#1001 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10485 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell said:

@yodaprime said:

@jaken7 said:

@frozen said:

The problem is people say they don't judge black people but they do subconsciously. People are more scared of a black person wearing a hoodie than a white person and it's just sad, due to the media (often right wing) feeding the stereotype, though to be fair so do many wannabe rappers.

100% agreed.

Not to say it's initially African American's fault at all...but the "yo, yo, my n*gga" wannabe kids are really not helping anything.

I agree. It's a shame too, that peer pressure is a huge influence that is pushing the stereotypes and is something that should some how be addressed. I (a black man) went through a period where i was dating constantly unsuccessfully for nearly 4 yrs exclusively dating black women. several of which, complained about me being "not black enough" and even suggested that i go for white women. Long story short... my gf now is not black.. -_-

it's 2014 why is there such a thing as "acting black" non sense.. just be a damn person. Why does dressing a certain way and liking a certain music define your race?

You realize you're talking about a group of people who had to create a culture amidst having theirs destroyed right? Why do you think? I'm not dating a black girl either but I've been with a few that never gave me that "Not black enough" stuff. You gotta look hard.

Smh what does "looking hard" have to do with the color of your skin? Granted it was like 3 women that brought this up out of well over a dozen.. but those 3 instances seriously made me want to adopt a persona that i think really hurts us as a whole... It's fine and good that we would like to relate to one another and connect as a people and having a number of commonalities, but i can't see the rationale as to why being violent, lazy, and obnoxious fits into our "culture"

That's internal...regardless to what 3 out of a dozen have said it shouldn't have bothered you. I say that because I don't have any violent, lazy or obnoxious friends and all of my best friends with one exception are black. So I don't know where they or you got that from? I'm not sure but you must've known that you being a black person acting the way that you do is also "Acting black" because you're "Black".

#1002 Edited by JetiiMitra (8611 posts) - - Show Bio

Idris Elba is black.

#1003 Posted by Farkam (4889 posts) - - Show Bio

I watched Hancock for the first time a few days ago. Epic film. One of the best SHM's ever if you ask me. Better than anything made recently. I was just really impressed with it. I had been avoiding it for a long time due to its negative portrayal of a black person with super-powers. Anyway while I understand that it was more of a character driven movie with Hancock being his own worst enemy in a way, it needed a better villain.

#1004 Posted by YodaPrime (835 posts) - - Show Bio

@yodaprime said:

@nelomaxwell said:

@yodaprime said:

@jaken7 said:

@frozen said:

The problem is people say they don't judge black people but they do subconsciously. People are more scared of a black person wearing a hoodie than a white person and it's just sad, due to the media (often right wing) feeding the stereotype, though to be fair so do many wannabe rappers.

100% agreed.

Not to say it's initially African American's fault at all...but the "yo, yo, my n*gga" wannabe kids are really not helping anything.

I agree. It's a shame too, that peer pressure is a huge influence that is pushing the stereotypes and is something that should some how be addressed. I (a black man) went through a period where i was dating constantly unsuccessfully for nearly 4 yrs exclusively dating black women. several of which, complained about me being "not black enough" and even suggested that i go for white women. Long story short... my gf now is not black.. -_-

it's 2014 why is there such a thing as "acting black" non sense.. just be a damn person. Why does dressing a certain way and liking a certain music define your race?

You realize you're talking about a group of people who had to create a culture amidst having theirs destroyed right? Why do you think? I'm not dating a black girl either but I've been with a few that never gave me that "Not black enough" stuff. You gotta look hard.

Smh what does "looking hard" have to do with the color of your skin? Granted it was like 3 women that brought this up out of well over a dozen.. but those 3 instances seriously made me want to adopt a persona that i think really hurts us as a whole... It's fine and good that we would like to relate to one another and connect as a people and having a number of commonalities, but i can't see the rationale as to why being violent, lazy, and obnoxious fits into our "culture"

That's internal...regardless to what 3 out of a dozen have said it shouldn't have bothered you. I say that because I don't have any violent, lazy or obnoxious friends and all of my best friends with one exception are black. So I don't know where they or you got that from? I'm not sure but you must've known that you being a black person acting the way that you do is also "Acting black" because you're "Black".

