Actually I found the discussion below by accident, but it raised my already high spirits. Not only does have the marks of a good discussion including reference back to the original source, supplement of that reference, comment on it from multiple sides, normative evaluation and a post linking it to historical precursors, but it appeared in a delightfully unlikely place–the discussion board for Skate2 on IGN.com which describes itself as “the ultimate gaming and entertainment resource featuring award winning coverage of video games, cheats, movies, music, cars, sports, babes, …” I suspect the fact that I find this delightfully unlikely says more about my too-limited perspective than it does about the actual unlikeliness of the location. So I learn…and take delight.
Subject: Let the yella stay mella. brown stays in town. white does whats right. redman gets a head man
BeefandPork Posts: 10,234 Registered: Jul ’04 Date Posted: 1/20 10:27pm
best part of the inaguragetrion
Jevus2006 Posts: 37,592 Registered: Aug ’02 Date Posted: 1/20 10:30pm
black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around.. when yellow will be mellow… when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right.
Koolaidguy Posts: 3,247 Registered: Oct ’02 Date Posted: 1/20 10:32pm
i definitely agree.
G_Unit11 Posts: 9,933 Registered: Jan ’04 Date Posted: 1/20 10:32pm
I didn’t really like that part. But hey, whatever dude.
Paul02007 Posts: 19,349 Registered: Aug ’00 Date Posted: 1/20 10:34pm
be mellow?! Is he saying im a pot smoker or something? :-/
CoolEric2 Posts: 14,274 Registered: Oct ’01 Date Posted: 1/20 10:35pm
I didn’t like the white part because it makes it seem as if all whites embrace what is wrong.
That’s just me though.
I’m not white btw.
Lepoth Posts: 15,093 Registered: May ’02 Date Posted: 1/20 10:37pm
CoolEric2 posted: I didn’t like the white part because it makes it seem as if all whites embrace what is wrong.That’s just me though. I’m not white btw.
I think this little rhyme was created back when segregation was still around, which is why the part about whites is in there like that.