Sunday, February 18, 2007

"He Speaks So Well!"

The New York Times has something short but sweet about the "Well-spoken black people."
The comedian and actor D. L. Hughley, a frequent guest on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” says that every time he appears on the show, where he riffs on the political and social issues of the day, people walk up to him afterward and tell him how “smart and articulate” his comments were.

“Everyone was up in arms about Michael Richards using the N-word, but subtle words like this are more insidious,” Mr. Hughley said. “It’s like weight loss. The last few pounds are the hardest to get rid of. It’s the last vestiges of racism that are hard to get rid of.”

Sho' nuff.

SNL gets it too weirdly enough.


red rabbit said...

"We are all delicious hot beverages!"

Paula Neal Mooney said...

That's good.

I love DL.

But yeah, maybe the folks who are complimenting him on his excellent speaking habits are reacting to the buffoons our race contains that have never stepped foot in a library!

red rabbit said...

Buffoons come in all sizes and colors. The fact that George Bush is a slack-jawed yokel doesn't seem to infect anyone's perception of other white males. White buffoons are legion. But the default perception of white people is "smart until proven ignorant."