Race & Politics

“greens, please” the vsb guide to questions random whites probably shouldn’t ask

flashback to the late 80′s:

an adolescence champ and his parents are at the harambee, an annual summer street festival in homewood. (for those unfamiliar with the burgh, homewood is basically pittsburgh’s version of compton, right down to the topography and the fascination with the color blue. there even seems to be a disproportionate about of cats there named “kane”) as we’re walking around, browsing african art and teasing ugly babies, an excessively earnest 40-something white woman approaches us. the young champ was initially taken aback by the fact that the excessively earnest white woman was dressed as if she was out hunting dinosaurs…

hey big guy. do you know where i can find some pigsfeet?
hey big guy. do you know where i can find some watermelon?

…too young to realize that this is usually how excessively earnest 40-something white women dress in the summertime.

anyway, the velociraptor gatherer eventually nears, extends her hand, and introduces herself. then, out of nowhere, she reveals her devious plot:

“hey she asks with enough sincerity to drown a mule, “do you all happen to know where i can buy some greens?”

being that america has supposedly entered this era of transcendentally post-racial (ha!) elephant walking, i’ve decided to devote a day to help our much, much lighter brothers and sisters out so that we can all happily join the mulatto making orgy.

you see, there still remains quite a few things that many non-blacks are unaware of, things that could possibly create unwanted friction and throat-punches at a time when we’re supposed to be coming together. today, we’ll examine the most prominent of these things, the questions you’re probably not supposed to randomly ask a black person under any circumstances.

i’ve included the “randomly” qualifier because context matters.

for instance, asking a cordial black co-worker about the history and current relevance of hbcu’s while you’re sipping frappachinos and shooting the sh*t in the break room? good!

seeing a grambling sweatshirt rocking black chick at the bus stop, and asking her if the food they feed you at black colleges makes your booty grow? bad!

basically, if you’re the lone white at an excessively hot and potentially violent inner-city arts festival, its probably not the best idea to approach a middle-aged black couple and their pre-teen son to ask them how to quickly procure greens, black-eyed peas, weed, chitterlings, or any other soulfood, because it’ll probably make them wonder (to quote my dad) “why, out of all the thousands of people there, did she pick us to ask about greens?? i mean, were we the greasiest, green-eatingest looking n*ggas there or something? sh*t, its not like they don’t sell greens at giant eagle!!“, and you don’t want black people thinking that you think they’re greasy, green-eatingest looking n*ggas.

so, good people of vsb, to insure that no “greens” questions ever happen again, lets all give all of our white brethren a chance to join into the country-wide multicultural coitus by making a list of all the questions that you’d probably be better off googling instead of actually asking a random black person.

—the champ

Damon Young

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB. He is also a contributing editor for EBONY.com. He resides in Pittsburgh, and he really likes pancakes.

  • http://thephiladelphianegro.blogspot.com ThePhiladelphiaNegro

    Don’t ask me anything about no damn Watermelon.

    Word.

    • RedBeanzNRice

      @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

      What about fried chicken?

      • http://thephiladelphianegro.blogspot.com ThePhiladelphiaNegro

        @RedBeanzNRice,

        lol. How about Hellz 2 da naw….

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

      how about grits?

      • http://thephiladelphianegro.blogspot.com/ ThePhiladelphiaNegro

        @The Champ,

        Grits? Hmm…I dunno. I actually might not be as upset about someone asking me about grits. I actually have gone on lengthy tirades in regards to eating them with butter,salt and pepper (as they SHOULD be eaten) or with sugar, etc (an abomination of the highest order.)

        • Marty McFly

          @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

          Kudos and sh!t to your grits choice…..anyone not eating grits in this fashion is a communist….

        • http://www.myspace.com/killa_kamizzle Killa K

          @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

          lol. I eat my grits with everything. Salt, pepper, sugar, bacon, and egg. Yummy

          • skullylover

            @Killa K,
            Pepper, butter, break the bacon up and throw some of the eggs in there.

            The only way to eat Grits..

      • http://steppinoffthepier.wordpress.com aWickedRose

        Fuck grits. They’re gross. Cream of Wheat for the motherfuckin’ win.

        *ducks*

        I make bomb ass greens though which earns my black card back. So ease up off me.

