lgoldhammer Wrote:
Oct 10, 2012 8:30 AM
I think racism is stronger among the black population than among the white population. I think myself and others I know judge people more on behavior than on color. With that said, there are specific bahaviors and speech patterns often used within black communities, and it's those behaviors that are being judged. In any group, you can't act different and expect to be treated the same. Just look at "My Fair Lady" - she had to dress different and speak different to be accepted by the people of a higher socio-economic status. I think it's unlikely that "acting black" will get a person the same opportunities as someone "acting American", despite the color. And, this is a choice a person can make. Don't shoot the messenger...