Listen up, black people. The word/color BLACK has been around long before anyone knew who anyone was. Darkness implies mystery or fear. It makes sense. We don't like black because we cannot see past it. It stresses dark or evil things because of this.
wtf? I'm not black but even that sounds friggin' stupid to me.
to me, Darkness does not represent fear AT ALL, much less mystery. I was never one of those people who were scared of the dark as a child, etc. and I've known many other people who were the same way as I was, so don't assume that your logic applies to everyone out there in the whole world.
and I agree with Nicotine on that whole “White=blinding”. have anybody ever gone outside in December when it was snowing,etc, and the sky was white? Man, Everything's white and so frigging bright then! I've actually fallen over crap and the like because I couldn't separate the sky from the ground, and because everything was covered in snow. sometimes it felt like I was standing in cold, white nothingness. now if “cold white nothingness” to you couldn't possibly represent mystery, fear and the unknown also, then you have a serious problem. :P
besides, you're assuming too much in that ALL cultures consider the color black to be a evil color. in many other cultures, it simply represents wisdom and the earth… because you know, the soil can be black. and even in western culture, it wasn't always such a evil color. Hell, American puritans used to wear that black color all the time because they considered it virtuous. and sometimes in some western countries white was considered the color of death… because of how pale corpses could get,and because they associated it with ghosts. Think on that, buddy.
one of the reasons why I hate winter, actually.
You are not actually ‘black’. You are light or dark brown. If you don't like the word you/we adopted for your race, ‘black’, then stick to African American. You guys seem to not mind black, anyway, considering what BET stands for.
It's not my fault black meant many negative things before it was adopted as the name of a race. Change it. Whatever. =D
“BLACK HOLE DON'T YOU MEAN WHITE HOLE HURR HURR.”
That dude in that video is the racist one.
yet you fail to recognize the fact that it was white guys who gave African people THAT name of being “black”. It's not like Africans and others of “black” origins decided to call themselves that from the very start historically.
It was like White people when they first saw Africans, they basically thought: “Wow, look at thier skins! they're dark brown! really dark… notice how some of the darkest ones almost look black? Hey, let's call them black people! then we can call them Negroes.”
The rest is an long history and a cultural shift as both “races” struggled with the term and making it both negative and positive. the 70's to 80's is a fine prime example of this. in both eras you saw those people embracing the country their ancestors came from, and then wanting to be called African-Americans instead of the name that WHITE PEOPLE GAVE THEM. But then later on the same people decided that they should just adopt the name that they were given, and make it more of a positive thing. now it's just a matter of preference for those people in how they wish to be called now.
I have to say, the BET comment was way uncalled for. That's like saying that All of California is gay just because a lot of gay people live there… it's just dumb, nonsensical logic.
Not all black people are prone to crying out racism and stuff when there was none there. And not all of them love rap music, wear thuggy clothing, etc.
In fact… I have a black boyfriend and he's the total exact opposite of this.
I wonder if you've actually bothered to actually take the time to know any black people at all by your comments.