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Reply to "They Say You're "Acting White"? You Probably Deserve It"

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Originally posted by Yemaya:
Some of you all act as if 'acting white' is a good thing or some sort of badge of honor. I'm black and I'm going to act black. White people are nothing to emulate. And acting in such a manner is out of our nature in the first place.

With all due respect, this is my main problem with this entire concept.

I am a Black man. It is absolutely impossible for me to "act white". Anything I do, or anyway I act, will be Black. Neither Blacks nor Whites are monolithic. If we deny anything negative that Black people do, calling it "acting white", then we are simply denying the nature of man.

I see nothing productive in that.
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