biggsy, you keep in touch with tyrell jenkins over twitter, right?
You got any problem with how he uses it? Personally, I don't give a rats ass, but other people might. This morning alone he retweeted Mayweathers tweet about Lin and retweeted a racist/stereotypical joke about black people. On top of all the n-bombs he drops, seems like that might turn a lot of people off once he starts getting a lot of followers....
I actually have quit following him twice, and am following him again. I actually fear that his immaturity might be a down fall for him if things don't change quickly. The guy is only 19, already has 2 kids by different girls, and does nothing but talk about drama with girls on his twitter. Then there a lot of retweets he gives to his friends using terms that I am not comfortable with.
I know that certain terms in the AA community are "okay" used towards each other that are not okay for a white person to say. For a white guy that has adopted a bi-racial child and 3 AA kids and just had an another AA child move in with us this past week that we will adopt...I find those terms offensive regardless of ethnic background and codes, etc.
Our 3 AA that are a sibling group came into our home dropping the N word left and right at each other (at the time ages 7, 6, 5)...We broke that habit pretty quick. I just don't see how Dr. King or Mr. Mandella would appreciate AA's calling each other degoratory terms...I could be wrong
Anyhow I got off on a soap box, not what I meant to do. Back to Jenkins, I hope he matures fast...remember reading Matheny talking about his actions on the mound and saying "when carp does it, it is competitiveness, when you do it, it is immaturity." His maturity will be his biggest obstacle to overcome and the only thing I see that might hold him back from living up to his hype. I am pulling for him big time.