steven ivory

Steven Ivory

*Innocent until proven guilty.  John Travolta can dance.

The rest of the world hates America. All of the Kennedys were cool.

Commercial-free.  Once you go Black, you never go back.  Every person who plays an instrument is a musician.

All you need is a big ass. There is more than one God. All White people think O.J. was guilty. America can’t fall.  Elvis Presley was the King of Rock and Roll. You get what you pay for. The courageous aren’t scared. All philanthropists are giving people. Time heals all wounds. All black people think O.J. was innocent. Anything “homemade” not made at home.

America is the center of the universe. Old equals wise. New and Improved. All Black men are well  endowed.  Everything has changed. What you see is what you get.  Black people don’t swim.

The Good Ol’ Days.  To Protect and To Serve. All black people can dance.  Martin  Luther king Jr., a saint. There is no racism in Europe, only  classism.  All Black people like Obama.  Buy one, get one  free.  Love at first sight.

Steven Ivory, journalist and author of the essay collection Fool In Love  (Simon & Schuster),  has covered popular culture for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV for more than 30 years. Respond to him via [email protected].