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TryThisInstead

One our favorite new web series, Try This Instead, is back, and this time it’s schooling White folks on why it’s not a compliment to tell a Black person that they’re not really Black because they can swim, like rock music, are educated, or any number of idiotic things that are supposedly “not Black.”

In case you missed it the last time, Try This Instead is a satirical series that teaches well-meaning White folks how to sidestep racial microaggressions and have meaningful, and far less awkward, interactions with their Black friends, coworkers, and peers.

Take a look.

Has someone ever told you were “not really Black” because you defied stereotypes? Share your experiences below! 

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  • deebsooreal

    But wait…I take “You are really well spoken” as an insult though…

  • Jackal

    “Well-spoken” should be reserved for reassuring someone who has just been given shit for their accent, as far as I’m concerned.