in today’s “that shyt don’t match news” …
A young white woman took to the internet to prove her claims of her Jamaican ancestry. She enlisted the help of her dad and his thick accent to prove to the world the Caribbean motto of “out of one come many“.
After laughing hysterically at the video, I began to wonder exactly WHY I found it so funny.
- Is it akin to the delight we get when we see a monkey mimicking human behaviors?
- Or was it because I heard my Uncle’s voice coming from a white man’s mouth?
- Was it because it seemed crazy that the amount of color in a person’s skin should determine their speech patterns and dialect?
Yea, on the surface, it’s cute..funny even…but there is there a deeper social ill at play of internalized racism?
Take a look at the video and tell us what you think?