The Roots Can Fix Anything!
A recent study conducted by the University of Maryland revealed that Black men don’t particularly like to run in White neighborhoods. And by “run” I mean exercise, not “get away from the po po.” That’s just madness! Are you telling me that in a country—where where you’re publicly presumed guilty—that you may not want to participate in an activity that puts you under a lens of critical judgement when all you want to do is get rid of your pot belly.
As someone who now lives in a primarily White neighborhood (North Berkeley), I can say that although I do, in fact, run, I have definitely noted interesting interactions with the neighborhood majority when they attempt to ping me to figure out what type of negro I might be filed under. But if you were to ever mention this to some of our “non-seeing color” folks they would be horrified and disgusted and mention how we’re being “divisive.”
And at This Week in Blackness, we’re not the biggest fans of Miley Cyrus, but apparently, The Roots can fix anything:
Also on today’s #TWiBRadio, #TeamBlackness discussed the great government chicken fail, the Roots/Fallon acapella filter, and the virtues of outdoor podcasting, behold!
And this morning on #amTWiB, #TheMorningCrew discussed how too much heavy petting is freaking your cat out, Americans can’t read or add, and Instagramming your meals is ruining your appetite.
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