Thursday, August 4, 2011

How Soft-Headed ARE You?

I hate lawsuits. Well, I hate lawsuits where there's basically no merit, but someone is all butthurt over something trivial and decides that they should have a boatload of money as a result of their injured posterior. I hate having to read how some plaintiff was overly wronged by some defendant because I know that they weren't very wronged at all. They certainly weren't wronged to the point where money is going to make things better. But yet they persist.

Take the instance of a one Quera Pruitt. She went to a high school that sanctioned something called Wigger Day. According to the Huffington Post, on this particular day "...students wore clothes and behaved in a manner that "from their perspective, mimicked black culture." See, "Wigger is a pejorative slang term for a white person who emulates the mannerisms, language and fashions associated with African-American culture." Oh. OK. Well, that just doesn't sound like a very good idea at all. But none the less, it occurred. And in 2009, about 60 students dressed for "Wigger Wednesday" in "oversized sports jerseys, low-slung pants, baseball hats cocked to the side and 'doo rags." Ugh.

But see, while I hear about this sort of nonsense and think that it's ridiculous, that's about as far as it goes with me. I'm not black or anything, but I'd like to think that it still wouldn't bother me even if I was. It's just ridiculous is all that it is. But not for Quera Pruitt. Oh, no. She filed a lawsuit seeking $75,000 in "damages". Her claim? That the aforementioned Wigger Day caused her "...severe emotional distress including depression, loss of sleep, stress, crying, humiliation, anxiety, and shame." It also mentioned that Pruitt "...became depressed, quit the cheerleading squad, left student council, skipped her senior prom and even considered dropping out of school." Oh, for cryin' out loud!

A bunch of doofuses (doofii?) with their hats turned sideways and their pants falling off of their collective asses made all of this stuff happen to this chick? Crying? She lost sleep over this crap?! And thought of dropping out of school?! You have got to be dry shavin' me! Quit the cheerleading squad?! Were these crooked hat wearing morons on the cheerleading squad with her?! It wouldn't matter if they were! If this chick can't handle being around doofuses (or doofii) like this in high school, how in the world is she going to make it through the rest of her life. I certainly hope she doesn't have Internet access. Could you imagine what stuff on the Internet would do to her? I think her poor little soft like melted ice-cream head would just implode. Get a grip on yourself, ma'am. Please. For your own sake! Drop the lawsuit and learn how to deal with life! Good Lord, woman.

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4 comments:

Mark said...

That the aforementioned Wigger Day caused her "...severe emotional distress including depression, loss of sleep, stress, crying, humiliation, anxiety, and shame."

As a human being, her lawsuit makes me feel the same way, so she can just forward any money she receives straight to me.

dandelioness said...

Is the use of "Wigger" an acceptable term? TMZ thinks it is for I just heard them report on it. To put a adjective in front of a racist noun is still offensive. The N-word for me brings memories of whipping and beating and Jim Crow laws.... That definition you have is white-washed.

dandelioness said...

Is the use of "Wigger" an acceptable term? TMZ thinks it is for I just heard them report on it. To put a adjective in front of a racist noun is still offensive. The N-word for me brings memories of whipping and beating and Jim Crow laws....

That definitiion you have that alludes to the word African American has been white-washed. The N-word is OFFENSIVE!!! it is used offensively to describe people of African American descent.

Mare said...

Hey, dandelioness.

I didn't know that "wigger" was an unacceptable term. You are absolutely right that the N-word is incredibly offensive. I totally agree. But to get offended by a word that sounds like the N-word seems a bit extreme to me. What about "bigger"? Is that offensive because it rhymes as well?

I'm not downplaying any of the atrocities that have been committed against African-Americans throughout history. I'm just saying that if use of the term "wigger" makes someone so emotionally depressed that they can't sleep and want to drop out of school, that person might want to get a grip on themselves. It doesn't get any easier once you're out of high school.

Thanks for reading and thanks for commenting! I appreciate it!

~ Mare