Tuesday, January 10, 2017

ABCD: Obama

I need to officially big up Obama. In the years I've been doing this blog I don't think I've written a post on him.

And you know what?

I've had my fair share of haterade to throw at him,  I will admit that.

But I will also admit that he was/is a fantastic leader. And history will show that he was one of the best.

Hats off to Obama. And waiting to see Michelle be the first female US President soon enough.

Friday, January 6, 2017

ABCD: Is it OK to call someone by their race?

It depends on the context.

If you were just describing someone, for instance you are trying to meet someone for the first time in a crowded place, yup that's cool. However, be sure that it is a descriptor and not a classifier.

Just like how you would point out someone that wears glasses or has red hair.

"I'm looking for this person, he is wearing a brown jacket, a blue hat, about six feet tall, and is South Asian."

The big difference is if the person's race is the only thing that you describe and usually in a negative way.

"Some stupid Brown woman cut in front of me in line at the grocery store."

All about the context, delivery, and purpose.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

ABCD: Do all Black people hate Donald Trump?

Probably. Most likely. At least have quite a bit of disdain towards him. Bare minimum wouldn't agree publicly that they like him.

With the exception of Omarosa.

(I wonder if she was born in the United States with a name like that. Time for Birthers to get on a new project).

Moral of the story: if you are Black and you bow down to massa, he may throw you a bone.

Or shoot you.

Things haven't changed much since slavery, eh?