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How many think white kids acting black and talking like Gangsta Rappers look like the kids in "Malibu's Most Wanted" movie???

I see white kids acting like gangsta's and talking like blacks. To me this is totally stupid. What do others think of these kids trying to act like something they are not.... I am surprised blacks are not offended by them...

 


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Tommyturtle40
posted 20-Apr-2006 8:13am  
I do agree, that it is stupid of kids to wanna talk black and to act black, my thought is let the blacks be their own people.
they Survey Central Subscriber
posted 20-Apr-2006 11:02am  
Yeah... and don't forget about those totally stupid black kids who act like white kids...... I'm so offended by them

rolls eyes

Kids act like kids. Why does it have to be about white or black?
MiniMary
(reply to Gomezy3k) posted 20-Apr-2006 12:56pm  
Imitation is suppose to be the highest form of flattery.
southernyankee
posted 20-Apr-2006 1:03pm  
they look like dumbasses, but not of all them are like the Malibu's Most Wanted. There's actually different types of "acting black."

I am thinking more of the ones that think they're thugs (the MMW kid wasn't acting like a tough thug really, except maybe for the shooting up the getho part)
Amanda
posted 20-Apr-2006 1:38pm  
I've never seen it, so I wouldn't know. I also think a lot of it is more acting or talking ghetto than black. It's just that most people think of blacks when they think ghetto.

Also, I doubt many black people are offended. My boyfriend is the only white person where he works. When he's at work, he picks up on the language they use. They point it out and laugh about him really being black. It's all a big joke for them. Nobody gets offended.
Iseult
posted 20-Apr-2006 1:56pm  
You know what, for numerous reasons, I find what you wrote incredibly offensive.

Acting black? And if black people try to, you know, listen to classical music and talk 'properly', than they're trying to be something they're not? Or as another example, if I go to a foreign country and try to speak their language, I am trying to act like something I'm not?
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 20-Apr-2006 2:08pm  
People can act how they want. If all they are doing is being phony and showing off, give them time. They will move on to something else. As long as someone's displays aren't interfering with another person's happiness, what's the big deal, really? Why should anyone care what another person looks like?
gambler
posted 20-Apr-2006 5:07pm  
Well, not so much look like characters in a movie, but it does look odd
Halifax
posted 20-Apr-2006 5:11pm  
Every single one of them.

Some can be pretty hardcore though. That's not to say that hardcore is cool... It still makes you look and sound like you never left high school.
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 20-Apr-2006 5:16pm  
I'd think the blacks are laughing at the dumb whiteys.
Galomorro
posted 20-Apr-2006 8:07pm  
It looks totally stupid to me too. Talking substandard, hard-to-understand English and wearing clothes way too big for them does not make a good impression on other people, which is probably why they like doing it -- it's just another way/fad for kids to express themselves. Kids like to shock their elders -- that's just something they do. Hopefully they'll grow out of it and settle down in a few years.
RGirl
(reply to Iseult) posted 20-Apr-2006 9:17pm  
> You know what, for numerous reasons, I find what you wrote incredibly
> offensive.
>
> Acting black? And if black people try to, you know, listen to classical
> music and talk 'properly', than they're trying to be something they're
> not? Or as another example, if I go to a foreign country and try
> to speak their language, I am trying to act like something I'm not?
>

I ditto that. I couldn't put it into words, Iseult got it.
hypersky
posted 20-Apr-2006 11:16pm  
I don't understand rap culture at all, but as far as I know white kids have always wanted to be black, and this is nothing new. Elvis, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, the Beastie Boys (just to name these musical acts) have all mined the black experience for inspiration and, in the process, have exposed black culture to a very large and profitable white audience.

