The Context of White Supremacy
offers a concise word on Sylvester Stallone’s juggernaut entertainment franchise, Rocky
. Amazingly, after almost a half century the “Italian Stallion” Rocky Balboa continues to pummel the box office with poor quality cinema and a cartoonish version of boxing. Creed
– directed by Ryan Cooler and starring Michael B. Jordan, was released this month featuring a geriatric Rocky training Apollo Creed’s illegitimate black son – black people gotta be delinquent and misbegotten. We’ve discussed the significance of this franchise with a variety of different guests over the years: Dr. Martin Kevorkian, Dr. John Hoberman and Khalid J. Patterson. White and non-white guests have emphasized how these flicks were engineered to boost drooping White moral caused by the dominance of black athletes like Muhammad Ali, Serena Williams, Tiger Woods, Gabrielle Douglas and LeBron James. They didn’t get to see Floyd Mayweather lose, but they still got Rocky. We’ll revisit Mr. Neely Fuller Jr’s
commentary on the context of the first Rocky release in 1976.