I know plenty. Far too many that act that way. Kudos to you avoiding that enviornment. But I went to an HBCU for 2 semesters and saw so much ignorance, it got to a point where it made me drop out and switch schools. People make threads n such like this and say "black people we need to get it together" but my reply is, it's never gonna happen when you people out there enabling the stereotypes like in my above mentioned personal example. I work hard. i pay bills. I'm an army soldier and almost college Grad with Zero legal trouble and decent looking to boot. Yet socially i am a failure compared to my "thug wannabe" peers that aren't about anything. My 2 best friends (and a bulk of my family) are doing nothing with tier lives and don't seem to give a shit.

black person acting the way that you do is also "Acting black" because you're "Black".

Ha! I agree. But, it's not what i've been told.

#1005 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10485 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell said:

@yodaprime said:

@nelomaxwell said:

@yodaprime said:

@jaken7 said:

@frozen said:

The problem is people say they don't judge black people but they do subconsciously. People are more scared of a black person wearing a hoodie than a white person and it's just sad, due to the media (often right wing) feeding the stereotype, though to be fair so do many wannabe rappers.

100% agreed.

Not to say it's initially African American's fault at all...but the "yo, yo, my n*gga" wannabe kids are really not helping anything.

I agree. It's a shame too, that peer pressure is a huge influence that is pushing the stereotypes and is something that should some how be addressed. I (a black man) went through a period where i was dating constantly unsuccessfully for nearly 4 yrs exclusively dating black women. several of which, complained about me being "not black enough" and even suggested that i go for white women. Long story short... my gf now is not black.. -_-

it's 2014 why is there such a thing as "acting black" non sense.. just be a damn person. Why does dressing a certain way and liking a certain music define your race?

You realize you're talking about a group of people who had to create a culture amidst having theirs destroyed right? Why do you think? I'm not dating a black girl either but I've been with a few that never gave me that "Not black enough" stuff. You gotta look hard.

Smh what does "looking hard" have to do with the color of your skin? Granted it was like 3 women that brought this up out of well over a dozen.. but those 3 instances seriously made me want to adopt a persona that i think really hurts us as a whole... It's fine and good that we would like to relate to one another and connect as a people and having a number of commonalities, but i can't see the rationale as to why being violent, lazy, and obnoxious fits into our "culture"

That's internal...regardless to what 3 out of a dozen have said it shouldn't have bothered you. I say that because I don't have any violent, lazy or obnoxious friends and all of my best friends with one exception are black. So I don't know where they or you got that from? I'm not sure but you must've known that you being a black person acting the way that you do is also "Acting black" because you're "Black".

I know plenty. Far too many that act that way. Kudos to you avoiding that enviornment. But I went to an HBCU for 2 semesters and saw so much ignorance, it got to a point where it made me drop out and switch schools. People make threads n such like this and say "black people we need to get it together" but my reply is, it's never gonna happen when you people out there enabling the stereotypes like in my above mentioned personal example. I work hard. i pay bills. I'm an army soldier and almost college Grad with Zero legal trouble and decent looking to boot. Yet socially i am a failure compared to my "thug wannabe" peers that aren't about anything. My 2 best friends (and a bulk of my family) are doing nothing with tier lives and don't seem to give a shit.

black person acting the way that you do is also "Acting black" because you're "Black".

Ha! I agree. But, it's not what i've been told.

I'm sorry you seemed to have grown up in a bad environment. I live in the North it's better here. We have Neo soul and a lot of black intellectuals. I'm not sure where you're from but it sounds like the south which is not with out its own black intellectuals, frankly It seems like you just haven't found them. Which is no fault of your own because I'm sure you've looked. Though why would you be friends with people not seeking to do sh!t with their lives, again this sounds like something more personal. There are thugs everywhere family, the street ect. I've just made it a point to be picky about who I chill with, how I carry myself and who I date. And you're socially a failure based on what? Society? Your family? The Black people around you? What's the diff between you and I?

