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Xzibit Angered By Planking Craze

If there’s a reason to be upset by the planking fad that has taken the world by storm, then rapper/actor Xzibit has stumbled upon it.

Planking apparently has some visual connection to the slave trade and X to the Z took to Twitter to express his disdain for the phenomenon.

“Planking is the dumbest s**t ever. Planking was a way to transport slaves on ships during the slave trade, it’s not funny. Educate yourselves.
“Don’t get it twisted. I care less where your dumb a**es lay face down and take pictures of the s**t, I’m just telling you where it came from.

Camilo Smith at TheGrio.com argues that while the connection is not entirely clear, there is evidence of a relationship between planking and the transportation of slaves.

Smith mentions the book, Upon these Shores: Themes in the African-American Experience, 1600 to the Present, which lays out this graphic description:
Some ships had tiny bunks, really nothing more than shelves, on which slaves could recline; in others, the slaves lay side by side on the planking, rolling with the ship, bodies virtually touching, for weeks on end.

Oh well, we already praise whips, chains and call ourselves n*ggaz, add “planking” to the list.

Comment Comments: 2 Tags Tags: xzibit, planking
  • @A_Webb44

    Exactly it doesn’t say they was face down. My understanding they all laid on their backs on top of each other. But that’s all besides the point why are they trying to make this a race issue now?? Its not that serious and nothing is offensive about it other than being extremely stupid. Its been around since 95′ so why make noise about it now? If people want to lay down on camals/bathrooms/fall off buildings and get their pics rated let them..Not our business point blank period until they start really doing some racist stuff then start a war about it. Until then be adults about the situation and let bird s*** be bird s***.

  • http://socyberty.com/history/relationship-between-planking-and-african-slave-ship-transport-methods/ glowel

    Don’t believe everything you read on the net. Research and seek knowledge before forming an opinion.