W. Kamau Bell
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Why is it when white folks are different they're considered ecentric and when black folks are dfiferent we're considered weird ?


W. Kamau Bell responded on 12/05/2010
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Everything in America is historically based on a paradigm of whiteness being normal. So black (and all those other obvious ethnics) are already weird by definition. So when some of the members of those groups do things that are evne further outside of what is regarded as the mainstream of that group, those members become SUPER WEIRD... until those members take over and they become normalized. For more info on this, see the history of Hip Hop music and culture.

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