college life, Chet’s days consist of chilling with his boys, attending class, and taking care of business. However, his nights consist of absolutely murdering tracks, and living what he is really spitting” ..the use of the ‘N’ word draws the line.
…If I were to speak for the subculture in explaining (to people like Chet), I’m sure it’d go something like this:
“The fact of the matter is, when sharing the subculture, the use of the word N/gga is not something that we can share with you or that you can borrow in the midst of sharing the subculture’s trends. Your success in cultural appropriation is as far as we are willing to allow you to have-and that is only because we can’t control that. We got our own sh|t to deal with when debating/differentiating the words: N/igga v Nigger, we (the culture) don’t need you stepping in charted territory with use of the word [N/gga] because were (blacks/African Americans) are still too busy debating over it. So as a subculture (that we are willing to share with you) we don’t have time to decipher where you’re coming from when YOU (not of the culture) use it-so just don’t use it.”
In spirit of our pop culture gender identity lesson this week, Chet too, feels that his race identity is as “Caitlyn”‘s was to Bruce’s–and he (too) sees himself as what he identifies [as]: An African American/black male.
Chet Hanks (whose real name is Chester Hanks and spells it: Chet Hanx)’s original IG: was simply @ChetHanks … that is, until he posted these words:
If I say the word n|gga I say it amongst people I love and who love me. If I say “fvck yall hatin a– nigga” it’s because that’s really how I felt at the time. And I don’t accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can’t say. That’s something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that’s understandable… But what I’m saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and fvckd up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it? The way I see it, it’s a word that unifies the culture of HIP-HOP across ALL RACES, which is actually kind of a beautiful thing. It’s a word that can be used out of camaraderie and love, not just exclusively for black people. What’s the point in putting all these built up “rules” about it. It’s time to let go. You can hate me or love me for it, but can’t nobody tell me what I can or can’t say. It’s got nothing to do with trying to be a thug. It’s about the culture of the music. And that’s all I have to say about that (no pun intended) lol. It’s all love. Some people will get it, some people won’t. Either way, Ima keep living my life however the f— I want. ALL LOVE.
Since his backlash, he deleted that entire Instagram, started a new one, and changed his nick to………. @YoungRicoWhiteChocolate
And for the record, he wants to let yous all know:
Times like these I’m thankful to have such a good woman in my life @bellacheveux ❤️❤️❤️ nothing else matters
Yall ‘gon get this work whether you accept him or not, huh?
Hey…Bruce is coming through out alright. If given Chet’s history (that I researched) if I am reading his abovementioned words correctly, Chet wants in-in a different way.
It’s like I just said: As Bruce feels he is to Cailtyn, Tom Hank’s son feels he is to black/African American culture-but not just the subculture.
What say you?
Let me tell you ‘what say’ me…
Bruce Jenner Caitlyn Jenner can feel he is a woman, Chet can feel he is as black as Bruce feels he is “Cait.”
But “feeling” like a woman versus “feeling” black
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