Cartoon Black History: Blanka
There are many instances of black people being cut out of the history books. Then there are those occasions when the facts are twisted to make black people seem like monsters. This is one of those stories of a man named Blanka.
Blanka had a rough upbringing. Not only did he grow up in the unforgiving streets of Birmingham, Alabama, but he was also bullied mercilessly. Why? Because, by 10, Blanka had already grown a hilarious tuft of hair which the kids tortured him over. Nevertheless, that made him the perfect choice for experimentation.
Blanka always wanted to be a pilot and fight for his country. As soon as he was old enough, he drove a few hours south to go to flight school. Blanka couldn’t have been more proud to see all the black pilots. When Blanka got his certification, he became the first of a fraternity no one would want to be a part of.
The conspiracy was in full effect when he arrived. The scientists thought that, because of the aforementioned taco meat on his chest, his post-pubescent body would withstand the tests. Everyday, Blanka’s food was laced with a dangerous amount of radiation. What gave him incredible strength also made him prone to emotional swings. Blanka would go from fits of rage to wailing on the ground in the fetal position.
He became enraged after taking some hazing from one of his pilot buddies. Not knowing the power that was coursing through his veins due to the radiation, he ripped his friend to shreds. This was the last picture taken of the massacre.
Blanka’s superiors wanted to give him the chair for what he did, but they knew he was too strong to be held down. So he was lured into a room while woeful about what happened. He thought he was going into the room of a therapist, but then the door was locked behind him. A lever was pulled and the whole room lit up.
Blanka was electrocuted and buried. The story was spun as if he was a born murderer. After that whole debacle, the rest of the Tuskegee Airmen were just given syphilis. As they say, believe none of what you hear and half of what you see. We live in your memory, Blanka.