The Evolved Amphibian
Welcome to Destee sista...StyleMaybe this is too deep for this thread but I wanted to share something. A young man asked why, in the news, only people of color are described (not Asians though I have noticed as well). This was my response. There are probably others who have wondered the same.
I am someone who taught my children from an early age to identify people by skin color so they wouldn't notice when people said 'that black girl over there' or 'that black boy sure can play football' or whatever. When my daughter called red haired people orange at the grocery store, loud, like little children talk, or white people pink if they were sunburned (we're from FL) I was happy that white people were uncomfortable with it. It was my way of giving them a dose of their own medicine.
Tell the truth and shame the devil as my grandma used to say!
All you people that say it's race baiting, no it's not. You know you describe people based on skin color all the time. it's NORMAL. What's not normal and hypocritical is that white people don't describe THEMSELVES because then they would have to say at least 20 times in a newscast 'a white man, aged 35 is suspected of being a pedophile' then 'a white woman 28, was arrested today for abusing the children she was supposed to be babysitting' and again, 'a white man age 42 was arrested at Wells Fargo Bank for embezzlement' and again 'a white man age 19 was arrested for selling methamphetamines within 100 feet from a school' and then there's maybe one 'black man, 27 charged with robbing a likka store...' haha! or whatever. You get the picture.
White people commit WAY MORE CRIME than black people do but but white people also like to pretend that they don't so as to make themselves invisible. Quite ingenious I have to admit because to acknowledge the 'whiteness' of the criminal element in the US on tv for every single broadcast would mess up the superiority thing they've got going on. White people are also masters of denial and projection. What they do they put on black people and everyone else. As long as they get to pretend that even though they are reporting on 5 white criminals to every 1 black they keep their white superiority complex in check. It the newscaster repeated white, white, white, white, white all the time the population that is in big time denial would realize how many of THEM are criminals. The entire white societal fabric would break down and they'd all go postal on each other, start shooting up movie theatres, schools, shopping malls (even MORE than they do already) and even the country club set would put down their martinis and bust a cap in someone's ***. That's why.
I hope you are enjoying your stay here so far
And your post is in the right thread, all random thoughts are welcomed, be it deep or silly. This thread is for both....so feel free.