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Plies & The Realization of MLK’s Dream

January 17, 2010

It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day Eve, the unofficial kickoff to the Black History season. The achievements of Black Americans will begin to be run in a continuous loop, CNN will trot out Soledad O’Brien’s Black In America again, and you will ignore the cultural importance of Algernod Lanier Washington.

I am sure you are wondering what makes Algernod Lanier Washington important. Well the Right Reverend will spell it out for you. Algernod, who goes by the stage name of Plies, is an anti-miscegenation law and attitude activist. As a musician his best weapons to fight his battle against those who seek to stop and/or retard race-mixing is his songs.

On June 23, 2009 Plies premiered the song “Becky” on Macon, Georgia Radio Station Power 107.1. The symbolism of this is not lost on the author. Plies chose to debut this song that has overt sexual and racial undertones in a city that has a history of racial strife. This act of courage should not go uncelebrated. He braved the heat with such tenacity that it would make the furnace facing Hebrew Boys of the Bible blush.
The fact that a Black man felt that he could  get on to your radio and flip a name revered by white people, just do a google image search for Becky, into a term for fellatio is further proof that America is on the right track to the realization of the Dream of Reverend Dr. Marty Mart. King wanted White children and Black children to be able to play together. The success of “Becky” is the biggest triumph of the “love who the hell you want to love” ethos since Loving vs Virginia. Plies has made it fine and dandy for Black Children and White Children to form fellationships, and for that he should be apart of your and my Black History celebrations.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2010 7:40 pm

    We’re born with a natural instinct to make friends with anyone who smiles at us. Racism could only survive as long as information could be controlled — the teaching of children that others are not worthy of friendship. Now that information is truly free, all of humanity will follow.

  2. Ashleyg permalink
    January 19, 2010 6:28 am

    Freaking hilarious and your point was well made!

  3. September 6, 2010 7:40 am

    Only u could put that 2gether like that man l2m…


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