Ratchet is a racialized term. So is ghetto. So is thug. So is welfare queen. Someone does not have to EXPLICITLY say the word “black” in order for something to be racist against black people. Speaking in flagrantly racist terms is one of the least sophisticated manifestations of racism today.
- -black kid gets shot by the police-
- White people: Ugh. Everyone makes mistakes! Just because they shot ONE black kid doesn't mean the police are corrupt and racist. Everyone's overreacting.
- -a DOG gets shot by a cop-
- White People: OH MY GOD, THE POLICE ARE SO CORRUPT. I CANNOT BELIEVE THIS. LIKE AND RETWEET AND DONATE TO THE DOG KICKSTARTER TO SUPPORT DOG'S FAMILY. ALSO SIGN THIS PETITION TO GET THE EVIL COP FIRED!!! R.I.P DOG. JUSTICE 4 DOG 2014.