Editor’s Note: The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Latoya Radway.
“African-American is a bogus, PC, made-up term.” “That is not a race. Your ancestry is from Africa, and now you live in America. Okay, so you were brought over, either your family was brought over in the slave trade, or you were born here and your family immigrated here, or whatever. But that is not a race.”
While I hate the source I agree with the statement above. African American ughh!!! Oh how I hate the term. I am Black and proud. We can debate the origin of race and it being a social construct but that is another argument for another time.
For lack of a better term, people of darker melanin are Black. I have long had this debate in many an African-American studies class or during one of our spirited debates in good ole Kardon Apartments. My feelings on this term has not changed but has intensified over the years. This term had real relevance post-slavery when many Blacks had a direct lineage from Africa as their parents or grandparents were born on the continent. Now, it has turned into an empty attempt by those who want to have a link to somewhere. The term African-American sprang up during the Black is beautiful/Black pride era of the 1970-1980’s. I wholeheartedly agree Black is beautiful but this new PC term “African-American” is not. African American is not a race it is a nationality. I know and understand the dynamics of the slave trade and how many Blacks came to be Americans but that does not change the fact that for good or bad we are here now. I am sorry that the only link you have to a country is one that enslaved an entire race but you are BLACK plain and simple.
Excerpt from Jason Whitlock’s article:
He discusses changing monogomy rules in the aftermath of ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips’ affair with a staff member. Seems relevant for today dontchathink?
As Phillips falls from grace, we need to alter rules
In the aftermath of ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips’ sordid affair with Monica Lewinsky II, we can no longer deny the inadequacies of America’s current relationship rules as they pertain to the battle against Pussy Galore.
It’s time to change the rules of the game.
There’s been too much carnage. She shredded Rick Pitino’s reputation. She pushed Josh Hamilton off the wagon. She sweet-talked Charles Barkley into driving drunk. She hoodwinked Dirk Nowitzki into falling in love with a fugitive.
And now a 22-year-old slump-buster has apparently cost Steve Phillips his marriage and his credibility to analyze baseball.
Read it here
The largest cable company in the country becomes…larger? Afghanistan Shmasganistan…we have gots ta hear these Tiger voicemails!December 3, 2009 at 2:25 PM | Posted in Helter Skelter, I have had enough, Willy Nilly | Leave a comment
News of the day: Hmmmm….we’re sending more troops. Will that help find Osama? How many more people need to lose in this game of hide and seek before we call a winner? Wait, why are we there again? Nation building? Fight terrorists? Heh, there are no winners. Only coffins.
I thought it was about love…yea the love of money…
So Lil’ Wayne has four “baby mamas.” Just this year he had three children with three different women. Two were pregnant simultaneously. They all get along and even gave each other kudos on Twitter. Now isn’t that just precious?…One big happy family. Oh yea the father of these four children is going to jail for criminal possession of a weapon and marijuana charges! Well that’s just special.
Is there something wrong with this picture? Why yes. Yes there is. There is something tragically wrong with:
1. Having unprotected sex with an unmonogomous partner
2. Becoming a “baby mama”
3. Being sexually promiscuous
4. Being among a list of “baby mamas”
5. Becoming involved with a man that believes in bedding and not wedding
6. What in hell were these women thinking?
7. Why in the hell does Lil’ Wayne think this behavior is acceptable?
8. Has anyone seen this guy sober?
Spreading your seeds and creating a child comes with responsibilities. You can’t throw money at a fetus and get off scot-free from your responsibilities. Even worst is the fact that these women allowed it to happen.”Have a baby by me be a billionaire” has led some to believe being a rapper’s baby mama is desirable. They allowed themselves to become involved with a morally abject man and these are the results. Congrats! Jailbird daddy sets a fantastic example for his kids and fans. An example of what you should NEVER be as a man or human being.