While I mostly agree,what does he mean by "understand our people and our struggles"? I really don't get what he means by that.
Is he saying that people should at least understand the history of the word (being that it has an oppressive background) before they use it in the sense that "it's okay now"? or what? I really am confused.Can someone elaborate on his point? @knightrise
Also,I think that whole "white card" and stereotypical little dialogue was a tad racist. I mean,it's a really gross ignorant generalization and stereotype. I mean,does that mean that a black person "gotta be talkin like dis"? Like a stereotype?
Am I not black then?
I mean,I know that,most likely that's not what he meant,so whatever....
I mean,it's clear that he knows that that's not really how,in general white people talk.Or that,in general,no race really speaks a certain way. It depends on the person and such. It's clear that he knows that there are people of all races that talk like that and people of all races that do not talk like that (so race doesn't dictate anything,especially a stereotype and generalization)...you know what? I don't even think he even believed that part,so I am wasting time with this rambling.
And I agree that most times that's really how a person talks based on growing up and such. And I never really knew that thing with "red neck".
I can't speak for certain for the man, because I'm not him and can't ask him right now, but what I'd gather is this.
"Understand our people and our struggles," with that I'd think he meant something along the lines of, in context with the story, the guy's like "they got me doing this n/gger work," like he was too good for it, somehow above doing work he felt would be better designated for a "n/gger," but at the same time, he'd be viewed in the same vein by people who look down on him as white, but still trash.
The white card. Prefaced by him saying, there are some guys who have it, they grow up, and that's all they know. Like the same environment, same kind of upbringing as you'd see in these ghettos, but the only difference is the skin color (think similar to Eminem, but maybe a bit different). And then there are those guys who pretend they've "got it down," and regularly go around like the rest of the black guys, speaking in Ebonics and such, but then they get in a situation that involves the law in any way and he changes his entire demeanor in an attempt to distance himself from that lifestyle, pretend he would never be a part of that. And that's a phony.