Inventing your own personal oppression out of boredom, with zero real risk, is not ballsy. He’s taking a self inflicted privilege vacation. It’s like camping.
This story will be perfect if she served the remains with fried green tomatoes. At that point, life imitating art imitating life will be a perfect circle.
Gentrify. Folk been bbq’ing at the Lake for 50 or more years! Black folk. So old Susan shows up and figures SHE is gonna be the change.
The Root: “The Beckys can’t get any Beckier.”
You’re....doing a *really* good job of proving her point here is all I’ll say.
You missed a lot of fuckery from that era which makes you truly blessed.
I wish this entire statement had been in the article.
What they did is they were cooking out next to a lake. Lakes are, famously, made out of water. Water, also famously, puts out fire. Not a huge fire hazard to grill next to a lake, which must be why folks have been grilling next to Lake Merritt for decades without incident.
You have too much class. And levelheadedness. God’s still working on me.
She even goes out her way to refer to her mother as Caribbean instead of black but calls her father Hispanic despite his place of origin being a island in the Caribbean sea. So why not call him Caribbean too. As long as she has that Dominican self loathing for African culture she will always go out her way to minimize…
You’re swinging wildly now. I think you might have jumped a few tracks.
Being a bay native this makes me feel damn proud to see. This is what it looks like when we do our shit right, get together, and step up. I hope that the lady who originally called had to smell the charcoal, smell the weed, and see all of the smiling black faces knowing damn well that she can’t. Stop. Shit!!
Three things. To repeat myself (since that’s what you’ve apparently decided to reduce yourself to doing, because I’m not reading you doing any attempt to try to read what people are actually saying, if they’re telling you more than once they’re saying A and you keep hollering that you’re hearing B) – if people are…
Whoa, calm down. My original post is saying that some Black folks want to like, learn to like, and grow to like White coded interests out of a desire to befriend the people associated with these things; AND others genuinely like these things. Reread my last paragraph.
Man am I over the Nerd Persecution Complex. It’s no more endearing from black men than it is from white men and Asian men. I won’t even get into how hostile and unwelcoming so many male nerds are to any girl that dares to enter “their” spaces, which seems like the exact opposite of what someone who actually wants to…
But then nerdy black girls aren’t blaming nerdy black guys not liking them for why they don’t date black people, period. That is the point. Everyone was probably hurt by someone who they liked that wasn’t reciprocated. Even the popular kids never necessarily got everyone they wanted b/c there is still another popular…
What people are mostly objecting to here (including me) is OP’s implication that Black nerds only have “white coded” interests in order to have proximity or access to whiteness
Black men who use those excuses and completely, entirely, full of horseshit.
That is not what she is saying. My understanding is that she is asking people to look at the possibilities that yes there are people who genuinely like X thing regardless and there are are others who maybe a part of why they are drawn to Xis because the white people like it (and I am so not like the others) Ok the…
LOL. I did not know I was teaching a course :-) (I must be good, lol; I’m an Invisible Profesora Ninjette :D)