Tonight I was watching Amazing Race, and the two black sisters said they didn't want to perpetuate stereotypes, but indeed, they cannot swim. So I was wondering, where does this specific stereotype come from? I never understood why there is a belief that most black people cannot swim. Did that come from something specific?
I'm posting this anon b/c I have a feeling it might get heated, but it's not meant to be. It's meant to be more of a discussion about where specific stereotypes come from.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:18 PM on Feb. 20, 2011 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by pam19 at 10:30 PM on Feb. 20, 2011
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Answer by AnuMeha at 10:41 PM on Feb. 20, 2011
I think that stereotypes are ridiculous. My husband is black and listens to country music. He can swim. He doesn't sag his pants. He doesn't beat me or treat me like crap. He doesn't speak in "slang". And OMG yes, he's even employed!
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 10:55 PM on Feb. 20, 2011
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Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on Feb. 20, 2011
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