Unforgivable Blackness


I confess. I thought I knew the brother, albeit from afar. But as usual the propaganda machine of White Supremacy conspired to “whiten” or batter down our image so that later generations never get a full 3 D image of the giant amongst us. They did it with many, and the legendary and heroic image of Jack Johnson was reduced to that of a brute pugilist with a penchant for the other “white meat”. Jack Johnson, to quote the great Isaac Hayes, was a BAD MUTHA… shhhhh, hush yo mouth.

The story of Jack Johnson is about the first African boxer to win the most coveted title in all of sports and his adventures, in and out of the ring, to live his life as a free man.