There are white people who’ve gotten invites to our cookouts over the years. White people we consider non-threatening and “down” for the cause. These are white people who despite having white skin, relate more to Black people and Black culture than their peers. We gladly take them in, no questions asked. Teena Marie, Bill Clinton, Eminem, and Bill Maher to name a few. But sometimes, a white person will come along and get way too comfortable. They’ll show up empty handed, they’ll renege in the Spades tournament, and they’ll start taking to-go plates without saying “goodbye” to anybody, or helping to clean up. Unfortunately, at that point, their cookout pass has to be revoked. (See Rachel Dolezal)
Ohhhh BET. You done up and done it now. I was over you a looooong time ago. Yep. I’ve been through. But because I love Black people, and I love the fact that we have a TV station to call our own, I try to watch what I say about you. But this…DISTEWMUCH.
Let me preface this post by saying that I don’t like Geraldo Rivera. I think he’s a smug guy with a bad attitude. And frankly, I think he’s bigot. But aside from that, I’ll try and keep this post as unbiased as possible. Geraldo had a sit down with the good people over at Huff Post Live yesterday, and this is what he had to say about the state of Hip Hop: