The Declaration of Kanye West
"And a lot of what the Kardashians do that I don’t think they get enough credit, is they prep America to understand interracial relationships because I'm not talking about me...whatever they say in the barbershop don't matter 'cause I don't get my hair cut there! But, for the people that do get there hair cut there, and if there is like a white woman that's getting talked down to by her friends because, you know, she's dating a black guy, now you got a point of reference...because don't act like interracial relationships ain't been a problem..."Clearly, I need to spend more time in barbershops in 2014 because that seems to be where all the deep conversations about interracial relationships are happening. (See also, Cornball Brothas: Two Robs Don't Make a Right and What Would You Do: Black Guy Brings White Girlfriend to Harlem Barbershop.)
Charles "Dead Giveaway" Ramsey
"Bro, I knew something was wrong when a little pretty white girl ran into a black man's arms. Something is WRONG HERE...either she homeless or she got problems. That's the only reason she runnin' to a black man!"
Rarely do I see a commercial featuring a family where the parents and children actually look they could be related biologically in real life. General Mills took the radical step of depicting a
Massachusetts State Senator Linda Dorcena-Forry: MC (Microphone Controller) of the Year
A true gem. Hope lots more people get to hear this story in 2014.
Thank you for another great year of "challenging the assumptions." I wish you grace, peace, and laughter in the New Year.