Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Shout Out to my Critics….ooops my Critic.
Constructive Feedback is back in the building and he’s got something to say. What exactly? I don’t know but I will try to decipher for the folks at home.
In the comment section of my last post “Tiger Woods Hijacked Black History Month” Black Blogospheres favorite critic “Constructive Feedback” left the following notes and I responded to them.
CF - Pardon me Ojo - but could you tell us which "White man" "gave us" the shortest month of the year? Or if he wasn't "white" WHO did it?
Me - Dr. Carter G. Woodson originated “Negro History Week” in the early 1900’s. In the late 80’s it became “Black History Month” also referred to as African-American Heritage Month. Woodson chose the month of February because it marked the birthdays of Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. In my first part of the “Tiger Woods” post, I said “Black Folks get the shortest month of the year and Tiger Woods couldn’t give us 28 days?” For this - Feedback alluded to me inferring that a white person gave us the month of February. I said black folks have the shortest month and that is FACT. I didn’t mention anything about “White Folks” and that is also a FACT. The notion that I mentioned “white men throwing us February as a bone” is FICTION.
CF - Oh yeah - now "They" are coming after the sacred spaces:
Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority wins the step show.
Me – So this is why people are upset about the step show. I wondering why an AKA I knew was pissed off. For full disclosure, I pledged a Black Fraternity in college but I never cared much for step shows. Feedback wants you to believe that I am fearful of white folks crowding in on “Black Institutions.” So some White Chicks won a Step Show sponsored by a soda company. Big Deal!! If Black folks are so upset, then they should have told Sprite to keep it for Black Greeks only. Kudos to the caucasian sisters for stepping, jumping, hoping and whatever else they did. The attempt to tie in a step show to my post is a stretch. Tiger Woods wasted a moment in time confessing to something that is between a man and a woman. He did that for his sponsors and to clean up his image. Those chicks were in a competition for some type of prize. Huh!? Feedback, nice try but no dice. Thanks for playing and come back again…..but not too soon.