Cartoon Black History: Racer X
This is an unorthodox entry for the 20th Cartoon Black History. This post honors its first Caucasian. There have been many white people like Eminem and Marc Ecko that have helped to further the black agenda. Racer X was one of the greats.
Racer X was not his birth name. After forming a race car building empire, Mom and Pops Racer brought their first child into the world. He would grow up to be a renowned and respected threat on the track. They named him Rex Racer.
Rex was the oldest of a very eccentric family. But they all loved racing. Everyone followed in their father’s footsteps building and racing winning vehicles.
What Rex didn’t understand in his younger days was that Pops created this multimillion dollar company off the backs of mistreated African American workers. He went berserk when he found out that not only his brother Speed’s car, the Mach 5, but Rex’s own famed Shooting Star were results of virtual slave labor.
Livid, Rex sped off and defected from his family. Rex drove aimlessly while flipping through stations. The radio mysteriously stopped on a channel he never knew existed. A man once known as Malcolm Little was preaching the words of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad.
Rex took this as a sign. He drove to the closest headquarters and joined the Nation of Islam. Rex knew his Racer ancestors were not of hate. But, due to Pops’ trespasses, he no longer wanted the name bestowed upon him by his father. Therefore, Rex made his last name his first and replaced his last name with a letter/symbol like that of his new teacher. Rex Racer was now…
Racer X used racing as a platform to spread the gospel of the NoI, bring light to the injustices of Muslims in professional racing and denounce Pops’ treatment of black people. Malcolm X was proud of his pupil and groomed Racer until his untimely death. Racer X was deeply saddened by the loss.
Following the assassination, Racer X and the number 9 Shooting Star disappeared and never resurfaced. Nevertheless, a white male was instrumental in how blacks were accepted into the race world. Thank you, Brother Racer, and assalamu alaikum.