For Discussion: Are The NAACP Awards And Other Celebrations Of African-American Talent Still Necessary??

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Ellen Pompeo on The View NAACP Awards HBCU Still Needed

Yesterday, actress Ellen Pompeo brought up an interesting point on “The View.”

Ellen Pompeo Chris Ivery and their daughter Stella

During a conversation about the reaction Black women have when they see a black man, like Ellen’s husband Chris Ivery, with a white woman, the actress spoke up about what some could call self-imposed segregation.

“And I don’t mean to misstep or offend anyone,” she said, “but I don’t think that the separation gets us any closer. There once was a time, we needed NAACP Awards… And I’m not trying to devalue those at all. It’s not my experience. But I do feel like we have to have a “People Awards.” Black colleges, White colleges… I know [we still need them], but we need to get to a place where we don’t.”

Now, take a second to get over the fact that a “swirl-ing white woman” made that statement: does Ellen Pompeo make a good point?

Comments

  • ManSheFly

    As quiest as it’s kept, I understand where she is coming from but being that she is a white woman, many people will prolly have a problem with what she said…I still think we as a African American community need that for us, it’s not for “everyone”..

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  • Peppa

    I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND WHY PEOPLE KEEP REPLYING TO THIS I AM LEGEND PERSON. DO YOU REALIZE THAT TO THIS DAY NO ONE KNOWS IF THIS IDIOT IS BLK OR WHT. ALL WE KNOW IS THAT HE OR SHE IS IGNORANT, IMMATURE AND SUFFERING FROM WHATEVER THE FVCK HIS UN-FIT PARENTS DID TO HIM AND HIS SIBLINGS. IT’S A SHAME THAT PARENTS MENTALLY ABUSE THEIR KIDS, AND THEN LEAVE THEM FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTRY TO DEAL WITH WHEN THEY BECOME ADULTS. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH I AM LEGEND, MY PROBLEM IS WITH HIS HOE AZZ MOTHER AND FATHER WHO FVCKED HIS HEAD UP WHEN HE WAS A CHILD.

  • MrMisterre

    I think that they are necessary to the extent that we should honestly give a damn about being on the white shows. We have enough capital in the black community that we should have them coming to us! Enough of complaining about there not being enough black this or black that….there is plenty, but we just don’t support it!

    • Snuss

      Black people in America do tend to defer to the white folk way too much.

  • http://Hotmail Islandbaby

    I don’t think her comment was ment to harm the black community. We all would like to live in a world where we all live as one, but unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world. So yes, we do need those award shows, as tacky as some of them are. I saw the show yesterday, and I though black people are going to take this the wrong way and called her all the names in the book for making that comment.

  • mary

    oh and the sad part is this-you can count on your hand the amount of blacks that won an oscar, i bet you can’t do the same for the white audience..she is blind to the facts and need to be saying that about these white award shows not the blacks!!!

    • ComMonSense

      COSIGNCOSIGNCOSIGNCOSIGNCOSIGNCOSIGN

    • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

      Youre wrong mary, until blacks start putting out better product how do you expect to be recognized?

  • Lovely One

    Black people, unless mixed, are generally ignored in the mainstream media. If we want to celebrate ALL black people, there needs to be a venue that allows that. I completely disagree with her.

  • Peppa

    @I AM LEGEND, THE REASON I TYPE IN CAPS (sometimes)IS BECAUSE I DO NOT LIKE THE FONT THAT BOSSP HAS FOR LOWER CASE LETTERS MAGGOT. AND AS FAR AS WHETHER OR NOT YOUR RACE MATTERS OR NOT, YES IT DOES. BECAUSE IF YOU ARE WHITE, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME COMING TO A BLACK SITE EVERY SINGLE DAY ONLY TO SPEW RACIST COMMENTS. YOU ARE NOT FOOLING ANYONE. YOU ARE EITHER A RACIST INSECURE WHITE BOY, OR A MESSED UP IN THE HEAD BLACK BOY…AND ONCE AGAIN I DO NOT BLAME YOU. I BLAME YOUR HOE MOMMY AND DADDY, FOR OBVIOUSLY FVCKING YOUR HEAD UP FOR YEARS.

    • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

      So how do you feel about DaHonestLiarChimp and the hate against black men she spews in here everyday?

  • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

    So Lovely One, when I typed above that the NAACP honored Tyler Perry for the pieces of shyt he releases, do you think thats right?

