So, yesterday I heard the following things:
Let me remind you that black is an adjective used to describe a person’s race. I do not understand why time and again white people are so nervous about that word. If you’re worried, say African American. To be fair, I’m not African American, but if it makes you feel safer, go for it.
And there’s my all time favorite which I heard yesterday: “I mean you don’t act like a black person.”
People, I understand exactly what you mean when you say that or “you’re not really black” or “you talk like a white person” And I get that you think it’s a compliment. But seriously, think about the implications of that statement for an entire race of people. It’s offensive. Don’t be that guy.