Sunday, November 16, 2014

Identity Crisis?

White Americans are fine with African-Americans. Blacks, however, are a different story a according to an Emory University study  that argues “the racial label ‘black’ evokes a mental representation of a person with lower socioeconomic status than the racial label ‘African-American.’” The results suggest “the label black elicits more negative emotions than the label African-American,” the researchers write, “but African-American does not elicit positive emotion.” So now it seems that we are judged not only by ethnicity and hue but also how we identify ourselves?

What’s you take? Does the label “Black” evoke   a more negative connotation than “African American”?




Comments

1. RobertBrown said...

I don't give a damn how they view me. I am Black and Proud

2. Jason said...

There are so many stereotypes of people of color that nothing surprises me. The real question is how many see us only as niggers?

3. Mark said...

No,it doesn't evoke a negative connotation. Do they view "WHITE" as negative?

4. ManChild said...

I was actually told by a colleague once that he hated Black people. I asked him why he was talking with me and he said he didn't consider me Black.SMH

5. Dana said...

I consider Black beautiful and so am I. I am dark and proud. I have no identity crisis.How they see me is there problem. It is amazing that SOME Whites tan their skin,put collagen in their lips and get implants to emulate and get what they perceive to be Black. And now Black butts are defined by J Lo and Kim Kardashian.

6. Henry said...

No,it doesn't .There is nothing negative about either.I am a Black man of African descent.



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