There’s been an outbreak of people making absolute statements about black people. You name it and there’s some asshole making a statement about how all black people do it or believe it or want it or say it.
I’ve often wondered if these believers in a black monolith think black folk get a complimentary weekly newsletter telling us how to be black when we sign up for our Race Card.
Dear people who make absolute statements about black people,
Some of us don’t go to church…some of us do.
Some of us can’t dance…some of us think we can dance…and some of us can dance.
Black comes in every gender…and when you talk about how black people feel about same-sex marriage you should know that some black people are also lgbt people.
There are black people in other countries…and black people speak lots of languages.
We did not elect Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson as our official spokesperson. But some black people dig their shit…some of us don’t.
Some black people play hockey…some of us are HUGE hockey fans (go Blues!!).
Some black people use hash tags while getting their tweet on…lots of black people could give a shit about hash tags on Twitter.
Some black people find the name of my blog offensive...some don't.
And, while some black people use the n-word, lots of us don’t.
Are you getting the theme?
Yeah, well...fuck it.
This black person is tired of your bullshit.
***logs off to read the Post Racial, My Black Ass Edition of the Official Guide to Blackness***