Monday, October 13, 2008

Resolved: James T. Harris has Been Voted Out of the Tribe of Respectable Negroes


The people have spoken! James T. Harris is officially "out" of the tribe. These are the moments when democracy works.

We will email him our proclamation and share the response with you once we receive it.

Always remember that the tribe of Respectable Negroes is a participatory democracy. So please be vigilant and secure in the knowledge that you too can nominate lapdog Uncle Toms and Aunt Tomasinas for discommendation.

6 comments:

Invisible Hand said...

Having done further research, I think what bothers me most is the pride in which he wears the badge of "not being liked by black people". Brother had to get the boot -- no room for self-loathing.

mg said...

Is this a group you are in by default until you are kicked out, or do you have to earn your way in first, then be kicked out?

Kit (Keep It Trill) said...

I dug around a bit, and think JTH has a strangely close physical and traitorous resemblance to this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxhYampIl7A

Tell me what you think.

Anonymous said...

So let it be written. So let it be done.

Daisy Kingston said...

As they did in Ancient Egypt, strike his name and image from all records.

Lady Zora, Chauncey DeVega, and Gordon Gartrelle said...

Thanks for all of your support! The enthusiasm regarding expelling this Tom was overwhelming--there is hope for us yet.

We are going to explore some of these questions in the very near future. Because what exactly makes a respectable negro? You know, we never did lay that you and now is the time.

Stay strong and we appreciate your comments and thoughts.

cd