Saturday, December 17, 2011

I Know How She Feels

Hello! Hello out there! I know it's been nine months. Hell in that amount of time I could have pushed out a kid! I DID NOT do that by the way. I don't know what happened. Summer,my birthday and one too many happy hours! I've had so much to say too!
One story in particular has brought me back to blogland. I don't know if y'all have heard about this story but when I read it it reminded me of my own childhood especially since it's about 40 miles from where I grew up.

Tyra Batts is the ONLY black girl on her basketball team at Kenmore East High School(about 10 miles outside of Buffalo, NY). This is her first year on the team. For the past few years the team would ask the coach to leave so they could have a team "prayer." This prayer consisted of a chant that said, "1,2,3 Niggas" Tyra objected to this chant, telling the other girls it's an offensive term. These girls looked at her and said it wasn't geared towards her and they're not racist. The next day one of the very same girls who said she wasn't racist and took part in the chant called Tyra a "black piece of shit." Tyra did not do anything at that point and waited till Monday and punched the girl. Tyra was automatically given a five day suspension until administrators found out what started the fight. Both girls were given a two day suspension. The remainder of the team has to serve a one game suspension. The game that was to occur today was postponed(it was against my old high school). Also they have to undergo cultural sensitivity and the superintendent gave back the leadership award the school received.

This story touched me because I KNOW what it's like to be the only black girl in the class room and on a team. I grew up about 40 miles away from where this occurred. I've been called Nigger by mostly boys but some girls did try and get brave and yell it from a car but I found out who they were and an ass beating ensued. I don't condone violence but it's how we had to handle some shit. I was the whoop ass, ask questions later type chick. I let it be known as early as 2nd grade I wasn't standing for that type of shit. It just was NOT going to go down in front of me. NO ONE on any team I played on would ever be so brazen to blatantly disrespect me with me standing there. It just wasn't going to happen.

We as black people really need to curtail the use of the N word ESPECIALLY in front of white people. Most of these young girls didn't think there was anything wrong with using it because they hear it said by so many of us as a term of endearment. I don't think the word should be used by us but I DEFINITELY don't want to hear it out of the mouths of white people! I heard it one too many times in my younger years and had one too many fights.

We have to do better y'all!
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/high-school-suspends-basketball-players-for-offensive-chant/6cxiu1q

8 comments:

12kyle said...

I don't blame that girl. I would have fucked her up! I grew up in SCarolina and have never been called nigger to my face by a white person. Aint no tellin what might happen if they did. Sorry that you had to go through that as a child

I agree. We, as black folk, have to make an attempt to remove the word. The problem is...we ALL know niggas! SMH

Good post! Welcome back...we hope. :)

The F$%K it List said...

First WELCOME BACK!!!!!

These stories are becoming more the norm than not and we can't do anything but blame ourselves. We throw that disgusting word around like it's not connected to a history.

bayoucreole said...

My children have lived in the deep south their entire lives. It wasn't until they went to the northwest that my son was called that. He punched the boy in the face. He received my permission long before that punch that, if anyone calls you a nigger...lay them the hell out!
I don't blame that young lady...bet they'll think twice before messing with her again.

Not so Anonymous said...

Well, Well, Well...she is alive, lol. (I'm one to talk). Well, it's been a month, give us more to read! :)

قمم التميز said...

شركة عزل اسطح بالاحساء
شركة صيانة منازل بالدمام و الخبر
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالاحساء
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالخبر
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
شركة مكافحة حشرات بالخبر
شركة تنظيف بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بالخبر
شركة تنظيف منازل بالدمام
شركة تنظيف منازل بالخبر
شركة تنظيف بيوت بالدمام
شركة تنظيف بيوت بالخبر
شركة تنظيف فلل بالدمام
شركة تنظيف فلل بالخبر
شركة تنظيف شقق بالدمام
شركة تنظيف شقق بالخبر
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالدمام
شركة تنظيف خزانات بالخبر

Vishva Bharaman said...

Nice Post

Cheap Air Tickets

mobile Bus Tickets Booking

Bus Tickets Booking Service

Flight Ticket Booking at Lowest Airfares

Forex Signals Trader said...


Essentially, the foreign exchange market is wherein banks, companies, governments, investors and investors come to alternate and speculate on currencies. The forex market is also referred to as the ‘fx market’, ‘forex marketplace’, ‘foreign exchange forex marketplace’ or ‘foreign forex market’, and it's far the most important and maximum liquid market within the global with a median day by day turnover of $three.Ninety eight trillion. The fx marketplace is open 24 hours a day, five days every week with the most crucial world buying and selling facilities being positioned in london, the big apple, tokyo, zurich, frankfurt, hong kong, singapore, paris, and sydney.It should be cited that there's no important marketplace for the forex marketplace; trading is rather stated to be carried out ‘over-the-counter’; it’s not like stocks wherein there may be a critical market with all orders processed just like the nyse. Foreign exchange is a product quoted by way of all the essential banks, and no longer all banks will have the exact equal charge. Now, the broking platforms take all theses feeds from the extraordinary banks and the charges we see from our broking are an approximate common of them. It’s the dealer who is efficaciously transacting the alternate and taking the alternative aspect of it…they ‘make the market’ for you. While you buy a foreign money pair…your dealer is selling it to you, now not ‘some other trader’.
forex signal provider
top forex signal provider

Trader Jonson Gilbard said...

Foreign exchange or fx is sincerely the largest economic marketplace inside the world. It has an extensive $four trillion dollar a day in trading extent.
Foreign exchange buying and selling is essentially shopping for one currency and selling the alternative at the identical time. So for example if you are buying the gbp/usd pair it manner which you are buying gbp and selling usd inside the identical exchange. In foreign exchange you constantly purchase and promote in pairs. The maximum well-known pairs are gbp/usd, eur/usd, usd/jpy & usd/chf.
Eur = euro
Usd = us greenback
Jpy = eastern yen
Gbp = amazing british pound
Chf = swiss franc
The eur/usd is the maximum traded currency pair via a long way.
Investors can alternate forex in such a lot of one-of-a-kind ways. It depends in your finances and goals.
Forex trade copier
Forex signals