Sound racist to you? It does to me. Not likely that you would hear someone say that about a white man. It’s the same as people asking Palin if she can take care of her children while being vp. Most likely you wouldn’t ask that of a man.
Yet today I was told I was “playing the race card” & “being a victim” by calling that nonsense out. Let’s look at the definition of thug: ‘A person, often a criminal, who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire.” Sound like a stereotype of any particular racial group?
You can argue that I shouldn’t have even bothered to respond. Ypu can argue that someone calling Barack Obama a thug is so patently ridiculous on it’s face as to not warrant a rebuttal. The problem is we have let this stuff slide too many times. I’m not saying fuck anybody up for it but we need to call it out, we need to let it be known it’s not ok. Minorities in this country have to deal with this subtle racist bullshit everyday. Why should we put up with it? We have to stand there & be uncomfortable when you watch some white guy shake everyone’s hand normally then they get to you & they have to give you a pound or a high five. Or when they come up to you & say “yo what up dawg” I mean seriously. Stop this shit. You may not get why it’s offensive but I’m telling you it is. Cut. It. Out.