I just saw the movie adaptations of The Hate U Give and Black Klansman since the last post. Both were very poignant and clever depictions of the Black experience in America. As a racist satire and allegory, Ultimate Voyages is also about the Black experience in America. As a child growing up, I imagined my coloring books published by Whitman as being characterizations of the White Man. Having heard discussions around the broadcast of Roots and viewing it, I was frightened by its characterization of the Black Man. Now since TV host Megyn Kelly is off the air for mentioning blackface and whiteface, I wonder what the fuss is all about. I dressed up as the Six Million Dollar Man, Superman and other white superheroes so I guess that was me being in whiteface. But, I thought nothing of it; just like what Megyn Kelly is being "lynched" for. However, my creative efforts at dramatizing the silliness of it all is still considered offensive and too political. I like what I have done and believe there is an audience that wants to take my journey through language and history to America's destiny.
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