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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Esquire has found itself embroiled in controversy on social media after a piece about a young white, middle-class teenager was chosen as the focal point for a piece on growing up in America in the March issue of the magazine, which was released during February ― Black History Month. The piece follows 17-year-old high school senior Ryan Morgan from West Bend, Wisconsin.

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Maybe he's down wid it.

#1 | Posted by Spork at 2019-02-12 04:26 PM | Reply

Well we already know it sucks growing up as a black youth in America so why yell somebody else's story?

#2 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 04:30 PM | Reply

Why not tell...

#3 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-02-12 04:32 PM | Reply

2-3

I think you got it right the first time.

#4 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-02-12 04:33 PM | Reply

People are talking about Esquire! Mission accomplished.

#5 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-02-12 05:35 PM | Reply

It's a great bhm piece to remind black folk that nobody gives a hoot about them.

#6 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-12 10:55 PM | Reply

A March issue of a magazine has a young white male on the cover?

Where is this magazines HQ? We have to burn it to the ground immediately.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2019-02-13 08:14 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

unless you've read it...maybe he's gay and has a black boyfriend

#8 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-02-13 09:19 AM | Reply

Oh the horror some one didn't make black people the focus of their every waking thought the entire month of February.

You know who else doesn't think about black people the entire month of February?

Black people.

Most of them have better things to think about like leading their own lives.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2019-02-13 09:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I am a white, middle class male in my late 20s. After graduation from UMD, I lived in the Baltimore ghetto for 6 years. It gave me perspective. It also gave me a chance to date all sorts of girls from the entire color spectrum. Chocolate and vanilla are delicious and vibrant, but I am convinced that a rich, light brown caramel is the flavor of the future, for both me and the world.

#mixuntilthecolorsallruntogetherasone

#10 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-13 10:11 AM | Reply

Did you become a lawyer?

#11 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-13 10:29 AM | Reply

Maybe esquire will feature you next bhm.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-13 10:29 AM | Reply

Assimilation is messy business. Suck it up buttercup... its not a place for snowflakes.

#13 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2019-02-13 10:36 AM | Reply

"Maybe esquire will feature you next bhm."

I've already been featured in the Rachel Nichols issue of Maxim back in 2011. I don't need anything more.

#14 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-13 10:48 AM | Reply

Racists on both sides have ruined what it means to be treated fairly and equally.

#15 | Posted by humtake at 2019-02-13 12:07 PM | Reply

#15 | Posted by humtake

I won't disagree there are racists on both side, but one side has a lot more to legitimately gripe about. It's still primarily a white world in the US.

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2019-02-13 12:51 PM | Reply

but one side has a lot more to legitimately gripe about

Like what? There's not one black American that's alive today that can say they were a slave or their parents were slaves or for that matter, even their grandparents were slaves.

90% of the problems the black race has is perception and stereotypes, types the race is in no hurry to dispel.

#17 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:24 PM | Reply

90% of the problems the black race has is perception and stereotypes, types the race is in no hurry to dispel.
#17 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I'd say 90% of the problems facing the black race involves institutional racism.

But you don't believe institutional racism even exists. So, one can see where chosen ignorance can TRULY skew one's perspective.

#18 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-02-13 01:27 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

BTW,

I'm not saying there isn't racism. But there's racism everywhere, in all peoples. The black race has changed from trying to get equality to trying to mandate black superiority. And liberals are playing along with it. The problem is, it makes racial nationality grow among other races, especially the one targeted the most, whites.

Black nationalism is just as bad as white nationalism. We just need the SJW to figure that out.

#19 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:29 PM | Reply

But you don't believe institutional racism even exists.

I would say perception racism exists, I don't know about institutional.

#20 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:31 PM | Reply

"The black race has changed from trying to get equality to trying to mandate black superiority."

That's not true, you just feel so threatened by their equality, you've convinced yourself that seeking equality is overreach.

#21 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-02-13 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Black nationalism is just as bad as white nationalism.
#19 | POSTED BY BOAZ

History has not borne that out to be true. The one thing white nationalism is (and was) not a response to is (was) institutional racism.

The significance of that factor explains a lot regarding the black community.

We just need the folks like you to figure that out.

#22 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-02-13 01:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

I would say perception racism exists, I don't know about institutional.
#20 | POSTED BY BOAZ

Can you please define 'perception racism'?

All I can find is 'perception of racism.'

