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    (Original post by Reformed2010)
    If I got a pound every time I was told 'you don't act black!' from friends, extended family or strangers I'd be rich. The idea that my skin colour determines how I should act and behave is stupid and its about time people of all ethnic backgrounds (especially Afro-Caribbean) stop using the phrase once and for all.

    My parents and I were born in Britain, London. My mothers parents are American (Florida) and my dad parents are Caribbean (Jamaica and Grenada). Maybe I should act more 'American' :rolleyes:

    The way I act is partly due to my middle class London suburban upbringing. People want to paint a picture of African-Caribbean's as loud, rude, undereducated, oversexed. Where guys and girls in short shorts grind against one another appear to be the norm. I am sick of it. It allows those of black origin to accept and embrace this supposed black behaviour. Limiting our children to behaviour and some times placing a ceiling on their aspirations. Meanwhile furthering the aims and goals of those who are racist.

    When I was younger my uncle would always laugh, point me out and say, ha [my name] acts like a little white boy. As a child I didn't think nothing of it, now I remind him constantly that he acts like a ignorant ******** and that there is no such thing as acting black! for **** sake.

    When I listen to my Kings of Leon, wearing my Jack Wills and A+F, in my mum's Jeep on our way to collect my brother from his grammar school. I'm not acting anything, simply living the middle class lifestyle. Get over it. Those of Black skin can be middle class.
    They can indeed.

    However, there is a stereotypical view of young black people in the UK. Rap music, insanely baggy jeans that hang below your arse, Nike trainers, speaking in a 'black' vernacular, etc etc. I'm sure you know what I mean. That's how a lot of people see black teenagers. That's how we have wiggers. White boys who act black.

    Acting black is just seen as participating in black youth culture, which you don't do. Perhaps most young black men do, however, perpetuating the stereotype. All stereotypes have some basis in truth, like you do get young black men who listen to rap, have 'gangs' :rolleyes: and speak in a black vernacular.

    You don't conform to the stereotypical way of acting black. And well done you, because those people who do act like that are more often than not, f*****g retarded.
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    (Original post by rajandkwameali)
    Nobody is angry over the second world war, since it doesn't affect the world as much again. It's a poor analogy.
    Black people should be seeking to improve themselves, not harp on about how their ancestors were brutalised.
    Nobody is angry over the second world war? You can't be serious? It doesnt affect the world as much? Wow, you really don't know much about what happened during or after the war do you?
    You actually made me laugh with that comment...
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    Nobody is angry over the second world war? You can't be serious? It doesnt affect the world as much? Wow, you really don't know much about what happened during or after the war do you?
    You actually made me laugh with that comment...
    Nobody is angry. Lamentation is different from anger, since few people alive in the UK today were directly affected by the war. And yes, I do know what happened. The Holocaust was an incidental thing, and not the reason why the war happened.
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    i agree! i know what people mean... but there are white people who act like that too, not acting "black" just acting like themselves because that's where they grew up
 
 
 
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