The Gwyneth Paltrow Story and Black People’s Failure To Care About What Really Matters…by therealHNF

I’m not going to go on a rant about this one.  I’m sure you all know by now that Gwyneth Paltrow is coming under fire for tweeting the word “nigga” in reference to her being at a concert with Kanye and Jay-Z and their song “Niggas In Paris”.  As a white woman who grew up far from any hood, doesn’t have the name V-Nasty and isn’t apart of the White Girl Mob, she has no inalienable right to use that word.  I get that…I understand Black people..You’re upset.  You feel that you have ownership of that word, and there are 500 years of pain, suffering and oppression associated with that divisive word.  But why is there an uproar from the Black community about something as trivial as an un-important white woman tweeting the word “nigga”?  I only know her as the fat woman from Shallow Hal, and I only liked that movie because of Jack Black.  Y’all fussin’ about this bit’ right here?!!

Ok, so let me get to my point.  Not to sound preachy, but let’s try to re-prioritize our thoughts and emotions and what we choose to react to.  I’m going to list a few occurrences in recent history and how Black people reacted to them.

Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent neglect of the victims by FEMA and the government

Black People’s reaction

Barack Obama CLEARLY having no interest in the progression of Black people in America

Black People’s reaction

Mary J. Blige’s Burger King Commercial singing about fried chicken (It was kinda catchy, and I liked it personally)

Black People’s reaction

 (Not all black people like chicken, take it muddasucka!!)