Just to be clear: You can’t have PERMISSION to say the N word

November 7, 2019

If you go to your friends house, and he says, “Make yourself at home! Grab a beer from the fridge!”, you know that doesnt mean you can go in ALL houses and grab beers from ALL fridges. You know that this permission extends just to that one fridge. In fact, in many cases it extends to just that one night…this isn’t forever permission. This is something we all understand, I…

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Funny how history and logic escapes these people

August 29, 2019

Yesterday, a good friend posted the following meme on Facebook with the words, “Fight me on this. I dare you.“. He’s a good friend, whom I care about, so I was tempted to just move along. We sit on opposite sides of the political spectrum, he and I, but, we share a lot of commonalities: A love of heavy metal, a passion for beer in damn near all it’s forms,…

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Once more for the cheap seats: Donald Trump IS a racist

October 13, 2018

Tom Arnold, the actor from “True Lies” and “Roseanne”, is on a mission to find what he is calling the “Trump Tapes”, so much so that he has created a tv show about his search. The idea is that someone somewhere has outtakes from “The Apprentice”, in which Trump can be heard saying the word “nigger”. I can’t speak to what Arnold’s motivation is, be it truth or publicity, but,…

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Lester: bless your little inbred heart

Fuck you
June 22, 2018

  I held off really diving back into this blogging thing. I knew it would eat up time, probably cause me to spew more than a little anger, and lead to idiots arguing with me who hadn’t taken the time to actually research the facts. Instead, they would simply parrot whatever Faux News or Orangina 45 said most recently. Then “Lester” came along, bless his racist little heart, and gave…

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I’m done blacksplaining to you people

WTF: Blacksplain definition
June 22, 2018

Wiktionary.com defines “blacksplain” as a slang term meaning, “Of a black person in a group with non-black people: to explain some concept which is very common in black culture but unknown to non-black members of the group.” It is a blend of the words “black” and “explain”. For people of color, we find ourselves blacksplaining all the time if we travel mainly in white circles in society. At work, with…

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Laura Ingraham is racist trash

February 16, 2018

I had fully intended to come back into this blogging thing with more essay like material. I even have a piece in the works. But then, Faux News host Laura Ingraham opened her mouth, blew her racist little dog whistle and made the decision for me. LeBron James should “Shut up and dribble”, she says. She says this after taking a jab at his “grammar” and “barely intelligible” diction. Which…

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2018. A new year. A new me?

January 25, 2018

2018. Its here. And I havent written anything on this blog in months. There are many reasons for this…many of them center around the current state of affairs in this country. Frankly, being brown in the United States is fucking tiring at the moment. Darth Cheeton has been POTUS for a year now, and between hearing and seeing that blithering idiot spout racist crap left and right with his 4th…

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So we’re “leftists” now? WTF?

August 16, 2017

Recent events in the world have been stunning for people of color in America. Nothing in my mind has been more striking than the reaction to the events in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend. A wanna-be Nazi drove his car into a crowd of people, killing one and wounding over a dozen more. James Alex Fields Jr. who wasn’t from Charlottesville or even from Virginia for that matter, was in…

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Black Privilege? GTFOH. Seriously?

February 20, 2017

Sometimes, when I see inane shit on the news, or in my news feed on social media, I simply jot it down and promise myself a deeper dive later. Such was the case with this bullshit. Seriously, “black privilege” is a thing that actual grown folks who have, one would assume, at least SOME education, actually talk about…it’s NOT just a piece by Charlamagne Tha God. Now, unlike discussions of…

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Mitch Albom singlehandedly gave a class in privilege

September 16, 2016

I like Mitch Albom, I really do. I enjoy his writing, and I love to hear his commentary on ESPN when he is a guest. Granted, we may not always agree, but, in the end, I can at least see where he’s coming from…and also why he might feel his opinion is right. I have never listened to an opinion of his and thought he was dead wrong. And then…

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