obese (as you make her weight seem). She earned her award for that movie, let’s see she wasn’t screwing a white man, she wasn’t a ho, or prostitute, she wasn’t playing a gangster or hood person. She was playing the role of a black woman coming up in the music industry. I’m glad she got the oscar. She actually deserved it more than Halle or Denzel (for their perspective roles they had to play). I’ve learned that you can’t please people, so JHUD do you girl. people are just waiting on you to fall.
    Now, I can respect someones opinion on a matter but isn’t XXL, the same magazine that glorifies thugs, killers, drug dealers, and all that other stuff that actually brings our race down???????????

  • Ablackgirl

    “the very least, it suggests that a lesser standard of beaty is necessary for black women, but I seriously doubt that’s all there is to it.” What the hell are you taking about? I always thought it was a DIFFERENT standard of beauty for blacks. I just got finished looking at the models on this website and if they were white they would be considered fat as hell( mostly because of their hips, thighs, and asses). This magazine tried to have this conversation about beauty…but you seem a little indecisive to me. You seem to be trying to find a story or conspiracy where there is none. White people like Jennifer Hudson for the same reasons everyone else does…America hasn’t seen her style ( musically) in a long time and we miss it. As far as her looks goes, I think she just represents the backlash against the slinder curveless woman that American society has tried to force down the necks of black woman and any other ethnic group. Now whites are jocking that our image like they jock everything else. But your magazine is proof that that image of beauty can never touch was black women are naturally working with. THANK GOD for my genes.

  • concerned

    To all that called Jennifer fat, you are all haters you should be glad a black woman or black people get nominated or win awards period. That shows the talent and strive we blacks have today. It shouldn’t matter the size or what someone looks like because if they are black and claiming to be black. Because you know some of us try to pretend not to black once we get big start claiming percentages of races. They are representing for the rest of us. So jusy watch what you say when to talk down about another black person, because you make the rest us look ignorant.

  • psalm13914

    This has to be one of the most ignorant articles I have read in a very long time. It seems, to me, that I would expect these types of comments from someone like Donald Imus but I don’t expect comments like this from a representative from my own community.

  • NIKKI

    I THINK THAT OU SOUND LIKE A FUCKING IDIOT. IF YOU ARE GOING TO SLAM “WHITE” PEOPLE BY SAYING THAT THEM PUBLISHING JENNIFER HUDSON DUE TO RACE THING THEN SAY THAT. BUT FOR YOU TO BE TALKING SHIT ABOUT HER BEING FAT WAHT DOES THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING. YOU SOUND REALLY STUPID AND I AM EMBARASSED FOR YOU.

    AND FOR YOU TO SAY SHE LOOKS LIKE A PIT BULL, YOU HAVE GOT A LOT OF FUCKIN NERVE. YOU AINT NO LOOKER YOUR DAMN SELF!!!!!!

  • sassy

    Ok..you all are really cracking me up with this fat Black woman thang..LOOK UP THE STATS IDIOT! WHITE BLACK AND HISPANIC WOMAN ARE ALL FAT AT BASICALLY THE SAME RATES! The only women in America who aren’t at the same rate are ASIAN! Furthermore, if you have a problem with a fat sister get up and go find yourself a skinny one! There are plenty of them walking around! If you want to get technical…in MAMA AFRICA their are waaaaaaaaay more skinny Black women there than in Europe! Like I said check the stats come back with facts then you might sound like a credible person instead of a salted lil dyck man that can’t circumvent his small manhood around a fat azz!!

  • Troublemaker

    I love this dialogue. I agree that Jennifer Hudson can do better on her appearance. A lot of black women are overweight. So are a lot of other women, but that’s their problem. Let’s celebrate our own accomplishments and forget about seeking the approval of others. They will see us eventually, but it’s how we see ourselves that is important. It’s obvious that WE still see ourselves as Mammies (Is that a word?), hoes, pimps, etc. We have to set our own expectations, meet them, and exceed them. We don’t need folks to lower our hurdles to help us lift ourselves over them. Yes, that is undermining. But, Bol give credit where credit is due… Forest Whitaker, Denzel, Halle, Jamie Foxx these people are phenomenal on anybody’s scale be forreal!

  • kp

    this is the prefect example of us trying to bring us down. why not solute her success. whether you are attracted to her or not,who cares. this a black woman who have acheived what so many (black or white) will never do. stop the ignorance.

  • Nicoli

    Don’t quite get your “mammy” point. The movie Dreamgirls was excellent! There was nothing “mammy” about the cahracter J-Hud portrayed. She portrayed a strong woman holding fast to her dreams and overcoming adversary. With all of the images of the negative images of video hoes all over the media it is refreshing to see an “average” sister receiving her due. Please use your platform to build our community and not to tear it down.

