Friday, December 16, 2011

Follow up fridays

Let's get to it, shall we?

From Anonymous on my post about the Sephora mailer [Note: this is normally where I would be putting in hyperlinks, but blogger is being all stupid and not working right. So no links today, sorry readers.]

Anonymous said...
I would gladly use that $15 card if you dont want it. there still accepting expired ones. need a gift for my lady. Email me please the Code and pin!!!!

Sorry, mailer is on it's way to being recycled. But Sephora ususally has a lot of coupon codes floating around, maybe see what google can find for you?

From my Asian friend, weezermonkey:

Can Asian people say "nappy"?

I think one just did ;) Hee hee.
Personally, I don't really care who says "nappy." Like most words, I think it is all about the context.

And from another(?) Anonymous on my post about the Useless Crap and Coffee Store:

Racism has existed since there became more than one race on the earth. Probably even since someone gained a different hair or eye color from someone else. Unfortunately, it will continue to exist long after you and I are dead and gone. The fact that it consumes you so much is sad. Do I think you're an angry black woman? No. I think you're just angry. Period. This just happens to be a convenient and prevalent avenue for you to vent. Also sad. When all is said and done, at the end of your life, are you really gonna reflect back on other people's ignorance? It took you days to finish writing this? Really? Get over it. Better still...get over yourself.
Just in case you're wondering if I'm a white racist "attacking you back", I assure you, I've been considered Negro, Black, African American, Black American and whatever else we've been considered for the past 55 years. Life is way too short to let something like a person's color or another person's reaction to my color take up a single moment of my life. Honestly, I feel sorry for you. Not because you were followed in a store, but because you let being followed in a store consume you. Shame.

Anonymous, I don't believe that racism has always existed or will exist forever. I wouldn't be writing this blog if I did. I think the rest of your points were addressed in my original post.

I'll leave you with this quote from Goethe:

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."

As my mom would say...marinate on that.


  1. Dude. I don't think you're the angry one here. Yikes.

    For the record, I'm not sure if I've ever actually said "nappy." It's not a term that comes up often in my conversations, although I feel like my black friends would probably be ok with it provided it made sense and wasn't used in a derogatory fashion. You're right. It's all about context.

  2. Anonymous2:59 PM

    Or, you could say the first step to change is awareness?

    Keep 'em coming, myblackfriend . . . .

  3. marinate on that...ha! What a great saying. :) And I love that quote...good food for thought!

  4. my life drew me away from my own and other people's blogs for a while. as fate would have it this is the post i came back to. i say as fate would have it because i found your blog through another "stuff white people do." i really like/d your blog (even subscribed on facebook though i never figured out how to make that work properly). anyway, there is a point here, i remember wondering at the time if i liked your blog because it made me "too comfortable."