UVA Study Focuses on Racial Discrimination Within Peer Groups

A group of researchers from the University of Virginia is studying discrimination, but not between people of two different races. Full Story
Eaglescout1984

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Jan 28, 2013
"Based on the frequency that individuals were accused of 'acting white,'"
Folks, this is one of the biggest barriers for the black community to raising median incomes, having both parent homes and keeping young men out of the justice system. It's the pervasive idea that if you are black and you take the time to study in school or follow all the rules, you're some type of uncle Tom and you're "acting white". If black leaders were to stand up and say that by doing these things, they are not betraying their race, but rather working to improve the condition of the black community, maybe we can see positive change. And they might want to also mention the fact MLK Jr did a lot of those things that is called "acting white" these days.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#2 Jan 28, 2013
Eaglescout1984 wrote:
"Based on the frequency that individuals were accused of 'acting white,'"
Folks, this is one of the biggest barriers for the black community to raising median incomes, having both parent homes and keeping young men out of the justice system. It's the pervasive idea that if you are black and you take the time to study in school or follow all the rules, you're some type of uncle Tom and you're "acting white". If black leaders were to stand up and say that by doing these things, they are not betraying their race, but rather working to improve the condition of the black community, maybe we can see positive change. And they might want to also mention the fact MLK Jr did a lot of those things that is called "acting white" these days.
This is like the third time in a few days that we've agreed... it's a sign of the end of the world...

On topic, it used to bother me in Eddie Murphy movies in the 80's when he would make fun of a successful wealthy black American.
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There is nothing wrong with people being articulate and respectful to themselves and others. If you are going to act otherwise, expect to be treated otherwise.
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A really cheesy line in a Cage/ Travolta movie is "If you dress like Halloween, ghouls will try to get in your pants.
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The same goes with job interviews, if you're the most qualified candidate and you still can't pull up your pants, wear a tie, or speak proper English; I'm not going to recommend you for hire. It's a top 5 mistake of all interviewees. It has nothing to do with race.
sez you

Richmond, VA

#3 Jan 28, 2013
Mr Friedman, the pres at PVCC commented on the very low registration of blacks in that school. Accusing fellow blacks as being Uncle Toms has been a method of intimidation in the black community for some time now. Its a terrible shame and will only serve to inhibit the progress of the black community for entire generations.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#4 Jan 28, 2013
sez you wrote:
Mr Friedman, the pres at PVCC commented on the very low registration of blacks in that school. Accusing fellow blacks as being Uncle Toms has been a method of intimidation in the black community for some time now. Its a terrible shame and will only serve to inhibit the progress of the black community for entire generations.
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt
Disillusioned

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Prejudices within the same race is not new, or only within the black race. There are many types of prejudices -- regardless of race.

Let's stop enabling the excuses. We have ALL been discriminated against, and ALL have stuff to deal with.

huck

Charlottesville, VA

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Dude wrote:
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It has nothing to do with race.
Yes it does.
Whites with loose pants are emulating blacks.
Dude

Bumpass, VA

#7 Jan 28, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it does.
Whites with loose pants are emulating blacks.
and I wouldn't recommend them for hire, either.
Derek

Charlottesville, VA

#9 Jan 28, 2013
sez you wrote:
Mr Friedman, the pres at PVCC commented on the very low registration of blacks in that school. Accusing fellow blacks as being Uncle Toms has been a method of intimidation in the black community for some time now. Its a terrible shame and will only serve to inhibit the progress of the black community for entire generations.
It's a crabs in a bucket mentality. Let's make sure we pull the other crabs back into the bucket who are trying to make it out, by pointing out to the other crabs, that this particular crab is trying to do something or be someone he is not supposed to be and escape. The slave mind runs deep, and it's a battle that we must fight within ourselves and hold the rest of our people accountable for.
american citizen

United States

#10 Jan 28, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes it does.
Whites with loose pants are emulating blacks.
The IQ of both is the same
FED UP

Charlottesville, VA

#11 Jan 28, 2013
Black folks practicing descrimination, who knew? just sayin "cracker"
sez you

Richmond, VA

#12 Jan 28, 2013
Derek wrote:
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It's a crabs in a bucket mentality. Let's make sure we pull the other crabs back into the bucket who are trying to make it out, by pointing out to the other crabs, that this particular crab is trying to do something or be someone he is not supposed to be and escape. The slave mind runs deep, and it's a battle that we must fight within ourselves and hold the rest of our people accountable for.
True but where does the black community start? they won't recognise the problem and its never discussed in a public forum.
Greene Native

Barboursville, VA

#13 Apr 20, 2013
Hmmm

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