Everyday racism

By Anonymous - 12/09/2014 20:47 - United States - San Francisco

Today, my college did a fire drill, and instructions were given by intercom in English and Spanish. The guy beside me mused, "If they say it in English and Mexican, why not say it in Black too?" That guy is my idiot brother, and he was dead serious. Sometimes I think our parents are related. FML
I agree, your life sucks 40 461
You deserved it 3 381

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Sometimes I wonder how people get into college. I'm so sorry OP, your brother sounds like a moron.

He's a special kind of stupid, isn't he?


Sometimes I wonder how people get into college. I'm so sorry OP, your brother sounds like a moron.

People can be really intelligent and have the common sense of a potato, thus being accepted into college but not really belonging. :P

Makes me wonder why they don't teach more "common sense" subjects in schools.

what does op mean by "sometimes i think our parents are related"?

30- He's referring to inbreeding.

badluckalex 23

it doesnt actually cause birth defects though, just a myth.

I think the scientific research on this would disagree!

#37 er... No it does, its no myth

As the last 2 comment said, it does, I will even explain how for you. Let's say X is a normal healthy gene and x is one that carries a birth defect, since it is recessive, no problem. Both parents have the gene Xx due to being related, and are not effected, but they have a kid, there is a 25% chance the kik will have xx.

tazmanmike2013 17

Yep, it does. If the family tree don't have enough branches the trunk will get a little gnarly

2ndSucks 15

The stupidity amazes me. "Ebonics" would have been far more politically correct.

And even then, putting that on a whole group of people is messed up. Not all black people talk like that.

hamrtym 15

Thank you 28. No offense 3 but you sound just as stupid as the OP. An entire group of people can't be confined to one dialect. Hasty generalizations can never be "politically correct".

It used to amuse me how people can not understand that the Spanish language is spoken in about 20 countries and yet they call it 'Mexican'. I guess high school education can't fix idiotic people. Sigh.

2ndSucks 15

It seems a very serious discussion has arisen from my very facetious comment.

_spacekid 11

Spanish is spoken in more then 20 countries ..

You gotta command his cultural awareness.

Commend. Sorry.

thebigtwinkie 28

What are you reffering to?

He's a special kind of stupid, isn't he?

you gotta stick with each other no matter what though, bros 4 life!!

Sometimes I don't understand why they give instructions in Spanish at all? I mean, the FML says it was in the US, right?

2ndSucks 15

You'd be shocked to realized that not everybody in the US is fluent in the English language. Being a melting pot and all.

rocker_chick23 27

#7: Please tell us you were joking. You seriously can't be that stupid.

ShadowlessSpear 21

#7 is Op's brother

I think 7 meant more that it is in the U.S. and if they're going to an English speaking/teaching college they should be able to understand what was said in English. 7 also probably wondered why just Spanish and not a multitude of other languages like Chinese and Arabic seeing as the U.S is a melting pot and that was probably the reason for a second language; why was Spanish chosen.

jazzy_123 20

why was Spanish chosen? oh I don't know, maybe because English and Spanish are the two most spoken languages in the US. I am so offended by this FML. I swear if I ever come across someone who refers to the Spanish language as "Mexican" I will go crazy.

rocker_chick23 27

#22: Maybe it's the fact that California has a big Latino population. It only took me 3 seconds to figure that out.

meggieeeee92 27

You do know that the US doesn't have a set language. Even though the majority of people speak English, we do not have an official language here. You should know your facts so you don't sound ignorant.

You do realise not all people outside the U.S. know all the ins and outs of U.S. culture? Could you tell me the second most spoken languages in other English speaking countries (for example) off the top of your heads?

Yes French in Canada, French, German and Italian in Switzerland, French, Dutch and German in Belgium. To name a few.

#22 in no point in this FML did he mention that it was an English speaking school

If it weren't an English speaking school, which is a ridiculous thought anyway, they wouldn't have played the recording English first.

Not necessarily. I've been to foreign countries that play something in English first then their language or another one.

Wow, let me guess he needed just a pencil to get into college right?

ber4fun 23

I'd be amazed if your brother finishes college without dropping out.

I'm already amazed about how he even got admitted into college in the first place.

Many people have the book smarts or logic, few have both.

Do you mean "book smarts and street smarts"? Also, even then, what her brother said was just common sense.

Dreamsorrow93 24

Just tell your brother that all blacks grow up learning English as their second language. Problem solved. No one has to feel special ed.