        • Soul

          Some good ol corn bread milk nnd sugar
          *Kush Kush*

  • http://www.djednice.com DJ Ed Nice

    You know… I no nothing about greens… I actually can’t stand greens lol… I’ve been accused of being a non-black black lmao… So what that said, Hey Champ; where can I find some greens? lmaooooo

    • http://www.museacdonline.com pgh muse

      @DJ Ed Nice,

      BLASPHEMY! The drop squad will b arriving shortly to repo your card de negritude. Thanks.

      • Gem-nastics

        i think ALL ppl should like some type of greens. i’m a fan of collard myself, but if cooked right, i’d throw down on some turnip and mustard greens too. even add a little cabbage for a different shade of green.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @DJ Ed Nice,

      welcome and sh*t. and congrats on being the second person this week to get welcomed and banned at the same time

      • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com/ blackberry molasses

        @The Champ,

        this is like a new phenomenon……

        @DJ Ed Nice

        Welcome!!!

        **Diva Dust v. 2.0 ™**

        And here’s hoping you aren’t banned permanently.

    • SouthernGirl

      @DJ Ed Nice,

      welcome!!!

      *shooting gold stars*

    • ofloveandotherdemons

      @DJ Ed Nice,
      Don’ t worry all bans are easily overturned by bribing the right person. By which I mean just offer Champ some breakfast and you good to go. (No tofu though, he seems to break out in hives over the stuff.)

    • http://www.myspace.com/killa_kamizzle Killa K

      @DJ Ed Nice,

      I don’t like greens either. But it’s because i grew up eating calaloo which is the jamaican equivalent of greens. lol

  • http://trintrinsez.blogspot.com trin-trin

    1. Why can y’all say “nigga” and we can’t?

    Seriously, between elementary and middle school, that was the question of the day

    2. Do you find white boys cute?

    3. Can you teach me to fry chicken?

    4. Can you put those french-braid looking things in my hair? (Tho I may reconsider if they actually call them cornrows)

    5. When you perm your hair, does it make it curly?

    6. Why don’t you wash your hair everyday?

    I kno I have more but this is it for now

    • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

      @trin-trin, #6 was posed to me every other day from 1st through 11th grade.

    • Resident GRitS

      @trin-trin,

      #6 was going to be my addition to the list. good call.

    • Yaa

      @trin-trin, #6 is funny. I had a long conversation with a white co-worker about this and I still dont think she got it!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @Yaa,

        That question doesnt bother me so much. I think thats valid. At least they’re trying to genuinely learn something as opposed to being ignorant and stereotypical.

      • SouthernGirl

        @Yaa,

        I’ve had many a convo with white girlfriends about this over the years. trust me, they get it now. lol.

    • miss t-lee

      @trin-trin,
      1. Why can y’all say “nigga” and we can’t?

      Seriously, between elementary and middle school, that was the question of the day

      Yep back in high school I used to get this question alot, along with, “why do ya’ll have BET?”
      We don’t have a white entertainment television channel.
      Me *side eye*

      • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com/ blackberry molasses

        @miss t-lee,

        We don’t have a white entertainment television channel.

        To this my response ALWAYS was…

        Yeah, you do. Its called CBS, ABC, Fox, MTV, VH1, HBO…. that’s prally why you didn’t recognize it. They named it wrong. Write a letter or something.

    • http://starkept.blogspot.com Suga&Spice

      @trin-trin, Am I the only one who doesnt find anything wrong with any of these questions?? I mean we are cultrually different and I dont find these offensive so much as inqusitive. Heck I dont see the difference in these and when I asked the white girls in Vegas what exactly is the benefit you all find in tanning?

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Suga&Spice,

        Am I the only one who doesnt find anything wrong with any of these questions?? I mean we are cultrually different and I dont find these offensive so much as inqusitive

        like i mentioned in the entry, it depends on the context. actually, when you think about it, every question depends on the context, but this concept is exaggerated when you throw race in there

        • Gem-nastics

          context definitely matters. i had a gay white male friend in HS who asked me, one day while settling down in econ after our break, “is it true all black ppl like fried chicken?” it was sooooo random and off topic. i wanted to reply “is it true all gay guys take it up the butt or is it only a select population?” but i refrained… instead i said “yep, it’s true”

          • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

            @Gem-nastics,

            Is it always true though? :lol:

            We might need a poll on here.