#1006 Posted by w0nd (3386 posts) - - Show Bio

I was unaware this thread existed. I came to check it out and join, Hello

#1007 Edited by Cozy_Da_Djed_Eye (10098 posts) - - Show Bio

#1008 Edited by Cozy_Da_Djed_Eye (10098 posts) - - Show Bio

Djed Eye

Lightsaber = Djed Pillar | Millenium Falcon = Eye of Heru/Hero/Horus (Falcon "God")

#1009 Posted by Juiceboks (8945 posts) - - Show Bio

So..who caught The Boondocks yesterday?

#1010 Posted by WarBlade539 (4577 posts) - - Show Bio

Anthony Mackie is one of my favorite personalities atm

#1011 Edited by Cozy_Da_Djed_Eye (10098 posts) - - Show Bio

#1012 Edited by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

#1013 Edited by Nelomaxwell (10485 posts) - - Show Bio

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

Hey if they're against their own supremacy (Which is what locs mean) then why not right?

#1014 Posted by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

Hey if they're against their own supremacy (Which is what locs mean) then why not right?

Same, though I must admit I do get a little irritated when I do a search for dreads and mostly white people show up.

#1015 Posted by Bruxae (13824 posts) - - Show Bio

Im not black.

#1016 Posted by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

@bruxae said:

Im not black.

Get out.

#1017 Edited by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11029 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller said:

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

It don't look right on them IMO.

#1018 Edited by DarthAznable (6940 posts) - - Show Bio

Why do we need our own thread? lol Don't see white people making their own threads!

Partially joking

#1019 Posted by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

I'm cool with it.

#1020 Posted by Nelomaxwell (10485 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell said:

@mikethekiller said:

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

Hey if they're against their own supremacy (Which is what locs mean) then why not right?

Same, though I must admit I do get a little irritated when I do a search for dreads and mostly white people show up.

They're culture thieves usually.

Why do we need our own thread? lol Don't see white people making their own threads!

Partially joking

They have a whole site called Comic Vine and a whole industry called Comics.

@mikethekiller said:

Where do we stand on the whole white people with dreads thing? I personally don't care.

It don't look right on them IMO.

Word.

@bruxae said:

Im not black.

We know, It's obvious.

#1021 Edited by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

Thoughts on interracial relationships?

#1022 Posted by ThatGuyWithHeadPhones (11029 posts) - - Show Bio

Thoughts on interracial relationships?

Where da white women at?

#1023 Edited by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio
#1024 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: why do you get irratated when white people have dreads? Wouldn't be a possitive thing since they find beauty in your culture?

#1025 Posted by teddy_the_god_killer (298 posts) - - Show Bio

When you look at individuals you have to take it in context : Obama did not get where he is by ability alone...the American political system meant he was chosen as an option for the voters. In fields of science etc you have to consider the law of averages, at some point a black person will be the top of the tree. In sports it is a different matter as black people have dominated in different arenas yet been isolated from others. Being mixed raced I see each side and neither at the same time. The difference comes down to the individual. I never see colour, sex, gender or religion because there is such a mixture. I reject 'History Months' and all that rubbish because it is no different to Valentine's Day...why spend a limited amount of time to celebrate something then forget it for the rest of the year. Better to do a little something every day.

Once the playing field is as close to being balanced as possible, some people will always come through. Although I'd rather it was through hard work and determination than pity and legislative favours.

