Stop saying I’m articulate. Please

Brooklyn, NY
Submitted via Twitter: @Sistalocks

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  • Carl Poole III

    Dear sweet lord, I feel your frustration. When is being articulate and black going to stop being sometime special? If I make a sound point or argument, said that and move on.

    • techchimp

      Not everyone is articulate.

      • Carl Poole III

        True, Not all black folks are, however, inarticulate black people is the rarer thing to find. I wouldn’t be bothered about a compliment of how I explained some incredibly complex idea verbally to someone, but when people seemed amazed with my ability of express myself coherently at all, it’s condescending.

        • techchimp

          I can’t guess your approximate age, but I got that a lot when I was younger. Articulate young people are more interesting than the older set :)

          • Carl Poole III

            I turn 40 in exactly two weeks.

  • Lyonel LaGrone Jr.

    Wow…. I just said almost the same thing in my six words! THAT, drives me up the wall!

 

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