Problem: Rampant black illegitimacy is a major embarrassment to racial egalitarians. Solution: Redefine “parent.”
Kay Hymowitz writing at the Corner reveals a remarkable statistical legerdemain by the Census Bureau, facilitated by the evil, conscienceless New York Times. In order to make it appear that “two parent black families are making gains,” they redefined “parents” as “any man and woman living together, whether or not they are married or the child’s biological parents.”
Thus the ubiquitous black boyfriend, a.k.a. the m*****f****r, the scourge of black society, has been redefined as a parent!
Anthony Damato writes:
I did not know black boyfriends were called “m*****Fers. This must be an old reference.LA replies:
I always thought mother*****r was just a low-level put-down, meaning someone who ***** his own mother. Then some years ago I read that it had a different origin: it meant the boyfriend of one’s mother. Maybe further research will reveal that that’s incorrect, but it makes sense, and has a real meaning and applicability to black life, unlike its use as a moronic put-down.John B. writes:
I am like Mr. Damato in having never heard mother*****r used the way you used it; but the moment I read it in your sentence, I was struck by the sense of it.December 19
Philip M. writes from England:
On a tangent, the spread of this ugly word, as well as the awful “babymother” are graphic ilustrations of the influence of black culture on white society. I was interested to discover reading Malcolm X’s autobiography that “Hippie/Hippy” had been used in the 1940s to describe a white man who had immersed himself in black culture (like a “wigger” today) and who acted black. Today, the term is synonymous with white, middle-class youth. It is interesting to speculate on how this adoption of black cultural norms by a small subset of whites in the 1940s jazz clubs may have become the free-love, drug-taking anti-authoritarian movement of the ’60s.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at December 18, 2008 10:47 AM | Send