I Have Honest Questions For Black People

A white guy tries to understand issues of race 64 People

    What is one of the most offensive and/or

    irritating things white people do that they may not even be aware they are doing?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    6 Responses Jun 16, 2014
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 13, 2016

    Why do you wear your pants the way you do?

    I just don't see the purpose like you couldn't tell at the store that it was six sixes to big in the waist?
    CrystalMuffins CrystalMuffins
    13-15, F
    4 Responses May 20, 2015

    It is projected that by 2050 the USA population

    will be majority non-white. Do you think white people need to be worried?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    A million black people get together

    and this is the reaction of some people (http://www.experienceproject.com/question-answer/How-Did-You-Feel-About-The-Million-Man-March/5866816)
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    How many pairs of sneakers do you own

    and are any of them not Nike or Adidas? I don't understand why anyone would need more than one pair of sneakers or would spend upwards of $200 on them.
    ThePowerbroker ThePowerbroker
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    ive seen alot of MTV Cribs.

    ..so...whats the obsession with scarface? I mean I saw it.. it was okay. I'm more godfather myself.. just curious if anyone knows..
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    do you remember the smell of

    that flaky 'pro styl' brown gel,the feel of that hard plastic on grandma couch,the money green stern face jesus picture & the taste of flour gravy?
    miimii0069 miimii0069
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 18, 2015

    Michael Brown is dead.

    Darren Wilson is up for indictment. Ferguson, Missouri is a powder keg. How would you expect to see things go when the Grand Jury results are known?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Nov 22, 2014

    A Question---Is it really true that,

    among black people, there is actually discrimination by lighter-skinned blacks against darker-skinned? If so, what do you make of that?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Jun 18, 2014

    Question 3:

    What do black people think about chronic inner-city (black) poverty? What needs to happen to solve it?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 29, 2013

    Why is a successful black person automatically

    labeled a sellout? Why are is there such division between light-skinned blacks and dark-skinned blacks. Why are blacks who date outside their race vilified? Why do self-haters turn on their own ethnicity? Why are some blacks prejudice?
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Why is it that whenever we're being obnoxious

    to each other nobody bats an eye , but when we're having a serious conversation people of Other ethnicities feel the need to but in ?
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jun 20, 2015

    With the perspective of a 60 yr old,

    I can tell you it is a lot harder these days to tell where people are from by their manner of speaking.  Accents are fading into a sort of "standard American"  But black folks from the inner city seem to be holding on to their accents with a passion.  Sometimes it is so thick...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Jan 1, 2014

    Not having any idea what it is like to live in

    a black person's head, I'm wondering how I am received by people I meet on the street. When I make eye-to-eye contact with anyone, I try to remember not to look away suddenly but rather to acknowledge their presence with a nod or a quick and quiet "Hi". It has struck me...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

    Question #4

    What questions should I be asking?
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    1 Response May 20, 2013

    Facing A Racist Past

    I have encountered a situation that is at the same time, very interesting and tremendously scary. My family name is moderately common. Not as common, however, as another very similar name that exists as a common misspelling of my name. Take my name, add an S, and you have another...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    7 Responses Apr 21, 2013

    Appreciating the beauty of black.

    ... Am I, as a non-racist person, allowed to acknowledge the enhancement of attractiveness that I find in skin tone (boy, was that a PC dance if I ever did one!)? Is it OK to be attracted to a person because they are black, among other reasons? How do we express that in a way...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Sep 9, 2014

    When I thought of this question in my head I

    realized it may sound racist depending on how it's worded. But by all means it is not meant as that at all. Have you ever thought about taking time to visit your family origins in Africa, the South Pacific and or the Caribbean? For example I plan on visiting my family's native...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    Off the immediate topic of blackness.

    ....is this a question you can ask during the upcoming senate election campaign? A Question for the candidates in the 2014 Senate Race: The single most important issue facing America, its government, its economy and its people is, undeniably, an issue virtually unheard by and...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    Sep 12, 2014

    Here is a link to an interesting conversation I

    had with a woman in the UK in the group "I Like Black Girls" EP Link#comment_13410655
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    May 27, 2014

    👦🏿 = 🐵 + 🍗 + 🍉 + 🏀 👩🏾

    = 🐵 + 🍗 + 🍉 + 🙆🏿
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 17, 2016

    I ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK THIS!

    Do African Americans call their child based on their native language or do they just pick out random sounds and stuff that sound awesome together and call their child that? Don't hate me!!!
    Blade345 Blade345
    16-17, F
    9 Responses Mar 30, 2015

    How do you feel about black people in media?

    (movies, video games, tv shows) Do you think its fair to say a white person cannot handle a black character?
    BurningFist BurningFist
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Jan 10, 2015

    Why do we idolize, praise,

    and care for white people so much? We give them our success, our money, our children, our blood, our labor, our happiness, our anger, our frustration, our prayers, our power? For what? THEY DO NOT CARE. Most of them are untouched by this and are inherently racist . I live in...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 6, 2015

    I am so sick of black people measuring their

    success by standards of other races and cultures... "They did an all black cast of this, They join the few blacks that did this" If I see another post about this junk, I think I'm going to scream! I am so annoyed! Don't get me wrong some stuff should be celebrated, but when are...
    IndecisiveLateBloomer IndecisiveLateBloomer
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 14, 2015

    Terminology

    I gotta get this right. The last thing I want to do in this group is accidentally offend somebody.  But so much of the race problem is about words.  When defenses and emotions run high sometimes we never get past the conversation stage.  So what words shall we use?  More...
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Who is we? If "we" individuals would stop

    focusing on "we" & "they" and focus on "I" & "me" then "we" would probably be winning.
    Rchlwds Rchlwds
    31-35, F
    Jan 14, 2016

    Is black lives matter movement.

    . responsible for every black person that gets killed??? what ever happened to "the revolution will not be televized"? Yes black lives matter has its place, ie police brutality and murders against the community. But can we and should we hold them accountable for every life and...
    witztheking witztheking
    31-35, M
    Dec 6, 2015

    Here's one I wasn't aware of.

    ......women, can I touch your hair? http://www.upworthy.com/what-happens-when-3-black-women-ask-people-to-touch-their-hair-2?c=exit1
    icDavey icDavey
    61-65, M
    4 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Why do we call ourselves blacks ,

    last time I checked a black was a cigar lol
    Iamalostcause Iamalostcause
    22-25, M
    Mar 30, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 16, 2016
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