PSA – Calling it like I see it.

Posted: April 8, 2009 in bitching, Drama, Headspace

stupidityI am not a racist.

I am not intolerant.

I believe everybody is equal, and everyone should be treated the same.

Everyone should have the same opportunities, and be measured based on their personal merits.

That applies just as well for idiots who act stupidly in public, and who purposefully over-emphasize the behaviors that created the stereotypes they’re supposed to be working to eliminate.

If you don’t want to be referred to as white trash, don’t ACT like white trash.

If you don’t want to be viewed as a gang banger, don’t ACT like a gang banger.

If you don’t want me to judge you, don’t act a fool in public. And don’t think to pull the race card if I call you on your behavior. Decency knows no color – you’re acting like an idiot because you ARE an idiot. You’d still be an idiot if I were the same race as you. You’d still be an idiot if you were the same race as me.

And I’d still be right. Jackass.

Oh. And pull your damned pants up.

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Comments
  1. Taoist Biker says:

    There was this one (fairly nice, actually) kid I knew in high school that wore this pair of huge pants that he pulled way down.

    Only once.

    We picked his pocket. Mercilessly. All day long.

    He never wore ’em again, and shortly thereafter the dress code was changed to specifically address it.

    • Laura says:

      I just think it’s silly as heck. But that wasn’t what bothered me most about this particular person I’m referring to. It was up there, though.

  2. Kami-O says:

    Or buy a belt!

  3. dyskinesia says:

    And F*ckin A!

    I mean, Yeah, what she said!!

  4. SatinBarbie says:

    Abso-freaking-lutely

  5. Sharon says:

    Well said!

  6. LL Cool Joe says:

    I was with you all the way…until the pants. 😉

  7. I like showin’ off my drawers to everyone…you can call me a gang banger. Does that mean people wont mess with me if they think I am going to bust a cap in them?

  8. Calvin says:

    Well after saying all that why didn’t you explain what that was all about?
    I know you are hello kitty and don’t want hurt feelings or come off wrong because some people might not understand.
    Three black guys walk into a bar… Have you heard this one?
    No really we went to Kona last night and sat at the bar and right next to Laura were three guys and two of them went on and on and on about how one of them was an mma fighter with a fight this weekend and how much the purse was and so on.
    Beers were knocked over lights above the bar bumped…much bragging between two of the guys by repeating the same four words multiple times in different order and then starting over.
    I give you “Know what I mean-Know what I mean-Know what I mean”, “Right-Right-Right” ,”That’s what I’m talkin bout”-“That’s what I’m talkin bout”-,”That’s what I’m talkin bout” and everyones favorite “Yeah-Yeah-Yeah Boy!”
    They were easy enough to ignore but Laura cannot watch any kind of embarrassment not on tv and most of all not right next to her.
    The best part was the last few minuets as we were getting ready to leave and the bartender leaned over to the big shot and told him his card was DENIED all three times he tried it.
    At this point his friends moved two seats down and got real quite.
    Big shot then gives the bartender $7.00 and ask that he run the card again now for the new amount fast forward and the bartender is back telling him it was again DENIED for $53.00.
    I wonder if this life lesson will shut him up a bit next time or at least teach him to check his balance first.

    • Taoist Biker says:

      BWAHAHAHAH!!!

      Next time, buy drinks after you win your huge-purse fight, jackass.

    • Laura says:

      Great recap, babe. I can’t tell a good story to save my life. You forgot (or perhaps you didn’t hear) the part where he said he was going to use his MMA fight winnings to finalize the divorce from his “Ol’ lady” because he “can’t be with no baby mama” and “can’t take no kids, yo.”

      I. Shit. You. Not.

      Verbatim.

    • iamheatherjo says:

      >>Laura cannot watch any kind of embarrassment not on tv and most of all not right next to her.

      Which is why it amazes me to no end that she can be near and/or participate in karaoke. ::shivers:: 😉

  9. Kim says:

    It was very well said, but I have to admit I was relieved Calvin told the story. Living here it’s really hard to comment on certain things that go on around me almost every day. I never want to come across as racist, but at the same time I FEEL racist whenever I tell a story that involves a person of any race other than myself. Trust me, my hatred of people knows no discrimination – anyone has the potential to piss me off. Many black people here seem to have a chip on their shoulders. There, I said it. My Walmart in particular, is a stunning example of blacks being racist to whites. I don’t think that’s any more acceptable than the other way around. We also have big problems with Affirmative Action, especially with state jobs – putting someone in a position solely because of their skin color and nothing to do with whether or not they are actually qualified. It makes for a lot of resentment on both sides. It sucks.

    • Laura says:

      “I never want to come across as racist, but at the same time I FEEL racist whenever I tell a story that involves a person of any race other than myself. Trust me, my hatred of people knows no discrimination – anyone has the potential to piss me off.”

      Very VERY ditto. It’s hard to know how to express yourself at a HUMAN reaction to a behavior that has nothing to do with race, until THEY make it about race.

  10. AmyD says:

    Hee hee, Calvin is so damn cool.

    And, this was a kick-ASS post!

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