Dr Boyce Watkins: Facebook trends that come off a little bit confusing

by Dr. Boyce Watkins

Soooo, the latest Facebook trend must be to say something like “I’m so (fill in the blank – name any city) that I blah blah blah…..” OK, I get it. For example, “I’m so Louisville, KY that I used to get into fights with other kids over whether we could beat Kentucky.”

But I admit that I don’t like that trend. Here’s a better one:

I’m so Boyce Watkins that I quietly wonder:

– where Internet fads come from, like using Kermit the frog in a thousand different memes

– Whether those who take a selfie every two hours are desperately seeking attention

– Why some people comment on articles after only reading the title, and then feel better about their remark when two other people hit the “like” button on their comment (like they’re winning some secret war or something)

– Why the founder of ForHarriet.com uses the murder of a father and husband as her opportunity to explain why she can’t stand black men

– Why so many black male scholars are quicker to fight for feminism and gay rights than they are to fight for black males

– Why black people talk sh*t about BET, but still show up in droves to watch the BET Awards

– Why we actually have men and women who think that mothers are absolutely essential for children, but fathers are optional accessories that can be detached without consequence

– Why the politiicians in Chicago can figure out how to keep the North side safe, but don’t have a clue about how thousands of guns end up on the south side

– Why a Christian who says he’s not comfortable with homosexuality is automically defined to be a hateful bigot

– Why those allegedly fighting against oppression can sometimes become more oppressive than the original oppressors

– Why we’ll give hundreds of dollars to Walmart without asking questions, but are afraid to spend $10 with a black business

– Why so many of “us” only use the Internet for entertainment, while white people are using it to make money

But as people say at the bottom of those Kermit the Frog Memes, “That ain’t none of my business tho”


14 Comment

  1. amen to 99.9%

  2. amen to 99.9%

  3. You ended that well ;not your business !!!!

  4. Right Geraldine . Who died and left Dr, Boyce Watkins in charge ?

  5. I loved the I'm so game. It allowed me to connect and reminisce with people who remember childhood memories and places that I have that only people from that region can share.
    This was fun and unusual because the region has changed so much. I am sorry that you did not enjoy it.

  6. Food for thought…

  7. Thank you. I have questioned these things to the point where I have realized the lost will remain lost. Today, whats right is wrong, and what’s wrong is right. You have to seperate yourself from it and associate with others who understand whats happening in this world.

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  9. people who talk alot of sh t, generally are full of sh t..

  10. Cheryl I loved it too. However Dr. Boyce makes some very valid points.

  11. Hi Ms Levy, I saw your comment on the Smith family. I was so excited to know that you are doing well. You were such a positive influence on my life and I ask God to bless you and your family in overflow! Elouise Jolly Harris

  12. I’m so LB I that I wonder:

    Why straight black people think that black gays don’t exist?

    Why knowing and discussing the fact that black men aren’t held to the same political or social standard for activism as black women means “You can’t stand black”?

    Why straight black men feel it necessary to voice their disgust of homosexuality but try to pass it off as anything but homophobia?

    Why does Dr Boyce Watkins use abusive, triggering language toward black homosexuals/queers and black women and act as if it’s not gas lighting?

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