Here’s our list of things you don’t typically see Black folks doing, eating or engaging in. Got more? Add your “black folks don’t” in the comments section below.
'Black Folks Don't'-22 Things Black Folks Don't Do
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1. Black folk don't sit quietly watching movies in theaters. We become part of the movie by talking to the screen.
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2. Black folks don't go camping or hiking. No wireless? No heat/air conditioning? What's the point?
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3. Black folks don't eat collard greens out of a can. That's just disrespectful.
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4. Black folks don't allow dogs to eat at the table...
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5. or sleep in our beds.
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6. And black folks don't feed stray dogs. That's another mouth to feed!
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7. As beautiful as they are, Black folks don't go to National Parks.
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8. Black folks don't hitchhike. Way too dangerous.
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9. Black folks don't wear holiday sweaters.
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10. Black folks don't host house parties (complete with alcohol) for our teenagers.
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11. Black folks don't put leashes on our kids. A good, hard side-eye is enough to keep them in place.
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12. Black folks don't get our car's oil changed every 3 months. The car is running just fine.
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13. Black folks don't eat pumpkin pie. Pumpkin is for Halloween.
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14. Black folks don't attend the Republican National Convention. Let's be real. Why go where you're not welcomed?
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15. Black folks don't eat rutabagas. What is a rutabaga anyway?
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16. Black folks don't eat non-sweetened iced tea. It's just not right.
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17. Although we should, Black folks don't swim. We'll put our feet in all day though.
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18. Black folks don't use toaster ovens. It's better used as a bread box.
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19. Black folks don't eat tofu. It just looks too weird.
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20. Black folks don't wear tie-dyed clothing. It screams "hippie".
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21. Black folks don't wash our hair every day. The process to get it back right is too long.
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22. Black folks don't allow kids to call them by their first name. Add "Miss", "Mr." or something to the beginning. If not, that kid might just get a "James Evans" look.
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