When will the rampant over usage of the term "ghetto" stop? I can't take it. Really. I mean am I truly supposed to believe that you, a little white girl from suburbia, have the slightest clue what a ghetto looks like? "It was soooo ghetto." If I hear this one more time I'm gonna scream. Ok I shouldn't say that. Because I hear it no less than 5xs a day. You know I'm prone to slight fits of exaggeration and drama, but that is a fact. Today I will count. We're already at two and its only 6 a.m. Four hours left in the day. That's only 3 left. I will absolutely give el update-o (you love my spanish, i know).
Here's my deal. Now I know that black people don't have the ghetto on lock, but when your only image of the ghetto and "ghetto people" is what you see in a Jeezy video, I beg of you. Stop with the ghetto. Seriously. If you don't know what you're talking about, just shut up. I'm finishing this book called Its the Little Things: Things that Get Under the Skin of Blacks and Whites or something to that effect. And its about workplace/school/life things that irritate blacks and whites about each other. That's definitely one of them for me. I just always wonder if by ghetto you mean black. And if you also think that everything bad is black. And if all things black in your mind are backwards, poorly done and dysfunctional. Of course someone out there thinks I'm overreacting but I have issues with that train of thought, too.
Overreacting. How can you tell someone what should and should not offend them? This girl I have the misfortune of being around said she didn't get why something she said was offensive. She claims she has a black friend that she says it around and the girl doesn't care. Umm... FYI, your "friend" cannot be your black spokesperson. She cannot tell you how every black person (all 15 or so million of us) will think, react or feel to any given subject at any given time. You know why? Because its not possible!! And because if she's hanging around you, she probably ain't that black anyway. OOOOOH! I know that hurt. I'm just saying tho. If you hang around someone and call them your friend and they have such questionable taste in racial matters, I will reserve the right to call your blackness into question.
Which brings me to another thing. The "stupid negro questions." You know the ones. Like, "So are Black people really as mad about the confederate flag thing as they seem on tv?" Hmmm. Wait a minute, we at the black coalition haven't discussed that yet. I will use my smoke signal and african drums to contact them. Together we will follow the drinking gourd to funga alafia ashay ashay.