  • http://occasionalsuperstar.com/racecard Fabian The Occasional Superstar

    To me, Jennifer Hudson’s character goes back to the Mandika warrior, how they refused to be subservient and accept some ol’ bullshit under their oppressors. But if that’s playing mammy, what is playing the defiant negro he’s looking for?
    And by the way, Denzel was a crooked cop, not a gang banger. He also wasn’t snorting coke, he was making his white partner do it. Denzel should have got it for Malcolm X. He’s wrong in so many ways. I actually think Jennifer Hudson is attractive and when she was on American Idol, thought she had potential, just had some style issues. I prefer a thick black woman as opposed to a thin one. Which according to most studies in America is the norm. I think Jennifer Hudson is thick, I think Aretha Franklin is fat. That doesn’t take away from her ability to outsing anybody in the known world, no w does it? So I would like to know no. 1, who is so beautiful and no. 2, who should have got the oscar for best actor, instead of Forest Whitaker? Now, I do believe Hollywood gives us winks in the form of Oscar nominations. Halle Barry did screw the hell out of Billy Bob Thorton. Denzel did get it for a negative character type and not for a portrayal of an interesting civil rights leader, Malcolm X. But does that mean, they didn’t do a better job, opposed to their colleagues? Naw, You’re logic is skewed my man. If you like video chics, just say so. But they’re preferred by the white man too. Then, again, I don’t know what you like so forgive me for assuming.

  • JaMaika

    Whoever wrote this colum if very racist. Or maybe this is the kind of reaction that they wanted but whatever. I am personally a black/african american however you want to look at it. And I think that if people look at J. Hud for being a mammy that she should be damn proud that somebody would look at her as a strong black american. But the way the columnist put it is BS and they need to educate themselves because they don’t know Black History. Grow the fuck up! Please!

  • Wow

    pancakes? are you serious? Pit bull? Hmmm…Jennifer, Morgan, Forrest, Halle and Denzel have earned their respective places in history for excellence in acting, are acting as role models for our youth, and sitting on more paper than you will ever see. And you are…..writing blogs on XXL.com. Hmmmm…..the only one that seems to need to work on progress is you.

  • Greg

    Obviously this was an attempt to gain some pub for the writer. I guess white people don’t play maids (“Gosford Park” & “Remains of the Day”)druggies(“Blow”) dirty cops (“NARC”), and sluts (any teen sex comedy). I am a young black man who loves film, and I’m not buying this crap. I wonder if Crawford has ever even picked up a book by Donald Bogle.

  • Stupid Ass

    This was the most ignorant post I have come across in a long time. You are a dumb ass that cuts down his own. Dumb Bitch!!

  • http://www.mediatakeout.com henry

    This is absolutely ridiculous and this only the twisted mind of the columnist. White people don’t off petty silly stuff like this, Mind you i’m black.

  • Divakai

    Never have a read so many hateful and disrespectful comments . You as a black man should be ashamed of yourself. You actually cosign to a “less afrocentric and more european”standard of beauty! Your no better than these white folk who make make slick disrespectful comments and broad generalizations about black people . I guess that Paris Hilton is your idea of beautiful:) I wonder what your mother and other female family members look like, and whether they agree with your comments. Why compare Jennfier Hudson to Aunt Jemima? You self hating black a*z idiot! You better take a good long look in the mo=irror and think before you speak!

  • lurose

    your just another one of those black men putting down black women..

  • Nichele

    Mr Crawford,

    I must say I am truly saddened by your display of ignorance portrayed in this article. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder, and only when you find something beautiful and positive in yourself, will you be able to see the beauty in others. Most people look at situations and say this is a great beginning, how can i be a contributor to making this better. You sadly look at things only in terms of destroying them. But the true hurt comes from the fact that our children read what you have to say and will believe that because you have this forum, what you speak must be truth. I will continue to pray that your outlook on life and self become better as you grow and mature.

    Nichele R. Bean

  • Sosa

    I’m not sure where you are going with this? J Hud is not beautiful and white people are making her out to be? or she is and she can only be beautiful when in the mammay role? Call me crazy but I aint’ never seen Mammy’s titties plastered over Magazine covers!?

    OH!!!!

    Give the woman some damn respect, her name is Hattie McDaniels and she has an Oscar, THE FIRST OSCAR EVER GIVEN TO A BLACK PERSON. which is more than anyone can say for your sorry ass….

  • Jadadevaux

    First off let me say this you are a very ignorant person you may disagree with me but quite frankly I could carless Jennifer Hudson is talented and in my opinion has may talent than beyonce,beyonce has been successful due to looks and body image not because of the talent that she posses because she is typical nothing extra you are doing the white man’s work for him down talking and degarding your own people you are a true idiot.

  • You Are A Moron

    This has to be the dumbest piece of bullshit that I had read in a long time. Black people complain WAY to much, and its starting to get really annoying. You complain about not winning Oscars but when someone black finally does…it still isn’t good enough. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing a murderer, and didn’t Tom Hanks play one for a role where he was dying of AIDS. You don’t hear white people complaining about this. THIS is why blacks are so fukked up now; you waste all your time complaining about shyt instead of trying to fix it and make it better. There are plenty of rich black folk out there, so why not start your own companies and so forth. Black woman are genetically more muscular than whites. Have you seen Venus and Serena lately? They are much bigger than Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova.

    Blacks are more overweight than whites and that IS a fact. Black neighborhoods are filled with fast food restaurants, and soul food, that lots of blacks love, is filled with fat and cholesterol. I am black and I like eating veggies, and whenever I do around blacks, I am accused of eating like a “white person.”

    Black women think its cute to be “thick.” That is bull and thats why there is a diabetic of two in every family.

    Its very insulting of you to compare J Hud to a pit-bull dog. You are so fukkin idiotic thats its not even funny.

    Move the fukk on in life and stop being so fukkin whiny you stupid fukkin low-life losers.

  • not a dummy monkey

    This has to be the dumbest piece of bullshit that I had read in a long time. Black people complain WAY to much, and its starting to get really annoying. You complain about not winning Oscars but when someone black finally does…it still isn’t good enough. Charlize Theron won an Oscar for playing a murderer, and didn’t Tom Hanks play one for a role where he was dying of AIDS. You don’t hear white people complaining about this. THIS is why blacks are so fukked up now; you waste all your time complaining about shyt instead of trying to fix it and make it better. There are plenty of rich black folk out there, so why not start your own companies and so forth. Black woman are genetically more muscular than whites. Have you seen Venus and Serena lately? They are much bigger than Anna Kournikova and Maria Sharapova.

    Blacks are more overweight than whites and that IS a fact. Black neighborhoods are filled with fast food restaurants, and soul food, that lots of blacks love, is filled with fat and cholesterol. I am black and I like eating veggies, and whenever I do around blacks, I am accused of eating like a “white person.”

    Black women think its cute to be “thick.” That is bull and thats why there is a diabetic of two in every family.

    Its very insulting of you to compare J Hud to a pit-bull dog. You are so fukkin idiotic thats its not even funny.

    Move the fukk on in life and stop being so fukkin whiny you stupid fukkin low-life losers.

  • shelvonte

    It is people like you who keep black women down. That’s why Imus said what he said because these white people get theses racist statements from week black men like you. your ass need to be fired over this article. You said that she has a pitbull face? You are a weak black man you are a fag you shouldn’t even call yourself a man.

  • Ms. Manners

    Please consider editing this peice for grammatical and spelling errors (to include the misspelling of ‘beaUty’). Thank you

  • Page

    For once, I agree with the conservative nuts: blacks love to play the race card. You can’t be serious about your article. You are the type of person who will find or create a flaw in any sign of progress, fostering division.

    Instead of worrying about the so called “cracka” community, you should redirect your energy to those idiot rappers who are the new “black” KKK that is killing the black community.

    But no, those are your friends.

  • http://fuckbol Howard Perkins

    I just wanna say you went to far homie

  • Angela

    You’re ignorant. This article confirmed it.

  • Sherry

    This is about the most stupid form of stinking thinking i have ever read Jennifer earned that oscar I mean she earn that award and every body was rooting for her because of her talent how can you even equate her to a mammy like character you ought to be ashamed of your self

  • Freddie

    Dude! What the hell are you talking about. You are a detractor in the black community that rags and bags our accomplishments with superfluous ignorance and “the 1900″ negro dispostion of ourselfs. You need to go back to school and find out that beuty is in the eyes of the beholder, not the jack*** like you.

  • Jessica

    Wow. What kind of smoke are you crackin? You’re the exact reason why people can make a case FOR racism. If that isn’t the most racist bull I’ve ever read, Don Imus is a black Jesus.

  • Crawfordisadumbass

    Why are stupid niggars like you always worried about what white people think. Even if you have to pull something out of your corny ass. I hate niggars like you and I hope you burn in hell. Stop worrying about what white folks think cause they sure ass hell aren’t thinking about your fugly black ass. Familiar your ass with some chap stick you monkey looking coon!!!!!!

