Here’s some evidence to support my assertion that ignorance is “cool.” I don’t even know how I would really characterize or define this culture except to say acting educated is viewed unfavorably, acting “white” is viewed unfavorably (even if you are white), and where incarceration, unemployment, welfare / food stamps, and drugs are just accepted as the norm. This isn’t about race or politics. I’m not saying “oh it’s the blacks” like right-wing pundits tend to do because I think there may actually be more whites acting like this, nor am I saying this is the result of “liberal” political policies because I don’t believe it stems from any social policy whatsoever (plus… I’m a liberal myself and we actually like education and responsibility quite a bit).
No, I don’t think it has anything to do with anything other than the fact that, frankly, many people are idiots and would prefer to impress other idiots rather than – I don’t know – impress an employer or something. It’s just like this really weird, incomprehensible subculture that nobody on the outside can even begin to understand. I mean it’s almost like you have to try – really, really hard – to act this ignorant. That said, enjoy these gems of hope for the future:
These are all by separate people….er, I mean “peeps.”
Particularly egregious is when you hear someone say, “oh, that’s how he do it!” Or something like, “that’s what she do!” I hear something along those lines pretty much on a daily basis. Learn how to conjugate. That is all.