Sorry, big rant but thought you and your followers will appreciate it
OKAY RANT TIME BC IM PISSED
Shwo, there are problems in a certain community that need to be fucking addressed because im tired of this. Now, this is from my experience so take this with a grain of salt.
THE BLACK COMMUNITY
I love you guys. We’re all in this together, but sometimes you fucking suck.
1.) SEVERE HOMOPHOBIA
I swear nobody talks about this but we see it everyday. Homophobia is a biiig issue in the black community. Especially around gay/bisexual men. It happens to women too but not as often. They say everything is gay. You cannot be a guy and even remotely look/touch another guy without being called gay or a faggot. And you have to greatly defend yourself by being like “nah nigga I aint no faggot fuck that” Like really????? I cant believe a ton of guys thinks this is okay. And girls do it too. To both girls (not as much) and guys. You know you can hug another guy without being gay right?? Looking at another man or saying he’s not ugly dosent automatically make you gay. Its not cute or funny. You sound like a bigoted asshole.
Now I know this happens in every community but theres a specific type that I’ve seen in the black community. If you dont “act back” or like things that “black people like”, you’re white or not black. Can you stop???? Not every black person has to like the same exact thing. And what does “acting black” even mean? How do you act black?? I know I joke around saying “haha im so white. Im basically a white girl” but thats because thats all I hear. Now to some people, I “act black” or act like a combo of the two, but in my experience, (not all) black people have called me “white. White girl. Oreo. Etc.) It really needs to stop because then you make people hate themselves for liking certain things and thats never right.
3.) MENTAL MOTHERFUCKING ILLNESS
OHHHH SHIT we’re getting into the good stuff. This is my favorite topic to rant about. My closer friends have heard me rant about this many times so I apologize. Mental Illness. Two small words that bring big reactions out of people. “Just get over it. Thats for crazy white kids. Black people dont get mental illnesses. Cant you just be normal. I cant deal/be with a crazy person” I’ve heard it all. THAT IS NOT OKAY TO SAY. Everyone can get mental illnesses and it affects different people on many different levels. Some may be severe while some may be minor. No they’re not crazy. Yes, they may need a littlr extra care but that doesnt mean you should be rude to them. No, you cannot fix them. Professional help can do that. And leaving someone just because they have a mental illness is a shitty thing to do. Now, if it is too much for you then fine, but if you just dont want to deal “with that” then you’re a big asshole. And I’ve heard multiple times “no thats only for white kids” No its not. And it doesnt make you “weak” either. Nobody asked for your shitty fucking opinion
4.) BODY ISSUES
Oh fucking jeez I can go on this forever because it pisses me off to the highest. “Black girls are supposed to be thick. Arent you supposed to have a big butt? Nobody wants a stick” WOW YOU GET AN AWARD FOR BEING A MOTHERFUCKING, SMALL MINDED ASSHOLE. ALL PEOPLE COME IN ALL SIZES. JUST BECAUSE A GIRL IS BLACK DOESNT MEAN SHE HAS TO HAVE ANYTHING. AND EVERYONE WHO MAKES FUN OF GIRLS FOR NOT HAVING BIG BOOBS/BUTTS/CURVES ARE DICKHEADS. ARE YOU THAT FUCKING DUMB. YES I KNOW APPERANCE MATTERS BUT DOES IT MATTER THAT MUCH THAT YOU WOULDNT BE/ BE NICE TO SOMEONE WHO ISNT CURVY/THICK/YADDA YADDA BULLSHIT.
Wow, 🐳, I’m done. This was a bad idea from the start but its alright (its really not)
(Remember, this is my opinion/experience. Do not take this as fact. )
“I love you guys. We’re all in this together, but sometimes you fucking suck.”
(Ehh I’d rather not say that though; there are some things I dislike, there a lot of other things that I like. You could easily say that for any community.)
I can vouch for the first and last ones (and a little bit of the second); so I’m gonna add in my two cents:
Homophobia is a huge issue within African families too. It was thinly veiled within my family growing up; when I was little I thought gay marriage was gross and wrong. I remember saying it on here, but during the 2004 reelection of Bush I really didn’t want John Kerry to win because I was told he would try legalizing it nationwide. And I’m pretty sure some relatives outside of my immediate family thought (and maybe still think) the same about homosexuality in general. Nowadays my parents are a lot better about it; they still don’t **believe** in gay marriage but they would attend a gay wedding if it was a friend getting married.
I never really got “bullied” at school; if I did it was nothing too severe and it was only to the point of teasing. I got the “you act/talk like a white person” comments a couple of times or so during middle school. It was annoying, but the teasing was never anything past that. It didn’t help that I grew up in majority white neighborhoods and the elementary schools and middle school (albeit a bit more diverse) I went to were mostly white. Most of my black friends when I was little were either (my many) cousins or family friends too. That changed in hs and college though. I was lucky I didn’t get relentlessly bullied or anything; this whole “acting the correct way” in terms of your race can be pretty damaging. And you play yourself by reinforcing stereotypes you want to get rid of.
And for body issues. That was probably the thing I was most insecure about growing up; I got teased within and outside of my family for being skinny and not being able to put on weight. I’ve noticed it’s a lot more acceptable to be curvier than super skinny within black communities, even back then before curvy bodies became popular again.