Black Sell-Outs


Willie D has recently taken a shot at some of his own people for “cooning.” He criticized Charles Barkley for talking down on his own race in order to please white people. Willie D claims that Charles Barkley was bought out and turned his back on his people for money from TNT. The money and the fame Charles Barkley has accumulated caused him to forget where he came from. He then proceeded to say “you kissed a man in the mouth for real dudes that’s a no no, when you gonna come out the closet you fucking homo,” questioning Barkley’s sexuality. He called Barkley a “dumb nigga” for commenting about slavery not being that bad.

He later proceeded to call out Steven A Smith for and Raven-Symone for “cooning for capital.” He also attacked a lot of other media personality.

I strongly suggest we listen to this song. We can see that even the year of 2016 we still have conflict on “how to be black in America.” What acceptable before for both black men and women. This song can be compared to many movies that we have seen such as Bamboozled, Hollywood Shuffle, and Get on the Bus.

Most importantly, I feel like this song is a great response to Chiraq. Especially since I just saw a documentary done about destroyed black lives. Basically, Spike is saying when black people kill each other we shouldn’t take it serious. Instead we should be satirical about it.


  1. While this is an interesting post I would have to disagree with the idea that “Spike is saying when black people kill each other we shouldn’t take it serious. Instead we should be satirical about it.” His message may have been muddled by the satirical nature of the film but I don’t think he takes black on black violence lightly.

  2. I agree with Blake–I don’t necessarily agree that Spike Lee is saying that we shouldn’t take black people killing each other less seriously. Instead, I think he’s using satire as a way to get people to think about the issue differently, I still do agree that Chi-raq is problematic in a few ways–however I think that has less to do with Lee’s intent and more to do with the subject matter and Lee’s formal approach.

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