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Monday, April 18, 2016



Now that we've seen the video of the Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit, let's do a new headline on this story

SNL JOKES ABOUT WHITE DRUG ABUSE AND WHITE AMERICA SAYS, "Hey that's about US dying of drug abuse. That sh*t ain't funny!"

SNL's "Heroine A.M." skit hit too close to home with middle class white surburbanites.

It took me about 10 seconds to guess that this skit was about white people. I hadn't even seen it yet.
If drug abuse isn't funny to SNL's mostly white audience, then the drug abuse skit must NOT be about black and brown people.  

The word "epidemic" in the headline was the second clue. When black and brown folks are dying of drug abuse the words used are "lazy" and "irresponsible" and "lacking in self control" and  "stupid."

There's no drug abuse "epidemic" as if drug abuse is a disease when black and brown are concerned.

When I read a twitter comment that said that the people in Northern Kentucky were unlikely to think this was funny, I knew that this was a white folks thing.

Newsflash: Nothing that contains mocking white people or killing white people is funny.

The recent white twitter uproar over Bomani Jones t-shirt taught us that, yet again.

So now it's our turn to say, "Why are you so sensitive about everything? Why do we all have to be so politically correct? "

Do you remember when Whitney Houston and Phillip Seymour Hoffman died?

Whitney's death, in many white run mainstream news outlets was treated like "Oh what a shame she did this to herself." 

Hoffman's death was treated like, "Oh my gawd, who killed him. Who gave him those drugs. When is the murder investigation going to begin." Hoffman was a known drug abuser too. 

And now that meth and heroine have a serious hold on a certain segment of the white population, all of a sudden there the calls to treat drug abuse like a disease instead of a crime --like it used to be when white people were leading drug abusers back in the days of a drug called "laudanum."

Somebody call up White America and tell him that we can read between the lines just fine. Somebody tell White America that we see him, we hear him, and that the hypocrisy is getting tiring. 


How White Users Made Heroin a Public-Health Problem

at the link below