In this episode of Shutup Podcast, B. Black kicks it with Mz Dubious, Rick Savory from Angel Dreams Photography and Sherley from Chonilla.com to discuss Buzzfeed’s 27 dumbass questions – as Bossip.com so eloquently put it – for Black People.
Recorded Saturday, May 27, 2017.
- “But I be baitin the rebel base to bass distort the EQ/
The devil’s wishin they could send me back to Mogadishu” ~Lauryn Hill
- Gente de Zona – La Gozadera (Official Video) ft. Marc Anthony
- Gloria Gaynor – I Will Survive
- INTERRUPTION: Fast Forwarding to skip over all the initial technical difficulties we were having with Google Hangout
- Let’s Answer All 27 Questions Black People Have For Black People From That Dumb A$$ Buzzfeed Video (Bossip.com)
- A Point-By-Point Response To BuzzFeed’s Questions For Black People (NPR)
- The list of questions:
- Why is it so hard to be on time?
- If my dab is on fleek, am I lit?
- Why is it a problem if I like anime?
- Why do black people look at your shoes before they greet you?
- Why are we more likely to engage in the new dance trend than we are to get involved in politics or opening a business?
- How did watermelon become our thing?
- Why do you get upset when I don’t like a black celebrity?
- Why do we call each other the N-word but get vehemently upset when a white person uses the N-word?
- Why is my natural hair, the hair that grows out of my head, seen as a political statement?
- Why do we think people with light skin look better than people with dark skin?
- Do you really believe that black is beautiful?
- Or it just something that you say because it sounds cool?
- Why do some black people say that you’re pretty ‘for a dark-skinned girl’?
- Why do some black men only date white women?
- Why is it OK for black men to date white women, but not OK for a black woman to date outside her race?
- Why do you protest Black Lives Matter and then tear each other down in the next breath?
- Why do we say that we don’t want to be seen as a monolith but then try to take people’s black cards away for not liking something that’s supposedly black?
- Why are we so quick to support a non-black-owned business, but then hesitate when it’s a black-owned business?
- Is there a cutoff time for this whole homophobia thing in the black community?
- Why is growing up without a father so common in our race?
- Why don’t we like to confront our mental health issues?
- Why is there a checklist for being black?
- Why is being educated considered ‘a white thing?’
- Why do you think well-off black people don’t know what it means to be black?
- Why do some black people say, ‘Oh, I have Native American in my family,’ in order to feel interesting or more valuable than other black people around them?
- Why can’t we just acknowledge that there are a bunch of different types of black people walking around and they’re all amazing and unique and special in their own way?
- Why are we always looking for the discount?
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