Why do white people act black?
MJAdolph

United States

#304 Sep 27, 2008
From my experiences in both private (white) schools, and an all black public school (2=white/38=black); I can tell you it differs dramatically. It seems to me that some white kids act black just to play gangsta, much in the same way I know black guys who are from the suburbs and pretend to be gangsta. Its all pish-posh posing. However, I also know white guys who actually did grow up in the ghetto, and at all black neighborhoods, and hey, thats there culture too. Ever heard of Nature vs. Nurture?

The only people, black and white; I have a problem with are the ones that emulate this gangsta mentality too fit in or play cool.

I grew up white, but went to an all black school so I acted white, even though most whites at that school did emulate black culture.

Lets get down to the negative impacts though, ebonics, this is somthing I have a problem with. Learning correct english is what helps you out in the job and in your careers, or it limits you. I think its ironic that most cultures seem to fit in with the American community (even though some of you seem inclined to see the American community as the "white" community) but black culture fights at absolute futility to oppose any type of true integration which means adapting, and at any base level that means speaking the language. Ive lived overseas, I can speak maltese and Italian, why? Because, I dont think its right to expect people of other countries to cater to your ego. Speak the language. Dak Sek

As for the black and white wannabe gangstas, people hate you, black and white people. People who abide by the law, and live by the Justice of their hard work will never put up with anyone who would destroy their names as American Citizens. Its only a matter of time before this gangsta mentality is exposed for the crap it preaches. It happened with that whole Glam-Rock crap in the 80's, and it will happen with Hip-hop too.

I cant count the number of times I hear people say, I just like the beat but refuse to acknowledge the lyrics. Sex sex sex, drugs, bitches, sluts, gheto, white man got me down, blah blah blah. I miss the old school rap, the rap that wasn't racist, the rap that talked about hard life. That I liked. Rock is the same though, same problems. Underground is the only place you can hear good stuff anymore.

Sorry about the rant, I know I got off topic.
Have a good one.
xxxblackraverxxx x

Rochester, MI

#309 Dec 29, 2008
John Connor wrote:
"learn how to type and spell check what you wrote."
"Those who don't know history are domed* to repeat it."
LOL
you so dame funny they trying to talk about white people your like * they can't even type right* I understand too lolz
Dream on Bitch

United States

#310 Dec 29, 2008
They Have No Culture wrote:
Because Black people have different skin tones and white people are all white(Ugly)white people are so obsessed with our skin tones,lips,butts,and breast.
Well as for my family we have nice large breast.Anyway I get so tire of all the white men at work telling me every day my skin tone is so pretty I'm a light skinned black women in tip top shape....
And when I wear browns,yellows,and orange,and even black they go crazy. They always tell me I wish I had your skin tone we have to tan, you guys don't.
When I wear my hair straight they say I know your black but you look of another descent because of your pretty long hair hand your eyes change from dark brown to hazel all the time.
If one more white person tells me I look Latina,India,Hispanic or Middle Eastern Descent I'm going to scream.....
So I thought I'll wear my hair naturaly curly oh my God what did I do that for it got worse.There like your hair is so long and curly now are you sure your black.
White people are obsessed with skin tones......
Almost all Minority races have different skin tones,black hair,and dark eyes and culture....
White people are just White with no culture and they hate it.
That's why they tan really dark and dye there hair black and now there saying they are mixed with something else. Sad,Sad,White people Get A Life..........
Actually it seems as if your people are obssessed with skin color.Look at all the threads here that talk about light skin and dark skin black girls.I do not know any white people who obssess over skin color nor desire real dark skin..And as for culture,you being a black American do not have a culture either.All countries in Europe and Africa have their own cultures.It is America without a culture as America is still very young.Are you that stupid and dense to realize that??It is only people who have no true identy who want to be another race and/or culture.PLus the influence of the media.But I assure you that the class of peopleI hang with are not influence by the media and are brave enough to be themselves.Without needing any approvel from anybody esepcailly the likes of you.And for you to make such a stupid statement such as whites have no culture,you really should read more history I cannot stand superfacial MOFos like you.
Brie

Paramount, CA

#311 Jan 14, 2009
What does it mean to act black anyways? I know that we (black people) have a distinct culture but to say that all black people act the same way is somewhat ignorant and by saying that a person is acting black you are essentially assuming that all black people really do act the way that many (but not all)white people believe is how we act.
Personally I think that this question itself proves that America still has very very serious issues regarding race that need to be attended to.
white guy

Mount Juliet, TN

#312 Jan 18, 2009
Thats plain stupid. The Whites that act like Blacks are cowards that have lost there identity because it has been stripped away by a twisted political environment. Get the White man is what its all about. "Hey look at me Im not Racist"

The White man built this country and dumbass Blacks and Liberal Whites will tear it down.
VayVay

