Comic: Stop trying to insert yourself into Black people’s inside jokes
Go back to cackling at your tepid little 'Seinfeld' references or whatever.
by JeCorey Holder
How come your inside jokes (which, I assure you, most of us don’t even WANT to be privy to) are so sacred to you, but shared jokes among “ethnic” people need to be pulled over and broken down for you?
I hate to be the 50,928th person to tell you this, but not everything is for you. You simply don’t have the context or the experience to understand our “ethnic” in-jokes. The inclusion of Black, brown and Indigenous people of color in things like mainstream media or the staff roster is always up for debate according to y’all, but every time we build our own little thing y’all absolutely NEED to be included.
Let’s pretend that, hypothetically, we have the spoons to explain. One of two things are going to happen; you’re either not going to get it and dismiss it as simple-minded niggatry (our word, don’t say it) that is beneath you, or you’re just going to take that shit and run with it while using it wrong anyway.
So let’s just go ahead and skip the awkward lesson because, frankly, You Don’t Have The Range.
AND THAT’S OKAY.
Whether it’s claiming that you too had a plastic grocery bag full of more plastic bags, or that your mother played music on Sunday morning and made you clean at 9am to songs that low-key trigger you to this day, we see you trying to colonize our experiences and its fucking weird.
Go back to cackling at your tepid little Seinfeld references or whatever and let it go.
Gamer, geek, and social activist. JeCorey Holder has been weaving tapestries of shade and fury since the early 2000’s. Pro-LGBTQ, pro-black, and pro intersectional feminism, he is full of feelings and opinions that try to call out and tear down the oppressive status quo.