Saturday, January 25, 2014

If 'Thug' is the new N-Word....

Then what should I call the people who I encounter who act terribly, seem to be at least sympathetic to crime, and happen to be black? There are folks whose behavior itself suggests the title, and although they happen to be a minority within the black community, they're still there....and there are parallel groups of people within the white community and within every other race out there. This isn't about using something as a substitute for a racial slur, it's about being able to label, and object to, bad conduct when it happens as opposed to somehow giving it a pass based on the color of the skin of the person who is doing it.

*on edit: I should qualify this by saying that in this case Sherman was acting like a Thug instead of actually being one.

No comments: