6 Ratchet Behaviors Ig’nant People Should Give Up for Lent

February 24, 2012  |  
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In the Christian tradition, Lenten season is a period of prayer, good works and sacrifice in the forty days leading up to the Thursday before Easter Sunday. Traditionally people give up something in order to show their dedication to God. Whether you’ve decided to subtract or add something to your daily routine, we can all make improvements. While we all could stand to grow, there are some of us who are out here living the trife life. Sad thing is, many of these people don’t even know it. Here’s what these individuals should eliminate for lent, if not forever.

Source: Boston.com

Stepping out still smelling like weed 

You could give up weed altogether for lent; but in case that’s just too much to ask, how about you keep your extracurricular activities on the low.  What you do in your personal, recreational time is your business. Do what you feel. But after you’ve indulged in a little cannabis, either put on some new clothes or give it a few minutes for that foul smell to air out of your clothes. It’s tacky to walk around smelling like a Brooklyn basement party.

Fighting in Public

If you find that your nights out on the town end in some type of physical altercation, then it’s time to grow up. God doesn’t want to live that life. True, sometimes situations will arise that will warrant you putting somebody in their place; but most times, these disagreements can be resolved without you putting your hands on anybody. The thing is the chicks who are known to fight are the chicks who leave the house ready and willing to throw down. Get your life. If you can’t stop fighting cold turkey, take these next thirty eight days to take a step in the right direction.

Trying to Intimidate White People

I wish I could tell you I was joking with this one; but honestly, I’ve seen more than one example of young kids (and even grown adults) acting real belligerent in the presence of white folk, simply to get a reaction. A while  ago, I saw two boys walk up to a woman’s car window and jump at her just to see her flinch. Then they yelled out, “Don’t be scared white people!” I’m not gonna lie, I laughed. But it was dead wrong. While these young ones were harmless and their actions were  humorous on a superficial level, they shouldn’t have been walking around trying to scare white people. You never know who you’re messing with…

Source: Riverfront Times.com

Eating Chicken Wings on Public Spaces (excluding restaurants)

Okay, I know you might be thinking this is about a stereotype. No, not at all. We know by now that it’s not just black people that like chicken. Most people incorporate the poultry in their regular diets. However, there is something so barbaric about eating chicken outside of a restaurant or the privacy of your home. I’m saying that because I don’t want to catch another woman gnawing on a chicken bone on not another form of public transportation, it’s just gross and inappropriate.

Cussing your kids out in the Street

Serious face. I hate, no absolutely loathe seeing a woman cussing an innocent little baby out in the street, or anywhere for that matter. While I’m childless, I can imagine that raising children can be challenging;  but still, that is not an excuse to degrade and belittle your child. Children need to be constantly nurtured and uplifted. Cussing them out in the street is one sure fire way to make them feel less than. Cut this out now and forever more.

Source: http://jrbangonair.com

Frontin’ your Baby Daddy Out on Facebook

So, things didn’t work out between you and Baby Daddy. It sucks but such is life sometimes. Things might get rough sometimes and you two may disagree but it’s never cool to clown the father of your child publicly. It’s not good for you, it’s not going to change him and it’s certainly not good for your child. Not only are the immediate parties negatively affected by this, all of your Facebook friends, who never wanted to know this much of your business, are subjected to this madness. Either keep it to yourself or take it to the courts.


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  • oneroxie

    Most offensive is that the title implies black people are the ones that do these things? All the models in the examples are black people? Ig’nant as you call them? I think who ever wrote this piece of trash should put themselves on the list as “Someone who stereo-types people”

  • Toni Bauer

    I appreciate the one about not intimidating white folks for kicks, but I’d ad that nobody should do that to anybody. It is done by the weak to make themselves feel a little powerful.

  • Ms Seek Myko

    @ Renay Alize. This article sucks! It seems as though you emphasized things that may have embarrassed you as a Black person. It seems like the stereotypes others judge us by makes you ashamed if those behaviors are practiced in public. I am sorry about that for you; racism does affect peoples psychi.
    For instance yelling at a child in public… sometimes it has to be done. However, using profanity and total disrespect is never good… in public or not.
    Eating a chicken wing…unfortunately our more and more busy schedules do not permit eating while sitting, or at home so, we have to eat on the go at times. Like you see people walking the streets eating pizza, gyros, hot dogs, Mickey D’s nuggets, burgers…. OH but don’t eat the chicken wing… white folks might see us. And never eat watermelon in public huh. Get a grip.
    The only public indecency I would say that I agree with you is having the extra LOUD scent on you. It’s like having liquor breath, which alcohol abuse is highly associated with whites, ignorant or not (stereotypically or not as well). But you chose to only the substance more associated with Blacks. ( I guess the term ig’nant can only apply to Blacks huh )
    Fighting should not be done in public or not.
    I could go on, but I just don’t want to.
    You get an F for this you totally missed the mark. List doesn’t match heading well. Try again.

  • Neek36

    People who don’t have kids really shouldn’t be giving advice on how to raise them. I don’t cuss my kids in public but they will get told and I dare someone to tell me I’m doing something wrong, my discipline of my kids will keep them from disciplining you

  • Nunya


  • Guest

    How about being rude, ignorant, brash, loud, unclean, unkept and every other word in your vocabulary is f-this and f-that! Its time to grow your language, give up the ghetto ways – 21 days and it becomes a habit!

