Who Is This Black Privileged Class…

Evin Cosby (left side)

Last year, some folks may have read what PB & Caviar boutique owner Evin Cosby (the woman on the left in the photo) said about relating to Obama because of her privileged background and not speaking “hip hop”.

I mean, I understand. But do privileged people, talk about how privileged they are and can’t relate? I never heard the Rockefellers or Trumps say this. It is quite annoying when some Black folk are just not satisfied with being Black and privileged. They have to be Black and privileged and can’t relate. It just comes off as unprivileged.

Here’s the quote from The NY Daily News:

“Everyone has their way of speaking and living their life. No one should be judging and assuming that because I’m black, I have to speak in that hip-hop way. That’s something I prefer not to do….I also went to private schools – Bank Street elementary, so I was surrounded by people like me. Not so much African-American, but privileged. I don’t really have a connection to other people who didn’t have my lifestyle. But my dad is very into helping people from his own community in Philadelphia.”

And I guess she may not be.  But does membership have its privileges?  By the way, last I read Barack came from a poor background with a single mom.  Oh well.  Why can’t we all  just get along?


  1. Brian says:

    I bet if you got Barack Obama in a room alone with no cameras – he’d talk to you like a brutha would. All of us know how to speak both languages. Most of the time is a way of survival. Letting the other homies know you are down, but you are still smart and can move and shake in both enviroments.

    I hated when I was in college and there was this huge riff between those who were “real” and those who were considered “fake.” Usually the fake ones didn’t (or couldn’t) talk in slang or they had a really ‘proper’ way of speaking.

    That whole notion is BS and we should not tolerate discrimination on either end.

  2. Nadia says:

    I really cannot stand bourgy black people they are the worst, I know I was raised by them, snottier than rich white people. LOL

  3. Gladys says:

    I saw on a CNN special they were talking about the Black Elite. One person raises that question, just because you are Black and rich does that make you elite? I think we should reserve the term elite for Black actors and actress.

    Black people are supposed to be successful, that doesn\’t equal elite.

    Oh and Obama still has a problem relating to the so called privileged. He hasn\’t forgotten his roots.

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