In that vein, that white kids are embracing rap culture is not surprising to me. That they look like total idiots in the process is not surprising, either.
Iseult
(reply to RGirl) posted 21-Apr-2006 12:45am  
It took me a while to put it together. I am sick and tired of people labeling things as 'black' and 'white', especially since 'black' has a trashy connotation, and 'white' means class.
Iseult
(reply to hypersky) posted 21-Apr-2006 12:46am  
You understand rap culture better than you think. Diamond studden toilet paper - I heard Diddy got some.
RGirl
(reply to Iseult) posted 21-Apr-2006 12:51am  
Exactly.
Zang
posted 21-Apr-2006 1:29am  
I've never seen that film. Perhaps if I did, I would know how black people are supposed to act. I wasn't aware there were rules for that.
Shadow_Matt
posted 21-Apr-2006 7:36am  
i dont know what to think. i have seen them too.
Tommyturtle40
(reply to MiniMary) posted 21-Apr-2006 9:02am  
yes imitation is the highest form of flattery, but personaly i dont like it, why, because i dont want anyone to be like me, or to imitate me, you see, I personally would like to see people to be their
own person and to have their own persanality. not to be excatly like someone else.
MiniMary
(reply to Tommyturtle40) posted 21-Apr-2006 10:48am  
I think those who imitate know it is an 'act', and not their true selves. Maybe they are fearful of being themselves out of feeling inferior, so they take on a stronger persona...but they know they are not being true to themselves. I like imitation for entertainment purposes.
bill Survey Central Gold Subscriber
posted 21-Apr-2006 11:50am  
Ice, ice, baby?
columbia
posted 21-Apr-2006 12:46pm  
"Malibu's Most Wanted" is one of my favorite movies, it's sooo ridiculous. I don't know many people that are really like that though. I think there are a lot of black people who are offended by people who dress like that. Not that I think they are right b/c it's up to every individual to dress like they want.
hypersky
(reply to Iseult) posted 21-Apr-2006 1:25pm  
I guess I do. I'd forgotten about the diamond toilet paper...laughing out loud
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 21-Apr-2006 1:26pm  
Those uppity white folks, tryin' to get above their raisin's again.
gsummers
posted 21-Apr-2006 2:02pm  
If Im being honest, it bugs me a bit, I dont know why it should, it just grates on the nerves thats all. I hate posers of any kind, ( however a white guy that has been brought up speaking like that and has lived in communities where this ebonics or whatever its called is used, then fine, they are just being themselves.. I just get aggitated by kids just acting like it because they are afraid to be themselves. Case in point.. little british private schoolers around here saying,
'das dope man, smack yo beeotch up' laughing out loud But hey, Eminem is their idol..
RGirl
posted 21-Apr-2006 6:09pm  
During the teen and very early 20's I don't see it as a big deal. That age is for trying new things especially ones that your friends might see as cool.
Enigma
posted 21-Apr-2006 6:28pm  
Better said would be acting like gansta rappers and leaving the "black" part out. Every black person isn't a gangster rapper. And not every rapper rap's ganster either. K-os comes to mind immediately. Acting & talking "black" you mean like the Harvard educated black lawyer? On top of that, they're kids and kids emulate. Acting like "greasers" or "hoods" and whatever else the era dictates.
Enigma
(reply to Iseult) posted 21-Apr-2006 6:33pm  
> You know what, for numerous reasons, I find what you wrote incredibly
> offensive.
>
> Acting black? And if black people try to, you know, listen to classical
> music and talk 'properly', than they're trying to be something they're
> not? Or as another example, if I go to a foreign country and try
> to speak their language, I am trying to act like something I'm not?

You said that way better than I did. Kudos.

ultamate
posted 22-Apr-2006 2:20pm  
I never heard of Malibu's most wanted. I don't like any one who acts like someone thier not and I don't like gangsters either. Rap music I do like or at least some of it.
kirst
posted 22-Apr-2006 9:52pm  
I have no idea what "Malibu's Most Wanted" is.
cloudhugger
posted 25-Apr-2006 7:24pm  
MHO, they look rediculous. Come to think of it, all kids act rediculous.
autumnlight
posted 27-Apr-2006 8:58am  
What? If that is 'acting black' then what ls 'acting white'? You're talking crap.
autumnlight
(reply to Iseult) posted 27-Apr-2006 9:00am  
That's exactly what I thought, but you put it better than me. What Iseult said.
kitti723
posted 29-Apr-2006 5:32pm  
I don't think it is always a color thing but sometimes a culture thing. If you grow up in such a culture you may pick of these characteristics despite your race.
Gomezy3k
(reply to Iseult) posted 30-Apr-2006 11:26am  
> You know what, for numerous reasons, I find what you wrote incredibly
> offensive.
>
> Acting black? And if black people try to, you know, listen to classical
> music and talk 'properly', than they're trying to be something they're
> not? Or as another example, if I go to a foreign country and try
> to speak their language, I am trying to act like something I'm not?
>

Why is it offensive? To me, these wannabe's are offensive. And as for "Acting Black", why would anyone want to act like they were from "The Ghetto"? If a person, of any color, wants to get ahead in society, he or she has to learn to speak properly, and dress properly. Portraying a "Gansta" image is not going to let anyone get anywhere, except maybe to a job where they ask "Do you want fries with that". As for a Black person listening to Classical Music... I see nothing wrong with a person trying to better themselves, however, looking at those who imitate the "Gangsta" image are going backwards and lowering themselves.

