Why do white people act black?
Anonymous

Union City, OK

#770 Sep 26, 2012
Marita wrote:
Germans gassing Jews. White Europeans who had NO claim to this land killing off Native American tribes. White men oppressed all women, blacks, Native Americans, homosexuals, Hispanics, AND Asians.
I'm not any more violent than you are. You don't even know me. You see what you want to see on the Internet. I have not said anything violent, just as you have not. The only difference between me and you despite our obvious color difference is the fact that I try not to judge an entire race of people based on a few people I see on TV. Nobody ever generalizes the black people based on people like Chris Gardiner or Maya Angelou or Nikki Giovanni or even Scott Joplin. We get generalized with the video hos, and the pimps with the blueberry-colored outfits and the top hats. For the most
part people IGNORE the good until there is something bad about them; then they're all over them, condemning them and raising all sorts of hell. And don't tell me I'm delusional or paranoid or whatever, because I have to live with getting rid of these same generalization everyone puts on me daily.
...What I am trying to say, long story short, is that if you're gonna tell me I'm violent because of what people in Africa did, I'm gonna tell you you're violent because of what Europeans did all over the world.
"White men opresed all women, blacks, native americans, homosexuals, hispanics, AND Asians"

... Pardon me, WHEN and HOW have whites ever "opressed" ASIANS? Better still, where do you get off speaking for OTHER peoples (asians and hispanics ) at all? And blacks have opressed WOMEN in their own societies ( you should see what they do with their women in some of those native African tribes ).
Anonymous

Union City, OK

#771 Sep 26, 2012
Mack wrote:
Because they have an identity crisis and suffer from cultural cringe (when you hate everything about your own culture but like someone elses culture)
Link to a good article:http://www.colorq.org/ articles/article.aspx?d=2001 &x=raceless
I also know it's due to the popularity of AA hip hop culture but I think it ultimately has do with what I said about cultural cringe above. I mena white people got have their own culture but are seemingly dissatisfied by it probably because it's not as popular as our culture. As a matter of fact and as you should white people have always secretly coveted various aspects of black culture not just Afro-Am but Egyptian, Nubian, Ethiopian, Nigerian culture. As a matter fact white people copy everything! They lack creativity and originality to start their own culture so they imitate and steal whatever they can from us as well as other cultures call it their own. If I may add, white people have imitating black people since the beginning of our history. When white people were first educated by us black folks in ancient Kemet, the whites their were so captivated by our culture that they began to imitate evry aspect of us like wearing dreadlocks, dressing like the women and etc. Therefore you could pretty much say that this was wiggerism in it's earliest form. It's rather sad but yet perplexingly funny why whites copy our, dress, slang, mannerism, music styles, and spiritual traditions. I especially hate when those wiggers and latinos keep saying the N-word in their everyday speech like they're black. Jesus, it's so upsetting and worth breaking sh*t over. Just learn to be satisfied with your own culture and leave ours the f*ck alone.
Yes, it did take alot of "creativity and originality" to start wearing your billcap backwards and pants low,... sheer BRILIANCE!!!
RiMarie

United States

#772 Oct 3, 2012
Anyway, I get what your saying. there is an uncivilized selection. But there are some intelligent blacks such as my self, who understands wearing a hair scarf at Walmart is NOT ACCEPTABLE and I really do not care much for Weave, or super long nails. the black youth is out of hand. These days Shenikas and Zenitas are running around, just ruining the black culture with awful music, self concepts, and no education. I applaud all blacks who are doing your thing and making money the RIGHT way, and taking care of your families.
NOW; in response of the topic, you are clearly stating how white people act black. The thing that gets me is, how much they used TO HATE US, but now they want to be us. But think about it, every culture wants to be like another culture in some way. For instance, black women wear weave, because they want it to be like the hair of other women from different cultures, such as the Indian, and they have beautiful hair. Not nessecarily white hair, because their hair is SELDOM THICK. white women wear weave, too. Movies, TV shows, salad dressing commercials, it's not all of their hair.
But to me, they did adapt a culture. Of skateboarding, surfing, pop and country, certain clothes, hair styles, and foods. Such as salad and box mac and cheese. As an entree (? Mac and Cheese is a side dish, not a meal, honey). But maybe they are bored and want to switch it up. Maybe they want to eat and dance as the Hispanic women, or draw as the Asian cultures do (all I can say is WOW). So give them a break. They just want to be in with pop culture.
ON THE FLIPSIDE, IF ONE MORE WHITE PERSON WALKS UP TO ME SAYING "WHADDUP WHADDUP/ MY (N-word here)/ BROTHA/ YO-YO/ SISTA/ HEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEYYYYYYYYY /MMMM-HMMMM/ REAL TALK/(NAME HERE) IN DA HOUSE/ NOW SHE WANTA PHOTO YOU ALREADY KNOW DO ONLY LIVE ONCE THATS THE MOTTO/ BIG (INSERT LETTER)/ OKAAAYYY/ YEAH YAYAH/PLAYYYAAA/ HOMAAAYYY/ GIIIIRRRLLLLLLL/ ETC I WILL FREAKING THROW A BAG OF SALAD AT THEM AND POINT THEM AWAY.
You don't normally see us saying "dude, dudette, hang ten, like, Let's go tan, like OMG I AM LIKE SO FAT I AM 19 AND WAY 96 LBS. NOOOO, dude, like like and like again, etc..."
First they hung us and now they hug us
cooltaurusgirl

