Saturday, January 27, 2007

Strike up the Violins...

...for the worn out chorus of "I didn't know..." "It wasn't my intent..." and "One of my best friends is (fill in the blank)."

I'm tired of these gangsta/ghetto/"let's mock black people then act like we, as people who grew up in a stridently racialized and stratified society, don't know that it's offensive" parties. At the very least, as my sister noted of the Tarleton State Crew, these people are part of a generation who grew up with a heroic image of Dr. King, so they know that this "celebration" of his birthday may have been just a little problematic.

I really don't have much to add, because, again, this wears me out and I'm late to this. Some good links:

Breitbart.com
Rachel's Tavern
Sylvia
Philip A. Moore
MSNBC Video

4 comments:

ChasingMoksha said...

And the pictures were so absurd. No nothing, just stupidity.

Gwyneth Bolton said...

A sign of the times....

JULIE said...

"people who have lost their damned minds"... that sums it all up!

kactus said...

and "stuck on stupid"

Sometimes I wish I were faster and had a monogrammed baseball bat.

No I don't.

Yes I do.

Lol.

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