Yes. It was racist.
No. It was not racist.
just watch it
She glorified the black panthers and demonized white cops. If that's not racist, what is. I really don't see a difference between glorifying the black panthers and glorifying the KKK.
I just want to exactly what part of it was racist. Everyone points to the fact that the dancers were dressed like (and by dressed like, I mean wearing a vaguely similar hat) black panthers and used black panther symbolism. If that is true, then the most likely explaination is that it is a statement against police brutality that they still feel is a problem. So, where is this big leap from anti-police brutality to anti-white people? Is it the black panther symbolism? The Black Panthers were a black separatist movement that were started by people who had been abused by police and discriminated against since birth, that's why they were chosen, not because they were separatist. Then people start the analogies that "What if white people were dressed like the Ku Klux Klan? Would you call that racist?" Probably, but, I don't know if you know this, the KKK was much worse than the Black Panthers, maybe only because the BP were disbanded way quicker than the KKK, or maybe because the KKK were worse people, but the fact remains that the KKK had the stated purpose of ridding America of blacks, Jews, other racial minorities, Irish, Italians, Catholics aka anyone who wasn't them and they killed and tortured A LOT to do it. Now, is it possible that the Beyonce performance was racist in nature? Perhaps, I don't think so, but I put the percentages at a 80% that it wasn't racist.
No it wasn't racist. Nust because she glamorized the black version of the KKK. I find it odd that BTL would think it was not racist though, if it had been a white person glamourizing the white KKK, he'd probably feel different
Racism implied intent
It was an homage to the black panthers, Malcolm X and Michael Jackson (not sure how that fit in there). While the BPP was a little too radical for my taste (marxism-leninism), they still did a lot of good things for people black and white, and they played a major role in raising black consciousness. I guess this just goes to show, nothing will scare white people more than when black people know what is going on. Funny thing is I AM WHITE!