Tag Archives: Mike Brown

If the Cops Have to Come and Get You…

The “Nigga Moment.” It still fascinates me. But keep in mind I’m not so much taking a position on these sorts of racial issues, as just free-styling an historical and sociological background in which to evaluate them. The latest spinoff of the pop saga … Continue reading

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Do the Wrong Thing Part Three: Spike Lee–Head Nigga in Charge

It was Rachel Jeantel, the prosecution’s star witness against George Zimmerman, who has given me, even as a plain dumb white guy, complete permission to use the terminology, “Nigga.” She asserts it has absolutely no racial or negative connotations whatsoever. And … Continue reading

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Do the Wrong Thing Part Two: Legend of the Gentle Giant

In 1967, the “black community” burned down Newark New Jersey, because they thought some white cops had roughed up and arrested a black taxi cab driver for illegally passing them. The cops were not at all kind to this offender. … Continue reading

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