Bastard of the Big Bald Bad tribe has been working the blog on the Trayvon Martin murder (I came close to calling it an execution, but stopped because it does not seem planned or directed, heinous as it is in all other aspects). And in recent days, one of Young Zombie’s friend’s mothers has also been writing on FaceHell about that, since her son is the same age (so is young Z now that I think of it) but unlike the ZomSpawn, her son is of somewhat duskier hue; she is aghast at the thought that a boy, walking through the rain with his hoodie up could be shot to death because a repugnant asshole with more weaponry than brains or humanity thinks that promising youngster looked like his imaginary nightmare thug.
But I ain’t here to talk about horrific shooting deaths (or I would be here all fucking year) I am here to talk about the draft.
Wait. Lemme refresh my drink.
OK. I am here to talk about racist fucking asshole stereotyping suburban chundermuffins.
You see, that young man, friend of Young Z’s that I mentioned up above? He goes to the same high school as my son, Rufus King, one of the best public high schools in the country, you can look that fucker up. International Baccalaureate, tremendously successful by any fucking measure, and oh yeah, an urban, minority-majority school and why the fuck should that matter?
It matters because suburban white flight motherfuckers breed that racism right the fuck into their own kids and make it matter.
My son has gone to minority-majority schools his entire life; in large part because we can’t afford high end privates schools, and that we loathe suburbs and like the city. In the end, we decided to be proactive in his education and work within the system; although we have had to deal with the problems of the system, he has gotten an impressive education; he speaks Spanish fluently with no accent, and able to switch unconsciously from English to Spanish as the moment dictates; as a junior he is currently taking college level language courses. He got an Award for work on the Future Cities competition; he is on one of the best FIRST Robotics teams, and recently won an award for an essay he wrote criticizing a commercial ad. It’s a much better education than I got at an all-white suburban high school; and in the course, he has learned a fuck of a lot more about people and tolerance.
Y’see , recently his school was playing a basketball game against one of those white-flight suburban rich schools. Before the game, racist taunts bounced around Twitter and Facebook. During the the crowd chanted racist mottos. Afterward, the racism continued. The word ‘thug’ predominated. Yes, ‘nappy’ was used freely.
And the King students responded with grace, humor and strength that makes you proud. They all posted updates, and profile pics, that with mild humor pointed out their achievements and how inaccurate those sickening stereotypes are. That woman I mentioned up above, whose son is a long time friend of our son’s? He changed his profile pic to this:
Yeah. He’s accepted to Harvard. With a straight 4.0 in the best public high school in the state, and perfect 36 on the ACT.
I wonder how many of those people making comments like that about this young man, and his friends, and my son’s friends, are going to Harvard.
It also makes you wonder what the fuck kind of human beings are being generated in Germantown.
And then I read comments at RedState, or supporting Rush Limbaugh, and I know the answer to that: