Due to the Natalie Holloway post in which I referenced that fact that I believe that the news coverage would not be nearly as heavy if she had been black or poor, I am receiving a very large amount of comments and even some emails now. It is amazing to me how many people use poor grammar and cannot spell. Perhaps PC companies need to make literacy a requirement before sale of equipment. I know that everyone makes spelling mistakes, and I most certainly am not the grammar police, but at least use a fucking spell-checker. Oh, and by the way, for those of you that have made scathing remarks about the language and how it is unacceptable, it is very simple, GO SOMEWHERE THE FUCK ELSE. I occasionally (ok, maybe more than occasionally) use foul language. Sorry, it is just the way I am, if it offends you, don’t fucking read anything here. Just like censorship on TV. If you don’t want to watch it, change the fucking channel.
Now that I have that out of my system, I can get to the point of this post. Although I grew up in the South, neither of my parents were particularly pregidous. It’s just not something that I grew up with. My Great-Grandmother, Mama Ruth, was born in the late 1800’s, so I of course got my share from her, but even that was minimal. As I get older, I do tend to view others in a stereotypical manner. That is more the result of people ACTING like stereotypes than anything else. As one astute commenter “if it walks like a duck, and quakes like a duck”, it certainly isn’t a fucking snake.If you don’t want to be viewed as a stereotype, don’t act like one.
For instance, I live in a semi-rural part of Georgia. The common misconception is that everyone outside of 285 is a bunch of illiterate reneck trailer trash. I can drive around my community, and there are three or four trailer parks withing three or four miles of my house, and some of them have their share of cars and trucks up on blocks in the yard. Lot’s of confederate flags flying out here. Plenty of pregnant teenages (although that is not limited to us out here). Plenty of overalls, and small children running around dirty and half-naked in their yards. Does this mean that we are all stupid fucking rednecks? Perhaps. Or it could show that in GENERAL (not everyone) stereotype are GENERALLY true, or have some basis in truth. They are not true for 100% of the population, but each has it’s own grain of truth. So does this mean that if I use a stereotype in conversation that I am a racist? According to quite a few of the comments here, yes, it does. Well guess what, FUCK YOU AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON. Personally I don’t consider myself a racist. I have some black friends as well as some employees, most of them go about life in an every day manner, but some of them are fucking lazy, tip like shit, and expect that I owe them something, just because they were opressed by my great-great grandfather. Fuck them, they are living the stereotype. I have one kids that I trained about ten years ago. He has been in and out of jail for the last few years. Most of his entire family is alcoholics and only a couple of them work. They are Cherokee, and they are living the existance of another racial stereotype. I have goteen rid of several people at work who insist on using the word nigger, either in conversation, or directed towards people. Stupid fucking rednecks. Anyone with half a brain realizes that most people find that word extremely offensive, and therefore, don’t use it. That is, unless you are a famous comedian, rap star, actor, etc. Apparently they don’t have to live by the same rules that everyone else does.