After updating my Twitter feed for the umpteenth time on Wednesday, I came across two trending topics #whitepeopleactivities and #blackpeopleactivities. It appears this topic began as a comedic way to express noted and age-old differences between the two races. A great idea in theory, but in execution the majority of those tweets lacked comedy and overflowed with offensive assumptions and stereotypes about both races.We’ll overlook that comedy is in the eye of the beholder, shall we?
I have yet to see or hear of a stereotype that fully applies to every member of the group addressed in the assumption.I guess one of those #blackpeopleactivities isn't cracking open a dictionary, then, Hollee?
Despite her clear lack of skills in….well, anything, frankly, she then goes on to try to ‘debunk’ these. Hilarity ensues.
This is my personal favourite:
#WhitePeopleActivities eating chicken salad. #BlackPeopleActivities eating fried chicken. 4. False: The founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken is a white man, Harland David Sanders, who is more affectionately known as, "The Colonel".Yes. Ignore the fact that the myth's about who eats fried chicken, and concentrate instead on the figurehead of the company. That's some great debunking there!