Check out the first episode of Angela Tucker‘s web series titled Black Folk Don’t.
A good number of Black people have heard it in some colloquial way. “Black folk don’t …” add your own phrase. Who defines this? That is complicated and complex but worth an attempt at an explanation. In some cases, “Black folks don’t” is a statistical fact. Black folk don’t go to the doctor in the numbers they should.
In other cases, “Black folk don’t” is an anecdotal idea and concept that is based on a negative stereotype. However, stereotypes are based in truth and in some cases, these ideas are true about Black folk. Ask any waiter. Black folk don’t tip. It’s just true. But Black folk do tip their hairdressers or barbers so go figure.
“Do black people tip any less than others? Or do black folk just tip for a different set of services? When did this perception take hold of the popular consciousness, and what are the consequences of this vein of thinking. Join producer Angela Tucker as she explores this questions with regular folk on the street, and a range of black folk from cultural critics, to bloggers, comedians, actors and more!”