Tacky, Ignorant Or Rude As Hell

Posted: August 27, 2013 in America, Politics, Race, Religion, Society, Uncategorized
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Living in Los Angeles, I’ve heard some bonehead statements in my life. Some were tacky, ignorant or rude as hell. Hopefully this post will educate these social enigmas. But who are am I kidding?

It’s tacky to …

Ask if there’s more food at a funeral or wedding and then request a doggie bag!

Ask about the reading of the will after the death and before the funeral! If you do this, you’re a bottom-feeder.

Ask the employee you’re about fire to train the replacement! I have been the target of this screwed up practice. Everyone knew but me!

It’s ignorant  to …

Call all Spanish-speaking people Mexicans. There are 21 Spanish-speaking countries. If you don’t know, ask.

Assume all women who wear hijabs (headscarves) are foreigners. Muslims have been in North and South America since the 1500s!

Assume that every Italian and/or Italian business has ties to the Mafia/Mob.

It’s rude as hell …

To call all undocumented residents criminals. They wouldn’t come here if white men didn’t pay them (less than minimum wage) to work here.

To assume every Middle Eastern is a Muslim. Sikhs, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians and Jews are all over the Middle East, Asia and Africa.

To continue ranting that ‘brown’ people can’t be trusted. Brown people are taking care of your kids, cutting your lawn, fixing your car and building your home.

Native Americans, Latinos, Arabs and Persians are brown. No one raises an eyebrow when a Canadian or European is here illegally. Why is that?






  1. Howisbradley says:

    Great post. It should be required reading at every school, elementary, middle and senior.


  2. coconutspeak says:

    Thank you very mucho. When I was kid in East L.A. my teachers (white) made it a point to research Mexican history and teach it on the side. There were very little factual literature at the time and the school board wasn’t always on board with the lesson plan. Still, Latino kids got the info, sanctioned or not. The most education I ever received was on my own. I hated the ‘kid or junior’ section of the library. I wanted uncensored honesty. I wonder if that spirit still exists in today’s kids.


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