  • FMRG

    How is smelling like weed “ig’nant”? If you’re burning some loud, that smell is not coming out.

  • Tonya Hamp

    I hope Bossip give up this antiquated system of making us click through all these pages just to read an article.

  • reesespieces

    Seems to be a trend here where authors with no kids seem to pass judgement and attempt to chastise parents who try to discipline their children. There also seems to be an emphasis on the fact that it is done publicly, suggesting that it is ok to do so at home. Here’s a suggestion, write and article educating parents on ways to raise kids without yelling, cursing or spanking. Use your voice to offer solutions. Maybe interview and expert or two actually do some research and show how those negative behaviors hurt the kids. Anybody can give their opinion.We get it you have an opinion. Now instead of just letting us know how you feel and getting paid for it, I challenge you to go a step further and write an informed article with depth and range!

  • milllz

    Fool who wrote this is so guiltily ridden with the thoughts of what he or she  thinks white people may think about them that they just figured telln everybody else not to eat chicken in any public vicinity was normal and not ignant lol

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  • Great article.  I can’t stand to see people cursing at their kids either, epsecially when they start crying.

  • Live_in_LDN

    Hmmmm eating chicken in public is “ig’nant” but what about potato chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza???

    Hmm yeah I do think you are playing into the stereotype.

  • Live_in_LDN

    Hmmmm eating chicken in public is “ig’nant” but what about potato chips, hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza???

    Hmm yeah I do think you are playing into the stereotype.

  • I really regret wasting my time scrolling through this garbage. This sounded like a funny article.. I figure it would have more than just some stereotypical humor.

    It probably took this guy 20 seconds to come up with this crap. There was no real attempt to say anything that would make you at least mildly think about it.

    This is like the difference between white comedy and black comedy.. Seriously this was awful.. put a little more time into your articles going forward. From where I stand.. you seem like kind of the “IGNANT” one yourself.

  • we can all make improvements

  • -calling friends B*tch or H0.. It’s time we guarded our tongues and said only uplifting things to the people we care about. : )

  • Can MN watch the grammatical errors? Too vs. Two. Also, eating fried chicken in public is not ignorant. That’s the only thing on this list I take issue with. If I am in a place where it’s okay to eat (like a park) and I feel like eating fried chicken, then I’ll eat it.

    • sweettea

      I understand on the bus your not supposed to eat on the bus but why not eat whatever you want in places where eating is allowed o_0

  • RedButterfly81

    Hey I stopped smoking and gave up sweets for Lent, but I do agree with you on numbers 2, 3, and 6, I see that ignorant ish everyday!

  • Tee Tee

    DAMN! #1 hit home with me HARD! Just went to the hair salon high out my damn mind. Coat unked out! LMFAO. Lit my car up then realized I’m late for my hair appt.

    • Nina Dashotta

      Ha!!! Touche’. Aint Nothing like walking into class getting heads turning and smiles cause they smell what I’ve been doing. Then I get questioned like I took a drug test to be there!! Lol I felt a little hurt inside when I seen it was #1 LOL

    • JustAshley

      *blank stare* I don’t think I would have told that. Wow

  • Smacks_hoes

    I see you guys still haven’t learned the art of putting list of things on 1 or 2 pages as opposed to 6+ pages.

    • Chanellechristle

      For real! I love the site but dang….one page lists please!

    • Erica

      i hear you! how about Madame Noir giving up these excess pages for Lent?!

  • tiffanysince1987

    I’m letting go of all dysfunctional relations indefinitely! NO LONGER WILL I ENTERTAIN ANYONE’S TRIFILIN/IGNORANT WAYS! yay me

  • Octobermom

    You left out one important one. Cutting a fool in the workplace

  • NSimonefan

    I’ll also add for ignorant people when teaching your children manners and respecting others:
    1) Don’t say rude things about people to your child or in front of your child.
    2) Don’t stand by as a silent witness and not correct your child when he or she says something rude to someone.
    3) Don’t cosign and laugh at your child’s rude comments about someone.
    Not only are these behaviors indicative of someone who has no home training, it is a recipe for your child being a bully, getting their butt kicked, or someone busting a cap in their you-no-what!

  • Guest

    For Lent I’m giving up both my sugar daddies, HSN and QVC and my side dude TeamBeachbody.

  • this article hit it on the head….its so true, so sad

  • F3ral Anarchy

    -being loud and obnoxious on public transportation, using the N word in public, allowing your children to run loose in public

    • Yes, being loud and obnoxious ANYWHERE should be given up permanently.

    • Nina Dashotta

      I agree with the N word. I’m trying to get my husband out of that. We talk to each other like homeboys…literally “dawg” and “Brah” LOL although we have been doing that for 8 years, I just cringe when he goes in with the N word.

    • -calling your friends b***h or ho. It’s time we guarded our tongues and said uplifting things to the people we love. : )

  • L-Boogie

    I am not Catholic and these behaviors do not apply to me.  

    • Cha-Cha

      What do these behaviors have to do with being Catholic?

      • L-Boogie

        I am not downing Catholics or Catholicism. If it came off that way I apologize.

    • It’s not just a Catholic thing.  Protestants can and do celebrate Lent as well.  None of the behaviors listed apply to me either, but I hear where the article’s coming from.  I think we all know someone who needs to cut some of these out.