*Is it true that BuzzFeed employs a team of delusional black millennials – ya know the types who don’t “see color,” along with a slew of “progressive” white folks who say things like “talking about racism is racist”?
We may never know the truth to the matter, but there’s no doubt that both groups are responsible for a highly questionable and some say “offensive” video of “27 Questions Black People Have for Black People,” that as The Root notes, raises more questions than it answered.
My momma always said, don’t talk about black folks around white folks, leave such talk for you and yours. Too bad the mentally malnourished participants in the video below weren’t given similar advice. They have created a mini-movie that has left some folks feeling like, “Jesus, please take the wheel and drive these fools back to the 1800s and drop them off at the plantation of their choice, honey!..Amen.”
Perhaps they’ll run into Quentin Tarantino who’ll be wondering the cotton fields and pickin’ ideas for his next feature!
Below are BuzzFeed’s “27 Questions For Black People”:
27. If my dab is on fleek, am I lit?
26. Why is it so hard to be on time?
25. Why did watermelon become our thing? Like, everyone should love watermelon.
24. Why do black people look at your shoes before they greet you?
23. Why is my natural hair … seen as a political statement?
22. Why do you get upset when I don’t like a black celebrity?
21. Why is it a problem if I like anime?
20. Why do black people have to say, “I have Native American in my family,” to seem interesting?
19. Why is blackness only defined by adversity?
18. Why are we more likely to get engaged in the most recent dance trend than we are to be involved in politics or opening a business?
17. Why are we so quick to support a non black-owned business but hesitate to support a black-owned business?
16. Why don’t we want to confront our mental-health issues?
15. Why is there a checklist for being black?
14. Is there a cutoff time for the whole homophobia thing in the black community, because I’m really looking forward to that.
13. Why do you not want to be seen as a monolith but want to take someone’s black card away for not liking something that’s “supposedly” black?
12. Why do we call each other the n-word but get vehemently upset when a white person uses the n-word?
11. Why do you assume well-off black people don’t know what it’s like to be black?
10. Do you really believe black is beautiful?
9. Or is that something you say just to sound cool?
8. Why do you think people with light skin look better than people with dark skin?
7. Why do some black people say, “You’re pretty for a dark-skinned girl”?
6. Why do some black men only date white women?
5. Why is it OK for a black man to date white women but not OK for a black woman to date outside of her race?
4. Why do I have to be mixed in order to have long hair?
3. Why do you chant “Black lives matter,” then tear each other down in the next breath?
2. Why is being educated considered a white thing? Why can’t I love school and also be black?
1. Why is growing up without a father so common within our race?
While we agree that there are a few valid questions here, we’re not sure BuzzFeed makes the best messenger. What do you think? Sound off in the comments below, and check out Buzzfeed’s “black list” video below.
Here’s a question black people have for black people: how much did BuzzFeed pay y’all to Uncle Tom us like that? (probably nothing tbh)
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) April 13, 2016
I need a Buzzfeed video where whites ask other whites why their ancestors invaded the world for spices and still don’t use em.
— Nope. (@theblackmurse) April 13, 2016
The Buzzfeed video: