Today I have decided to dust off and refresh a post from my days at WatchMeYule. Plies & The The Realization of Martin Luther King’s Dream was originally published January 17, 2007.
It is Martin Luther King Jr. Day Eve, the unofficial kickoff to the Black History season. The achievements of Black Americans will begin to be run in the media in a continuous loop.
CNN will trot out Soledad O’Brien’s Black In America again, white people will decry the absence of a White History Month,and some of you reading this will continue to be ignorant of the cultural importance of Algernod Lanier Washington.
Who is Algernod Lanier Washington?
He is an African American poet, musician, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and anti-miscegenation law activist best known to the world as Plies.
What makes the music of Plies important and Black Historic?
Plies has a fondness for white women. The affliction of Snowbunnyphilia has struck many a Black man. Throughout American history the union of Black men and white women was frowned upon, and could often lead to the death of the man involved. Plies knew this, and felt that it was his duty to change this.
But how would he do it?
Form a charitable foundation?
Fund an erotic protest film filled with miscegenation?
As a musician his best weapons to fight his battle against those who seek to stop and/or retard race-mixing was/is his songs.
On June 23, 2009 Plies premiered the song “Becky” on Macon, Georgia Radio Station Power 107.1. The symbolism of this is not lost on the author. Plies chose to debut this song that has overt sexual and racial undertones in a city that has a history of racial strife. This act of courage should not go uncelebrated. He braved the heat with such tenacity that it would make the furnace facing Hebrew Boys of the Bible blush.
The fact that a Black man felt that he could get on to your radio and flip a name revered by white people, just do a google image search for Becky, into a term for fellatio is further proof that America is on the right track to the realization of the Dream of Reverend Dr. Marty Mart. King wanted White children and Black children to be able to play together. The success of “Becky” is the biggest triumph of the “love who the hell you want to love” ethos since Loving vs Virginia. Plies has made it fine and dandy for Black Children and White Children to form fellationships, and for that he should be apart of your and my Black History celebrations.