Do you go to another country and try and act like one of the lowest social classes there or do you try and act like those in mainstream society in that country.
Gomezy3k
(reply to gsummers) posted 30-Apr-2006 11:36am  
> If Im being honest, it bugs me a bit, I dont know why it should,
> it just grates on the nerves thats all. I hate posers of any kind,
> ( however a white guy that has been brought up speaking like that
> and has lived in communities where this ebonics or whatever its called
> is used, then fine, they are just being themselves.. I just get aggitated
> by kids just acting like it because they are afraid to be themselves.
> Case in point.. little british private schoolers around here saying,
>
> 'das dope man, smack yo beeotch up' laughing out loud But hey, Eminem is their
> idol..

Exactly... IF a person is raised in that environment then that is what he or she knows... It is the kids from the suburbs and those who have never :"lived it" that I dislike. They act like they are the toughest bad a** dude or "dudettes" (LOL) but if they actually found themselves in that environment for real, would be calling for their mothers and crying.

For those who think there is nothing wrong with kids acting this way, do you think it is ok to call women "Ho's" and demean them like the image that is being portrayed by these posers just because it is a "cool Gangsta" image?
Gomezy3k
(reply to Enigma) posted 30-Apr-2006 11:44am  
> Better said would be acting like gansta rappers and leaving the "black"
> part out. Every black person isn't a gangster rapper. And not every
> rapper rap's ganster either. K-os comes to mind immediately. Acting
> & talking "black" you mean like the Harvard educated black lawyer?
> On top of that, they're kids and kids emulate. Acting like "greasers"
> or "hoods" and whatever else the era dictates.


Yes, I agree I messed up that part...I was watching MTV (bad choice on my part) and they were playing Rap videos (even worse choice on my part) when I wrote my question. Earlier I had gone out to the Mall to get something and ran into a small group of Wannabe's...so I kind of put the two together when I wrote the question. If most of the "Gangsta Rappers" were not Black then I would not have used the word "black"..... The whole Gangsta & Rap thing came from the Black Culture...I don't recall there ever being such a thing until the blacks came up with it....

I agree, not all blacks are or even want to be associated with the "trash" that Gansta's are. I know and have worked with quite a few blacks and talking with them, they think the whole thing brings down what the black race has been trying to accomplish for decades. And I won't even go into what they think of the "White Gangsta's"...

RGirl
(reply to Gomezy3k) posted 30-Apr-2006 5:41pm  
You are judging people by the music they listen to.
mve17
posted 2-May-2006 10:35am  
wry smile
CynShar
posted 10-May-2006 2:08am  
Well kids will be kids
Different era
eloradanan
posted 14-May-2006 4:38pm  
I don't know. I haven't seen the movie and I don't buy into the theory that all black people act or talk the same way. I don't think anybody does this, no matter if they are black, white, or purple.
LJD
posted 3-Jun-2006 3:51am  
I feel sad when I see white kids trying to imitate someone other than themselves, I want them to be themselves, follow their own style, their culture...I like a clean cut style...not pants that hang to the knees, destroy the English language with junk language. None of my grandchildren has done it yet...because if they did, I'd kick them right where it hurts.
DizzellyD
(reply to Gomezy3k) posted 2-Jan-2007 5:57pm  
Oh my god you stupid fudgeers are so fudgein stupid and i dont give a crap Im going to prove a muther fudgein point. Are the greatest gangsters ever black. No i don't think Al Capone,Scarface,or the guy from godfather are black are they haha see muther fudgeers im 14 and im a gangster i have a 9mm. And all these little white kids need to stop you gangster wannabes you need a gun and gangmembers to be a gangster you gay fudgeers.
Luke777
posted 9-Apr-2007 3:43pm  
It doesint bother me.
thecomic22
(reply to LJD) posted 9-Apr-2007 3:49pm  
> I feel sad when I see white kids trying to imitate
> someone other than themselves, I want them to
> be themselves, follow their own style, their culture...I
> like a clean cut style...not pants that hang to
> the knees, destroy the English language with junk
> language. None of my grandchildren has done
> it yet...because if they did, I'd kick them right
> where it hurts.

