6. BLACKS DON”€™T CALL 911

Why bother? As Flavor Flav said, “€œ911 is a joke.”€ Possibly for the same reasons they prefer to handle domestic violence themselves, they prefer almost all crimes to be taken care of by the community. You”€™d think they were living on the Rez, or under a cooler version of sharia law. If a fight breaks out in the projects, they are more likely to yell downstairs for their cousins than call the cops.

If an old lady gets mugged, her grandson will handle it. However, if a store gets robbed, especially a chain that probably has nonblack owners, well, then “€œsnitches get stitches.”€ A few years ago in Harlem, some black employees chased down a shoplifter and held him until the cops came. The locals were furious and kept trying to pry the thief from the good guys while screaming, “€œIt’s not your store! Why do you care?”€

7. THE LADIES LIKE BEING CATCALLED

Perhaps the most glaring example of rich white liberals not understanding black culture was the recent catcalling controversy. White girls don”€™t like it when black guys appreciate their bodies so they assumed all women were on the same page. I was surprised too when I first moved to New York and saw blacks, Hispanics, and working-class whites, strutting forward with beaming pride after getting catcalled and even hollering back, “€œThanks, baby.”€ These men aren”€™t groping themselves and hurling disgusting fantasies at women, they are appreciating them. Being a man with a healthy libido who adores girls and wants them to know it is tantamount to being a rapist for liberals today and the rest of us think they”€™re nuts, especially blacks.

In poor urban areas, apartments are too cramped to stay indoors all day. People end up treating the street like it’s their living room, smoking joints in the car and reading the newspaper on the stoop. It’s also loud, so you get louder. When the most beautiful woman you”€™ve ever seen walks through your makeshift living room, you feel compelled to call out, “€œOh, my God. You are perfect!”€ The women who live in these areas know where it’s coming from. They realize they are being put on a pedestal, not dragged into an alley. I suspect white women feel it too, deep down, and will be even more indignant the day they become too old to get catcalled.

8. HAIRCUTS TAKE FOREVER

If you don”€™t know what it takes to make black women’s hair look like not-black women’s hair, I highly recommend the Chris Rock documentary Good Hair. Basically, long hair is purchased from poor Asian and Indian women and then stitched into a black women’s afro for thousands of dollars.

What even fewer whites know about is the black male barbershop experience, especially in the South. These guys will be in there all day. They”€™ll get there about five hours early, and after waiting through two-hour haircut after two-hour haircut they”€™ll get in the chair and spend at least an hour having their own hair cut. The weird thing is, to the white eye, their hair was already cut down to almost nothing and in perfect shape. The truth is, it has nothing to do with getting a haircut and the whole ritual is about shooting the shit with the guys in a bitch-free zone.

9. BLACKS ARE PAROCHIAL

To outsiders, blacks seem to be a remarkably conformist culture where all kids dress exactly the same. White teenagers might be goths or cowboys or preppies or nerds, whereas black kids seem to all share the same personal stylist.

This is not the case. There are many differences once you look closer. In Harlem the pants have always been tighter than the pants in Brooklyn. Harlem blacks and Brooklyn blacks don”€™t “€œget”€ each other. Harlem young people always have a hustle. They are working on a T-shirt brand or a venue or their friend is selling stolen bicycles. Whatever is going on, it involves turning a profit and then moving on to the next project. In the projects of Brooklyn, there isn”€™t much of anything going on. Harlem blacks see Brooklyn blacks as lazy criminals devoid of ambition and Brooklyn blacks see Harlem blacks as a bunch of pussies.

10. THE BLACK GLASS IS HALF FULL

Being a pet isn”€™t that different from being a slave. After decades of being jewelry the Democrats wear to local fund rallies, black morale is relatively low. To justify big government programs, the left has told them again and again that life is hell and there’s no sense trying. Blacks are told they will not succeed on their own and they need the nanny state to nurture them. When someone makes it out of the ghetto, the left says it’s a very rare exception that can”€™t last.

This instills in the black working class a sense of pessimism, telling them that even if things seem to be going great for the moment, Whitey must be about to smash them down again. This is mass mental abuse and it should be a crime, but instead it’s the norm. Personally, I”€™m an optimist and I don”€™t think the liberal brainwashing can continue. Blacks are on the cusp of realizing they”€™re getting played. But I can afford to think like that. I”€™m white.



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