  • shanta

    You sir are an asshole. You should not be allowed to write ignorant columns such as this. As if we dont have enough other people tearing us down. Halle was far from a slut in Monster’s Ball and Jennifer’s role was far from being mammy related in any way. This was a very ignorant article

  • Dee

    You have GOT to be joking?!?!?! Who’s standard of beauty are YOU using? It’s negroes like you who make people like Don Imus think it’s OK to talk about the sistahs the way he did! It’s not OK for him to do it, just like it’s not OK for you to do it, for rappers to do it, for other sistahs to do it! The change needs to begin with those who have the biggest voices on the largest platforms – YOU!!! Call your mother, chat with some aunts and visit your Granny, son, and get a new perspective and higher level of respect before you address this issue again!!

  • Teri

    In the shadow of the negative comments Imus made, we have a black man saying these things about a sistah, and we’re crying about what Imus said. I am very sad that this brotha doesn’t celebrate Jennifer’s victory as one of “us,” but instead begins to tear her down. How sad.

    We are our worst enemies, folks. SMH. We definitely need Jesus.

  • A Black Actress

    From a Black Actress’s Perspective:

    “If you notice, Hollywood loves to give black actors the Oscar for playing the most stereotypical roles possible.”

    Hollywood does not “love” to give Black actors anything. Oscars are not awarded to “roles” or “characters”. The Academy Award, Tony, Golden Globe, SAG Award, etc. is awarded to actors for their PERFORMANCES of those roles. Halle Berry did not win for playing a “filthy slut”. She won because she performed the role of Leticia Musgrove in Monster’s Ball remarkably. There is a major difference.

    It’s not fair to say “white people love Jennifer Hudson.” I’m amongst white actors who strongly believe she didn’t deserve to win, that the Oscar should have went to someone like Cate Blanchett for Notes on a Scandal. I’ve seen Dreamgirls. Jennifer Hudson gave a wonderful performance. If she deserved the Oscar based on her performance is debatable, as all Oscar winning performances have been. With 5 actors in a category, everyone surely won’t agree.

    As a Black actress, it certainly isn’t difficult for me to be both excited and inspired when a fellow Black actor wins the top acting award and/or is nominated. Look at where we came from. We went from not being considered human beings, to finally being recognized as citizens of this country, to being considered for acting roles, but only being cast as slaves, maids, butlers, and comedic roles, to landing leading roles, to getting recognized for our performances in those leading roles, to winning top notch acting awards for those performances.

    WE’VE COME AN EXTRAORDINARILY LONG WAY! By arguing that Hollywood only recognizes the “Aunt Jemima, the “magical negro”, or the “filthy slut” undermines, demeans and belittles the historical accomplishments of Black actors. It also exposes the paucity of knowledge about the industry and the craft of acting. I find it interesting that people frequently debate about the Halle Berry and Denzel Washington Oscar-winning performances. That because they were “negative” and “stereotypical” they were recognized. Take a look at a list of other Black Actors who have been nominated for and/or won the Oscar.
    Whoopi Goldberg: Ghost
    Don Cheadle: Hotel Rowanda
    Will Smith: Pursuit of Happiness
    Morgan Freeman: The Shawshank Redemption
    Jamie Foxx: Collateral
    Djimon Hounsou: Blood Diamond
    Cuba Gooding, Jr.: Jerry Maguire
    Louis Gossett, Jr.: An Officer and a Gentleman
    Diana Ross: Lady Sings the Blues
    Cicely Tyson: Sounder
    Diahann Carroll: Claudine
    Queen Latifah: Chicago
    Oprah Winfrey: The Color Purple
    Alfre Woodard: Cross Creek
    Juanita Moore: Imitation of Life

    This isn’t a complete list. Black actors have been and are continuing to make strides this industry. Instead of debasing and discrediting award-winning Black actors, support them, support us. Support Black films, go see and support Black actors in theatre, watch Black actors on TV.

    And this whole thing about Jennifer Hudson being considered the “new Aunt Jemima” is derogatory and racially insensitive, and is even more damning as it is being perpetuated by someone within our own Black community.

  • dumb shit

    bol sometimes i wonder if you ever went to school your views are so anal. i am amazed by some of the things you come out with.

  • Dee

    Russell W. Scott Says:

    April 3rd, 2007 at 12:44 pm
    First off I have trouble with his “article” because his entire premise is based in ignorance and disrespect. His info is wrong, Hattie’s character may have been “Mammy” but she was more than that, she was the real strength in that house and she played the character not as a brainless buffoon, but as an intelligent woman. Stating that Sidney won for a “magical negro” shows that he never actually saw his performance of an average, flawed man just doing his best, failing and rising again. Had he seen it he would have known that it was the depth and heart of his performance that won Sidney the Oscar — not who he played but how he played him.

