It follows, then, that if your parents are stupid you, too, are likely stupid. Which, frankly, does not bode well for the writer’s own wits.
Like the vermin that will inevitably invade your premises, illegals are looking for a means of survival. They are destitute and are willing to exploit the circumstances that would allow them to feed on your scraps. Sadly, the analogy breaks down beyond this point.
The crumbs attracting aliens are jobs that guys just like 19-year old Q-Tip and Shaheed Muhammad could do to lawfully earn a living, as well as the social services many of their neighbours back in inner city New York may rely on. Additionally, in places with an abundance of Spanish speakers, not being fluent can become a handicap for those seeking even entry-level positions.
Therefore, we urge African American men not to go ape shit or bananas when corner store clerks perk up as you enter the premises. Resist the urge to chimp out when ladies are clutching their purses more tightly in your presence. Do not wil’ out when the cops stop you on the road.
Introduction The activity of trying to measure, explain, and reduce the differences between black and white Americans did not begin when the latter started watching The Cosby Show and The Jeffersons on TV every evening—it actually began when Cotton Watts had them cracking up. Since the country’s founding, and perhaps before it, the conditions ofContinue reading “An Honest Conversation About Race (Through Hip-Hop) Introduction & Part One: Black on Black Violence”