Tuesday, November 27, 2007

White Boy to Jill Scott: "Step back nigger..."

From the Bossip website

Jill Scott explains a recent incident where she was called a nigger and how she handled it:

      “I was waiting outside for the valet to bring the car round, and these … I say kids, but they must have been 25, looking wealthy, five-o’clock-in-the-morning wasted. And this guy’s saying, ‘Step back nigger, step back nigger.’ He’s saying it like it’s a song, but there’s nobody out there but me. I was taken aback, and I said, ‘Excuse me?’

      And he said, ‘Shut your mouth and don’t say a word when a white man is talking.’

      “I’m not kidding. I started laughing, and I followed him and his cohorts through the parking lot laughing hysterically, and they became more and more uncomfortable. It was one of the best moments of outrageous laughter I’ve had. To think for one moment I could possibly fit into that box … I am so far from that word that it is funny. They looked so uncomfortable; I wanted to emasculate him, to make sure he was getting no nookie that night. The girls sobered up and were looking scared. It was something else - the first time in my life I’ve been called that. Wow. But I enjoyed it. You must fight back; it’s imperative. I like the fight in me now.”



ronnie brown said...

white boy's bein' naughty...again!

Browne Molyneux said...

Oh my god that's amazing, I have this experience in regards to the homeless people in downtown LA...though this kind of experience would be much more disturbing.


Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

I absolutely love it, fighting back without having to use a man made weapon or becoming ridiculously ignorant. Much respect Jill!!!