    Then he jumps ahead 38 years to point at Hallie and Denzel, leaping over the winning performances of Louis Gossett, Jr.’s tough but fatherly Drill Sergeant; Denzel’s other Oscar character of the angry but brave soldier; and Whoopi Goldberg’s dynamic fortune teller with a huge heart. What did he miss all of those movies too? Are these characters one-dimensional stereo-types too? Of course not and neither was Hallie’s desperate, lonely single mother nor Denzel’s corrupt, manipulative cop.

    Next the fool goes after the latest winners — I’ve personally only seen Morgan’s performance, which was more layered than a moron like him could ever dig deep enough to get at.

    What I see is the reflection of his own racism and sexism, not Hollywood’s or white people’s. All he sees when he looks at Jennifer is her weight; not her talent; not her skill; and definitely not her inner beauty. This shallow ass compared her face to a pit-bull! What is he looking at? I wonder what his mother looks like. What beauty standard does he compare her to? Maybe if he had a brain, he could see that Jennifer has proven herself despite the pettiness of jerks like him and the judges on Idol, who also must have missed the true talent of Jennifer — her ability to be strong & vulnerable and convey that when she sings.

    Obviously, the site’s editor wants everyone to know how ignorant Byron is, he didn’t even bother to clean up his spelling errors!

    Sorry, this rant is so long, but I feel better now.

  • Dee

    Social construct: There was the plantation. The house Negroes, the field hands, the tradesmen, the overseer assistants, the free blacks, and so on. The free blacks were divided amongst themselves by skin tone, education, allegiance to whites, etc.

    Then there were the Sojourner Truths, Frederick Douglas’s, WEB Dubois’s and the activists, who lived their views, like Pittman and Tubman, Harriet Tubman.

    The same characters are posting and wrote the article. BOL is deluded, cannot see and is extremely entrenched in the physical, not spiritual or soulful realm. I see his point but he fails to take into account America’s social construct. Blacks will continue to rise but it’s like the Jewish population and the Palestinians. It’s like the aborigines and the Australians, it’s like the Spaniards and
    Mestizos in Mexico. A class system will always exist in this country because it is foundational.

    The author is a sell-out with little depth or perspicacity. He has a degree but little education and I doubt that he’s really a black man, I think the picture is fake.

    The posters, Russell W. Scott is a Frederick Douglass and A Black Actress a Sojouner Truth. There are others too, if you bother to read and absorb the substance of their posts.

    On the other hand, most of the posters on this site, agreeing with BOL are field and house Negroes. Worst of all, this site IS the plantation, owned by whites, run by overseers who profit from the tradesmen (rappers), slave traders (the advertisers) and the slaves themselves (consumers) unable to get past their brainwashed and simplistic views of the world and see what’s really happening.

    Then the messages are sprinkled with some abolitionists and poor whites, who feel slighted by the American dream too. Give Kudos to those blacks that have achieved. Jealousy is not becoming. Jennifer Hudson is a beautiful black woman and I am proud of her. Don’t talk of whites embracing what you yourselves refuse to embrace. Aunt Jemima made a lot of money and did what she had to do to survive. What’s amazing to me is how people like BOL will defend women being called b’s, hos and other blacks, niggas, and then put down people who are treading a path and walking in a path already made for them by doing positive things. It’s like the guy on Oprah, with Warner Bros. Who became irate when he thought Stanley Crouch called him a clown but defended the denigration of women. Stop walking on the fence people and then going to church to praise the Lord. You are cursing your life when you choose to live at the bottom and then pretend to strive for success.

    That’s my take. Good day. And get off the plantation, you are supposedly free.

  • Manygifts

    Wow ! I know that I’m 2 years too late. I was googling stories about Jennifer and this came up. I have to agree with the concensus that Jennifer isn’t ugly…She’s quite attractive and very talented. She’s an awesome singer as well as an actress. Neither is she fat her size is average & normal within Black Society…In our culture it’s acceptable and desired to have hips, titts, & a big butt. I can see what he’s trying to say BUT he went WAY overboard with it… Jamie deserved the Oscar he BECAME Ray. Jennifer was beleivable and OWNED that movie…Hattie MacDaniel’s paved the way for other Black actors ina time when it was unexpected & not welcomed in society…I agree that some things are coonish and “low rent” if you will. However, Jennifer, Morgan Freeman, Jamie Foxx, & Sidney Poitier weren’t one of them. Halle shold have won for other roles that were more flattering, and so should Denzel but let’s be happy for them and NOT OVER-REACH !!!