Allow me to compare the dress of ravers and "thug wear." Both are generally oversized, include various but similar accessories, hats, sneakers, and a couple other things. But only one of those cultures revolves around psychedelic drugs while swinging flouresent checmical sticks around on strings in a dangerous manner. And before anyone makes comparisons between gangta rap and trance in regards to drug use and gang violence, MDMA use aka rolling on E is far more dangerous than smoking weed and black people in clubs aren't simulating drive by shootings.
A dress code is racist? That's a little far-fetched. People like to dress up to do certain thngs, and they like to see others do the same.
It's racist in the same way one would say "I don't hate black people, just n****rs" or "it's not black people that are lazy; it's black 'culture.'"
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My point exactly! What makes one culture or aspect of culture more acceptable than others? Why is one thing considered "normal" and how does it shift? Why do these social norms exist and how did these expressions come about?
Act white/act black - what does that mean?
When you can answer these questions(I'm not asking you to here), we can begin to really examine what those two concepts really mean in relation to eachother instead of looking at them as completely isolated social constructs.
I have. Most of the ones that weren't born in that group still come from relatively privileged households compared to a vast majority of the population. Or maybe you should read Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell?
I agree that no one chooses to be in poverty. Some make bad choices that keep them there, but regardless, it's very difficult to get out.
No one chooses to be a millionaire? I know that you've read a lot about poverty, but have you read much about the wealthy?