Studies come out about race all the time. They’re usually depressing as hell. One study found that racism can shorten the lifespan of black men. Another study found that black students are suspended and expelled at higher rates than white students. So if you’re going to release a study, for the love of god, please do your homework. A new study from the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science found that:
“Having cross-race friends made black [examples] seem ‘less black,’” wrote two psychology scholars in their study of students at an unnamed historically black college. “However, having cross-race friends did not necessarily make white [examples] seem ‘more black’”. . . . The study tested the “black code,” in which “relationships with whites must be kept at arm’s length maintaining a silent us against them mindset. Blacks who appear too friendly and comfortable around whites are viewed with suspicion; their blackness in question.”
We have so many questions like: Who are these 212 black students they interviewed? How exactly did this broach this question of race without being leading? And most importantly, HOW THE HELL CAN YOU BE LESS BLACK?
On today’s TWiBPrime, #TeamBlackness also discusses how Kansas doctors may be forced to report miscarriages.
You know, light fluffy stuff.