When is this sorta shit going to end? When are famous black athletes and movie stars going to suck it up and stop caring when some retarded goon yells a racial slur at them? This type of thing has supposedly been going on long enough for them to have thick enough skin to just brush it off. It’s about time they stop making such a big deal about it and blaming one race or city for it all.
How is the n-word even insulting to blacks anymore? Shouldn’t it be played out by now? It should have the same effect as a children’s insult in a street brawl. Like calling someone a “doo-doo head” or “yucky pants” right before you hit ‘em over the head with a fire extinguisher. I know there’s the whole history of racism and slavery in this country but I’m honestly surprised that one word still gets under their skin so much. You would think nowadays a black guy’s response to getting called that shit would be “pfff” or “that’s all you got?” I’m starting to think that talk black people have with their kids includes telling them to flip the fuck out over hearing the word “nigger” no matter what. They’ve been getting called that shit forever now. There has to be a better way to deal with it.
I know it doesn’t make it any better and it’s no excuse but blacks used to have to put up with a whole lot worse than they do now, especially the celebrities or ones breaking down color barriers. They didn’t bitch. They kept their heads down (or up, or however you wanna look at it), kept quiet, and continued to do their jobs. Obviously, they didn’t really have all too many options at first but they had to have known that if they were going to change this country’s perspective on race that’s how they were gonna have to go about doing it. Complaining every single time they dealt with adversity or some knucklehead shouting something stupid at them wouldn’t only be exhausting, it’d be proving the critics and assholes trying to discriminate against them right.
When someone becomes a celebrity or professional athlete, they’re choosing to be in the spotlight and criticism naturally comes with that. If they can’t handle or ignore that criticism, they’re going to be dealing with one giant hemorrhoid. That’s why you always see celebrities losing their shit. They’re all delicate little snowflakes and creative kitties. They grew up being told how great and special they were their whole lives and once they make the big time, they don’t want that shit to end. They can’t help but read about themselves or check out the tabloids, and getting torn apart on a daily basis eventually drives them bonkers.
Professional athletes are a different breed, they know they’re the best. They’re physically superior beings and they have statistics to measure their success. These are guys who all have outrageous insults hurled at them on a regular basis, no matter what their race, and are paid millions of dollars to perform under pressure. Once they let people know what bothers them, that becomes a whole lot more difficult. Going into opposing ballparks and stadiums filled with fans hell bent on throwing them off their game only means they’re going to hear that type of shit more. It doesn’t matter if a fan is racist or not, if they’re drunk enough, they’ll say it to piss a player off. Instead of implicating an entire city or fanbase, a player could make their job a whole lot easier if they just kept their fucking mouth shut. Or, maybe we oughtta follow a bit of this advice ourselves.
Whenever it’s brought to our attention that some racist dickhead was acting like an asshole, we’d probably be better off not acting like a bunch of fucking pussies about the whole thing. Instead of getting bent out of shape when someone claims they were a victim of racism, maybe ‘we’ can just condemn the act (whether real or fictional) and go on about our day. There’s no need to do some retarded song and dance when condemning it but bitching and moaning about how whites are the only ones who get blamed for racism won’t solve all this shit. Just like crying about racism won’t stop morons from yelling racial slurs at people.