Skip to comments.Two Blacks Discuss this Month in Racism [Language warning]
Posted on 03/31/2014 7:40:42 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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City Guide's Lauretta Charlton and Julian Kimble tackle the most controversial headlines about race that made the news. This month's discussion includes Lord Jamar, Kobe Bryant on Trayvon Martin, interracial dating and Kanye West's Vogue cover story.
[NBA star Kobe Bryant told the New Yorker that he "won't react to something just because I'm supposed to, because I'm an African-American," referring to the Trayvon Martin case. Critics argue his comments are out of touch with reality and downplay the existence of racism.]
Lauretta: Okay. One thing: If you are going to chime in about people making judgements too quickly, you'd do well to at LEAST spell the kid's name correctly. I'm referring to his follow-up tweet, in which he misspelled Trayvon's name. Really, Kobe?
Julian: That shows you how much of a sh*t he gives. Cue "These Are Our Heroes."(continued)
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Whereas that would require a click/hit;
Whereas I won't give 'em even that much;
Long, rambling and unfocused, just as I expected.
Couldn’t finish it and couldn’t figure out exactly what they were trying to say.
The silly “cussing” got in the way too.
I can figure it out: if you're black, you're supposed to react as though all blacks are innocent and it is racism that paints them as guilty.
I found it especially enlightening when the discussion came to the topic of a black woman dating an Asian man. Julian ridiculed the Lauretta and kept saying “swirling”.
If one didn’t KNOW a black couldn’t be racist because “blackness” is an automatic prophylactic, you’d almost think it were possible.