Ask Ty...August 30 [Another Jew/Black Question]

It must be Tuesday, Middlespace Cadets, because I'm answering your questions
Q: Dear Ty,

I bet you've never been introduced to someone, then seconds later heard them say in front of you something like "I've had my share of dealings with obnoxious black people." That's a big difference between the black/Jew racism thing. You probably don't hear the majority of the racist remarks people make about black people because they wouldn't dare say that with you listening. I, on the other hand, have heard countless remarks about Jews, the person assuming I'm of the same mind.

So, I'm at a political event last night, an election night party for one of the candidates here, and I'm introduced to a guy who then seconds later says something like "I've had my share of dealings with obnoxious Jews." Then, immediately after saying that, unsure if he made a mistake I guess, he looks (up) at me and says weekly, uh...sorry.

What, do I look Jewish or something?


Ty: Good question and an even better observation, Dabit. WELL...actually I've heard on more than one occasion, Dabit, someone say something about "blacks" moments after shaking my black hand and to my blackface. You'd lose the proposed bet, I think.

You see, I sometimes appear to be a friendly black (or as my friend Robin from Santa Cruz observed, "a non-threatening black" -- even though I'm not) who won't rob or rape you, so people are all "psychologically set-reset" into this daze-coma where they feel they can get a lot of shit off their chests...to me like I'm some JewBlack Guru. I've had people say the following to my face:
"Wow, you're not like the other blacks."
"What? You can't be Jewish."
"I'm not even frightened around you."
"You're not from the ghetto."
"I bet you can dance, huh?"
"You went to school, right?"
"Were your parents rich?"
"No wonder you're such a good drummer."
"Are there more black people like you?"
"Are you from India?"
"You don't dress like a black person."
What? Really? Yes! Really! Crazy ass white people say the craziest ass racist and demeaning shit, man. I swear. I mean, shut the fuck up with that, already. I've heard a bunch of ignorant stuff in my day (I'm almost 45) but you're right, Dabit, I still probably have not heard "the majority of the racist remarks people make about black people because they wouldn't dare say that with you listening." I guess we'd have to split your proposed bet there.

But to your question, directly, do you look Jewish? Hell if I know, Dabit. I suppose if all Jews magically looked some specific way then you may or may not look Jewish. I mean, you don't have any star of David tattoos like the Nazis forced upon millions of people (the rat bastards) or anything. I really can't see horns or claws in your photograph, so I guess you don't look like a Jew. But what do I know? Nothin', that's what!

So when this character in your story remarked about "obnoxious Jews" and then weakly apologized, did you call him out on that shit? I would have. I'm getting sick to death of all the hatred, fear, and bullshit from frightened little people. There really are no differences between the blacks and the Jews or anybody else for that matter. C'mon?

Both Jews and blacks have been victimized people from way back in small times. We have been misunderstood and "misunderestimated" (thanks George W. Bush) since like forever. In fact, Jews and blacks rule if you really ponder all of business and sports and science and...sports! So I think we should really try to do a better job of being close(r) friends [clicky], don't you think?

I used to think that Hitler hated me but now I just believe it's Glenn Beck who really hates me (in his self-loathing, cowardly liar kind of way). And with that, Dabit, it's time for a new t-shirt:

But I'm cool with it so why aren't you?

Just a guess,