10.04.2006

Famous Picture. Less Famous Death.

I was just a kid when this happened in the 1968 Olympics, but I remember being fascinated by it. The photo is making the rounds today because the white guy, Peter Norman, has died of a heart attack. He wore a "human rights badge" on the podium in support of the two "Black Power" demonstrating Americans.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

And nearly 40 years, three generations later, shame that so many have made no strides or progress, as witnessed in New Orleans. How many decades and generations does it take for a family to better itself once it has all the opportunities to do so?

Anonymous said...

1:43PM, you're right. White people still can't dismantle the racism inherent in their being. Shame, really.

Anonymous said...

White people are racist? lol
Funny.. What about:
BET, Black Starz, Black HBO, etc.. No that's not racist against anyone else right.

Anonymous said...

Four channels out of hundreds that are 99% Caucasian. Great reasoning!

Anonymous said...

Is four channels all you can come up with? This is the land of opportunity. I thought you would have had at least 10 channels by now.

Anonymous said...

white men can't jump...
how bout Black men can't read...

Chatwithya said...

Barry,
Geeeez...it may be time to remove comments again!

mzchief said...

Geeezzzz!
It is INAPPROPRIATE for ANYONE to make a political statement at an international SPORTS event!

YEP! It was inappropriate even when Jimmy Carter boycotted the 1980 Moscow Olympics.

Anonymous said...

It's probably greta in disguise trying to stir up shit.

Racist people are so stupid and it is so obvious in what they say.

Forgive them Lord, for they know not!

greta said...

I assure you, it is not Greta in disguise and I'm not scared to post.

The truth hurts sometimes doesn't it. Stupid people who yell RACISM can't handle the truth. Forgive them Lord because they don't know that they are idiots.

oldphilosopher said...

Afraid in this I must disagree. I remember the incident vividly ... like a lightning bolt in a coal-dark sky. It was an act of startling courage and truth. Belittle the subsequent progress of both blacks and whites if you wish ... that moment was one of crystalized clarity in the fog of history.

"Racism does affect us all, but it doesn't affect us all equally. Some have more defenses against racism. It's like bad weather. All of us are affected by it, but some have boots and rain gear and some are naked to the elements."

---William Raspberry

"Here the melting pot stands open - if you're willing to get bleached first."

---Buffy Sainte-Marie

"The radical of one century is the conservative of the next."

---Mark Twain

greta said...

"Racism does affect us all, but it doesn't affect us all equally. Some have more defenses against racism. It's like bad weather. All of us are affected by it, but some have boots and rain gear and some are naked to the elements."

I love that. It is true that racism affects us all. Some people are tiddy babies and do nothing but cry and cry - WA WAAA somebody hurt my feelings. Pleeeez. Change your damn diaper and go on.

Grand Wizard Herr Himmler said...

Greta, this is just a reminder that we'll have our regular meeting tomorrow night at your house.

We've elected you head lyncher!

mzchief said...

To Grand Wizard Herr Himmler
WOW!
Who would have thought YOU would be willing to post your FAMILY photo on Barry's Blog?

Incidentally, I have always been told that men who have monster phallic symbols like your huge pointy hood are making up for having a teensy weensy winky. The fact you are MORE than willing to bash a woman because YOU dislike her opinions makes it clear that your winky is among the teensy weensiest EVER.

*LOL@U*

greta said...

Grand Wizard, yea... there will be a meeting at my house tonight. It's called the "Idiot Lynching Meeting." And guess what? Your first in line.

I am making a new rule. Everytime someone calls me a name, or says something about me that I don't like. I am shouting to the roof RACISM!

Anonymous said...

LOL. I rest my case again. Every time greta opens her mouth, she shows her stupidity. It is rather entertaining in the sense that she makes herself look like such a fool and doesn't even see it! Funny stuff.

It is sad that greta won't respect Barry's blog and stop trying to start racial shit. Remember when he closed comments? He wanted people to be respectful of one another. Maybe Barry would like his blog to appeal to a diverse population, and he may not appreciate racist comments.

Greta, can you just have some respect for other human beings and shut the f%$# up! Or go somewhere else to to get your igonorance fed...it looks like no one is gonna feed ya here.

anonymouse said...

Wow..you guys are F#@$%D up.

Can I start a club that meets at my house where we hate on dumbasses?
That's about as discriminative as I can be...

anonymouse said...

God, seriously, I'll kill you bitches.

Anonymous said...

Well, that is just lovely anonymouse. Please...take your meds and have some decency.

anonymouse said...

I have taken my meds, that's why I didn't spell out F----- UP.
BOLD YOU BITCH