Gun Country, Michael Murphy




I’m amazed by how many derogatory terms Black people have for our language. Yes, if you want to get ahead in the white man’s world you had better learn English, but our language ain’t just some kinda “broken” “bad” or “incorrect” English. The proper terms are Black English, African American English, or African American Vernacular English, abbreviated BE, AAE, AAVE. Please retire the words “ebonics” and “nigganese” from your vocabulary.

  • White people: We don't want any black people in our clubs, bars, parties, restaurants, schools, government, banks, neighborhoods, or offices
  • Black people: Well fuck ya'll then. We can go start our own shit that's just for black people and nobody else.
  • White people: ......
  • White people: Wow, excluding people based solely on their skin color? That's really racist and I am personally offended. How would you feel if we did that to you?

"If I can find a way to connect with a White women who’s just gotten her heart broken in a movie, then a White woman could certainly find a way to connect with someone who looked like me in the same situation."