2/7/10

Could This Be Performance Art??

Pablo, my neighbor just fixed my garbage disposal. He helps me sometimes, he helps many of us here in the complex. He won't take pay so I bring him kona coffee, make cookies, etc. We always find something to laugh about--

In our condo complex we have a problem with a group of racist, white women who don't like those of us who are shades of brown and other than European ethnicities. They tried to force my daughter and her kids out of the swimming pool last summer, and did the same to a Chicano couple whose grandchildren were visiting. Two of the women were patrolling the grounds and stopped me and asked me what I was doing here.

This morning I told Pablo that this spring I am going to borrow some chickens and set up a (temporary) chicken yard in front of my condo, and a clothesline with clothes on it, mostly underwear. He cracked up, said he'd get a goat. We laughed and laughed thinking about the commotion that would cause. We're planning to do in on a warm day in March. We're going to record it.

7 comments:

ᏔᎵᎲᎦ! said...

we had a similar issue in D.C.
the light skinned black folks never liked our (diversified) group sitting on the stoop. so in the summer we'd get a big watermelon and sit out on the steps and eat it.
while the white folk toured the area.
this is in the "Historic" Black district of Washington. it is sad that we discriminate amongst ourselves, like we forget we are human...now that's a race!

Peggy said...

May I come? Although I don't really have an ethnic identity, I'm one of those "little brown(ish)jobs" to whom certain people are not always welcoming; I'm frequently asked if I'm Jewish, or Arabic or Italian or Greek, so I know what you mean. I've always wanted to do something to shock the neighbors...

j. alfred prufrock said...

You go prankster! I love it.

sparrow said...

hahaha. . .please video it for us. . .

sparrow said...

Don't forget to skin out a dear.

Rochelle said...

This is horrible. What makes everything all the worse is that they're showing their meanness and small minds in front of children.

Cynthia said...

It's incredibly sad that people
are so ignorant & unchristian,
even to young children.

I love your idea, and can't
wait to see the results.