"baby daddy," etc.

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 20 07:23:38 UTC 2010

Are you people fucking serious, dealing with _baby mama_ / _baby
daddy_ as though they was something new and mysterious, worthy of
serio-jocular discussion, when they've  probably been around since

What makes it so worthy of note? That whites have decided to define it
in Urban Dictionary - surely one of the best monuments to casual
racism ever devised - or use it in some form of media?

My word! You people can not be serious! And, if you're traching for
comedy, it's not funny.
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"––a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
–Mark Twain

Once we recognize that we do not err out of laziness, stupidity,
or evil intent, we can uncumber ourselves of the impossible burden of
trying to be permanently right. We can take seriously the proposition
that we could be in error, without necessarily deeming ourselves
idiotic or unworthy.
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