Originally Posted by harrison'samonster
great post! I agree with you the stereotype is terrible, and I don't get it either, and I'm guessing it's been around for a long time. I hear white people referring to black people every so often as being lazy, I don't know where they get that.
The lazy tag on us is a term that comes directly from slavery. Even tough we provided free labor (even building most huge institutions like the White House) we were still categorized as being lazy. That shit ain't cool and I normally don't get involved in discussions on boards when this kind of shit comes up but folks are welcomed to Google for info. I was born and raised in the South during the sixties, and am a student of history, so I can honestly say that the term is a stab at blacks.
Not sure if the posters meant it that way but Ike is too hard of a worker to be considered lazy, so one has to ponder the post.