I find this Chris Rock backlash absolutely ridiculous. Really? Someone tells the truth and you mad? I’m American. I never claim otherwise. I never give the “We didn’t land on Plymouth rock” speech unless its in a really funny way. But part of being American, to me, is that I have to acknowledge all the bullshit that comes with it. Basically some folks came over, stole other people’s land, killed them, then started a country on the backs of my people, while killing them, and then at some point they freed the slaves but then oppressed them and killed them some more. Do I have the ability to do things here that I wouldn’t in some parts of the world? Yes. But my family paid the price for that in actual blood, sweat and tears. If more people were like Rock and acknowledged the truth maybe we’d be in a better place as a Nation.
Elon James White, Chris Rock ‘White People’s Day’ July 4th Tweet Sparks Controversy, Huffington Post (via elonjames)
What Chris Rock said was wrong. Enough said. It was highly racist and STUPID. And I reiterate… Blacks were not the only race oppressed, okay? Do you see Native Americans all up in arms over stuff? No. You don’t. And they got treated WORSE imo.
Anyway, when all is said and done, it was stupid of him to say and I lost any sort of respect I had for him with that comment.
Yes, it’s highly racist to talk about American Slavery.