Hell 2 Da Naw Naw Award: Buzzfeed’s “Questions Black People Have For Black People”
Here we go again. As if African Americans don't have enough questions and problems within our own community to deal with, along comes Buzzfeed with a video of a few of its employees asking "questions black people have for other black people", a failed attempt at satire that backfired on social media. Well, maybe it wasn't failed, because this topic has been trending on social media for DAYS, so in some ways it worked because here I am writing about it, but not in a positive way.
This video and its questions are not only trite, and at some points downright offensive, this video SHOULD HAVE BEEN TITLED "27 Questions White People Have For Black People Asked By Black People" because a lot of these "questions" aren't asked by and large by African Americans and even MORE of these questions sound more like PERSONAL problems than the sweeping generalizations that they are about us. Let's address a few before I call the bishop in here...
I don't know the answer to this question, and as an ADULT you probably shouldn't be asking ANYONE that question. Grow up....
It's clear that question comes from a place a complete ignorance. African Americans have been involved in politics now more than ever (Uhh, President Obama) and there is a HISTORICAL CONTEXT as to why we are disadvantaged in terms of acquiring and accessing business loans and capital to start businesses, so basically she ignores the problem of systematic racism as a factor in this and lazily compares it to kids jumping on a dance craze...
And this particular person keeps the ignorance coming. Homophobia is a problem in EVERY race, last I checked Mississippi and North Carolina PASSED LAWS discriminating against LGBT people, but somehow this is a uniquely "black problem"?
Its becoming clear to me that these people are either ignorant to the fact that studies show that the "black fatherhood" stereotype is a MYTH debunked by CDC. But keep swimming in that sea of ignorance.