I will start with the good. When I got into this blogging thing about a year ago, one of my first intellectual battles was with a brother named Cobb, who happens to be conservative blogger from the West Coast. The brother and I clashed ideologically over the crisis in Darfur, and what should be African Americans response to it. I posted what I thought was a passionate piece, and he responded. Of course, I fired back, and so it went with my man and I for awhile, but behind the disagreements, the respect grew.
Well fast forward over a year later, and I found myself having lunch with my man right here in my hometown of Philly today. Through the power of the Internet and e-mails, we stayed in touch, and when my man told me he was coming to Philly to work his software magic for a health care conglomerate, I decided to reach out and hook up with him.
So Cobb, it was nice meeting you my man, I was surprised at how much we have in common, and how easy it was to get along with you. At the end of the day, we both want the same good things for our people, we just might disagree at times on how we can accomplish those goals.
So that was the good. Now let me tell you about the ignorant. In fact, I will show you the ignorant. I have posted the e-mail exactly as I got it from one of my trailer park friend, who apparently took a break long enough from mixing his moon shine to reach out to the field.
So here it is: (And yes homey I am publishing your e-mail address)
Wed, 18 Apr 2007 21:19:03 -0700 (PDT)
"Hey Field Nigga....
Love your integrity!
Especially when you dont accept reality that a coon sista is a lying nappy headed ho in the Duke Lacrosse case.
Nice to see that you call it fairly.
Don Imus = racist
but Gail Crystal Mangum = undaunted, proud sista
Yep, white people really give a shit what opportunistic niggers like you think. (thats sarcasm, ya darkie) Always willing to play the race card when it suits your purposes. Always looking the other way when its time to take responsibility for doing so.
Has Sharpton apologized for Tawana Brawley yet?
How about Jesse for "Hymie-town"?
Better yet, are either of them... or the New Black Panthers... going to come to Durham to apologize for stirring up racial hatred?
White people arent going to take you or them seriously until you acknowledge your own hypocrisy.
Yes folks, this is the type of ignorance I deal with via e-mails from my friends in NASCAR country from time to time. And you should see the search words people use before they stumble on my site. "nigger monkeyes, smelly niggers,negroes and animals,how to keep a negro from your daughter", and on and on. And people wonder why I am always angry.
But anyway, thank you xx, -they never leave their real names, cowards are like that. Although maybe xx is his real name; after all, I doubt if home boy can read- you can go and call your cousin now, I think she needs a date for the weekend.
The field is out.