Whitney Houston in a Round Room: 1963-2012
We cannot even grieve without white folks cutting in line. As Spike Lee’s associate said, “Nothing happens unless white folks say so.”
Clive Davis DISCOVERED Whitney Houston??? NOT.
But, unless white folks make it happen for ya. It ain’t happening.
Whitney Houston started a film production company called BrownHouse Productions to provide opportunities and a production vehicle for black people in that industry. You never heard of it, huh? Yeah, that’s cuz no one white made it go. They did not like that idea. Or, rather, they didn’t like what Ms. Houston wanted to do with it.
That’s White Domination. The global system of white supremacy (domination) is often metaphorically referred to a s a round room because, if you are not classified as white, there is no corner of activity; no corner of real estate on the planet in which you can take effective cover from mistreatment. Ironically, the house owned by Ms. Houston—the same one that was featured on the “reality” television show “Being Bobby Brown“— was entirely round. Perhaps it was not ironic. It just might be that it was representative of her internalization of exactly where she was no matter where she went while she was still breathing in this system. Is it really true that Whitney Houston is “free at last?”
And, if it is, what are the rest of us waiting on?