            Hint: I personally don’t care for it. ;)

            • Gem-nastics

              LOL i was being totally facetious. i know lots of black ppl who don’t care for fried chicken, or just plain refuse to eat it. much like watermelon.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=73903598 Dom

        @Suga&Spice,

        Some of the questions are valid in my book, like the one about the hair. Some are based in stereotypes and ignorance, like the fried chicken one.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @trin-trin,

      3. Can you teach me to fry chicken?

      lol…i actually do need someone to teach me to fry chicken. can you?

      • http://trintrinsez.blogspot.com trin-trin

        @The Champ,

        my fried chicken recipe is a secret…

        lol

    • Nikiloveli

      @trin-trin,

      ” Why don’t you wash your hair everyday?”

      Glad you said it first, because I was going to.

      The truly brave then ask the follow-up
      question(s)…

      Well, doesn’t it start to stink?

      And let’s not forget about this one:

      Are those extentions?
      You guy’s hair doesn’t really grow, though, huh? Have you just never cut it? Top it off by implying disbelief when I say that cut it short a mere 8 months ago.

      Note: These are all questions that have been posed to me within the last week. My hair is only about 2 inches past my shoulders.

      Again, GRRRRR.

      GRRRR…

      As a matter of fact, just don’t ask me ish about my hair.

      • Resident GRitS

        @Nikiloveli,

        LOL @ “you guy’s hair”…I can hear it.

      • ofloveandotherdemons

        @Nikiloveli,
        Well, doesn’t it start to stink?

        My current work place manufactures various dressings and there is a ton of spices, wine and cheeses stored in the warehouse, all of which are very aromatic. By the end of the day my hair and clothes usually smell like spicy poo. I’ve decided I’m going to go ahead and deal with dry, brittle hair rather than having hair that smells every single day.

      • http://trintrinsez.blogspot.com trin-trin

        @Nikiloveli,

        the most ignant statement i ever heard… “i hear black ppl burn their hair to cut it…”

        the only way i could respond was to walk away…

    • mssmtaylor

      @trin-trin,

      OMG me and one of my white friends were talking yesterday. She asked how often I washed my daughters hair. I told her every two weeks. Mainly because its thick and I dont feel like foolin with it. She acted as if that was the nastiers ish she’d ever heard.

    • laylah

      @trin-trin,

      heard number 2 like everyday of my life. in elementary school, if the question actually came from a white boy… i would yell “no! i don’t! you smell!” and run away.

    • http://www.myspace.com/killa_kamizzle Killa K

      @trin-trin,

      I defend them on number 5 because when white people “perm” their hair it’s to make it curly. Perm just stands for permament. Black folks technically relax their hair. So it’s confusing.

  • http://thephiladelphianegro.blogspot.com ThePhiladelphiaNegro

    Also, don’t sidle up to me and ask me whether or not I think racism is a thing of the past with the election of B+.
    (I’ve actually had people approach me with this nonsense.)

    Lastly, don’t ask me anything about getting locked up, jail,etc lest you provoke me to give you the coldest, Caribbean screwface I can muster…

    • KingPine

      @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

      *fist up*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @ThePhiladelphiaNegro,

      Lastly, don’t ask me anything about getting locked up, jail,etc lest you provoke me to give you the coldest, Caribbean screwface I can muster…

      my man and i were out having drinks with this assistant d.a. a couple years ago, and this guy basically treated us like we were the grown-up versions of the kids from the wire. from “how does it feel to get shot at?” to “hey, i’m not a racist, but i need to ask…what so good about the ghetto?” i think he basically went down the list of every question you’re not supposed to ask. we would have whooped his ass…but having all of you drinks and food paid for kind of has a way of making you not want to fight. the whole “assistant district attorney” thing didnt hurt either.

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

        @The Champ,

        He’s lucky the food was good.

        I know I would have done something if that food was crap. Then again, yeah, that would have justified the questions wouldn’t it?

        *smh*

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        @The Champ, noooooo! how did you respond?

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Miss Patterson,

          i answered all of the questions. apparently patron is like a combination truth serum/lobotomy for me

  • RedBeanzNRice

    When I wear my braids, please stop asking me “how” or if I was my hair. If you don’t ask me that, I promise not to ask you why you smell like wet dog after you get out of the shower. Thanks. : )

    • superwoman

      @RedBeanzNRice, indeed – bloody annoying, this one!

      also – don’t touch my hair – don’t ask if you can touch my hair.

      unacceptable behaviour, this.