#23 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-02-13 01:34 PM | Reply

#23,

that's my made up term..

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:38 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

you've convinced yourself that seeking equality is overreach.

Why seek something you already have? I've never had to "seek" equality.

#25 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:42 PM | Reply

The one thing white nationalism is (and was) not a response to is (was) institutional racism.

So? It's still a response to the over reach of the current social justice warrior war on something that largely doesn't exist.

#26 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 01:43 PM | Reply

Written by a woman, because who else could tell the story.

#27 | Posted by visitor_ at 2019-02-13 02:27 PM | Reply

"I've never had to "seek" equality."

That's because you are a sell-out to a bunch of modern slave-masters.

#28 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-13 02:40 PM | Reply

#28,

You are the problem Nerf...

#29 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 03:08 PM | Reply

"I would say perception racism exists, I don't know about institutional."

Harvard limits Asians.
Institutional racism?

#30 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 03:16 PM | Reply

"Like what? There's not one black American that's alive today that can say they were a slave or their parents were slaves or for that matter, even their grandparents were slaves."

Do Jim Crow next!

#31 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 03:19 PM | Reply

Black nationalism is just as bad as white nationalism.
#19 | POSTED BY BOAZ

You support our White Nationalist President.

So if White Nationalism is bad, why do you support it?

#32 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 03:20 PM | Reply

"90% of the problems the black race has is perception and stereotypes, types the race is in no hurry to dispel."

LOL.

The problem is poverty.
Not the perception of poverty or the stereotype of poverty.
Actual poverty.

• The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household, according to 2011 census data. www.nytimes.com

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 03:24 PM | Reply

"There's not one black American that's alive today that can say they were a slave or their parents were slaves or for that matter, even their grandparents were slaves"

There are definitely people alive today who are the grandchildren of slaves. Stop exaggerating to try to make a point. You'll look less foolish and dishonest.

#34 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-02-13 03:49 PM | Reply

Boaz, did your black ancestors come here in chains or as free men?

#35 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 03:52 PM | Reply

"You are the problem Nerf"

I'm not living off the ever-growing drops swelling from the enormous welfare teat of the maternal beast that is the Military Industrial Complex in this country; promising all good Americans who keep their mouths shut when atrocities are committed the golden calf of safety and security in the name of M.O.A.B.

You are. You have graciously accepted the shackles of your slave masters and do their bidding. Congratulations, soldier.

#36 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-13 04:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Boaz, did your black ancestors come here in chains or as free men?

Most I know of were born americans. I also have white ancestors.

#37 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 04:17 PM | Reply

And issues like this doesn't help:

What Our Textbooks Get Wrong About Slavery

www.huffpost.com

OCU

#38 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-02-13 04:26 PM | Reply

There's not one black American that's alive today that can say they were a slave or their parents were slaves or for that matter, even their grandparents were slaves

Yeah dude! Nothing bad has ever happened to black Americans since slavery!

#39 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-13 04:31 PM | Reply

The net worth of the average black household in the United States is $6,314, compared with $110,500 for the average white household

If we are only comparing two races, I will accept that the white race had a huge head start. BUT, a lot of what's going on today is self inflicted. Blacks are doing poverty to themselves.

#40 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 04:33 PM | Reply

You are. You have graciously accepted the shackles of your slave masters and do their bidding. Congratulations, soldier.

If it's so bad, why are you still here? Why do blacks even stay here? Could it be that the U.S. is just that much better than Africa?

#41 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-13 04:34 PM | Reply

"Blacks are doing poverty to themselves."

Why? Are they mentally inferior?

#42 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 04:54 PM | Reply

"If we are only comparing two races, I will accept that the white race had a huge head start."

Had?
Those numbers are from 2011.

Blacks in America were slaves for 250 years, then lived under Jim Crow for 100 years, and have only had on-paper equality for 50.

That's a 350 year head start for whites.

I don't know how fast you think the blacks can run, but you seriously think they can catch up to a 350 year head start in just 50?

You're a pathetic fool.

#43 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-13 04:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

but one side has a lot more to legitimately gripe about
Like what? There's not one black American that's alive today that can say they were a slave or their parents were slaves or for that matter, even their grandparents were slaves.
90% of the problems the black race has is perception and stereotypes, types the race is in no hurry to dispel.

#17 | POSTED BY BOAZ

I call BS! My paternal grandfather was a slave until he was 12 years old.

