So many African-Americans live in what can only be described as an upside down world.
Their petulant rudeness is them “keepin’ it real.”
Their ignorance is actually “a different kind of intelligence.” (Education is a “white thing” — but don’t dare call them stupid.)
They are always the victim, never the perp.
They call their unearned black “privilege” “repec'” — and you’d better give it to them (along with your wallet and car keys) or else.
They concentrate their wealth-building efforts on the two professions most difficult to succeed in: Pro sports and entertainment.
They go to church twice a week and sing about Jesus, but commit more violent crime and produce more out of wedlock children.
All this dysfunction would be sad and occasionally comical — if it didn’t have expensive and fatal consequences for the rest of us…
But maybe the reason white people don’t understand Rachel Jeantel has something more to do with white privilege then, what they would call, Rachel’s capricious nature.
Let’s for one second try to understand why Rachel is “angry” (read emotional), “hood” (read blunt), and “unintelligent” (read multilingual). The thing is, what white people see in Rachel has little to do about her own issues, and more to say about the America that white people are blind to. (…)
Distrust in police stems from decades of being disenfranchised and treated unfairly by those who were supposed to protect us. And yes, I’m taking it there…distrust in white people. Government. LAPD. NYPD. Most recently, the White Plains police department in Westchester County, NY who murdered an innocent black man named Kenneth Chamberlain when his Life Aid medical necklace was inadvertently triggered and they were summoned to his home. And just last week, the police officer in Detroit, Michigan who shot and killed 7-year-old Aiyana Jones was set free after a mistrial. Not to mention the killers of Amadou Diallo or the torturers of Abner Louiama. (…)
For Rachel, these little cultural differences get lost in translation. And instead of trying to understand her, people are reducing the miscommunication to semantics, what they call her broken “Kings English,” and her anger. Without even realizing that she comes from a home where Creole is her first language…
If blacks are justified in distrusting the cops because of this handful of incidents, then I’m even more justified in distrusting blacks based on the much longer list of examples of their wrongdoing.
Hey, don’t get mad at me. I’m simply using this woman’s “logic.”
Keepin’ it real, yo!