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @superwoman,

        Your YodaSpeak has set my heart aflutter! : ) Love it!!

      • Yaa

        @superwoman, touching PERIOD! I have had white people just reach out and grab something I was wearing. I had this really pretty necklace that someone gave me from Ghana. White co-worker grabs it and says its pretty. I told her it was voodoo. She never has spoken or touch me since. GOOD JOB YAA

        • laylah

          @Yaa,

          lmao

      • CoCoPuffs

        @superwoman,

        I second second this sentiment! I have quite a large afro and I have to go around protecting it from hair molesters…people whose fingers try to find their way up to it before they even finished asking the question “Can I touch it?” What do they expect it to feel like?? Dammit its hair!

        ok, let me calm down…

        • willnotbetelevised

          @CoCoPuffs, I have had to smack hands of grown@$$ folks for this foolywang. Oh you can see it in their eyes when you wear a fro or puffs. The whole conversation they are mesmerized the hair, staring and their hand just slowly starts rising towards your head. Its like if you have a big butt and you’re talking to a guy, but he’s drunk or high or something that limits his selfcontrol. Same look, same inappropriate questions.

          In fact can we get it out there that asking to touch a black woman’s hair is akin to asking to touch someones butt? You may get an ok but that’s going to be rare and from someone weird. And the question deserves a slap.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @superwoman,

        also – don’t touch my hair – don’t ask if you can touch my hair.

        a few years ago, an elderly white woman reached out and touched my hair while asking “how do you grow those things?” in reference to my waves.

    • http://www.missjennamarie.com Jenna Marie Christian

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      A white chick i worked told me she thought “black women” hair didn’t grow?

      She asked “how do our hair look when it’s wet?

      Why we give our kids certain names?

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Jenna Marie Christian,

        Why we give our kids certain names?

        lol, sh*t, this is something i wanna know too

        • miss t-lee

          @The Champ,
          I’m telling you…
          One of my cousins is due to give birth anyday and I asked her what he was gonna name her daughter. The name starts with a Y and it has about 12 letters and an apostrophe.
          I was like, um….okay.
          Then she got mad cause I couldn’t pronounce it correctly. I told her, hell if I can’t say it and you just told me the name think about what your child is gonna go through.
          My cousin? *blank stare*

          • http://www.missjennamarie.com Jenna Marie Christian

            @miss t-lee,

            lmao….now that is funny!!

        • http://thephiladelphianegro.blogspot.com/ ThePhiladelphiaNegro

          @The Champ,

          I gotta admit, the name thing w/our people has me perplexed as well…

  • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

    harambee!!! *having a moment of nostalgia..* i have a much sweeter memory of harambee, but anywho…

    here are 2 of my least favorite questions…
    “how do ‘they’ do that?” they=butt nekid women on bet uncut, who have mastered the isolated movements of each buttock to the beat of [insert rap group]. like i know and sh*t! we don’t take lessons together! and there’s no underground mandatory booty shake class that all black women must take.

    “how come black women dye their hair blonde?” when i worked at a pub in the ATL, one of our regulars asked me this. just ME. uh…once again. let me check the handbook. nope. i don’t have the answer here. black folk do not share a collective mind. we are individuals. so, i have no idea why kashinkashay dyed her hair platinum.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @Miss Patterson,

      I got a variation of the booty shake question at my last Girls Night Out– “Crazy In Love” came on and some random 2520 chick asked me if I could show her how to do the “Beyonce Dance”.

      I was drunk, so I laughed (loudly) in her face and said… “NO.”

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        @BlackBerry Molasses, bwahahahaha!!! that’s funny…i also hate when people credit the wrong dance to the wrong person…and to a person who ain’t even bringin’it.

        • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com/ blackberry molasses

          @Miss Patterson,

          Just had to comment… the ad at the top of the screen says:

          “How predjudiced is America? Tell PollingPoint what you think”

          and features the shot of *probably* black man with “SCORPIO” tatooed across his **admittedly* rather tasty lookin back shoulder.

          I snickered at that ad for 5 mins before typing this.

          Irony, thy name is PollingPoint’s ad company.

