So, I was at the court house this week. I’m sure anyone who has been at a courthouse for any reason has witnessed society’s equivalent to Cirqe de Sole’. The events at the courthouse led me to this question. Have you ever been so embarrassed by your own race that you almost felt unworthy to look at someone from another race? I’m talking about that crawl under a pillow embarrassment. Well I have, and it was this week.
I’m sitting outside the court room and I just saw some of the most ignant (yes I said ignant) crap I’ve ever seen in my life. This one guy walks around the corner and is in full n*gga garb. He had on a fake fur coat, nappy braids, a hat, and gold teeth. GOING TO COURT!!! I mean if you looked up n*gga in the dictionary, his picture would be there next to T-Pain’s, Lil Wayne’s, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson. Anyway this is how our story begins.
He comes around the corner on his speaker phone talking about he is about to get a divorce. Not only that, he is cussing loud, he’s late, and he has to be asked to remove his hat. Now I know I’m being judgmental. But I’m almost positive he knows the rules of the court. Then when he gets ready to go in he tells the court officer, “I’ll be back let me go take care of this restraining order thing first.” Wait! You are late for court, and then you tell them to wait on you??!! Get the heck outta here!
Oh I’m not done. Then he starts walking in and out of the court room because he keeps getting calls. TURN YOUR PHONE OFF! ARE YOU INSANE? EVER HEARD OF CONTEMPT??? So on the 5th or 6th occurrence of walking out of the court room he runs into one of his friends. I believed if there was a female form of the word n*gga, her picture would be next to it along with Khia, New York, Jackie-O, and Souljah Girl (Youtube, “Souljah Girl, Crazy Girl on Train). So this lady proceeds to show him all the places where she has covered the tattoos up of her former husbands’ names. “She’s like yeah I’m getting rid of this MF in all places.”
This is the point in the story where I’m too embarrassed to look at the white man that has been sitting next to me the whole time. I mean I’m embarrassed to the point where I want to look at him and say, “ You see these n*ggas?”
My fellow nerds tell me of your… “I was embarrassed to be White, Black, Asian, Hispanic, Indian, Native American, etc.” story.
Here is a forum I read the other day with some great court tales. Check it out here…