The 50th NFL Superbowl halftime show included a dance routine from Beyonce Knowles. Beyonce and the other dancers in the routine wore clothing fashioned after the Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The performance and the chosen attire has seemed to cause some outrage, and labeling the group as a hate and/or supremacy organization and even comparing the organization with the Klu Klux Klan. The Black Panther Party for Self Defense was an organization founded in 1966. The group formed in response to practices of police brutality. The members armed themselves, patrolled neighborhoods, monitored the behavior of those employed as police and challenged acts of brutality in Oakland California.
The Klu Klux Klan was founded sometime between 1865 and 1866 by six members who were former soldiers in the Confederate Army. In response to the Reconstruction Era, Klan groups started to spread throughout the South United States. The actions of members of the Klan groups caused the federal government to pass the Enforcement Acts; the Enforcement Act of 1870, the First Enforcement Act of 1871, the Second Enforcement Act of 1871 and the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
The Klu Klux Klan resurfaced from the years of 1915 to 1944 and again from the 1950s through the 1960s. The actions, tactics and influence of the Klan groups caused the Federal government to pass additional Civil Rights Acts.
Hate is defined as feeling of dislike or an aversion to. Even if both organizations were founded based on hatred, the outright evil and violent actions of one group is seemingly overlooked in an effort to make some the comparison of the two organizations. I'm even wondering if those individuals who have expressed their issue with the halftime performance and attire, have equally expressed their issue with the Production Executives who not only had knowledge of the performance and attire but actually have the power to approve or cancel performances. It would seem with the advancement sapient man has been able to achieve, the ability to overcome an illusion would be rather easy.
USAGE: WESTERN AFRICAN, YORUBA.