Tampa, FL

#773 Oct 23, 2012
All you people on here are trying to you have an identity crisis. But little do you know, you are way off. The main reason for a lot of people acting a different way is to fit in where they are located. Its human nature to want to be recognized and cared for. Some of you may think that the black culture is better. But the only thing that culture gets you is either locked up with a 10+ year sentence, or a bunch of kids you weren't expecting to have by different men. Doesn't sound like its worth representing to me. Especially when people can't talk propper english. Not all white people are lucky enough to have wealth and the finner things. If they do have it, its because they went to school and worked for it. Everyone knows most black people don't want to go to college. So they can't complain about something they don't want to earn.
Bayou City

Houston, TX

#774 Oct 23, 2012
astros108 wrote:
i dont understant?
That's just it. It's an "act" usually done for comedy effect. Nobody in their right mind really wants to be black. Even negroes don't want to be black. Hope that helps.

Level 4

Since: Aug 12

Poughquag, NY

#775 Oct 23, 2012
I heard a Mulatto say that Blacks are just trying to act Italian in the U.S

That might be true.

When looking at how Blacks act it seems like actually Blacks have been trying to act Italian.
White is Right

United States

#776 Oct 24, 2012
Wiggers!! They are just as pathetic as the negroes!
john doe

Independence, OH

#777 Nov 17, 2012
I don't think there is a simple answer to this question. So I'll just state a couple of thoughts that come to mind.#1 some white people "act" black and some black people "act" white. When you add the word "act" you've already answered the question........they're being fake or phoney.#2 most people tend to adopt the ways and mannerisms of the culture in which they were raised for example blacks and whites from the south are a little different from blacks and whites in the north. Also black "skinned " people from Africa are different than black "skinned" people from America just like white "skinned " people in America are different from white "skinned" people in England.#3 (last thought) obviously this question is geared towards American's to which I would say it is Media influenced. Everyone knows that whatever is "hot" or popular in pop-culture is sure to be imitated. This is why people are filing there teeth to look like "fangs " straight people are pretending to be gay (metro) and cats and dogs are living together.
Jasper Lynn

Ray, OH

#778 Nov 18, 2012
john doe wrote:
I don't think there is a simple answer to this question. So I'll just state a couple of thoughts that come to mind.#1 some white people "act" black and some black people "act" white. When you add the word "act" you've already answered the question........they're being fake or phoney.#2 most people tend to adopt the ways and mannerisms of the culture in which they were raised for example blacks and whites from the south are a little different from blacks and whites in the north. Also black "skinned " people from Africa are different than black "skinned" people from America just like white "skinned " people in America are different from white "skinned" people in England.#3 (last thought) obviously this question is geared towards American's to which I would say it is Media influenced. Everyone knows that whatever is "hot" or popular in pop-culture is sure to be imitated. This is why people are filing there teeth to look like "fangs " straight people are pretending to be gay (metro) and cats and dogs are living together.
You said a mouth full there. Being born and raise in Lorain, Oh and moving to southern Oh was a culture shock. You've written it so beautifully, too. You are totally correct.
dominique

United States

#780 Jan 14, 2013
hey not all white people don't look bad when they act black some of them look like a dumbass I got alot of white friend that act black it don't matter I like it they act like us not because they jerious eminem didn't act like us because he was jerious I have nothing again of wigger it they business if they want to act like us that's them
Jose

Colonia, NJ

#781 Feb 9, 2013
What the f*ck you mean Latinos? We were stealing white bitches before you black people. You copied us! With that wave sh*t in your hair. Yeah Latinos had that first. B*tch ass. F*ck out of here. I don't hate white or black people we're like brothers. All of us, but I can't stand when people act like they're the shit, respect to my white folks and black folks.
Me Hello

Blue Island, IL

#782 Feb 17, 2013
What is acting black? I say I don't act black 24/7 and I am (I'M mixed with etc aswell) but it's not acting black it's being ignorant! Saying cuss words and saying "I'm a thug" & all that crap is really stupid to me! Thats why people see Adrican Ameircan as not so swell people! AND I DON'T BLAME THEM o-o I mean girls at my school be dancing on each other and UGH! Veary weaird o-o........Anyway I don't mind the stlye (yes I do) but um yeah but on some people it's cute like on cute asian boys <3 lol but I hate when they call each other by cuss words like "whats up me N...." or "Hey B...." OKAY I DON'T WANNA BE CALLED ANY OF THAT EVEN IF YOU ARE JK!=_= GOSH the only reason people act this way is because of the music now and days this is why I like asian stuff >.>....So yeah But you know =-=
Stupid

