While the roommates party in the hot tub, Robin asks Jacquese if he is from the ghetto and he wonders "what does someone from the ghetto look like?" He thinks Robin's opinions about people from the ghetto are based on things she has seen on TV and...... Read Full Episode Summary »
While the roommates party in the hot tub, Robin asks Jacquese if he is from the ghetto and he wonders "what does someone from the ghetto look like?" He thinks Robin's opinions about people from the ghetto are based on things she has seen on TV and not in real life. Jacquese talks to his cousin Calvin about the incident in the hot tub and explains that respect is really big with him.
When Jamie and Jacquese are together, they talk about how the two of them and Frankie are not in a clique in the house, but the others have formed a clique. Jamie wants everyone to be one giant clique, but it's not quite working out that way. Jacquese is upstairs using the computer and no one tells him they are going out and he's upset that people aren't including him. Cameran thinks that Jacquese is very sensitive and doesn't think anyone meant anything by not telling him they were going out. Randy notes that Jacquese is a little more introverted than the rest of the group and is being left out because of that.
The gang heads out to downtown San Diego and outside the club, a local San Diego man calls her a derogatory name, so she calls him what she describes as "probably the most hurtful thing you could say to somebody of color." Jacquese asks her what she said and he can't believe it when she tells him. The have a conversation outside the club about why what she said was inappropriate. Jacquese stays totally calm, while Robin points and gets in his face. He asks her to get out of his face, but she doesn't back down. Upset that he's not getting through to her, Jacquese heads home.
Robin tells Randy that she didn't mean any disrespect and she's upset that she offended one of her roommates. Randy says the situation is a misunderstanding and she is not the type of person who wants to hurt people. Brad says even though he is not even a part of that race, he is offended.
Jacquese calls his mom when he gets back to the house and she tells him not to become an angry black man. She says it is his role to educate the others on how hurtful that word is. She tells him to be tolerant of their ignorance and does not want him to rush to judgment. Jacquese thanks his mom for calming him down and giving him advice on what he should do.
When the rest of the group arrives home, Brad tries to explain to Robin that there is no excuse for ever using that word. Robin cries a lot and says she would take it back in a heartbeat.
Cameran steals Jacquese away and tells him that Robin is really upset about hurting him and they decide to all sit down and talk. Jacquese says he feels like he is not getting much attention in the house. Robin interrupts him and asks him if he was raped by someone who was white. Robin tells Jacquese that he doesn't understand where she comes from and Jacquese hugs her to calm her down. Robin sits down with Jacquese to tell him that she had one negative experience with a person of a different background. Jacquese tells him to try not to use that word and she should try and be the bigger person. As roommates, they need to respect each other's feelings. Later, Jamie comes to Jacquese and tells him that he can always come to her and since they are both minorities, they are going through a similar situation.
Robin says she is glad people forgive, but she'll never forget. She hopes to come out of this a better person. Everything seems to be water under the bridge when Robin wakes up Jacquese the next morning and they go outside to shoot some hoops.
While Brad, Camera, Robin and Randy hang out on one deck, Frankie, Jamie and Jacquese hang out together on the other deck. Frankie thinks that they are just on the outskirts of the clique. Brad comes over to see them and they tell him they feel like outcasts. Brad says that everyone in the house is an outcast. With Brad and Cameran now on their deck, Jamie opens up about how there have been numerous occasions when she has been uncomfortable about her ethnicity. Cameran says she has put labels on people in the past and she feels bad about her previous behavior. Cameran believes she is going to learn from this experience and grow from it. Jacquese says no matter what race they are, they all want the same things in life. Robin explains that even though they went through an ugly situation yesterday, it brought them all closer together.