Booker Rising: Uppity

Booker Rising (9/11/08)

Uppity

I heard that Rep. Westmoreland called the Obamas uppity and my head dropped. Westmoreland actually said that the Obamas are part of ‘an elitist-class individual that think they’re uppity.’ Honestly, the statement primarily focuses on elite and not just African American elite. But, the focus should be on ‘think’ because that one word changes the statement all together. If I am calling you uppity, that is one thing; but if I say you ‘think’ you are uppity, I am saying you are not uppity but you have a false sense of superiority.

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