17 Ignorant Questions That Can Be considered as a Racial Attack! That Black People Are Tired Of Hearing
Although many people like to perpetuate the idea that we live in a post-racial world or one that is now interconnected, most are still relatively ignorant when it comes to dealing with Black people. Because of a lack of day-to-day experiences with Black people, negative exposure in the media, and old mindsets, many stereotypes still persist today.
Here are some questions that Black people are sick and tired of hearing:
When I was 17, I didn’t get a chance to go to my own prom but that same year I was at an Essence event and this tall good looking guy comes up to me and goes “Oh my god, I’m a big fan of yours, you should go with me to prom.” ‘Dude, first of all like, who are you?’ We went through a whole resume. “I’m the number one high school basketball player in the world, my name is Kobe Bryant”. I still didn’t know who he was because [back] then I didn’t know much about basketball. I knew who Michael Jordan was but that was about it.
Next thing you know, Kobe flew my mom and I out. Made me feel like a queen. It was like royal treatment and then we went to prom. I just felt like a normal 17-year-old, it was so much fun, although it was cameras and media there, it still felt normal to be in a school with kids my age. We were dancing; it just felt real. I needed that..I really needed to experience that and I wouldn’t if Kobe never asked me.