Homestead, FL

#313 Feb 6, 2009
First of all to make this all clear 2 all of u. Someone can't act black, or white! because it's a skin color. Just cause some white peple act "ghotto" or something like that doesn't mean they are acting black. It doesn't make since to ask this stupid question. Someone can't act a certain skin color. When u say "white pepple act black" you just critizing yourselves cause ya'll just calling yourselves getto and bad. Which doesn't amke since!
So stop being racies and make since!
Kezzer Mirage-Levent

London, UK

#314 Feb 7, 2009
WOW...Is this discussion actually goin to get any of you anywhere?
Most of you are there talking about how whites act black...this discussion is not going to stop them from not speaking slang etc and what ever else they "try" and copyright from black people so therefore this is a complete waste of time and just read this before you wanna chat shit about why am i involved because i won't bother answering you.
Kezzer Mirage-Levent
Sweet Talk

Brooklyn, NY

#316 Feb 7, 2009
is it okay for middle-eastern people to act gangsta?
I don't think anyone can say that the situation in the Middle-East is less than the situation in "the hood"
Women are SAD

London, UK

#317 Feb 9, 2009
Listen up Everyone! I want to tell you a true story I had experience the other day.
This happened about three weeks after the Beijing Olympic at around two o'clock in the afternoon.

On the bus there was this drunk Greek/ Mediterranean woman boasting about the black/Jamaican guy who won the 100 metre sprint. She would break into Jamaican accent now and again and basically would talk to random people getting on the bus about how much she loves black men, their physics, how great they are in bed...blah...blah and so on. Also, she was slagging off the Chinese people for some reason.

I cannot stress enough how sickening and embarrassing that experience was for me to watch because; as far as the rest of the people on the bus were concerned she looked so pathetic and miserable. She came across as a hopeless, sad and frustrated woman. She obviously had lot of issues. She was like a trapped, caged woman screaming out for attention or maybe she wanted help. The thing is, the way she was going on about it she looked very hyper, laughing out loud and all excited. So, I’m not sure what to think!
I just want to know why this woman did that, what was the reason or the issue whatever it is she had! Can any psychologist in here explain? the reason and motive behind this pathetic behaviour! Is it a form of manic-depression? What is it and is there any help for this sort of women! Because, I have apparently come across many women that behave in this fashion not just online but in real life as well.

“multi culti”

Since: Jan 09

cosmopolitan

#318 Feb 9, 2009
Women are SAD wrote:
Listen up Everyone! I want to tell you a true story I had experience the other day.
This happened about three weeks after the Beijing Olympic at around two o'clock in the afternoon.
On the bus there was this drunk Greek/ Mediterranean woman boasting about the black/Jamaican guy who won the 100 metre sprint. She would break into Jamaican accent now and again and basically would talk to random people getting on the bus about how much she loves black men, their physics, how great they are in bed...blah...blah and so on. Also, she was slagging off the Chinese people for some reason.
I cannot stress enough how sickening and embarrassing that experience was for me to watch because; as far as the rest of the people on the bus were concerned she looked so pathetic and miserable. She came across as a hopeless, sad and frustrated woman. She obviously had lot of issues. She was like a trapped, caged woman screaming out for attention or maybe she wanted help. The thing is, the way she was going on about it she looked very hyper, laughing out loud and all excited. So, I’m not sure what to think!
I just want to know why this woman did that, what was the reason or the issue whatever it is she had! Can any psychologist in here explain? the reason and motive behind this pathetic behaviour! Is it a form of manic-depression? What is it and is there any help for this sort of women! Because, I have apparently come across many women that behave in this fashion not just online but in real life as well.
Does sound a bit manic. Maybe delusional or bipolar or something else. There is help but the question is if they seek help or are even aware that they could do with some help. Probably a lonely woman who has been alone for too long and problems building up to the point of ill mental health. or something.
latina

Gainesville, GA

#319 Feb 12, 2009
Question, why do hispanic people act black, why do asian and and even middle eastern people act black?? It's obvious that they are all unsatisfied with their own cultures. As a hispanic person myself, I can say that I act black because I grew up around black people and it's just part of my personality. It really just is admiration for how blacks are not afraid to express themselves and work what they got. Other cultures are just boring and even oppressive at times so they see this African-American culture and try to find their place in it. Idk..that's just my opinion on it.

“Afirkan Aborigine”

Since: Jan 08

Nijeriya, Afirka

#320 Feb 12, 2009
I told this white boy i know he is trying to hard, has some cornrows and the next day i saw him he cut his hair off!!

I say be your self, if you have to put rubber bands on the end of your braid, it is not meant for your hair texture. Have to used hard spray to keep in a braid it is not meant for you.

Love your self people.
The Truth

Toledo, OH

#321 Feb 12, 2009
Have you ever noticed how "Black" people tend to be obnoxious with a sense of grievous entitlement? I know that sounds "racist", but it`s not. I realize this appears inflammatory, but bear with me, there is a point.

