By William Upski Wimsatt
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White kids scorned by their peers for listening to rap. I was an expert on that. My mother and I were glad to hear that I was an expert on something. Even without the last paragraph, “We Use Words like Mackadocious” had become the most responded to article in the history of hip-hop journalism. The Oprah guy was on the phone, trying to size me up. Oh, I’m not trying to ridicule wiggers, I told him. Merely to describe them would accomplish this. I have little interest in ridicule for its own sake.
I get a tightness in my eye, twitches in my wrist . . Dude, I get major, major headaches . . The worst part is, I feel like I’m getting stupider; I can’t articulate myself as well as I used to be able to . . I think I’m addicted to doing graffiti, I fiend for it. Graffiti is my life. ” I have to admit, death by graffiti sounds like an honorable way to go out. I dream of it myself. But isn’t that giving up at the game, copping out at the challenge of life: the challenge to be stronger, smarter, healthier, better than we thought we could be.
My mind wants to believe in hierarchy. I am unable to imagine equality, unable to love blacks without simultaneously hating them. The same mind that believes a dumb black dude has the potential of an Einstein has to restrain itself from shouting “nigger” when he goes to see a brilliant black scholar give a lecture. All that shit those great racial healers talk about just doesn’t click with me inside. It is with this schizophrenic mind that I, and to some degree all, Americans try to forge for ourselves a sensible opinion on race.
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