Black People : Can the negative perception of black people ever get better?

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  1. ManicRaider

    ManicRaider Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I hate being told to play nice for people because they already have a negative view of blacks. If it can never get better and can only get worse, what's the point of playing nice? Don't get me wrong, I don't mean that I want to act insane in public or anything but sometimes I'd like to speak up and let people know how I'm really feeling. But no, that wouldn't be acceptable.
     
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    It isn't your burden and even if you did play nice it wouldn't work for someone who already has that view.

    Anything they believe they will maintain as a rule, and anything you do positive will be written off as an exception.
     
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    Too true.
     
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    I still blame rap for said negative image. Oh and media manipation.
     
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    Makes sense. I believe many don't even realize they are setting caucasians as the standard, but believe it's just "normal" to behave like how they want us to.
     
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    I really don't care how white people perceive me as. Actually I'm more worried in how black people perceive me as. In my family people always perceive me as a "square". Someone who is a nerd and follow the rules of society. In reality that is not me at all!!! Yes I do get good grades in school and is always appropriate at the right times but that doesn't mean I'm not black. Actually the things I do is basic and common sense. What I do barely reflects society. It is just the principles that I created for my self. Most black people have been dependable on the white man's society for toooo long! This is understandable. But black people need to create an independent view of ourselves before we can even think about how the world( white people) perceive us. Actually a lot of other races and cultures probably perceive us negatively too as well. Of course not all of them, but if you lived in New York City then you would understand why I said this.
     
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    To exclude white from the discussion here I believe that I can go farther with this point.





    When will the majority of black people not look down on other blacks for being "with it" as it pertains to life order, responsibility, goals and achievement. To have these things in mind means you aren't 'real" and a are a "uncle tom"

    If the script flipped and the ones "being told' at school are the ones who are unprepared and disruptive would be the day change begins.
     
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    The majority of Blacks don't look down on those things today, but I really don't expect really become an acceptable thing.