United States

#784 Feb 26, 2013
Mack wrote:
Because they have an identity crisis and suffer from cultural cringe (when you hate everything about your own culture but like someone elses culture)
Link to a good article:http://www.colorq.org/ articles/article.aspx?d=2001 &x=raceless
I also know it's due to the popularity of AA hip hop culture but I think it ultimately has do with what I said about cultural cringe above. I mena white people got have their own culture but are seemingly dissatisfied by it probably because it's not as popular as our culture. As a matter of fact and as you should white people have always secretly coveted various aspects of black culture not just Afro-Am but Egyptian, Nubian, Ethiopian, Nigerian culture. As a matter fact white people copy everything! They lack creativity and originality to start their own culture so they imitate and steal whatever they can from us as well as other cultures call it their own. If I may add, white people have imitating black people since the beginning of our history. When white people were first educated by us black folks in ancient Kemet, the whites their were so captivated by our culture that they began to imitate evry aspect of us like wearing dreadlocks, dressing like the women and etc. Therefore you could pretty much say that this was wiggerism in it's earliest form. It's rather sad but yet perplexingly funny why whites copy our, dress, slang, mannerism, music styles, and spiritual traditions. I especially hate when those wiggers and latinos keep saying the N-word in their everyday speech like they're black. Jesus, it's so upsetting and worth breaking sh*t over. Just learn to be satisfied with your own culture and leave ours the f*ck alone.
. Dumb as Fck shutup you peice of sh$t
Stupid

United States

#785 Feb 26, 2013
You sold us your own people so let me know why you did that and then I'll start to listen to your sh$t
sean

San Diego, CA

#786 Mar 8, 2013
Dougie wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny how you can criticize my spelling but not the content of my ideas.
Did my refernce to Stormfront offend you and the boys at the Klavern?
Why can't black people say the word "ASK". or is it cool to be stupid and say axx.
Hangry

Los Angeles, CA

#787 Mar 8, 2013
How do you act black ? How does a black person act ? I'm so confused. This is how stereotypes evolve because some people like to take some characteristics of similar looking people and decide there all the same.

Here's a couple of ex.

A couple of dumb blondes = every blonde person is dumb, dumb blonde jokes

A couple of smarts Asians = he defintely smart he is Asian

A couple of couple of black people steal and are ghetto= hide you wallets real quick black people are coming and don't talk to them they might rub off on you.

NO ONES EXACTLY THE SAME.
Michelle

Houston, TX

#788 Jun 21, 2013
Willing Thinker wrote:
Why do black people "act black"?
Cause we would probably knock ourselves out if we were as boring as white people.
NOYB

London, UK

#789 Jul 1, 2013
Willing Thinker wrote:
"Why do black people act Black?"
Because there BLACK u idiot
DaMn

Novato, CA

#790 Jul 18, 2013
Dougie wrote:
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Frankly,white people embarass themselves when they try to front like they are Boyz in the Hood when they really come from very privileged communities.
Yet I will add that in a time when many white kids are turning to white racist groups like Stormfront and National Alliance,I would welcome a fighting force of white youth who would FIGHT racist whites,not only in defense of Blacks but to build an anti-racist white culture that is deeper than the fake hip hop posers they curently think represents "real"Black culture.
I am old enough to remember white kids kicking ass for Black Studies at San Francisco State back in 1968 along with the Black Student Union and Third World Liberation Front.Nothing wrong with having a few John Browns in the struggle.
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So interesting you said this. My mother was one of the organizers of this strike shut down of SFSU for Black Studies.^^ Got arrested and everything. White woman from Texas, moved early on to action. Not that it should matter but it illustrates that alliance is more of the heart than of the skin.
(John Brown??)
I think if you grew up ORGANICALLY with black folks and talk similarly then it's not fakery but most people who talk like that DIDN"T and are imitating it from hip hop and tv. That is what makes it so cheesy and tacky...and that it's simply imitation not genuine. I just pointed this out to a VERY white friend saying something like,' I just got my hair done did'....I wanted to crawl into the woodwork for her stupidity. She knows better...or so I thought. Grew up in a suburb outside of SF. I asked her why people are saying this lately....she said 'equal opportunity'. Hangs head now.
WTF? So yea...it can sound uber cheesy and fake. Flattery is part of the long standing tradition of imitation but of all the cultural aspects to imitate why this, why the crude, sexist street language of thugs and rappers?????
It's controversial, lewd but possibly liberating for uptight folks who want to sound cool or tough and hip. Maybe to fit in and be liked by people of different backgrounds. Maybe some earnest reasons but it comes out wonky and embarrassing.
Interesting idea of soliciting white imitators to help in the fight against racism. Probably would work.
Chris

Arco, ID

#791 Sep 6, 2013
Lived in a black community as a white for most of my high school years as such I had mostly black and immigrant friends. Then I found out during that time that my great great grandmother/father on my mom's side is black. Something my grandmother tried to hide all her life cause at the time it wasn't accepted. So no I don't act black I just use the lingo sometimes when it fits. Because that's how I learned it and everything people need to stop assuming shit in general of other people. I had to nearly get a beat-down going the other day cause I really shouldn't have to explain myself.

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