Just because we’re black doesn’t mean

I saw this interesting item at Clutch Magazine.com written by Sky Obercam:

Just Because I’m Black Doesn’t Mean:

All too many people make the mistake of assuming that we are limited in scope from our lifestyles to our personal interests. Despite popular belief, Black women epitomize multiplicity in a vast array of forms, which continually defy long held stereotypes. Here’s a look of some of the many factors that blow some of those archaic labels right out of the water.

* We can’t enjoy music that plays on non-Black radio stations.
* Issues of animal rights or environmental preservation aren’t of paramount interest to us.
* We don’t watch shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm or Arrested Development and the Colbert Report.
* We can’t be outdoorsy types.
* One should assume that we are unwed with children.
* We don’t engage in extreme or winter weather sports.
* We don’t love cats.
* Don’t embrace religions other than Islam or Christianity.
* Independent films are our favorites.
* That we don’t find men from other nationalities sexy.
* That we’re not interested in traveling to far away places like Fiji, Vietnam, or Bali.
* We are angry, or aggressive, or loose cannons.
* We can’t have rare or arbitrary tastes in fashion, art or music.
* That we are obligated to adore Beyonce.
* We aren’t vegetarians or vegans.
* We don’t have an interest in the fields of technology, science or engineering.

You can check out it here and read all the responses.

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