#1026 Edited by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

being black is a experience hard to describe.

you come from a rich culture you won't be taught and almost lost, although you learn of other countries culture.

your people built the wealth of America under the rule of the world most enlightened men of the time, who had slaves yet wrote all men are created equal who came to escape their own persecution. for 400 years your people are enslaved by the guidelines of the Willie Lynch papers

your people are freed but face sharecropping, jim crow and institutionalized racism for the next 149 years(two 75 year olds back to back)

from that time on your told to get over it, blacks helped , it happened other places, a guilt you never seen/yet hear of and that your people culture is this or that

despite that your people made amazing accomplishments and progression. with a new culture that has its kinks(yes, the tough are celebrated but the same all around. Vikings to Guns and Roses) but that is beautiful with a strong presence all around the world.

black people like no people are perfect. so i live just human. proudly being black when someone picks up their color.

Hidden Colors I recommend for a good documentary

#1027 Edited by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@kasino: so you experienced all of that? Or is that just laying down the context for what you currently experience.

#1028 Posted by kasino (1785 posts) - - Show Bio

@kasino: so you experienced all of that? Or is that just laying down the context for what you currently experience.

yes I experienced all that. Didn't say "I" was enslaved/sharecropped/went through Jim Crow but my people. The effects of those i know. I know Institutionalized racism. I know the "get over it" mentality. I know the "black people sold slaves" and "it happened other places" arguments. I know I learn very little about black history from school and had to learn of it myself, yet learned about Europe up the a** in World History. I know current prejudice of me and my people. I didn't mention the questioning of the black experience.

so yea I know all of that and its context. its effects on my people. I know it very well.

#1029 Edited by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@kasino: can you specify the "get over it mentality"? That sounds interesting but also pretty bad.

As for some of the other things, yeah blacks sold Slaves, Irish were also sold into slavery in early America etc... However, with that in mind, I don't see how that could be argued to make slavery (in general) not bad.

And me personally had quite a bit of knowledge on famous black figures throughout my school education, however, it wasn't labeled black history, it was labeled American history.

#1030 Edited by DarthAznable (6940 posts) - - Show Bio

@nelomaxwell: the site and industry isn't just for them...smh why do I bother.

#1031 Posted by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: why do you get irratated when white people have dreads? Wouldn't be a possitive thing since they find beauty in your culture?

I did not say this, what I said is that I get a little irritated when I do search for dreads and mostly white people show up. I personally don't care if a white person or whoever wants to rock dreads but it is a little irritating when it's presented to you like they invented it, especially when there are times black people wear them and are judged negatively for it.

#1032 Posted by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

Thoughts on interracial relationships?

A person should be able to fall in love with whomever they wish to fall in love with, just make sure the relationship is a healthy one.

#1033 Edited by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: ah, I see. It never would have crossed my mind honestly. Do you connect the amount of pictures on google (or disired search engine) of white people wearing dreads as them claiming they invented it?

I would also say people with dreads regardless of race are often judged negatively as "potheads" so I'm not sure only black people get judged negatively for dreads.

Also with the invention of dreads, since it was invented by people in ancient Africa, would that mean that they have a special claim to it? Following this logic, there are a lot of great things invented by many cultures that we shouldn't be doing lol. But the good thing I think about dreads is that there is no denying that the idea comes from black culture, and if people from another culture find it attractive, especially enough to wear, I don't see how someone could conclude that they are acting like they invented it.

#1034 Edited by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

@cable_extreme said:

@mikethekiller: ah, I see. It never would have crossed my mind honestly. Do you connect the amount of pictures on google (or disired search engine) of white people wearing dreads as them claiming they invented it?

I would also say people with dreads regardless of race are often judged negatively as "potheads" so I'm not sure only black people get judged negatively for dreads.

Also with the invention of dreads, since it was invented by people in ancient Africa, that they have a special claim to it? Following this logic, there are a lot of great things invented by many cultures that we shouldn't be doing lol. But the good thing I think about dreads are, that there is no denying that the idea comes from black culture, and if people from another culture find it attractive, especially enough to wear, I don't see how someone could conclude that they are acting like they invented it.

I'm not trying to say they were claiming it i was slightly annoyed with how it's presented by most image searches.

