“The male stereotypes were Toms, Coons, and Bucks. We are all familiar with Uncle Tom. He is devoted to whites, religious, hard working, loyal, trustworthy, patient, and restrained. The Coon is happy-go-lucky, a clown, a buffon, a child, clever and witty but unable to perform the most simple task without guidance. He’s a trickster, cunning and resourceful. The third stereotype, the Buck..is brutal, violent, virile, tough, strong, and findes white women especially appealing…The Buck is the stereotype, the nightmare, that whites could not handle…” – “Black Macho and The Myth of the Superwoman” Michele Wallace
So, what’s up the Boondocks? Your guy trying to cater to a white audience? I mean the whole “uncle” Ruckus thing is laughable, and I’m entertained, and it is just a cartoon in the land where cartoons used to be the only thing you could go see(I’m just saying). And I’m not knocking the jester, I just know that the jester was usually the smartest in the kingdom. Just a few thoughts. McGruder took the “Uncle Tom” character to such a degree of “uncle” that I don’t think it will ever be used in such a way again. I mean he went further than Chapelle, and last night’s episode, although telling, made me feel more desensitized than anything. As I have stated, it was funny, but so was Kramer yelling niggers would have been killed on stage. Oh, I can’t compare the two, can I?
And your guy Sam Jack!! I watched “Unthinkable” last night, well, this morning anyway, and I’m like damn, go scary(read that as angry) black man! Not quite sure how I would feel as a white US man thinking about converting to Islam. I mean, that movie had me looking out my window and thinking about bagging up all my books. I’m joking, but I think you get my point here. Now, with the internet being what it is and Sam Jack being the type of name that sells movies, and the movie already has a Wikipedia plot summary, and is being hosted on at least one pretty popular online streaming site, I’d say this is going to get a lot of attention.
Now, I’m not quite sure if either of these are just sensationalistic, or propaganda, or both. But I was moved to read a passage from one of those books on the shelf that I’m pissing in my pants thinking about grabbing.
But if it wasn’t a black man to play the role then a black man would have been out of a job, of course, maybe they could have gotten the rock to do it. Well, then I’d only have said they are playing this mixed people thing pretty hard, why didn’t they give the job to a bald headed dark black man that at least looks like the BUCK! Eh…maybe I’m reading too much into all of this. Of course, if I didn’t, another black man wouldn’t have anything to blog about…