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By Maisha White:
What Are We To Do With Black Culture? Part 1: The Destruction from Within
“Grandad, you can’t serve this kind of food to people. It could cause — DEATH!”
That’s what Huey said to his grandfather on an episode of “The Boondocks” called “The Itis”. For those not familiar with the term, or with the cartoon, the ‘itis” is the condition of sleepiness caused by eating the typical soul food dinner. After a meal at the Freeman household, the white banker – Mr. Onceler–decided it would be a good idea for Grandad to open a restaurant where he could serve such dishes as “pork flavored broccoli,” and “The Luther” (“A full pound of burger patty, covered in cheese, real onion, five strips of bacon, sandwiched between… TWO DONUTS”).