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
best part of the inaguragetrion
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.
i definitely agree.
I didn’t really like that part. But hey, whatever dude.
be mellow?! Is he saying im a pot smoker or something? :-/
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.
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.