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?