Library Posters

This is a series of three posters I saw at my local library the other day...

Awww, isnt Dakota cute? And what an appropriate book for someone her age. She even starred in the movie.


Here is Margaret Cho holding a book about an innocent man on death row. She has an interest in the case and has cited it in her writings.


And here is Denzel holding Green Eggs and Ham.

What does this communicate to you? I have to admit that the thing I thought when I saw these three posters together was "There they go keeping the black man down again! How come they gave him the Dr. Seuss book?"

Oh Denzel, what a Stepin Fetchit grin you have.

3 comments:

David Golden said...

Oh... that's a little hyper-sensitive. I'm guessing they let them each pick their own book. I don't think Denzel has much to prove regarding his intelligence, but I'll bet he loves Dr. Seuss. I think I'm a fairly intelligent dude too, and if I was asked to pose with a favorite book, I'd probably take one of the Mercer Boys series (two brothers who were cool before the Hardy Boys were cool), because when I was growing up I read them over and over and over and...
This is a new age, so even intelligent, intense, talented black men can be allowed to have a moment of light-hearted humor.

Ken said...

Yeah, you're right of course. I just found it amusing. It plays right into the unconscious racism that exists in all of us.

wasmachstdugern said...

dr suess is a glittering example of social and cultural commentary hidden in seemingly simple literature. maybe denzel is trying to enlighten US to this fact.