11.22.2008

For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend

I just saw this poem on my new blog of the week "Stuff White People Do" and thought it came right in time for a particular co-worker of mine. Enjoy:

For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend

The first thing you do is to forget that i'm Black.
Second, you must never forget that i'm Black.

You should be able to dig Aretha,
but don't play her every time i come over.
And if you decide to play Beethoven--don't tell
me his life story. They made us take music
appreciation too.

Eat soul food if you like it, but don't expect me
to locate your restaurants
or cook it for you.

And if some Black person insults you,
mugs you, rapes your sister, rapes you,
rips your house, or is just being an ass--
please, do not apologize to me
for wanting to do them bodily harm.
It makes me wonder if you're foolish.

And even if you really believe Blacks are better
lovers than whites--don't tell me. I start thinking
of charging stud fees.

In other words, if you really want to be my
friend--don't make a labor of it. I'm lazy.
Remember.

--Pat Parker [h/t: Angry Black-White Girl]

4 comments:

RiPPa November 23, 2008 at 12:28 AM  

LOL...

I loved it.

Oh and tell them to stop mentioning that they need to introduce you to their "other" Black friends.

clnmike November 23, 2008 at 4:59 AM  

Lol.

T November 24, 2008 at 7:40 AM  

Love it!

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