DC Curry - Other Person's Shoes

  • Season 3 , Ep 12
  • 08/24/2000
  • Views: 9,654

To understand what it's like being black, cuss out your boss. (1:46)

THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO DO.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAYI CAUSE HAVOC.

WELL, THAT'S THE WAY I FEEL.

I DON'T TELLA LOT OF ONE-LINERS.

THAT'S NOT HOW I FEEL;I FEEL IN STORIES.

AND I EMPATHIZE.

I'M DOING WHAT I CANTO HEAL RACE RELATIONS.

WE OUGHT TO EMPATHIZE.

THAT WOULD SOLVEA LOT OF OUR PROBLEMS.

PUT YOURSELFIN THE OTHER PERSON'S SHOES.

YOU MAY NOT AGREEWITH EVERYTHING THEY DO OR SAY,

BUT YOU'D UNDERSTANDHOW THEY FEEL.

YOU WANT TO UNDERSTANDWHITE FOLK?

JUST ACT WHITE SOMETIMES.

THAT'S WHAT I DO.

I GET UP IN THE MORNINGAND KISS MY DOG IN THE MOUTH.

SOMETIMES I DRIVE AROUND TOWN

WITH ONE FOOT HANGINGOUT THE WINDOW OF THE CAR.

SOMETIMES I GO TO THE MAILBOX,GET MY BILLS, OPEN THEM UP,

AND PAY THEMSOON AS I LOOK AT THEM.

YOU WANTTO UNDERSTAND MEXICANS?

JUST ACT MEXICANFOR A DAY OR TWO;

YOU'D UNDERSTANDTHEIR FRUSTRATIONS.

JUST PUT 17 OR 18 BADASS MEXICANCHILDREN IN A STATION WAGON,

FILL THE BACK SEAT UPWITH ORANGES,

AND GO RIDING AROUND TOWN TRYINGTO SELL THEM FOR $1 A BAG.

WRITE YOUR NAME ON THE SIDEOF A MAILBOX IN SPANISH.

THEN, IF YOU WANT TO UNDERSTANDBLACK FOLK,

ACT BLACK FOR A DAY OR TWO.

YOU'D UNDERSTANDWHY WE'RE FRUSTRATED.

GO TO WORK MONDAY MORNING;CUSS YOUR BOSS THE HELL OUT.

TELL HIMWHAT YOU AIN'T GOIN' DO

AND WHAT HE AIN'T GOIN' DOABOUT IT.

THEN YOU WALK UP OUT OF THERELIKE YOU OWN THE PLACE,

CUSSING FOLK OUTON YOUR WAY.

GO HOME,SIT ON THE EDGE OF YOUR BED,

AND WORRY,

WONDERING WHAT IN THE HELL

YOU'RE GOIN' DO FOR A JOBTHE NEXT WEEK.

THEN GET UP THE NEXT MORNIN'

AND JUST SHOW UPLIKE [bleep] AIN'T HAPPENED.

THE WORLD WOULD BEA BETTER PLACE.

[applause]

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