Stereotypes Black People Uphold

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Black people are hip

Yes, black culture is very distinct, but only when compared to something “other.” Yes, that culture is generalized through Hip Hop, exported, and yeah, the world loves it. But that doesn’t mean that every black person is hip or down with “it.” Black people are as diverse as any other group. We are goofy, geeks, nerds, and awkward as well.

While seemingly benign, stereotypes like this have as many black people trying to be “down” as other groups. Being black is more than wearing Tims and fitted hats. It’s more than knowing lyrics to certain songs or having a sense of style.

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