Hi y’all! How’re you doing? How’s life going for y’all? I hope it’s all going okay with you. For me, I’ve been trying to get things together, trying to stay on top of everything. It really has not been easy and yeah, I know it won’t be easy, so I’m just going and I’m being positive about it. Let’s move on to today’s post🤗
So, today’s post is about challenging racial stereotypes. I thought of writing this post because it relates to me and this boy that goes to my school. So let me give y’all the full gist.
That boy is a white Russian male while I’m a black Nigerian female. For me, I’m very quiet in school; I don’t talk unless I need to, I’m not really involved with people in school and that boy is the complete opposite of me in school. He’s very out there and he has so much friends in school. Although we are both “popular” in school, he’s much more “louder” than I am; like, he’s literally everywhere(I really hope y’all understand what I’m trying to say here).
When I was thinking of this boy, this whole story came to my mind and I saw how it challenges racial stereotypes. I’ll explain it now. A racial stereotype to black women is that they’re very loud and ratchet while white men are supposed to be the opposite. People are too ignorant to realize that race has nothing to do with the personality we’ve made for ourselves, for the most part.
Not all black women are loud and not all white men are quiet. Being loud or being quiet has absolutely nothing to do with race, although I understand where that stereotype stems from. Moral of the story is that a lot of us have built in a lot of racial stereotypes in our heads and it’s time for you to challenge that. Now you know that you’re just being ignorant, so what are you going to do to become the opposite of ignorant?
A lot of people generalize based on race and that’s really a backward way of thinking. The world has evolved, so y’all should start relearning and unlearning all those things you have been taught. It’s not too late to change the way you see something and to break yourself away from the chain of ignorance.
That’s all for today y’all. If you have any thoughts or questions on today’s post, you can just leave a comment. Bye y’all!🤗🤗