BAM! Black Sheriff just SCHOOLED Beyoncé for racial Super Bowl show…
We may have stopped talking about the ads or even the game itself, but people are still talking about Beyonce’s Superbowl halftime show that CBS News called, “a stunning display of unapologetic blackness and political activism during one of the most-watched events of the year.”
As CBS News notes:
While Beyonce hasn’t commented on the specifics of the show, and her rep declined comment, the imagery speaks for itself. Beyonce’s dancers donned berets, sported Afros and wore all black, similar to the style of the Black Panther party, founded 50 years ago by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in the Bay area – the location of this year’s Super Bowl. At one point during their routine, the dancers formed an “X” on the field, which some people are taking as a tribute to slain black activist Malcolm X.
In addition, Beyoncé and her dancers raised a fist to the sky, reminiscent of the black power salutes of the 1960-70s, made popular internationally by Tommie Smith and John Carlos, who raised their fists to the sky after winning gold and bronze at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
Whether you view the “stunning” and “unapologetic” performance in a positive light depends on your perspective.