So I was minding my business yesterday, in my own little world, thinking about random stuff (like my birthday coming up next weekend). Until my sister Erin texted me a link to a BuzzFeed video and I got excited. I love BuzzFeed videos. Especially since I went to school with like, 90% of the Black people who work there. But before I could click on it, I received another text from Erin saying she didn’t like the video. At all. My BuzzFeed buzz died instantly.
Hesitantly, I click on the link. It takes me to a video titled, “27 Questions Black People Have for Other Black People.” I watch the video. Two minutes and 47 seconds later, the video ends. I stare blankly at the screen for another 30 seconds. I refresh the video, refusing to believe what I just watched. So I watch it again for a second time to prove myself wrong. Yep, it was all real. A group of Black millennials who work for Buzzfeed seemingly perpetuating a bunch of negative Black stereotypes on camera. And after hearing those 27 questions, the only question I had was, “WHY????” [Read more…]