“27 Questions Black People Have For Black People” (2016) is a cringetastic video done by BuzzFeed, a White-owned website in the US.
The video shows Black actors asking:
- 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 … 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 is that something you say ’cause 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 okay for Black men to date White women but not okay 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 cut-off 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 can’t I love school and also be Black?
- Why do I have to be mixed in order to have long hair?
- 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?
What answers I give are in the links above.
- Who wrote this? It sounds for all the world like it was written by a White person who has maybe one (Whitewashed) Black friend.
- Who made the decision to put this online? I thought BuzzFeed had more sense than that.
And, as Ahsante the Artist on YouTube asked:
- Stacey Dash … is she with you now?
– Abagond, 2016.
- Stacey Dash
- native informant
- Black sock puppet
- The Vast Talking Machine