So as not to hijack another thread I decided that a thread on culture could be useful. I'd like to provide a safe place for people to talk about cultural norms or abnormals. You don't want to learn that you've done or said the wrong thing by gettin' a fist in the face, know what I'm saying?
I did this for you minimus, (and other people who are a bit challenged in the area of awareness of other cultures)! I like you, but you are heading towards an a-kicking if you keep saying certain things around the wrong people.
It is not wrong to reference culture. dictionary.com defines culture as "the behaviors and beliefs characteristic of a particular social, ethnic, or age group: the youth culture; the drug culture." It does not mean that there are not individual differences, but there are some core issues, and that should not be ignored. Certain things are just common behavior/viewpoints for races of people.
Everyone, please feel free to chime in. I'm going to start off with the most important things for me.
1. Non-blacks- you simply cannot say the n-word period. Chris Rock does a really funny bit on this. Honestly, we shouldn't say it either but it's our choice.
2. Do not touch a black woman's hair. That is likely to result in broken fingers.
3. Do not touch black people's food. If we offer you food, please do not attempt to eat it with the utensil you've already been using.
4. What I've noticed on this board- monkey references. With the racist history of likening blacks to monkeys, dont ever do that. I know that alot of men like monkeys and find them fun, but if you compare a monkey to someone who happens to be black, things can get ugly pretty darn quick.
That's all for now.