If you’re African American, more than likely you’ve heard the proverbial phrase “acting White.” You know – that caricature given American Blacks who’ve made it out the woods of economic despair, but are now looking down on their ethnic peers in disgust. As a further matter, these same Black folks who were once poor, are now mingling with the White, rich, and powerful, wherein their newfound riches [not wealth] – have inspired entirely different personalities. This brilliant article [The Black Bourgeoisie and Acting White] underscores the phenomenon “acting White,” a derision so profoundly entrenched in America’s Black culture.
“Acting White” Within American Black Culture
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