#44 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-13 11:31 PM | Reply

Also, it's funny that you think that black people are in control of white peoples' perceptions. It was (rich) white people who created and perpetuated those stereotypes for their own purposes, including controlling the poor whites who might otherwise have found common purpose with the black slaves to oppose the oppression of the plantation owners. Kind of like they do now, getting uneducated white men to fear "immigrants".

And even if it were true, how do you get a "race" to do anything in concert, unless you think "they're all alike". I'm not a criminal, but how am I supposed to keep white people from assuming I am because of the color of my skin? I have watched white people lock their car doors when they stopped for a light and I was standing on the corner waiting for the light to change (wearing a 3-piece suit and carrying an attache case in the financial district). Women clutching their purses in the elevator.

How exactly am I supposed to fix their "perceptions"?

#45 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-13 11:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I've already been featured in the Rachel Nichols issue of Maxim back in 2011. I don't need anything more.

#14 | POSTED BY NERFHERDER AT 2019-02-13 10:48 AM | REPLY | FLAG:

Wait, what?

#46 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-02-14 12:02 AM | Reply

I don't know how fast you think the blacks can run, but you seriously think they can catch up to a 350 year head start in just 50?
You're a pathetic fool.
#43 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

They were actually doing pretty well until the Democrats threw the "projects", single parenthood, and the WarOnPoverty at them...
www.leftbusinessobserver.com

In 1965 the out-of-wedlock birth rate was 25% among Blacks.
In 1991, 68%
In 2011, 72%
In 2015, 77%

Welcome to the Liberal Utopian ... Now Snoofy complains ... its so funny how little history you Liberals know.

#47 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-02-14 12:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The War on Poverty was hugely successful, while it was funded.
Whites flipped their lids when blacks started to achieve parity with whites.
This is why Trump is President.

#48 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-02-14 12:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Re-check your data.

The link below says in 2015, the out-of-wedlock birth rate for blacks was about 8% lower (69.7%) and decreasing. It's actually been fairly constant at about 70% for the last thirty years.

Meanwhile, the out-of-wedlock birth rate for whites has about doubled in the same time period and is now almost 30%.

Their conclusion is that it has more to do with class (poverty level) than race.

www.philly.com

#49 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-02-14 02:51 AM | Reply

So, according to the right, the plight of blacks is purely the fault of blacks, and 400 years of history of enslavement and oppression by whites has nothing to do with it. Does that mean black people are just "inferior"? If not, then WTF does it mean?

#50 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2019-02-14 06:57 AM | Reply

400 years of history of enslavement and oppression by whites

Blacks enslaved blacks, make sure you get that straight.

There were no white raiding parties of African villages. Blacks who were taken in battle or killing sprees were the ones who were given to the white man for guns or jewels.

Until we embrace that fact, I don't think American Africans will ever make peace with slavery.

#51 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-14 08:18 AM | Reply

Does that mean black people are just "inferior"?

There are two righties making that exact argument right now in the "why poor people stay poor" thread.

#52 | Posted by JOE at 2019-02-14 08:23 AM | Reply

People are outraged that this magazine did a piece on a 17-year old white boy?

Get a life.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-02-14 10:01 AM | Reply

Just out of curiosity, who here identifies with this meme?

ballmemes.com

#54 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-02-14 10:10 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Blacks enslaved blacks, make sure you get that straight."

Duh, no ----, Boaz Henry Gates. We covered that all throughout high school and college. It is no secret. However, American white men were by far the greatest beneficiary.

By and large, to the black African elite, selling fellow Africans to the white Europeans and Americans was just business, and those they sold were just property who had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But to the European white, that 'property' was also considered fundamentally subhuman and debased, and thus the evil takes on a much more malicious and pernicious element.

So in summary: Black Africans who sold other Africans for profit: bad.
White Europeans who bought Africans while at the same time considering them inferior in every way (and who frequently used biblical references to substantiate their beliefs): much much worse.

#55 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-02-14 10:45 AM | Reply

By and large, to the black African elite, selling fellow Africans to the white Europeans and Americans was just business, and those they sold were just property who had the misfortune of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Wow. I never thought I would hear someone justify the atrocities that blacks committed against blacks. So I guess being "property" is better than sub-human?

Got it.

#56 | Posted by boaz at 2019-02-15 05:06 AM | Reply

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