Wednesday, September 07, 2011

NAACP: "You Mad, Bro?" Meme is Racist

Please tell me there are more important things in this world than stamping out humorous internet memes.

According to the NAACP, the wide-ranging internet meme "You mad, bro?" is racist. The phrase, which is often used when someone loses a game or does something embarrassing, is coming under fire from the association because of a high school banner raised during a football game in Ohio.
The banner in question
Rodderick Coffee, president of a local chapter of the NAACP, stated, “At the conclusion of the game, some of their students and parents put up a sign that we believe was racial intimidation, ethnic intimidation."

Of course, anyone who has ever been on the internet before knows that the phrase is not racist. In fact, even if you've never heard of the meme, chances are that you did not instantly think, "that's racist!" This is most likely because it is not racist.

Other variations of the meme read, "u mad, bro" or "u jelly (instead of "jealous")," accompanied by a smiling doodle:
In fact, if you Google "u mad, bro" under images, the first picture that  pops up is a picture of Jesus giving the middle finger.  And yet, I do not believe the meme is anti-Christian.  It's anti-nothing.  It's just used to get the goat of people who have just "failed."

In the end, the evidence is exceedingly on the side of "not racist whatsoever."  In fact, discussing an innocuous term such as this is almost the epitome of racial over-sensitivity and racial paranoia.  Of course, I'm not saying there is no racism in the United States, but the phrase "you mad, bro?"  Seriously?  No, it's not racist.

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  1. Racial intimidation should be taken off the books.

  2. Collective internet intelligence: 1.
    NAACP fact-checking: 0.

  3. The person who started the "You mad" meme was, in fact, black. Fact.

  4. I find The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's name racist.

    1. Could you imagine the National Association for the Advancement on White People? They would call them the KKK. Or White Entertainment Television? I mean.. The President is a black guy.. do we really need affirmative action anymore?

      I'm not a racist, sexist or a bigot.. because I'm not black, female, gay or religious... IMO they are the most common racists, sexists and bigots.

  5. Let's not forget, this is the same group that once held a press conference to declare a greeting card racist, because it used the term "black hole", which an entire chapter of the NAACP couldn't figure out is not a term that refers to black women. You can't make this stuff up!

    ^ Those are just some terminally stupid people, that's all there is to it. Not one among an entire chapter was bright enough to realize how embarrassingly dense (pun intended) this was, and urge against going on TV and documenting the stupidity for all to witness?

    To think you could count on the same people to know what "You mad bro" actually is, or have *any* nuanced understanding of anything in the complex world of politics, is expecting way too much.

  6. They will own the whole of the English language soon enough if we don't just tell them to go and shove it.
    They have been reduced to nothing but a shadow of who they once were. They are racists hypocrites. Thoroughly.

  7. cant be serious... I AM AN NAACP member.. even got a small scholarship from them in college and this is bullshit... find a bigger batter to fight than a gotdamned meme...