#26. Being the "Token Black"

It has been established that Black people fear three things most in life: ghosts, dogs and registered mail. However, Black people have long feared being deemed two incredibly embarrassing things: one of those is our entry now, the other will be discussed tomorrow.

Black people have longed for peace and serenity, as a place to raise thriving families away from the ubiquitous crime of the inner cities and to be kept off the local nightly newscasts has prompted many upper and middle – class Black families to seek refuge in many of the cities listed in US News and World Reports best places to live.

This has created one of the most unpleasant situations that can befall young Black children, as being one of the only Black people in a lily-white suburb brings about one of the more feared categories that Black people can be placed into, being The Token Black.
At scores of suburban schools across the nation, the lonely Black student is removed from the camaraderie of his peers and forced to be secluded in the dreaded, numbing whiteness of life among white people. A good definition of the Token Black, is as follows:

“The african american youth in teen films who merely smiles,stays out of the conversation and says things like “Damn!”,”Shit!”,and “That is WHACK!”

However, the Token Black is no longer relegated to just films and television shows, as many Black parents have departed life in all -Black areas to find themselves living among only white people, which puts the kids into the dreaded situation of growing up around an alien people.

The Token Black has been wonderful lampooned in the comedy South Park, as a character – aptly named Token – portrays the only Black youth in South Park, Colorado. A more in-depth definition of Tokenism is:

“refers to the policy or practice of limited inclusion of minority group, usually creating a false appearance of inclusive practices, intentional or not. Typical examples in real life and fiction include purposely including a member of a minority race (such as a black character in a mainly white cast, a woman in a traditionally male universe) into a group.”

Stuff Black People Don’t Like will always include being the Token Black, which equates to being one of the two things that Black people fear being labeled the most. For being the Token Black means that the Black person in question is surrounded by only white people, which means that by osmosis, the fear of “acting white” can’t be too far from coming to fruition.


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19 Responses to #26. Being the "Token Black"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow. You have nothing better to do than sit at home and make up dumb shit about black people. A whole site at that! That's the reason yt people are dying out.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Um, what's an 'upper class' black person?

  3. Anonymous says:

    WOW anonymous #1..do you go to the sites that do the same thing towards whites and spew your drivel???? Did you speak up when the black blogs were suggesting that all white people be killed int heir pre and post obama election blogs? Hope you enjoy your 1 term president!

  4. Anonymous says:

    "Wow. You have nothing better to do then sit at home and make up dumb shit about black people. A whole site at that! That's the reason yt [sic] people are dying out."I foresee a future SBPDL post: #32. Satire.

  5. Anonymous says:

    "Um, what's an 'upper class' black person?"If you need to ask, it can't be explained. Words like "employed" and "married" would only obnubilate and exasperate you.

  6. Anonymous says:

    This web site kicks ass. Keep up the good workexposing the crap white people are dealing with each and every dayPolitical Correctness-Tyranny with Manners

  7. Anonymous says:

    RE: Anonymous #1YT [Pronounce the 'Y' Wie-t. Must be black text message slang]White people are not dying out. The ratio of blacks from the Civil War era to current time has changed from 10% to 13%. During that same time the population as a whole has increased from 40,000,000 to 300,000,000. The population numbers of all groups have increased. It may be true that whites have less children since they plan these things around what they can afford. A changing ratio made on an overall increasing population does not mean that anyone is dying out.Read a book, Read a book, Read a mufuggin Book.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlKL_EpnSp8

  8. Anonymous says:

    you actually dedicated a whole site to stupidity and ignorancehave ever met a black person it sounds like you need stop worrying about race so much and Im white one race is not all one way thats what 3 year olds think sweetie

  9. Anonymous says:

    Whites Won Again!

  10. Anonymous says:

    "one race is not all one way"That's how 3 year olds form sentences.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Isn't it amazing that black people hate white people but want to move into white neighborhoods?

  12. Anonymous says:

    I do wonder where you get your information on this. I have been the only black in a lot of situations in my life and have never had a problem with that or feared it. I haven't lived around, went to school with, or worked around black people for 40 years. Living in white neighborhoods has never been unpleasant for me. My family was well received. I've had good neighbors and made good friends. I have never thought of myself as a "token" and cannot recall being treated as such. Although I've heard the expression "acting white", I never really understood what it meant. However, I have had blacks get on my case for having conservative political views, believing O.J. was guilty, and not voting for Obama! But really, I can't believe someone dedicated a whole web site to this kind of ignorance. You have a very narrow view of the world and of black people in particular. However, maybe it's not all your fault since its the ignorant ones that always make the evening news! They also make it bad for the rest of us trying to do something with our lives and raise our children right. My mother, God rest her soul, always said "decent, christian, law-abiding black people are a joy to behold, but n****rs have got to go!" That's why when black families can, we leave those crime-ridden neighborhoods and don't look back! We all don't speak ebonics, are poor, do drugs, commit crimes or hate whites! Listen, white people are not all saints either–I know, I've lived around them and they can be just as "ghetto" as anybody else.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I saw Inglorious Basterds yesterday and apart from being too long, only one aspect of the movie ruined it for me. What is it with all Hollywood movies forcing there to be 'a token' in every film?

  14. Anonymous says:

    Sorry i have nothing clever to say, this whole site is a load of crap.

  15. Satyrn says:

    I love this website!It always touches a nerve on black people and we all know how they like to dish it out on "yt" people but can't stand it when THEY get poked fun of! (I can't remember the SBPDL#)

  16. Anonymous says:

    this website is dumb as shit. to say "black people do this and that" is so incredibly ignorant. whoever writes this crap obviously doesnt live in LA or new york . if you meet people you'll find that …drumroll please.newsflash! —..NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE ACT AND THINK ALIKE.only a dumbass would believe aynything on this website. your fukking president is a 1/2 black magna cum laude harvard constitutional law professor. do you have any idea how hard harvard law is ?? this website doesnt "poke fun". it actually tries to back up its stupid racist claims with "links" and information to try to back up its retarded assumptions. YOU HAVE TO BE AN ABSOLUTE RETARD TO THINK ALL BLACK PEOPLE THINK AND ACT ALIKE AND HAVE THE SAME LIKES AND DISLIKES. ONLY A SHELTERED IDIOT WOULD THINK THAT IN 2010.

  17. Anonymous says:

    ive pretty much been the only black person since birth, but i never had a problem with socializing with white people, i dont talk to them… or anyone at that matter iam anti-social.

  18. Anonymous says:

    people grow up do something positive with your time. time is priceless

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