In their annual homage to the lonely, sexually frustrated male; SI has unveiled this years edition of the swimsuit issue.
And on the cover is Beyonce. On her knees. Bowing down before the white male oriented readership of this soft porn peddling "sports" magazine.
Now, we would be willing (almost willing, anyway) to accept the young Negress in such a pose. One can claim artistic license, we suppose. But SI took that license too far in another picture. And it is THAT other picture which, when linked to Beyonce bowing down to the white male readers on the cover, makes clear SI's intention of degrading the Tribe of Shabazz.
Those are members of Grambling's marching band. One of the proudest traditions of HBCU's is that of the marching band. Many of the annual clashes on the gridiron between HBCU's focus on the battle of the bands during the halftime show. And here, here we have proud members of the Grambling band forced to put down their instruments and carry some rail thin white chick. Is she too lazy to stand? Can't she get down on her knees like Beyonce? Nope. Instead let's make the Negroes carry her anorexic ass around town.
What? You are a proud percussionist or tuba player? Excellent, you are used to carrying dead weight. Grab a thigh!
Brothers and Sisters this is one of the most heinous slights against a proud Negro tradition that we have yet witnessed. Using the Pride of Grambling's bandmembers to hoist up and virtually genuflect to a bullemic white girl is the ultimate slap in the face to HBCU's every where.
How the hell are our young Negro band members supposed to "break it down" while marching around carrying Snow White?
If Sports Illustrated actually cared about Negro traditions and HBCU's, they would have had the band carrying this:
Now, an ass like that REQUIRES a marching band to carry it around!