Monday, November 07, 2011


This post was slightly flip as I wasn't quite sure how to write it, but I'm making a serious point. There is a narrative out there about how one of the "pathologies" of "young black males" or "urban black communities" or whatever is that those bad people are unwilling to report or act as witnesses about crimes. And, you know, that's probably bad, and also sometimes true for the same reason people aren't too thrilled about being witnesses in mob trials either. But the idea that this is somehow not true for Team Rich Whitey also is pretty absurd. Often aspects of poor and off white communities are portrayed as somehow deviant when they're really perfectly 'normal.'