I was not going to write about this, but I went over to one of my favorite sites, STUFF WHITE PEOPLE DO, and I changed my mind. This is a very good site and I suggest that all of my readers go check it out. They talk about some real shit over there. Shit we all talk about amongst ourselves, but rarely outside of our circles. Believe me when tell you, it will be worth your time to check them out.
A friend of mine asked me the other day who Mo'nique is. It seems that he had watched the Oscars and he did not know who this woman was or what movie she won the Oscar for. This was not surprising to me, because I could not name many of the White Actors's and Actresses or the movies that won either.
So I told him who she was and what movie she starred in. He asked me if I saw the movie and I told him no. He asked why, since it was a Black Movie that had a Black woman that won the Oscar. He said that he thought we all supported our own.
Well this is when I started to get a little upset with my friend. I told him that I did not want to see the movie, because I did not have the desire to see another stereotypical movie about a dysfunctional Black "family". I told him that even though the movie was fictitious, White people will still believe that this is how it is in a "normal", Black family even though you could have put White characters in the movie and it would have been just as good. I told him that White people have the tendency to believe we all come from dysfunctional families, (Blame this on the national media. Especially Fix Noise.) so this movie would solidify that fact in their minds. He got all defensive on me and said I was full of shit. Well I am not the one to argue, I hate talking to people that just will not understand. I am more of the type to punch you in your mouth and keep it moving, but I knew that this would be stupid in this case so I tried to change the subject, because I knew that if I wanted to still call this dude a somewhat "friend", that would be best.
I must be getting too damn passive in my old age...
This cat did not seem to catch the hint and he asked me about the movie Blindside. I told him I had no desire to see this movie either. Again he asked why and again I told him.
Now I realize that not all White People are like this, but I have been Black all my life and I have first hand knowledge of what I am talking about.
Well my friend took offense to this and said again that I was full of shit.
As before I did not argue with him.
I just told him that he asked my opinion and I gave it to him.
We then switched the conversation (finally) over to something that would start another argument, our NCAA Brackets.
Ain't friendship grand?