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Not Every Black Person Loves Chicken


I have to tell y’all, I’m not a big fan of chicken. Now I know, I know, since I’m black, every time I see a bucket of fried chicken I am supposed to do this:

every black man when he eats chicken apparently...


Well I don’t. My love affair with fried chicken was always flaky (bad pun) and I really only ate it unless I had some honey and ketchup.  Eww, yes I know, that’s how I eat my food, combining strange ass condiments like a mad scientist. Around 2004-ish, I just didn’t have a taste for it anymore. I couldn’t tell you why, but I just don’t. The other thing is I don’t understand other black folks love affair with it or why fried chicken is only attributed to black people.

For example, KFC has a mascot, and his name is Colonel Sanders, an old ass white dude who look like he beat up slaves during the Civil War. Popeye’s is…well I don’t know what the hell Popeye’s is, but I’m going to make a ridiculous assumption that its Popeye the Sailor to prove my point here. Church’s Chicken, it’s just a damn chicken wing set behind a Reading Rainbow background that looked like some kid who lost every crayon but blue and yellow did. I could understand attributing fried chicken to black people if on the sign there was this guy:

I had to use it again...

It isn’t though, so what the hell is up with that shit?

Secondly, black people, we can like chicken that damn much. I mean, I have seen fights break out at local chicken places over a damn 3-piece. Hell, in Chicago we had a singing group called 3-piece. Now one of the dude goes around beauty shops singing to random chicks in hopes of one of them to pay his bills or buy one of his mixtapes.

Seriously, if you committed murder, would you confess in exchange for a bucket of chicken? No, of course not, that sounds ridiculous!

Exhibit A:

Yes, this shit happened...

The point is, not all black people love chicken. Well some people love it entirely too damn much, as evidenced by our growing obesity rate and damn near everyone in your family has some sort of diabetes, but seriously, that ish doesn’t apply to all of us.

Now eel on the other hand…

Japanese equivalent for chicken...

5 responses

  1. I tried eel last night. Tasted like chicken. 😀 KFC can suck it. It has an unholy alliance with Army Bands on bus trips. I’ll never be the same. Also, I believe it has adversely affected my DNA. On the bright side, I now shop only for ethically raised and non processed chicken. I think I’m almost back to normal. Now I worry about ducks. There was a whole duck family at the pond by my house. Now there’s only one. Now they offer duck at the Thai place. I’m genuinely concerned for the mental health of the last duck. Are ducks social animals? Loners? Superheroes? Guess I’ll keep you posted.

    October 30, 2010 at 10:26 am

    • Does it matter if it was ethically raised if you are unethically gonna grab them and cut their head off? How do you ethically kill? lol

      October 30, 2010 at 10:28 am

      • you sneak up behind them so they feel no fear and then CHOP!

        October 30, 2010 at 10:53 am

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  3. Reading Rainbow = Levar Burton = Kunta Kente

    Really, though, I agree. It’s an asinine racial stereotype. Who the hell cares about what people like to eat, and how does that define you as a person?

    On a side note, I was flying back from Jacksonville, FL, last year and a young, attractive black woman was sitting across the aisle from me with her infant daughter sucking on a chicken wing bone. I just shook my head and went about my business.

    November 2, 2010 at 1:31 pm

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