Saturday, April 10

Don't Be A Nigger Ignorant .

A black person isn't just a 'nigga' and a white person isn't just a 'cracker' these days. There are positive and negative points to being any race and many different kinds of people that take on their own living version of each. While some exercise the 'good' qualities there are those that do other things...


1. There you are in the store, looking through racks of clothes or price checking groceries when little Keisha or Donte is running all around the store. Instead of stopping what you are doing, remaining civilized, and going to collect your obvious bebe kid,
"KEISHA/DONTE!!! GET BACK OVER HERE!!!"


Don't do that!


2. You walk out looking like its laundry day, you're not done taking your braids out, and you wasn't planning on being out this long when someone well put together walks into wherever you are. You look them up and down, pick apart their appearance, and finally decide that what they have on would look better on you and "they ain't all that."


Don't do that!


3. You're walking around wearing brand names from head to toe, nails done, hair freshly cut, 'drippin' in cubic zirconias, pushing a nice whip, and swiping your EBT card like its a black card.


Don't do that!


4. Shirt, belt, shoes, jewelry, purse, highlights/streaks, nails: same color.


Don't do that!


5. Calling any woman or man a bitch or nigga.


Don't do that!


6. Going to community college for the financial aid check, claiming you're 'crazy' to receive SSI, or simply scheming to get ahead.


Don't do that!


7. That's yo 'nigga' or 'main bitch' but as soon as they're outta earshot you're telling something they told you, spreading gossip about them, quick to say yall ain't cool 'like dat', or plotting to get what they have.


Don't do that!


8. Walking out the house wearing tight fitting-damn near too small clothes, showing all your goodies and get offended when a man hits on you, says some slick shit, or simply looks at you the wrong way. If you don't want the attention, next time wear something You Know won't bring any unwanted.


Don't do that!


9. Failing African American Studies...


Don't do that!


10. Your hair is done , your child's isn't. You're well put together , your child isn't. You're wearing a jacket in cold weather , your child isn't.


Don't do that!


11. Going to church, recovery meetings, probation/parole offices, or the mall to meet a man/woman.


Don't do that!


12. Yelling across/down the street or out the windows of cars "yee!" Or "Ay baby!"


Don't do that!


13. Baggy jeans, grill in your mouth, hat low, using hands as a belt, singing off key out loud walking down the street, in front of the store, or where people have to walk.


Don't do that!


14. Cussing at your children in public and period. They're humans and need to be taught by example. they're capable of understanding and respecting verbal communication as well.


Don't do that!

15. You brought a child into the world by another troubled indivual adding to the pollution of lungs and lives and expect to be taken care of because of it, you are a African American male who lives life hindered by some self imposed slavery that you read in a book, or you rather kick it with ya 'bitches/niggas' smoking, drinking, and increase your chances of going to jail or pregnant than get a real job, expecting something for nothing.

Don't do that!


There's probably a few other things that bother each of us as African Americans but I'm hoping some of us are aware of the fuckery and will stop it on our own. Sometimes a person just needs to hear it from someone else, so let Gwen have been the first to have told you :)
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10 comments:

RoByn LaTice said...

#3-LMAO..I know tooo many woman thatdo this. Smh!

*whispers:* I'm somewhat kinda sorta in a way [lol] guilty of #8but hey arent really THAT tight..& I dont care for the attention, i just think its a respectful way to talk to everyone! :)

& Agreed on everything, even 8! :)

Tzitzi said...

Stupid internet >:-O I just typed this long ass message and it cut off.

"3. You're walking around wearing brand names from head to toe, nails done, hair freshly cut, 'drippin' in cubic zirconias, pushing a nice whip, and swiping your EBT card like its a black card."


--> Hilarioussss! My bestfriend laughed so damn hard in my ear when I read it to her, lol.

I like # 13 - glad you liked the poem too. :)

T-Charry said...

i HATE the ensemble that is all ONE COLOR, UgH! That is just TRIFLIN'!

RavynRae said...

#2 just haters
#6 lazy
#15 real!

Soo many people I know needs to read this!!
I ♥ it!

Reggie said...

Gwen I absolutely hate the word nigger and even worse, I hate when it's applicable.

I know a whole hellavalot of ignorant people.......unfortunately. We see them everyday; at work, at the mall, in grocery stores, in classes and in our families. It's sad really, but all races of people are in the same boat. It's not one particular race that stands out, it's all races. The real problem is that in this country you need a license to drive a car or a truck, to sail a boat or fly a plane; and yet any fool with genitals can make children. It's a goddamned shame!!

By the way, I went to a historically black university and when I was there I took African American Search for Identity. Well I guess I didn't identify with that particular search because I made a "C" in the class. What's worse was that was the highest grade in the class.

Dee Lilly said...

number 14 is my pet peeve. I alway think that parents should respect kids and they don't need to be hearing all those bad words at home.

Rashad said...

lol now i can't even fake i apply to some of these and i can't help it somethings are just a habit. like when i look at a youngin and she mug me i'ma respond "your really not that tight" i know thats ignorant of me but it's just my reaction,just like if someone swing at you your gonna hit them back to defend yourself.

Shay said...

Lmaoooo ! This was my laugh for the day ! Too funny . BUT a sad reality to our community .

S Jones Aka Shirley said...

Lol @ Number 13 And Then They The Same One's Who Feel Like Everyone Is Looking At Them And Stereotyping Them...How About You Walk Down The Street Like You Got Some Sense! I'd Cross The Street And Stereotype A Man Rapping Out Loud (So U Know "The Man" Will 2)...Stop It!

Don said...

Numbers 3, 4 and 6 are too funny. Especially 6. FAF applications are running wild 'round these parts.

Number 7 and 10 - Yep. Sad, but true.

It would be even sadder to hear of someone who failed the history of their own race.