I don’t think you limited the questions to one per e-mail – hopefully you can cover this under one post. The workplace questions are of the utmost importance to me.
1. Why do white people assume that their black friends will protect them if they act crazy or start some s**t in public?
3. Why do white women say “sorry” all the time or make statements that sound like apologetic questions (if that makes sense)?
4. Why do white women accuse black women of having attitudes when we may simply be defending a point or standing up for ourselves (and this was going on way before the Real Housewives s**t)? When I am a debating something with a white person, do they envision me with my hand on my hip, rolling my neck, waving my finger in their face?
5. Why does my white female co-worker “compliment” black men by saying, “he’s really handsome – for a black man”? Does she really think that is ok to say? Does she really think that is ok to say – TO ME?
6. Why does my white male co-worker greet black men with “what’s up brother?” in the strangest voice ever that he only uses around black men?
7. Why does my boss ask me if I like Eminem about once a week and say he “he can really rap – for a white guy” and laugh like its the funniest s**t ever?
These are all true – none of this s**t is made up. Maybe your insight will quell my frequent urges to punch some of the white folk I work with in the throat.
1. I will venture to guess white people (and black people) assume their “FRIENDS” would help them no matter what the situation. If I’m out and I get in some shat and my friends (no matter their shade) don’t help me, we will have some issues when it’s all over and done with. I’m cuttin somebody with a butter knife – believe it.
2. I want to know what the percentages are of black people that “ARE” comfortable in the hood vs “ARE NOT”. I asked all of the white people I work with about this and they looked at me like I was crazy. Their response “I’ve never given that any thought”.
3. Cause white women are crazy. Yeah I said it!
4. Because black women tend to get loud and overbearing when “defending a point” and that comes off as hostile to a person who is not used to it. I’m guessing – because I don’t argue with black women because they always have an attitude (you see what I did there).
5. I’m not sure I can answer this. That is an ignorant statement for anybody to make and if a person made it to me I would point out that by adding “for a black man” she is making it known that the starting bar for “handsome” is obviously different for blacks and whites in her eyes. If she is saying that to you, then yes, she obviously thinks it’s ok to say that – check her.
6. Because he is trying to be cool. I addressed this one last week.
7. Um, because Em really can rap – for a white guy. Have you heard most white rappers? Pure garbage. Your boss is not too far off base here. I’m not sure why he’s laughing like it’s funny though.
Please feel free to add your responses. Some of these questions I really don’t have a funny or witty answer to. Next week I’m going to do a “what the white guy thinks”. And I’m going to jot down my thoughts for the next 7 days. Unless one of you heffas email email@example.com and asks me something you need to know about white people.