Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Kansas City Diamond Cuts Barbershop Conversation On Culture And Race



There are a great many people who offer insights regarding African-American culture based on a few encounters or because the Black people they work with are too polite to avoid them. However, this clip put together by the mostly white people @ KCPT offers some 1st person reporting on the topic of race and culture from within Kansas City's Black community . . . At a barbershop that was accessible to a camera crew.

Take a look:



Playlist statement . . .

"A Your Fellow Americans producer dropped by unannounced at Diamond Cuts, a barber shop on Troost Avenue in Kansas City, MO. We were looking to just capture a few sound-bytes for a promo video. Instead, we ended up recording a 45-minute conversation about issues of race and prejudice in America, which we've cut down to 9 short segments.

The conversation ranged from prejudice and self-limitations to community building and Trayvon Martin.

These are the off-the-cuff opinions of a small group of individuals who were willing to take time to have an unexpected conversation on tough issues. These are their opinions, not the opinions of everyone along Troost Avenue."


And while we admire this bit of ethnography it's important to realize that barber shop talk doesn't really vary that much across cultures and is mostly blather to make waiting in line a little bit more entertaining for people who didn't bring something to read.

More in a bit . . .

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well first Corey as one could see couldn't even talk so how does he think he could really be someone. Sure go down on 146 street in Blue Valley and act all gang like and your damn right they are not going to like it.

Anonymous said...

My race is the Human Race, whereas NIGGERS are a race unto themselves...an animal kingdom.

chuck said...

The usual victim mentality, peppered with encouragement from other brain washed, would be Hadron Collider scientists.

I like the unintended sound effects of a siren in the background. I'm sure it was a fire.

The Civil Rights Bowel Movement jumped the shark long before the specious, fallacious and insultingly ridiculous "Michael Brown Hands Up" meme exposed the corrupt and self aggrandizing agendas of it's leaders in conjunction with our politicians and the tools in the 4th Estate. Trillions of dollars, set asides, quotas, Affirmative Action, "Protected Class" status, legislation and initiatives out the ass brought equal opportunity, but not EQUAL OUTCOMES and THAT is what the actual goal always was.

The Progressive, Racist Narrative that lubricates the wheels of this phony and now pathetic anti-white hatred needs to be addressed now.

Repeal ALL racist Civil Rights Laws NOW!

Three generations of blacks who hate the hand that feeds not only their families but the malevolent psychosis which in turn hypnotizes them into violent soldiers in the Grievance Army now populate our city streets with rancor and murder in their hearts. When is the sell by date on this movement, that apparently knows no senescence and sucks the life out believers and non believers for nigh on to 60 fucking years?

It's over.

Repeal ALL RACE based Civil Rights Laws now and set my people free. All of them.

Anonymous said...

I think the next stop for these filmmakers should be the neighborhood out at 128th and Wornal, or maybe 56th and Nieman.

Tired of the Stupidity said...

Won't happen 6:13 can't have the real truth coming out.

Anonymous said...

Where else would black guys be in the middle of the day? At work? Of course not.

Anonymous said...

Title should have been;

LOOK HOW STUPID THEY ARE

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2895985/Al-Sharpton-paid-thousands-dollars-not-cry-racism-large-corporations-claimed.html said...

This is the absolute reality of the Civil Rights Movement and what it is all about from soup to nuts.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2895985/Al-Sharpton-paid-thousands-dollars-not-cry-racism-large-corporations-claimed.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-zttPCDqYU said...

Here are some "Teens" that should be interviewed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-zttPCDqYU

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ You know what if I wanted to watch a bunch of YouTube shit I would be over there and not here.

So take your copy and pasting ways and shove them up you ass.

Anonymous said...

When joining a conversation with black men, just say "motherfucker" five times and you have caught up on the conversation.

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Thats no lie.

Anonymous said...

Oh the horrors of modern american racism. Black men are judged by white people even though whites do nothing overtly judgmental. Blacks simply must have a super sense to know that when whites are racist. And this racism, of course, keeps blacks from opportunities and wealth. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

Interesting conversation. Wonder why those "white people" at 146th in Blue Valley would look at this young high flier differently ?

Could it be that their normal media intake would be SEVERAL doses of "young high fliers" killing, raping, robbing, jacking, pimping, and/or killing little kids in drive=by's ?

How many small black kids have been shot/killed in drive-by's in just the last two months around Killa City ?

Now ask yourself how many of these were done by the evil WHITE DEVILS ?

Therein lies a major part of the problem......denial !

Christopher Cook said...


Hey all - I'm the producer on this series. If you have any more ideas of people to talk to, just comment to let me know.

@Polar Bear - They start talking about the issues within the Black community in the 7th & 8th video, and move on from talking about external oppression.

Anonymous said...

Negroes are as advanced and civilized as they're ever going to be, and it's obviously miles below the benchmark of acceptable. They're subhuman, and anyone who argues otherwise is just wearing blinders. The best way to deal with them is to avoid them like the plague, and always call the cops when you see one in a place it doesn't belong. It's the only hope of keeping the few remaining nice areas of the metro safe and off limits to that element.

Anonymous said...

First 7:23 poster. Go fuck yourself. Let me guess, you're black? If you don't like his videos then don't click on them. I for one didn't know they existed and glad someone knows where this stuff is. I'm guessing you're black and don't like the fact that the truth hurts. You see a common theme in the vids? Either sucker punches or outnumbered, if not both. The next time a see a black guy fight fair will be the first time. You guys are total pussies. That is why you only use weapons or outnumber somebody.