Because I am black, there are certain stereotypes that follow me.
I have really gotten looks at school for liking something that is considered stereotypical.
I got Grape Soda once, and then I got interesting looks until i decided to put up the drink.
I have expressed my desire for watermelon (I genuinely like it), and then it becomes awkward to be around certain people.
I like fried chicken, I get the this typical
nigger black guy look.
I used to not have a problem with this at home, even with white people. It was never a conscious thing back then. At college, with all them white people, some having little to no interaction with black people on a level that is not voyeuristic…it gets uncomfortable.
It is like I was confirming their suspicions. I just could not like what I like because I would then be a black person…I don’t know if I explained it right but…