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So HOW does someone “Act Black”?
Jul 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
What does it mean to “Act Black”? Why are Black people so hard on each other?
Black Americans must overcome negative self-concepts to succeed
How does someone act Black?
The first time I asked myself that question, I had just been told that I was “acting white” because I read comic books and listened to Jazz rather than playing football and listening to rap like the rest of my Black peers.
The idea of “acting white” has plenty of colloquial synonyms, “Oreo” being one of them. White on the inside, Black on the outside. I spent a lot of my childhood wondering: If I was acting white, what did it mean to “act Black?” Skin color does not inherently influence how someone acts. It is a physical characteristic like any other. What does it mean, for example, to act tall?
Yet, many African-American youth do assign meaning to Blackness. Some only want to receive social approval from their peers while others desire to be a valid and confirmed “Black person.”
Christian Watson is the host of the “Pensive Politics podcast” and the “Christian Watson” channel on YouTube. He has been featured across digital and visual media outlets, such as The USA Today, Newsmax TV, BBC Radio London, the Washington Examiner and more. Joins Joe to discuss
AND as always, we’ll be covering current events, including those weird news items that you may not have heard or read in the mainstream media accounts. Be sure to tune in!