Phrases I don’t like hearing.
"Don’t want to be treated like a thug, then stop dressing like one."
I’m a card-carrying member of Milwaukee’s chapter of MENSA, and I currently hold two degrees. How I dress is irrelevant to my intellect, level of culture, or my status as a person. My treatment at the hands of racists doesn’t change whether I’m wearing a Calvin Klein blazer or fucking True Religion jeans and a beater. And a du-rag (with he flap out, nigga). So I don’t want to hear that respectability shit. Also: I just fucking like hoodies bro, deal with it.
"If she doesn’t want to be treated like a whore, she shouldn’t dress like one." Right, because her status as a human is determined by her clothing. Because being sexy is mutually exclusive with being smart and/or decent. Because being sexual is such a negative thing. I can’t speak for women because I am not one, but last time I checked women dressed sexy to feel good about themselves. Ain’t got shit to do with you, bro. Deal with it. Am I the only one educated in the old adage of not judging a book by its cover? God.
"Well, if black people don’t want to be called niggers they shouldn’t call themselves that!"
We can call ourselves whatever the hell we want. Nigga, homie, what have you. That’s our business. It isn’t your word if you aren’t black and you need to let this go. I know white folk aren’t used to being told what they can and can’t say/do, but this is a battle you need to stop fighting. It isn’t your word. Deal with it. I have latino friends down in south Milwaukee who refer to themselves as “beaners”. You know what would happen if I called one of them that? They’d (attempt) to whoop my ass. Why? Because that isn’t my word. I dealt with it. Why can’t you?
"Being gay is wrong, the bible said so!"
The Bible says a lot of things. For example, a woman who gets married and is not a virgin should be stoned to death. A woman who cheats on her spouse shall be stoned to death. A women cannot divorce her husband, but can be divorced by him. She usually gets stoned to death. The Bible also condones enslaving those you conquer and dashing their children’s heads on rocks. The Bible is not a credible source of information, you’re gonna have to deal with it. Being gay is not a bad thing, nor is it wrong. We are all who we are, and sometimes religion needs to sit the fuck down and let people be themselves. And stop coddling those pedophiles, Catholicism. I see you, motherfucker.
"I hate everyone! Humans are a waste! Kill them all! Blblblblbl!"
This is one I used to suffer from myself before I grew up and realized that all people are not disgusting flesh-bag parasites. There are some good people on this planet. People who have been there for me, people who have just plain been a shining beacon of hope in this world. I’m not going to let someone trivialize that because they have angst-driven issues. If you hate people so much and want them to die, then you need to look inward and figure out what your problem is. Because it isn’t because you’re “just a misanthrope”. Misanthropes hate society as a whole, not just human beings. Grow up, bro. Some people suck, but some people don’t. Deal with it.
There’s plenty more phrases this nigga doesn’t like, but I’m done for now.