Galileo Galilei once said, “I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him.” Benjamin Franklin gave it to us like this, “We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” Then Richard Cecil, the 18th century priest, broke it down like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “The first step towards knowledge is to know that we are ignorant.”
Well playas…NBC’s Football Night in America analyst, Rodney Harrison, is not only steppin’ towards knowledge but he’s sprintin’ towards it because he knows that he’s ignorant bruh! No doubt about it!!! This dun has lost his freakin’ mind!!! In an interview with iHeart Radio on Tuesday speakin’ about Colin Kaepernick, this cat said out of his OWN mouth usin’ his OWN teeth and tongue:
“I tell you this, I’m a black man. And Colin Kaepernick — he’s not black. He cannot understand what I face and what other young black men and black people face, or people of color face, on an every single [day] basis. When you walk in a grocery store, and you might have $2,000 or $3,000 in your pocket and you go up in to a Foot Locker and they’re looking at you like you about to steal something.”
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Just because a cat is on TV and used to play in the National Football League doesn’t mean that he’s got sense. Rodney Harrison is tryin’ to give a boy a lesson on bein’ black. The fact that he made that statement tells me that nobody ever sat him down at schooled him on what it means to even be black in America. I guess that dun knows nothin’ about American history or the institution of slavery.
Well playboy, sit down and let me teach you what you’ve seemed to have missed. In the year 1619 the first Africans were brought to this country on a Dutch ship called the White Lion. They captured 20 enslaved Africans durin’ a battle with a Spanish ship. It docked in Jamestown, Virginia to make repairs from that battle. They traded those slaves for food and supplies. Thus, the beginnin’ of the slave trade in America.
Over the next 244 years slaves were either imported from Western Africa, bread by two black slaves or bread by black slave and their white slave owner that raped his own property. As a result, black folks come in all shades and hues bruh! Some of us are very dark and some of us are very light. However, whether we picked up the white ancestor’s blood line 244 years ago or whether we picked them up 26 years ago we’re still black.
Have you looked at Rodney Harrison bruh? He’s no more or less black than Colin Kaepernick. Why? Because he’s not jet black either. Have you ever seen a West African as light as Rodney Harrison? Y’all do realize that all African slaves came from West Africa right? So that means that somebody in his family tree was white too. So to have the audacity to tell a boy that he isn’t black is asinine.
Now I know that duns want to be known as bein’ biracial in today’s world because they don’t want to alienate one side of their family. Makes sense to me. However, as long as people understand that the perception to the outside world lookin’ at you is that you’re black. You can refer to yourself anyway you want to but people only see what they see. So Rodney Harrison can’t tell Kaep that he hasn’t experienced bein’ black in America. Guess what pimpin’? We’re all biracial!!! Nobody walkin’ around this piece is 100 percent nothin’!
He’s experienced the same world that Harrison has experienced bruh. He doesn’t get stopped by the police and they ask if his momma is white. And if the answer is yes he gets to take off and they keep the brothers that have two black parents. You sound like a fool!!! When he walks into a Footlocker with a pocket full of money they don’t ask him if his momma is white. People that only want to see a black man only see a black man bruh no matter how light or dark he is.
And why does Kaep have to be black to stand up for the injustice that he sees in this country. What if he were white? So what? Can’t he care about fightin’ for equality in America? You can’t be that dumb and be on TV or can you? Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
3) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.