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In the marketplace of America, they say that everything is for sale.
And, for the most part, it is true.
Malcolm X made it popular for people to understand and chastise Blacks who willingly participating in the harming of their people for money--effectively selling us out in order to get paid. Their demeaning behavior pandered to the market in America for Niggerish behavior.
Niggerish behavior is so much more than "entertainment." It is used by the racists who want to continue to keep a boot on the neck of the Black. They can point to Meet The Browns or Precious or Flavor Flav and cite these images as "evidence" of all the horrible things they say and believe about Black people. Those beliefs become corporate policy.
In a time when most of us were conscious, we understood what it meant to protect our image and we understood the impact of negative images in the media on our collective image, the resulting impression and our standing in the world.
We understood that it matters what whites think simply because whites arrest us, judge us, hire us and fire us. When they see that we don't give two damns about acting in the same exact manner as the roles they created for us in the early 20th Century (Stepinfetchit, Mantan Moreland, Buckwheat, Stymie, any given fat, greasy-faced Black mammy, etc.), their negative views of us are CONFIRMED. Hell, many of us have negative views of ourselves and those views are confirmed regularly by garbage released from the likes of Tyler Perry and the filth from the mouths of any given comedian or rapper.
African Americans are the only group of people in the world that fails to protect their image.
African descendants in third world nations do a better job of protecting their image than the so-called free Knee-Grows in America.
In America, many African Americans pursue Niggerish behavior as though it is freedom, which is why we will never be truly free. And they justify the Niggerish behavior by stating that it makes us laugh or it makes us money (even though others profit multiple tens of times more than the one or two of us who do).
Then, we bring up things that other groups do ("Mista Chollie do it too..."), which is a failure in critical thinking because other groups have balance. We do not.
And we also do not have, for example, a Jewish Defense League, which would cut, chop, slice, dice and wreak havoc upon the career and standing of anyone who dares to defame the Jewish image. We instead, have some Niggers Associated for the Appeasement of Caucasian People, who award Niggerish behavior as well as whites who mock us cruelly when "entertaining" us.
We facilitate the destruction of the Black image by calling each other Nigger on the world stage and by acting out the definition of Nigger (yes, the white man's definition) in all of our popular entertainment, by embracing the behavior of Niggers and then some of us have the nerve to be offended when someone hurls the word at the behavior.
But if it talks like a Nigger and defames itself like a Nigger...
Sad, powerless people claiming to have altered the word Nigger by adding an "a," as though that means anything to the vicious, violent racist who drags Black men chained to trucks, or who beat Black men and rape Black women under the color of authority. Quick--was Oscar Grant viewed as a Nigger or a Nigga?
Sad, powerless people, claiming power in someone like Perry, yet refusing to brandish any real power when it comes to something as easy, yet as crucial as protecting our image.
Sad powerless people claiming some revolutionary aspect of Perry because he employs Blacks, but keeping curiously silent about the fact that he sometimes doesn't pay Black writers, even though he has profited quite handsomely in the Nigger market.
Because we do not protect our image, it is packaged and sold in the world market-even to us.
Yes, there is a market for Niggers and it is quite profitable.
Niggers are like chickens who pluck themselves, clean themselves and butcher themselves and then lay themselves on the counter for display.
Bastardized African cultural legacy pieces are used by Niggers and taken by any and everyone who wants to and they allow them. Even other groups take on the Nigger motif and make money and there is barely a peep from anyone.
If we weren't grooming ourselves to be a sad, powerless people, the white clown who insulted us with "Shirley Q. Liquor" would be dead and Eminem would have been boycotted when he called Dr. Dre a Nigger. Instead, some of us thought Shirley was funny and Eminem was dope.
And they will become outraged that I call them Niggers.
I hear Black women claim that Black men no longer protect them, but when any of us have demonstrated ire against their beloved Tyler Perry, we have been attacked in order to defend him. I'm hoping that will change now that Tyler Perry has officially informed Black women how he really feels about them.
I'll say this: The white man has trained Niggers well. So well, that they will jump up and buckdance on command.
Niggers are so backwards that they do the very things Blacks used to fight against and now call it freedom. They are super cool with being Niggers and having anyone treat us that way. Just don't say the word...
Yup, there sure is a market for Niggers. Everyone else is getting paid, but they are the product, strutting around pretending that they are the marketers, the owners and the profiteers, but they are the product and most of them get nothing...or less.
Yes, there is a market for Niggers. Even if you don't say the word...
Darryl James is an award-winning author of the powerful new anthology "Notes From The Edge." James' stage play, "Love In A Day," opened in Los Angeles this Spring and will be running throughout 2011. View previous installments of this column at www.bridgecolumn.proboards36.com. Reach James at