Sometimes the house Negroes among us are worse than the very racists who we like to call out from time to time.
I am thinking of Whoopi Goldberg and her side-kick , Raven Symone. These two modern day Aunt Jemimas found it necessary to get on television and defend Ellisabeth Hasselbeck after her clueless and ignorant statements about Sandra Bland.
"There are times, I’m sure, someone has, in the history of this land, used a cigarette against a police officer."
Now you will notice that I didn't say that what she (Hasselbeck) said was racist. Because, honestly, I don't know if she is a racist or not. She might be just that stupid. But what I do know is that Whoopi, Raven, and yours truly, cannot say that she is not a racist. This is what kills me about people like Whoopi Goldberg and other apologists for white folks who they think they know.
I mean not every incident of racism is as obvious as this, or this, or this. Sometimes racism is not so obvious. Your side-kick of seven years on a talk show who you might think you know, could be the one who goes home every evening and calls you all kind of N words before she goes to bed.
"Somehow, it’s no longer OK to pose a question that will give you an answer in order to best understand what’s going on,” Goldberg said, after playing the clip. “We’ve been friends for about seven, eight years and she has not asked me to pick any cotton.”
Of course not. "Picking cotton" is for field Negroes.