There are times when things need to be said. And this is one of those times.
As life would have it, I, like many Black people have had my share of moments with white folks that could have gotten ugly, had it not been for my upbringing. From my experience, it just appears that Black people and white folks live in two entirely different parallels and our perspectives about life are birthed from them.
Really, haven't we all been asked dumb questions by white folks? And why do these people approach us with such ignorance of who we are as a people?
Years ago, I once had a white coworker ask me if all Black people know each other. Seriously. I was floored. And don't even get me started on being complimented by some whites because, clearing throat..."I speak well." Why the hell wouldn't I?
Well, I'm in (that kind of mood) today and I'm going to drop a bomb today and educate some who really want to understand why they got cussed out by one of their Black coworkers last week:
So without much more adjure, I'll just get to the point:
The Ten Things White Folks Do That Irritate Black People
- Putting your hands in a Black woman's hair. An absolute no-no
- Asking personal or just outright dumb questions without the benefit of study
- Assuming every Black person knows each other just because we speak to each other
- Following us in stores but never asking if we need help
- Staring. What the hell are you looking at me for?
- Being condescending and aloof
- Assuming every Black man is a criminal. Really? And who f*cked up the economy again?
- Assuming Black women with long hair have weave. Yes! Black women have long hair.
- Getting mad at successful Black people
- That ALL Black people are uneducated
These are just a few of mine, but I'm sure, many can understand where I'm coming from.