Forget what all those posers and playas' are are saying. I understand you, Al Sharpton.
I understand why you called for and got Don Imus’ Stetson-wearin' head. Calling a group of female college athletes “nappy headed hos” is wrong. It’s not nice to pick on a disadvantaged class, particularly when that class is part of a minority too stupid to understand the word “irony.”
If it makes you feel any better, today’s guilt-ridden white liberals are just as stupid since, apparently, they don’t understand irony either. Not that it matters. At this point they're probably too weak to try, having been whipped into slave-like submission by you and that other self-appointed Grand High Negro Jesse Jackson.
Of course, like the KKK, every mindless group needs a leader, and if black people are going to blindly follow you, who am I to judge?
I’m just Whitey. And like I said, I understand.
I understand that it’s easier for you to beat up on Don Imus and declare victory than it is to have an honest dialogue with someone like Bill Cosby. Remember him? That other black guy whose success blazed the very trail that has allowed your smug, puffy face to be all over the news lately?
In 2004, here’s what Cosby told a group of black parents:
"Let me tell you something, Your dirty laundry gets out of school at 2:30 every day, it's cursing and calling each other [the N-word] as they're walking up and down the street. They think they're hip. They can't read. They can't write. They're laughing and giggling, and they're going nowhere."
Remember what you said about that, Al? You said you had a “mixed reaction” to the remarks of a man who encouraged blacks to clean up their own acts by eliminating the denigration of their women, the fuck-and-go mentality of their men and the idea that being education is only for white folks.
If you can’t get behind the message that blacks should educate themselves, support their children and respect their women the irony (there’s that word again) is that you’re condemning black females to be hos. And not just in theory, either. With no education, the woman impregnated by the drug-dealing nigga’ whose resume includes prison time and three other nappy-headed bastards may have little choice but to turn to prostitution to support her own.
People like that have hard lives. Sad lives. Miserable lives. On the other hand, broken and hopeless people make damn good followers, don't they. That’s why stupid, uneducated white people still join the KKK. Hating others makes them feel empowered and keeps them from focusing on their hick, trailer park existence. When some Bubba comes along and offers them false hope and a chance to be respected, they take the bait. Note that the KKK leader never tells them how to really help themselves. He won’t tell them to clean up their yard, take literacy lessons, find a job and get to a dentist. He just tells them that if they stay in the fight and keep hatin', one day life will be glorious. They only need to follow him.
And what works for the KKK Grand Dragon also works for the Grand High Negroes, as you well know. That’s why you won’t condemn the rappers who have reduced young black women to a pair of gyrating buttocks. It’s why you won't criticize rich black singers who remind young poor blacks over and over that they are just niggas and hos. It’s why you have “mixed feelings” about Cosby’s message that black parents make education - not expensive tennis shoes - a priority. Educated, self-respecting people wouldn’t follow you. They wouldn’t have to.
Living in the south, I understand you because I’ve seen the white face of those black oppressors in the KKK. Now I’ve seen the other face of that oppression - the black face. It was on CNN and FOX today and it was yours. The only difference was that you weren’t wearing a sheet.
Disclaimer: If anything I wrote here made black readers feel offended or oppressed, please realize I’m simply trying to help Rev. Sharpton. And really, what's good for him is good for you so Yo, shut up.