And before you start to organize your twitter campaign against me too,
I say that as a black man.
It’s our fault.
First off, what he said is not a racist comment. Anyone with 2/3 of a functioning brain can see that. We are so quick to throw out that race card. So quick to pre-judge before taking the time to fully understand the statement or action in question.
The man pointed out our own social contradictions. Why do we call it a “hood pass”? Are we really stating that all black people and thus our culture emanates from socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhood streets? Is that all we’ve attained? Have we not surpassed that?
And like I’ve stated before. It’s our fault. We bless these white men and women, whom we deem come close to embodying our creative spirit and identify with our culture with special recognition which insinuates certain privilege. We publicly endorse them as “getting it,” as being “just like us.” Hell before Barack, we called Clinton “our president.” But we’ll just as soon turn against them when they don’t mind their place. We’re promoting hypocrisy and creating confusion.
A similar thing happened with Eminem a few years back when we found out he really isn’t black either.
Black people, stop teasing these boys. You told Eminem, who grew up on the streets of Detroit, Michigan, made a name for himself by battle rapping, surrounded by black aggressive male culture, that he couldn’t say n***a (kids may be reading this) or speak about black women the way black men speak about black women? C’mon son!
I’m not saying we should overlook ignorant actions or bad decisions. But let the reaction equal the crime.
And as far as his second targeted statement from the interview:
John Mayer doesn’t date black women. (But didn’t we already know that already? Jessica, Jennifer… Just sayin.)
That is preference, natural attraction, or prejudice, depending on who you ask.
It is not racist.
Are we clear?
Good, because if anyone should be mad it should be Jessica Simpson.
& I thank you.
And before you go, The Video: