Don’t Start Nothing, Won’t Be Nothing


“Don’t start nothing, won’t be nothing” is an African American colloquialism often used when one feels that they are being provoked to defend themselves in response to a verbal or physical action of another. UrbanDictionary.Com defines it as “A warning to others stating that if an altercation is to be avoided than the offending party should cease acting in a provocative manor.”

Despite popular rhetoric, African Americans have largely peacefully demanded that government and its institutions cease enacting laws that are…