You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…Atticus Finch, “To Kill a Mocking Bird”
The true story of how a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot of a president, the inanity of duped evangelicals, and misogyny in Hollywood, led one of the “whitest” and nerdiest black men on the planet to wake up, find his blackness, and lose all inhibitions at dropping the f-bomb. It’s an emotionally moving, politically poignant, and often hysterically funny coming of age story. Except the age is 50.
It’s kind of a psychedelic trip. Not your usual memoirist romp. The best way I can describe it to you is, imagine The Autobiography of Malcolm X as told to Quentin Tarantino, with contributions from Neil Gaiman, Charles Dickens, and Ta-Nehisi Coates. I’m speaking strictly thematically here. I’m in no way as good a writer as those authors.
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When any white man in the world says “give me liberty, or give me death,” the entire white world applauds. When a black man says exactly the same thing, word for word, he is judged a criminal and treated like one and everything possible is done to make an example of this bad nigger so there won’t be any more like him.James Baldwin
On White Privilege
I’ve listened to this nonsense quite a bit. This concept only serves to create a divide where none exists, provides some people with an excuse, and serves to silence dissenting viewpoints. And those who perpetuate it are little more than useful idiots for the extreme left.Yet Another Jackass on Facebook
Privilege oozes out of some white people like pus out of the sores of Vladimir Harkonnen.Me
Dungeons and Dragons: a fantasy role playing game co-created by Gary Gygax in the 1970s filled with dungeons and dragons (duh), paladins, fighters, wizards, orcs, elves, and a whole assortment of fantastic creatures and characters. Played by only the nerdiest of nerds. (Also, a horribly corny 80s television cartoon based on the aforementioned game).
Durag: a silk-like scarf and tie worn around the head of black males as a fashion statement. It wraps around the skull, with a small flap hanging down in the rear, over the neck. Worn in the 80s as a way to create some fly waves.
For more insight, history, and confirmation of the “correct” spelling, please refer to this NY Times article.