Yeah sometimes they can be seen as potheads or druggies but I've also seen people call it edgy or alternative when white people do it but turn around and say negative things when they see a black person or other poc wearing them.

What logic are you referring to? I'm not saying white people can't or shouldn't wear dreads, I just said I was a little annoyed that when I do a search on it's mainly pics of white people come up when it's a hairstyle that originates from many black and other poc.

#1035 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: but aren't (dreads) in general just a hairstyle? If you wanna see specifically black people with dreads, you could narrow your search to that. I am just confused I guess. :(

#1036 Posted by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio
#1037 Edited by Edamame (28130 posts) - - Show Bio

The majority of the Black Africans in this country originally came from West Africa, but they still came from all over Black Africa.

#1038 Posted by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio

Any thoughts from you guys on the relationship between Black Americans and black people from different parts of the world like Africa, the Caribbean, etc.? I was born in North America(Canada specifically), but both my parents are from Nigeria, so I got the accent and connection to the culture even though most of the stuff I'm into is culturally American. I always found it weird personally seeing Black Americans trying to get more connected to African culture and such because I know it and there it had any unknown awe about it to me. I've also always been interested in why the two groups treat each other differently. Granted, most of the time I see the groups coexist and bond, but I have seen instances where an us vs them mentality occurs with Black Americans treating blacks from different countries like foreigners.

#1039 Posted by Stormdriven (4951 posts) - - Show Bio
#1040 Posted by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: shouldn't have to see white people in dreads? Lol

I know that isn't what you meant, but that thought made me laugh.

If you are looking up dreads specifically, who do you think are going to take pictures of their dreads? A black person who has had this hairstyle for as long as he can remember, or a white person who finally grew it out and is cool now? Lol.

And another point, if you look up dreads, why does race matter, it is a hairstyle, not a race.

#1041 Edited by Wolverine08 (42132 posts) - - Show Bio
#1042 Posted by Bruxae (13824 posts) - - Show Bio
#1043 Edited by mikethekiller (8399 posts) - - Show Bio

@cable_extreme said:

@mikethekiller: shouldn't have to see white people in dreads? Lol

I know that isn't what you meant, but that thought made me laugh.

If you are looking up dreads specifically, who do you think are going to take pictures of their dreads? A black person who has had this hairstyle for as long as he can remember, or a white person who finally grew it out and is cool now? Lol.

And another point, if you look up dreads, why does race matter, it is a hairstyle, not a race.

You said I could narrow my search and all I said is I shouldn't have to, I didn't say any of that extra stuff.

#1044 Edited by Edamame (28130 posts) - - Show Bio

Delete.

#1045 Edited by Cable_Extreme (9251 posts) - - Show Bio

@mikethekiller: I know you didn't, but I used context clues to figure out what you most likely meant. Which is, you shouldn't have to refine your search, which due to the topic of us talking about how the Caucasian race representation in the dreads search is overly represented. I concluded that you meant you shouldn't have to narrow you search to see black people with dreads. If I am wrong please correct my ignorant a$$.

#1046 Posted by Stormdriven (4951 posts) - - Show Bio
#1047 Posted by The_Deathstroker (7482 posts) - - Show Bio

That's racist.

#1048 Posted by iaconpoint (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

Lol black people...

#1049 Edited by Wardemon32 (4152 posts) - - Show Bio

titytwochainz:

white people cry reverse racism about comic book characters being colored black but they finna make an entire movie about egyptians starring all white people.

i’m petitioning for a george washington biopic starring samuel l jackson.

onlyblackgirl:

White people will raise hell for discrimination and brutality against Pitbulls but won’t blink twice at a black person getting choked to death by the police, 300 kidnapped Nigerian girls or innocent black people getting thrown in jail with a death sentence.

its all ghetto and ignorant until white people want to do it

I just killed the game....

#1050 Posted by comicace3 (5233 posts) - - Show Bio

One of the only threads that isn't locked. Yeshhh.