  • Peppa

    Now as far as this actress goes, I would ove to ask her a question. Why is it that white people always think they have the authroity to talk about issues of other races, “YET” you never see them talking about he issues of their own race. How come I have not heard her talk about the fact that every year there are these lame azz white people winning awards after award at these Oscars, while polished and sound black actors/actresses constantly get shaded. I can go on and on about the Black people who were robbed, going all the way back to Whoopie Goldberg in Color Purple. When they start cleaning up their own backyard, then and ONLY THEN will I pay any credence to what they have to say. We need all the black shows we have because the white shows are racist, biased and biogoted.

    • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

      Whoope won for ghost.

  • JM@gic

    REally?REally?Country music has like 5 award shows,rock has just as many,but rap shows and anything black is just over kill…and the NAACP awards arent just for blacks there for people of color,how come when white men take dyck in the mouth from black men they just know black culture all of a sudden

  • Daisy Jay

    Until the “white” award shows are willing acknowledge black talent, black award shows are needed. The end.

    • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

      Ok but can they stop honoring Tyler Perry for a check?

    • Daisy Jay

      DEFINITELY. I don’t see how he even gets awards…

  • Tyler Perry, Lord and Savior of the ghetto stupid.

    As I understand it, The NAACP is honoring Flavor Flav for man of the year in exchange for a 14 piece bucket with 3 sides and biscuits.

  • gaping azzhole

    @ Peppa.

    Shut your mouth u ignorant inner city nyggh bytch hoe.

    • rose by any other name 350 8914 ™

      @gappin.. you STFU.. you nappy head h.o… you and Ellen pompeo can kiss my black azz and kiss @pepas azz too!

  • Kia

    Good point? Ok, here’s another: Why is it ok, smiled upon and never debated when Hispanics celebrate their culture with award shows and tee shirts, etc and LARGELY segregate themselves, but constantly debated when Blacks do? Point that!

  • Kia

    Stand TOGETHER for US or divided, we will fall for anything.

  • http://bossip Miller

    This Becky need to sthu. If you listen to what she said, she said “her husband said” that crap ! There is no telling what these self-mamma hating ne-gros be telling these Beckies. Her dumb a.s.s. had the nerve to repeat the ish in aggreience on nationl tv. Reaizing she sounded stupid, she said ” oh well I don’t know….

    • http://bossip Miller

      realizing

  • Bilderberg King

    NAACP honoring MR C, Funk Flex and LL Cool J for helping Transexuals find work..

  • whatisthat?

    ok, in the 70’s and 80’s..they did have every year,a “people awards”on abc..and that was discontinued..of course it was..because of people like michael jackson,lionel richie,gary coleman and other
    people was taking over tv and music..i seen the interview and this white was out of order..wanting to make
    the world perfect by
    eliminating the naccp awards..and then she wanted to adopt a children of color..then this chick wanted to get in on the conversation on jill scott’s comment about black men dating white women..let white folks start including blacks and people of color in everything from sports and entertainment..i would leave white in shame..sherri had to check her on that!!!

  • Bilderberg King

    NAACP is honoring Ice Cuber for Janky Promoters and his Coors Light Commercial.

  • von

    Yea we still need them and other races too because of the white wash (pun intended)

  • MR.MAKE.YA.FEELGOOD.(always read the fine print)

    To me it wouldn’t matter if every year a black person won a oscar.. WE STILL NEED OUR OWN SH!T!!! That’s how we lost some of our roots, culture and a hell of a lot of our wealth in the 1st place. INTERGRATING AND LEAVING WHAT WE ARE AND WHO WE ARE BEHIND… Every other culture that has come to the U.S has kept their language, traditions, and sense of community. Most of what we have as AA is from what we get from our former owners…Her heart might be in the right place, but there is nothing like having your own.

  • johnny wishbone

    shut up chick

  • hotbitch

    Why is the term African-American necessary?!?!? I’m so over THAT bullshyt it’s not even funny. That alone is causing a divide amongst the races.

    • Bilderberg King

      I know Africans don’t really like American Blacks..Get in a cab with one if they’ll stop..I see here the real issue is the messanger is a white women married to a black man..We need to get over it.. fast..

  • Pretty eyes

    And the sad part of this is that her husband believes this with his oreo cookie as. The black man always thinks with a white brain when they get with the ugly as white girls.

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