Laurel’s Dad – “I think they prefer to be called jegros.”
Laurel – “Actually I think it’s Jafrican Americans.”
I had such a great time!
“You spose to be makin breakfast, that’s only in the monin” – Bubb Rubb
It might be because I was tired while driving to the Metro this morning but I saw something that was unintentionally hilarious. There are always people walking on the sidewalk as I drive by, which isn’t funny. But today I look to the right and see in the distance what I think is a green dinosaur walking a little kid. For a few seconds I looked at it while my eyes focused, then I realized what I was looking at… a pregnant middle eastern lady wearing a green tracksuit and headscarf. Probably racially or culturally insensitive, but I would have sworn she was wearing a green dinosaur suit.
Up until now I’ve left it to Bill Cosby to say all the things I as a white guy, can’t say in public about black people. Now it seems I have a new voice, Charles Barkley. This quote from an article in “The New Republic” pretty much says it all… take it away Chuck!
Question: In some quarters Barack [Obama] has been criticized for not being black enough.
Well, that’s because black people are fucked up. One of the reasons that black people are not going to be successful is because of other black people. We tell black kids that if they make good grades, they are acting white. If they speak well, we tell them that they are acting white. We have a lot of demons in our own closet–in our own family–that we have to address. But first of all, we want black men to be intelligent and articulate and things like that. That’s not acting white. That’s the way it should be. … We become our own worst enemy with random black-on-black crime, teen pregnancy, single-parent homes. You know we cannot blaming white America for our ills. Does racism exist? Of course it does. But, at some point, I have to make sure I am educated. I don’t have ten kids and no job. I am not killing other black people. At some point, you have to grow up.