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I must warn you. The video you have/are about to watch will have you doing a lot of “WTF?” “WTH?” “White folks done lost they mind…again!”  Now wait, before you proceed to slap the next white person that walks by, I challenge you to empathize with the ignorance that you have/will  witness and promise yourself to educate our culture to the ‘porcelain gods’ in proving them wrong.

*woo-sah*. Wasn’t as bad as you thought? No? Okay – I must commend the young gentleman for brining awareness on the lack of education on black culture from the Brigham Young University students.  However, there were a few things that could have been left out:

1.       The blacking out of the gentleman’s face

2.       The dating preference of a white guy who “acts” like a black guy vs. a black guy who “acts” like a white guy

3.       The students impressions of black people

4.       Oh and the white guy who said we love our chicken and grape juice *record scratch*

Yes ― I enjoy my fried chicken.  HELL, every now and then I too indulge in some grape soda.  But to know our culture is seen as chicken and grape soda lovers, having too much attitude, z-snapping, smacking lips, and the ‘sah-curity’ is quite baffling.  Matter of fact, I’m quite embarrassed.  Here it is 2012 and we are still struggling to break away from the never-ending stereotypes.  Did the BYU students forget about POTUS and FLOTUS? Damn. Give us some credit.

So what do you say? How do we breakaway from such titles and social stigmas?  Are we to blame, the media (ie. Sh*t Black Girls Say, Friday) or the lack of color on BYU’s campus?  Speak up!

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  • eh, there’s a lot of black people who don’t know nothing other than Martin and Obama….so this don’t come as a surprise white people knowing nuffing. How much do you know….me enough, to know MY rights as a black person in America. I’m not into history. Although, I do tip my hat to those that came before me, and made it better for me. Respect.

    • I`am not MAD

      your last line is not a get out of jail card….. what you wrote was just NARCISSISTIC.

  • Toni Links

    @White Girl, @CurlySue & @Sue – Words can not begin to describe how much I agree with most of you all’s comments. I know EXACTLY what you mean and how you feel. You all made some great points!

    Seriously? I can’t understand why everyone is so upset about their impressions of black people. Honestly, I have my impressions of other people. Some are good and some not so much but I am sincerely working on improving the latter. I can’t change them but I can most definitely change me. I don’t like being judged or stereotyped by non-African Americans simply because my skin is brown so God forbid I practice that same ignorance with anyone outside of my race. But guess what? I have and I’m sure I’ll do it again. I’m not perfect.

    As an African American woman I see MY PEOPLE acting like monkeys all the damn time. In the news. On tv. At the gas station. In the mall. At school. In the workplace. At the movies. Anywhere. Everywhere. You name the place. It’s embarrassing beyond comprehension. I know I sound like I’m ranting and raving but please attempt to feel my heart’s message behind the words on this screen. No, I am not saying that white people or asian people or any other people for that matter don’t have their – for lack of a better word or phrase – faults. I’m just simply stating that there is so much truth in this video and it hurts. It hurts to know that other races view us that way because WE project that image.

    When are we gonna stop pointing fingers and start practicing being the change we want to see in the world?

  • Poopy

    This is great, now a white guy needs to go to Alabama and ask “colored people” when did Lincon abolish slavery?