Let me get my thoughts because this isn’t a post to preach to the choir. This post was made to explain to everyone who thinks it’s “just funny.” Later I will talk more on this in my Podcast this Thursday.
Let’s first start off with what people first seen as funny the accent and the quote. knowing the way. People were probably laughing to the point where the clicking was overheard. Not by me. As I said on Twitter, when you are black and you hear a racist joke you know right away. People are were excited to defend this current meme, with a meme even.
This is a classic example of “I’m offended,” Actually, No you’re not.” Racism is such a bad word now that even racist are going around twitter to defend it. I posted that on twitter January 18, and I got a random reply January 29. How many courageous battle did this young man face before he stumbled upon my page nearly a week later. I’m guessing a lot considering one day of tweets on a subject would probably fill a book.
If a white fellow came up to me and asked could he borrow one of the watermelons in my house I would certainly see him as racist. Some might say, and have said something similar to this when black people and watermelon is involved. “Everyone loves watermelon,” or “He could have had some, you never know.” Why assume a black person have a certain item much less more than one; it’s a 10 pound fruit.
Catch the podcast on how a fellow stand-up comic was boo’d off stage for his similar racist joke.