Levi Pettit didn’t really apologize for his intentional, well-practiced racist rant that was captured on a cell phone video. He simply stood before a bunch of supposedly forgiving, wannabe proprietors of Uncle Tom’s cabin, reading off talking points written by Mommy&Daddy’s high powered and very expensive consulting firm.
Everything is hunky dory though, because as he regurgitated words that he most likely memorized vs. actually felt, several nine dollar an hour negroes stood by him…even at times stroking his shoulders and back…while whispering words of encouragement.
“We’z undastand yo ass meant nothin by hangin our kin folk from trees.”
If Pettit was truly sincere, he would have answered questions about the culture that it took him almost three weeks to apologize for. Instead, like a seasoned, lying-ass politician, he deflected the question about where he and his fellow privileged purveyors of ignorance learned this nonsense. He suggested that he never thought of himself as a racist until that incident on the bus occurred. BULLSHIT!!!
Are we supposed to believe that rich White folks in the vociferously racist state of Texas aren’t exposed to racism often initiated by their fellow inbred brethren? Did Pettit get shielded from the modern-day lynching of James Byrd Jr. who was assaulted and dragged behind a good ole boy pick-up truck until he was decapitated?
Has the newly defined excuse of “Affluenza” that gave another fellow preferred punk(Ethan Couch) from Texas preferential treatment after he got wasted and ruined the lives of four innocent people by slamming his parents truck into them literally gone viral? Did Pettit ever read a history book on slavery in the South? This wasn’t a fucking apology…this wasn’t about forgiveness, it was nothing more than trying to further show regret at being caught vs. being genuinely apologetic. Instead of the Black folks standing beside him…they should have been behind him with feet firmly planted in his ass.
They should have demanded answers about what is obviously a systemic culture of racism that has permeated Sigma Alpha Epsilon. If Pettit was really sincere with his “recently developed remorse” he would have exposed this fraternity for what it really is. He’s been kicked out of school and the frat has disbanded from OU…so what would he really have to lose? Instead, he excuses it away by describing HIS hurt, HIS pain, HIS fear, HIS ignorance, while being supported by those that he offended the most. Forgiveness is one thing, but actually forgetting is another. The nine dollar an hour negro wants you to do both, as he pretends to lead his, or her community…to the promised land by continuing to turn both cheeks to hate and racism. We only have two cheeks…Nigga Please!!!!~Daryl~