Friday, June 5, 2015

"The Root" Writer Decries Black people for Not Thinking Like He Does

He, BTW, is also black.

In an article posted at "The Root," Michael Arceneaux critiqued Raven Symone on her recent appearances on "The View," and threw in Don Lemon and Stacey Dash in the mix.  He basically summed up his opinion as:

  • Frankly, a spare brick on the sidewalk can be just as “interesting” and “provocative”—except a brick has more to contribute to meaningful conversation than any of the aforementioned three.
He also make his racist declaration:

  •  there is reason to take issue with Raven-Symoné because she is an example of another ill-informed, lazy-thinking black person being handed a huge platform for simply being a darker face to dense views typically espoused only by white people. In that respect, she is another instance of a long-standing problem.
In other words, Raven-Symone doesn't share whatever narrative Arceneaux happens to push, so even though they are black, they are talking like white people. Arceneaux's dogma is clarified again on Raven-Symone::

You have to be clear when it comes to people like Arceneaux. Humor, commentary, social media, has to be careful for he is part of the culture police who spend a lot of time discerning peoples motives for the things they say and do in hopes they can catch the ever so valuable "gotcha moment" so he can pat himself on the back with a "well done" platitude. And then ridicule them in an article somewhere not not being as good of a black person as he is.

Arceneaux's motive is somewhat obfuscated by his bio: Michael Arceneaux hails from Houston, lives in Harlem and praises Beyoncé’s name wherever he goes. Huh?