Thursday, September 24, 2009
Only in the great state of Tennessee can the Dalai Lama, who represents pure humanity and compassion, get a fist bump from our interim mayor, Myron Lowery.
Now, was that the proper thing to do?
Yeah, why not.
If it was somebody in Memphis that you knew and you wanted to say what's up, you would probably give them a fist bump too. I mean....this M-Town swagger comes out when out of towners come through. I actually was surprised that it was a fist bump and not a cool North Memphis/South Memphis handshake.
Now, with CNN blowing all of these things out of proportion...think about it. Should Lowery just given the Dalai Lama a good old American handshake? Actually, what is a good old AMERICAN handshake?
I think that people are mad that hey...everybody can't do the cool fist bump *hint, hint*. I know people were mad but I'm sure the Dalai Lama handlers let him know where he was coming.
You know the home of the blues. Birthplace of rock n roll. L'Daialogue's hometown (shameless plug). I mean...keep it real.
So, when you see this picture and read the commentary from all of these commentators that have probably never seen more than 5 Black people in positions of power (not even including President Obama), you can see why some of this "outrage" is stupid but is coming from a lot of people who STILL have a limited view of Blacks in America.
I mean....if the Dalai Lama went to China...they probably would have bowed to him. If he went to France,they probably would have kissed him on the cheeks.So,everything is in perspective.
Let Myron Lowery be....
He's showing the world how we do it in the "M" and I don't have a problem with it. You shouldn't neither.