FLOYD MAYWEATHER AS BAD SLAVE
Anybody can be black. Really. No matter how pale you are, you can accept the label, the mistreatment, and the responsibility for bringing justice to this planet. Disown your non-black kin folk. Make declarations every ten minutes if you have to. And, find imaginative ways to do it: wear black history month ties; look at the ground when you talk to white folks; whatever it takes. If you’re not black, you know the subtle behaviors you expect of black people when we are in your presence. The lighter-skinned you are, the harder you work it. Being black is, of course, grueling. We do it. So can you. Yet, except for boxing promoter, Rock Newman, and a few people that he appeared with on a Donahue show long ago, I know of no one who has made that choice.
Yeah, well, YOU know. When a person accepts a non-black classification, it’s the acceptance of a position in the global firm of Black Abuse Unlimited. You hold some position of dominance in the global system of white supremacy even if it’s entry-level, seasonal, or on-call. If you are in that firm, it matters not to me whether your name is Hickman, Washington, Bin Laden, Cohen, Patel, or duhdum…. Ortiz. That’s why I luuuuuuuv it when black guys pummel non-black people. Quite simply, they all deserve it. And, so, my immune system is strengthened when I see it.
I went to see the Mayweather-Ortiz fight (for free) last night just so I could spend some time with my gentlemate in a change of scenery. I’m so glad I did. For the ladies who are unlikely to view any of the video, let me give the essentials: The news stories say the sportsmanship of the winning blows is debatable. It is not. Those stories say that Ortiz didn’t expect the punch. He did. They say that Mayweather, the black fighter, fought dirty. He did not. It is the conduct of Victor Ortiz, the non-black fighter, that was shameful. Anti-black. Tacky. Trifling. Terroristic.
The contest was paused after Ortiz, frustrated that he was being dominated by Mayweather, butted his head into the black boxer in an impersonation of a horned ram. When the action resumed, Ortiz played his race card. Instead of getting back to business, he opened his arms wide in a feigned “Aw gee, brother, I’m sorry” stance. Ortiz reasoned that his poor performance in the preceding rounds would be overshadowed by the snarling boos of the world-wide anti-black conglomerate when Mayweather did not accept the apology made in such grand theatrical fashion. And, Ortiz knew that the apology would not be accepted because, before the two fighters went back to the center of the ring, Ortiz had offered his gloves to Mayweather in apology. Mayweather had pushed them away. No man at least as pale as Ortiz would have been expected to accept such a smug and cheap dismissal of that nasty behavior. When the two fighters returned to the center of the ring, the referee said, “Let’s go!”—Ortiz didn’t. Mayweather did. Ortiz got hit— as he had to have anticipated. Ortiz has heart but no honor. When he went down, his knees were up like a bad stunt man’s fall. He was playing for the anti-black sympathy to deflect the shame of his impending loss back onto Mayweather. Of course, it worked. And, now, the stock holders in the system of white supremacy (all non-black people) are outraged that the slave didn’t accept his abuse nicely. Bad slave!!
Anti-blackness on vivid display.
But, we will stop it all over this planet.
And, when we do, we will have no mercy.
Want a preview of what that will be like? Review, over and over again, Mayweather’s response to Ortiz’ nasty plea.