What about Grace Wales Bonner, who recently won the LVMH Prize and uses her work to explore masculinity and race?Are her designs also only to be worn by queer people?
Blame it on “masculinity too fragile,” blame it on “definitions of black masculinity are too narrow,” blame it on your Paw Paw, but it just is. And of course, he isn’t the only black male musician to step outside of what is thought to be traditionally masculine.
In relation to the history of Atlanta-based acts, he follows Andre 3000, Cee Lo Green, and more. In the section of the world we affectionately, and sometimes derisively, call “Black Twitter,” opinions were split.
Thinking outside of that city, Prince is a clear trailblazer. Some viewed Thug’s act as the latest in the stream of ways society has sought to embarrass, bring down, or “sissify” black men.
Others view it as groundbreaking and boundary pushing, and a part in the larger “carefree black boy” movement that sees an expansion of ideas about and portrayals of black masculinity.
LOLTHe DEA can kiss my ass, they are just a bunh of armed I confess Malcolm X was right.
The White and Black race can not survive together without fighting so we must separate the races before it blows up.
BGC welcomes all members of the LGB&T community, including the Black Brothas/Sistas, Our Latino Brothas/Sistas, Our White Cousins and Our Far East Coast Cousins from China and India, we are all One Big Family.
So, here’s the thing: A black man in a dress is a political statement.
Still others take it as an appropriation of queer culture and another attempt from cis heterosexual men to co-opt components of a marginalized community.