Real Housewives of Civil Rights

‘Spoof of the Real Housewives of Atlanta’

The all-black female comedy ensemble, Elite Delta Force 3, recently released a comedy sketch on Youtube called The Real Housewives of Civil Rights. The bit presents wives of civil rights leaders, including Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Maya Angelou, Winnie Mandela, as cast members on a Bravo-esque reality show. Marilyn Monroe is a curious addition to the group, but we think she might represent the Kim Zolciak of the bunch.

It’s hard not to laugh out loud at this production: when it’s time to leave at a “ladies-only” luncheon organized by Winnie Mandela, Rosa Parks refuses to get up. Betty Shabazz admonishes Rosa, “You don’t always have to refuse to give up your seat all the time.” The Elite Delta Force 3 should be celebrated for their hilarious critique of the Real Houswives franchise, but, in all seriousness, where’s Angela Davis in this skit?

Is It Just Me, or have you had enough of reality T.V.? Let me know what you think?

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Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 4:34 pm  Comments (4)  
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  1. What does reality TV add to the price of tea in China? Not much. They remain on TV because so many people are keeping the ratings up to keep them on. You never hear or see anyone talking about Black History month and what it means to them, or look up Notable Black People to try and emulate them. We are a comfortable people in our skins. Gone are the causes of yesterday. I remember in my day the Huey P. Newtons, the Angela Davis’, the Black Panther Movement and the impact that they had — not that negative reflections are what we are to emulate, but it did spur conversation among the people. Nowadays I believe we have become “anesthetize” to all things around us that really needs are involvement, attention or whatever. I have carried this thought much too long and need to let someone else voice. Thank you.

    • Hi Cindy,

      You are definitely right that reality TV adds no real value to our lives. But, it’s all the latest rage at the moment. From the Housewives down to cooking shows, people are just obsessed with what other people are doing. It’s true that the focus on Black History month has been slighted as well. It’s important that each one teach one in order for history to live on. Thanks for commenting.

      Peace and blessings,

  2. Odd. Strange. Weird. I’ve got a pretty easy sense of humor but this was really different. Although the reality genre appeals to the masses, I’ve never been a big fan. I can only watch so many episodes of the Real Housewives and I’m ready to throw something at the TV.

    • Hi D.Rene,
      Thanks for your comments. Sadly, the world is so infatuated with the lives of others. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. It’s unfortunate that there are not more positive images shown on TV of people making real contributions to society. As far as the parody, this one was a little over the line of being offensive. I just wanted to show my readers that this is what’s going on around us.

      Peace and blessings,

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