My ole man is white. But he speaks black & hangs with mostly black dudes. It doesint bother me, because thats how he grew up. He's not imitating. He IS being himself & he's the most real person i know. & by the way, he's very clean cut.
LJD
(reply to thecomic22) posted 9-Apr-2007 6:57pm  
This is what I mean Comic, your man has taken on the behavior of the black dudes he hung around growing up. I know a very handsome 6'3" young white fellow 16 years old, who I met through my granddaughter, he was a boyfriend of her friend. Because he lives in an area, goes to school (my high school) where other ethnic groups have grown, the boy now dresses and acts like black boys. He wears the "corn rows" dresses sloppy, pants to his knees, walks with a limp, his talk is sloppy..ebonics. I asked him one day when taking the kids to a theme park, why does he act, dress, talk the way he does, wear his hair the way he does...and he said because I don't want to stand out, dresses and acts like the other kids. To me, it inferred he was afraid to be himself. What a shame, what a loss. The next time I saw him, he had his hair normal, and dressed reasonably. I haven't seen him in a while, I hope he maintained the last appearance I saw him, but I doubt it. I hope as he matures, he will dress as a white man, act like his own. The high school I went to has turned into a war zone, fenced, totally unlike when I went there.
thecomic22
(reply to LJD) posted 9-Apr-2007 8:15pm  
> This is what I mean Comic, your man has taken
> on the behavior of the black dudes he hung around
> growing up. I know a very handsome 6'3" young
> white fellow 16 years old, who I met through
> my granddaughter, he was a boyfriend of her friend.
> Because he lives in an area, goes to school
> (my high school) where other ethnic groups have
> grown, the boy now dresses and acts like black
> boys. He wears the "corn rows" dresses sloppy,
> pants to his knees, walks with a limp, his talk
> is sloppy..ebonics. I asked him one day when
> taking the kids to a theme park, why does he act,
> dress, talk the way he does, wear his hair the
> way he does...and he said because I don't want
> to stand out, dresses and acts like the other
> kids. To me, it inferred he was afraid to be
> himself. What a shame, what a loss. The next
> time I saw him, he had his hair normal, and dressed
> reasonably. I haven't seen him in a while, I
> hope he maintained the last appearance I saw him,
> but I doubt it. I hope as he matures, he will
> dress as a white man, act like his own. The high
> school I went to has turned into a war zone, fenced,
> totally unlike when I went there.

Huh, really? well my ole man doesint dress ''sloppy'', or nor is he ''afraid'' to be himself. He has the best heart of anybody ive met & he is naturally who he is. His own? Sounds kinda prejudiced to me. & so he acts black, so what? He works & handles his business & it aint like he's causing you or anybody else problems. Ok, so YOUR highschool is a war zone. He isint out there contributing to the cause.
LJD
(reply to thecomic22) posted 9-Apr-2007 9:12pm  
I'm glad to hear your man is a good man, isn't sloppy, wearing his pants hanging down to his knees, having to walk like a duck in order to hold his pants up. nor afraid to be himself. Your man is a product of his environment, he adapted. If he's happy, so be it.
falkensmaze
(reply to Gomezy3k) posted 8-May-2007 2:20am  
I don't think I can improve on what Iseult said, so I'll leave it at that.
rusty62
posted 22-Jun-2007 7:18am  
Most just sum it up as "silly whitey"..It does make the one doing it look pretty stupid,mostly,because talking like that is all an act, no matter who is doing it,whether white kid or black kid.Its deliberate. I grew up with several black kids who didnt talk that way,and around S.outherners,some of which who never said "Y'all" once.. I think largely, those who speak in heavy "Ghetto-Ebonic" laced accents are mosly scared,and trying to put on an image of "tough,inner city thug...Dont mess with me!!"
darkshadowsseeker
posted 3-Sep-2007 4:52pm  
I wasn't aware that all black people acted a certain way. To even imply that all black people act like gangstas, etc., is ignorant & racist. The same goes for any other race. That being said, I've never seen the movie.
thewatcher
posted 12-Jan-2009 12:31am  
first off, people who are using that "why does everything have to be about black or white" argument are totally missing the point. the people that are crying racism are totally missing the point. even the people that are agreeing with the author of this discussion thread are missing the point. they are not acting "black", they're adapting characteristics from the gangster rap lifestyle, which glorifies/promotes violence, sexism, and racism, into their own lifestyle. it's not just whites, it's blacks that do it too, and Asians, and Latinos....so it's not about black and white, it's about PEOPLE. the effect that it is having on PEOPLE. and to the user under the name "they", yes i'm talking to you "they", it's not just kids, ok? i see grown men and women dressing like what one would consider "gangsta." so ur beat.
it's not about acting "black." having black skin has absolutely NOTHING to do with it. it's about acting like a dumbass hoodlum, ok? it's about glorifying the attitudes and attributes of a street thug...a criminal. and i don't think there is anything wrong with the author of this discussion to voice his or her concern about it, they just worded it the wrong way and generalized a little bit, probably unknowingly...we all make mistakes. you have to be careful how you throw the word "racist" around. it's not fair to call someone racist without trying to understand what the person is saying. and remember, this has NOTHING to do with SKIN COLOR...it's about the glorification of the attitudes and attributes of a street thug. the skin color of the thug is irrelevant...it's the content of the thug's character that this lifestyle seeks to glorify.
Drame
(reply to Iseult) posted 22-Apr-2009 10:14pm  
> You know what, for numerous reasons, I find what you wrote incredibly
> offensive.
>
> Acting black? And if black people try to, you know, listen to classical
> music and talk 'properly', than they're trying to be something they're
> not? Or as another example, if I go to a foreign country and try
> to speak their language, I am trying to act like something I'm not?
>

