5 Interesting Reasons People Give for Hating Educated Black People

There are some stigmas educated Black people have to deal with that other educated groups don’t. You can’t speak proper English or wear clothing outside of hip-hop styles without being labeled as trying to be white. Most people should know that white people don’t have a monopoly on education, intelligence or class.

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When people of color have children, they have to decide whether to give their child a name that is stereotypically white or a name representative of their culture and people. “Creative naming has reached every race and class, but it is largely and profoundly the legacy of African-Americans,” writes Eliza Dinwiddie-Boyd in her baby-naming book “Proud Heritage.” However, there are issues with this. In the documentary Freakonomics, economist Steven Levitt put it to the test. People with white-sounding names got more callbacks from future employers than Latinos and African-Americans with non-white names. The facts are clear: racism and prejudice are real. Parents have every right to give their children whatever name they choose, but the world isn’t always an accepting place. Hopefully, one day no one will be judged based on their name, but that day has yet to come.

10 Replies to “5 Interesting Reasons People Give for Hating Educated Black People”

  1. Why do we today have the following languages, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italy, Sicilian, Romanian, Albanian, Sardinian and etc?? Could it neither of them could speak and write in proper Latin??

  2. The idea that a talented tenth was going to return and help anyone died before DuBois died. Loosely those who thought and pretty much still think that they are some type of elite pretty much believe that they no duty to help anyone but themselves. I do not think Du Bois invented perceptions that talented people have some type of duty to help people. I think he proposed it could work if that is what numbers of folk want. But no one wants to help anyone talented or not.

  3. I respectfully disagree. We come back in the form of teachers, Lawyers, doctors, etc. We are not always well received, however. Don't get me wrong, I know plenty of people that don't do as they should, but I probably know more that attack you when you go home and try to uplift. Ask yourself, why do we celebrate prison releases more than we celebrate college graduation?

  4. GTodd Taylor I was fortunate to have a job that put me on the so-called front line. I find people respect sincere communication. But there were no sustained efforts at uplift from so-called black anyone. I was it. For instance the statement that people celebrate prison releases more than college graduation is a good example of the stereotypes people have of certain population pools outside of their background. Prison releases should be celebrated, what's the deal? But people always loved and bragged on people graduating from high school, and graduating from college. But then in every setting I have been in at one time it was a we, but now mostly me have put people ahead of the game. Whether was in a work situation, getting out of high school or college. Or bringing peace to a so-called crime area. I do have serious skill set, but more important I am not selfish or self centered. And though some people do not believe in uplift, I use their skill base which is delighting in crushing people to get rid of the cultural elements who celebrate pimping people. So collectively we are not soft, but individually if we had a modest group of people who believed in uplift we could move the world, as a lot of this has happened on a micro level.

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