No, Black Women Do Not Give Ecstasy to Their Children

A video clip of a young black girl being silly in the back of a van has become the latest example for the mainstream media of black female irresponsibility. White people say to their kids when they act airheaded, “Did you smoke pot or something? Come down out of the clouds” How about the old standby, “You’re tripping!” Or the more recent, “Are you on crack?” Don’t tell me you haven’t heard that one. 

Well, if you’re white folk that’s fine, but if you’re black folk and you say something like, “Cookie,stop rolling, girl. You shouldn’t have popped no X,” then you obviously gave ecstasy to your child and you and everybody involved have to be hauled into the police station and drug tested. 

I have seen the two-and-a-half minute clip. The little girl is not on ecstacy. She is playing around, rolling her eyes, that’s all. She is even laughing at her game. She isn’t at times “unresponsive” as some news stories claim. 

The media describes the video clip as sickening. But what’s really sickening is that the media believes that the little girl is on ecstasy. They believe this only because the van is full of black people. It’s blatant racism.

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Andrew Austin

Andrew Austin is on the faculty of Democracy and Justice Studies and Sociology at the University of Wisconsin—Green Bay. He has published numerous articles, essays, and reviews in books, encyclopedia, journals, and newspapers.

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