Did you hear what Toby Keith said about Barack Obama?
“I think the black people would say he [Obama] don’t talk, act or carry himself as a black person.”
He said this too:
“…I think that that’s what they would say. Even though the black society would pull for him I still think that they think in the back of their mind that the only reason he is in [the general election] is because he talks, acts and carries himself as a Caucasian.”
Toby Keith knows all about black people, and a lot of other stuff too. You can bask in his wisdom by clicking here.
You guys know Toby Keith, don’t you? He’s the guy that wrote the song that went a little something like this:
“Grandpappy told my pappy back in my day, son
A man had to answer for the wicked that he’d done
Take all the rope in Texas
Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys
Hang them high in the street
For all the people to see.”
Yeah. I wonder who he was talking about when he said “bad boys”? Do bad boys talk like white people? I mean, if they try to blend in, shouldn’t they get some kind of anti-lynching credit? Like a free pass or something? Just asking.
Sorry, but as as someone who’s been told that she talks, acts and carries herself as a Causcasian her whole life, this subject is a little touchy. Except that my parents talk like I do, and so does everyone in my family, and they’re all black. My Grandpappy did too, only while Toby Keith’s Grandpappy was out lynching bad boys my Grandpappy was getting a degree in engineering. Even though he’s black. So maybe I don’t really talk like a white person at all. Maybe I just talk like other educated black people.
Besides, I don’t really talk like white people at all. Not like Toby Keith anyway. But I’m sure he totally meant to say “he [Obama] doesn’t talk, act or carry himself as a black person.”
Seriously though, why is Glenn Beck asking Toby Keith about politics? Isn’t that kinda like asking Tom Cruise’s opinion about depression? Or asking Jennie McCarthy what she thinks about vaccination and the root causes of autism? Am I the only one who thinks that they should stop encouraging these people?
So the moral of the story is, offensive racial stereotypes are stupid and hurtful. l don’t think Toby Keith would like it very much if I made a joke about Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel, do you?
Oh, fuck it.