Obviously you're not "incredibly offended" so why don't you come off your high horse. The NAACP has labeled, rap, hip hop, r&b, jazz, and various other forms of entertainment as being a part of African American culture. Let us also not forget the push by the NAACP to teach Ebonics in schools across America. The language used by the surveyor then is perfectly reasonable if even the NAACP itself has referred to these things as "Black".

they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to Drame) posted 22-Apr-2009 11:02pm  
I've read your comment several times....

...and I still can't figure out the point you are trying to make.
wry smile
they Survey Central Subscriber
(reply to thewatcher) posted 22-Apr-2009 11:09pm  
I just realized you replied to me without hitting "reply".

I didn't read any of the ranting you did after you spoke to me, but I'll respond to my part: Dressing in a "gangsta" style does not promote murder, or crime, or drugs. It does not make any of these things happen more often. Clothes are clothes. Clothes do not hurt people. People like you pass judgement on others based on how they are dressed. That makes you the problem.

So suck it.
mindset
posted 14-Sep-2009 6:35am  
I signed up just to address the OP's notion of "acting black" and equating it with "Gangsta Rappers" as bigotry in its most obvious form. While your theory that some African-Americans may take the emulation of whites as offensive, it is only because of their own realization that there is a mainstream misconception purported in the media that generalizes ALL "blacks" as being unfit in society. You cannot see through your own ignorance, yet you are projecting onto kids who are just following what the media tells them - just like you. I do not care if this is over 3 years old, because I see this same ridiculous reaction everywhere I go. I implore you to continue to allow the media to control how you think (if you even think at all) and behave. That is, after-all, the definition of conformity, right? Conform, you mindless cattle, conform.
mindset
(reply to bill) posted 14-Sep-2009 6:40am  
> Ice, ice, baby?

Sorry, they seem to have forgotten the Beastie Boys and their great influence on the "Rap" genre.
Zerog
posted 25-Mar-2010 6:02pm  
What is race? Ask yourself that question. Race is something that someone way smarter than all of us came up with to control and divide people. Acting "Black", using that term just shows how brain washed you are. There is no such thing as black and white, we are all humans. Simply put.
nique
posted 29-Aug-2010 8:14pm  
Im black, and i live around nothing but urban white people if they grow up around black people thats what they pick up. Just like if black people grow up around white people thats how they act. I hate being labeled like that cause i see some ignorant crap all people do, all i do is shake my head. My baby daddy is white and i tell u what, thats not actin, thats his way of life.nobody can tell the difference,they think he is light skinned.So the phrase acting black is just stupid.it might look crazy to u but they not going to change cause people have an opinion bout them ,or people stare cause thats not going to change them .oh and one more thing from everyone of them i come to know they been through so much with their race they don't want to deal with them so everybody just need to suck it up n get over it.
eddiemoney619
posted 14-Feb-2014 3:16pm  
Ok my opinion is if a white kid wants to act black then so be it and if a black kid wants to act white then so be it u can't tell them wat to do its there body its how they want to walk a d its how they want to talk
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 15-Feb-2014 1:05pm  
I have not seen the movie I do not know
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