Why is it that drunk frat boys think it's cool to say things like, "brother" to me?
As in, "Hey brother, gimme high five!"
And I'm not referring to the NorCal "brother", or SoCal "bro", either. I am addressed in this manner because I am a young black man.
Last night I just opened my eyes real wide and said, "Hey..." The reactions of the other three people with me (all of whom were white) ranged from bemusement to "I can't believe you didn't just knock him out."