When crossing the street, they typically and inconsiderately meander and mosey along in no hurry to get out of your way. In public places like schools and movie theaters, "Blacks" commonly disturb the peace by being rambunctious, flamboyant and disruptive.

Their behavior demonstrates that they have no civil regard for those around them, and no dignity or self-respect. Many of them believe the "White Man" owes them something, a kind of inherited compensation for indiscretions done against their racial ancestors-- but not against them. Which is as stupid as hating the son just because you hate his father.

Their demeanor is generally rude, crass and uncouth. Their mere presence has a way of degrading and diminishing neighborhoods they live in, because of their derogatory and self-important attitude.

Perhaps as a vestigial remnant of ancestral slavery, they treat the world as a rental.

They seem proud of appearing ignorant or uneducated, and delight in routinely mangling the English language.

But... this characterization isn`t a reflection of race. This is the result of culture, and cultural indoctrination. I`ve known so-called black people who don`t act this way. Indeed, some of them were culturally `White".

I put "Black" in quotes for a reason.

Consider black people raised in Britain, Australia or Africa. They don`t behave the way we associate with black people in America. The difference is in culture. There are black people whose behavior and lifestyle is indistinguishable from white people.

Geeky/nerdy blacks are no different than geeky/nerdy Caucasians, Asians or Indians.

Because they share the same or similar geek/nerd culture.

And yet, when we in America think and speak of "Black` people, we usually automatically assume a stereotype concerning people of "color".

However, being "Black" is a statement or attitude of a particular culture, not a racial classification. There are some "white" people and Hispanics in America who act "Black". So clearly, this isn`t a race matter. Race is often confused for culture.

A black Frenchman may show more class than a "Black" American.

By conforming to the Americanized `Black" standard, they are enacting a self-fulfilling prophecy. They often complain about "White" people and "White" dominated society keeping them down, but they really have no one to blame but themselves. Such criticism is like blaming a coach for not putting you in the game, when you have no skill or experience playing the game, or even know how to play.

When "Blacks" in America chastise "Blacks" for acting "White", what are they really saying? What does it say about them that they consider intelligence and refinement a "White thing" To them, acting "White" means appearing intelligent, educated, civilized. So for "Blacks" to be offended about their "Black" brethren denying their "Blackness", implies that they celebrate being less sophisticated than "Whites".

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#322 Feb 12, 2009
I laugh at whites who act black. I don't know many thankfully, though it is funny.

Since: Feb 09

Location hidden

#324 Feb 13, 2009
Chad wrote:
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Just as funny as the black kids raised in all white neighborhoods who act white.
I know a couple of them.

“ENJOY THE SILENCE!”

Since: Nov 08

I LOVE IBIZA!

#325 Feb 14, 2009
:)what mean "act black?'what they should do to act black?i guess is anotha stereotype because every person have difrent character..some people are calm,some nervous..and..and...so people are people..every person see the life in difrent way..i dont get it what mean white try to act black or black act white..or..
Stacy

Baltimore, MD

#326 Feb 14, 2009
astros108 wrote:
i dont understant?
I know it makes me sick.I've told my children don't ever let me see you act or talk like them.I guess we are lucky because the black children my children hang around with act like decent children.They are not into the slang or ebonics.They dress like a normal child.They also have respect for others.Their parents as well are really decent people.It's a pleasure to be in the presence of them.We share share the same morals and values.
Jesus

United States

#327 Feb 14, 2009
latina wrote:
Question, why do hispanic people act black, why do asian and and even middle eastern people act black?? It's obvious that they are all unsatisfied with their own cultures. As a hispanic person myself, I can say that I act black because I grew up around black people and it's just part of my personality. It really just is admiration for how blacks are not afraid to express themselves and work what they got. Other cultures are just boring and even oppressive at times so they see this African-American culture and try to find their place in it. Idk..that's just my opinion on it.
Dude, I'm a white guy, and I just have to say that after your post, this forum should have ended. I think you got it right on man. Culture is what people are, and they find their place within it. There's nothing else to it. All the other "reasons" are just icing on the cake.
Athena

United States

#328 Feb 14, 2009
What is acting Black??? That is the most dumbest thing I have yet to figure out.
Is "acting black" going by the way we talk, dress, or what is because not all black people talk, dress, or act the same. SO what is acting black?
FCUKYUO

Woodland, CA

#329 Feb 17, 2009
WHITE PEOPLE ACT BLACK. SOME BLACK PEOPLE ACT WHITE. SOME MEXICANS ACT BLACK. WHATEVER. IT ALL GOES AROUND. BUT WHAT I DONT GET IS THAT SLAVERY ENDED A LONG TIME AGO, WHY DO BLACK PEOPLE STILL HOLD ON TO IT AND BLAME EVERY SINGLE WHITE PERSON?

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