    • RedBeanzNRice

      @Miss Patterson,

      “and there’s no underground mandatory booty shake class that all black women must take. ”

      Oh but there is! But us broke, black folks on food stamps and welfare can’t afford it. *screwface*

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Miss Patterson,

      when i worked at a pub in the ATL

      there are pubs in atlanta? and, if so, how did you land a gig at the only atlanta pub?

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        @The Champ, yes, smartypants. there are ‘pubs’ in the ATL. there’s a chain of them, and they’re all ‘british pubs’. dimly lit, diverse beer list, bangers & mash, the whole nine…

        • AkShone

          It’s one I go to all the time around the corner from my office. An Irish pub…good chicken, too (no black).

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Miss Patterson,

          you didnt answer my second question

  • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

    as a woman who has natural hair and wears it a variety of ways (currently braids) DO NOT ask the following:

    1) how does your hair grow so fast/ look so different/hold that style? I wish my hair could do that! (and I wish you would STFU.)

    ASIDE– If you sport the “Jew Fro” or other extremely curly, hair, for the love of Heaven and Earth do NOT tell me your hair is nappy. You don’t know nuthin about no dayum naps. I don’t care of Fro-ish your hair looks.

    2) Can I touch your hair? (NO.)

    When you find out my family is from Ghana:

    1) So, do you guys have like, running water/electricity/live in the bush? (Fu*k you. Read a book. Or even Wikipedia.)

    2) Wow… (insert corrupt leader) …. that’s like, messed up? (You think I don’t know this, F*ckwit? Make an intelligent comment or ask a relevant question.)

    I have more, but I’m tired.

    • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com BlackBerry Molasses

      @BlackBerry Molasses,

      Oooh… one more.

      From an ex- potential employer

      “So how does it feel to be the first one in your family to go to college?”

      (I don’t know. Ask my late grandma.)

      • http://www.myspace.com/chicanextdoor Miss Patterson

        @BlackBerry Molasses, nuh-uh! that would’ve made so angry. then i would have walked my a$$ to human resources.

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        Ok BBMo, you made me belly laugh when you said you had more but was tired, then came back a few minutes later with another! Priceless!

        And the “Jew-Fro”? NOT real naps, but I take pride in the fact that they just wanna (yet again) have something that we have. They want everything that we have naturally, but don’t want to be called “us” by any means. Read : booty implants, lip collagen injections, dark tans, afros, jazz, r&b, rock n roll (Jimi and Lil Richard) and hip-hop. They know we’re blessed and they want a piece of this sweet potato pie, lol.

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        “So how does it feel to be the first one in your family to go to college?”

        (I don’t know. Ask my late grandma.)

        LOL

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

        @BlackBerry Molasses,

        That made me chuckle so hard.

        One girlfriend(originally from Cameroon) was asked by a potential employer “how it feels to kill a chicken?”. She was like “Uh?” and he proceeded to showcase how “cultured” *insert rolleyes dripping with sarcasm here* he was by telling her all about the documentary he saw the week before on National Geographic (Gasp! How cultured!)…

        Needless to say, she realized it was a boss she could do without.

        Sometimes, it just… anyways.

        • ofloveandotherdemons

          @Specialized Sula,
          Oooohh, Natural Geographic. I love it, but I hate it for making people think watching a special on some random gives them insight into that culture. More importantly, why oh why does 75% of their programming feature indigenous people with their chachas out. WHy?

    • Yaa

      @BlackBerry Molasses, I wear my hair natural and short and I swear one day this lady stroked my head. I WENT OFF! I AM NOT A PET DONT STROKE MY HEAD. Oh…when I was pregnant they were also the first to try to touch my belly. ARE YOU SERIOUS!

    • Malaika

      @BlackBerry Molasses,

      On finding out you’re from Kenya
      -Do you speak Kenyan ? or worse still African?
      Wikipedia we’ve got 46+ tribes each with different languages band Kiswahili’s our national language

      - Do you have houses/running water/ (insert mundane amenity) there?
      - Do you hunt for food?

      On finding out I’m half Maasai
      - Have you killed a lion? That’s actually a man’s job but right now I’d sure like to kill you..

      Do you have a pet lion,giraffe, zebra etc not everything is as cute as madagascar….

      • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

        @Malaika,

        On finding out I’m half Maasai
        - Have you killed a lion? That’s actually a man’s job but right now I’d sure like to kill you..

        so you’re telling me that there actually are professional lion killers? i cant imagine what the probationary period is like

        • Nikiloveli

          @The Champ,

          Or the performance review.

      • Gem-nastics

        i love the movie Madagascar. and i’m not “from Africa” (that one great vast continent with many countries) but i’d like to have a pet lion…

        • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

          @Gem-nastics,

          I am sure your local zoo will let you “adopt” one… that means sending a cash every month for your pet.

          :)

        • overit

          @Gem-nastics, i’m from Africa!

  • http://www.heyyouasked.blogspot.com PBG aka The Notorious C.A.T.

    I don’t particularly want any 2520s asking me shyt about any aspects of my culture and heritage. After 5yrs of taking care of more lil’ pink toe’d children than I care to mention, I’m quite sick of it.

    I’ve been asked about everything from how to jump double dutch, “what’s your hair called?”, how was it growing up in a single parent household (despite my parents having been together almost 40yrs) to shyt about how hard it must be for me to find good cosmetics or jeans that fit.

    They can’t ask me anything anymore. I’m tired of being “The Black Googles”.

    • RedBeanzNRice

      @PBG aka The Notorious C.A.T.,

      What’s your hair called? The hell? And what exactly is that supposed to mean? It’s called…wait for it…………..HAIR! *sighs* White folks, I tell ya.

    • KingPine

      @PBG aka The Notorious C.A.T.,

      PREACH

  • Resident GRitS

    During the Presidential campaign, I had a few tense conversations w/2520s – both friend and foe – that began w/the statement:

    “You’re voting for Obama, right?…”

    The assumption was absolutely related to race seeing as this is the BEGINNING of the conversation and you have nothing else to base the question on; not my strong belief in much needed advances in education, not my affinity for affordable health care…none of that – just the fact that I would OBVIOUSLY want a brotha in the “White” House.

    …you da*mn right.

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @Resident GRitS,

      a couple weeks before the election, a republican canvasser approached me and was like “although you’re obviously voting for obama, would you mind taking some literature?” mind you, i was wearing an obama t-shirt, an obama pin, and holding a magazine with obama on the cover, but still, i was offended and sh*t. its all about the principle, man. the principle

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

        @The Champ,

        I see you’ve taken your silly pills today.

        *chuckles… loudly*

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Specialized Sula,

          no, but i did get some starbucks chicken

      • overit

        @The Champ, lmao you’re stupid.

  • RedBeanzNRice

    My final contribution…

    Stop asking me if I think OJ really did it!

    • superwoman

      @RedBeanzNRice, ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!! oooh, that kills me, bathong – ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!! poor you! how annoying!!!

      • RedBeanzNRice

        @superwoman,

        *sighs* I just wish I knew what “bathong” meant, lol.

        • superwoman

          @RedBeanzNRice, nothing too deep, love – it’s just an expression – translates into ‘people!’ and is used to express shock, amusement, horror, sympathy… anything really – just depends on the tone…

    • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

      @RedBeanzNRice,

      Stop asking me if I think OJ really did it!

      you know, surprisingly, some people are still sore about this. actually, sore’s not even the right word. more like “ready to kill”

      • http://freetherapyorelse.blogspot.com Specialized Sula

        @The Champ,

        One of my professor mentionned it last week matter of fact. In a Decision Making in Management class.

        I wanted to scream, well it showed y’all how friggin’ flawed the stupid justice system really is. Song we’ve been singing for, oh what, just the past 400+ years, it took a prominent black athlete to be absolved for your asses to realize that? Welcome to the world, homie.

        Of course, I didn’t say all of this. I just wrote it down and tore the paper up later. It felt good.

        • http://verysmartbrothas.com The Champ

          @Specialized Sula,

          Of course, I didn’t say all of this. I just wrote it down and tore the paper up later. It felt good.

          thats depressing

        • V Renee

          @Specialized Sula

          See I’m too much of a smart azz. I probably would have pointed that out.

          Wait I’m lying, I would have played devils advocate and said OJ didn’t do it, and that he shouldn’t be in jail now, because “that bytch set him up”.

          • http://lostwomanchild.blogspot.com/ blackberry molasses

            @V Renee,

            I truly appreciate you for that!
            REALLY