Some people have said to me that not all black women are the same. I always respond surprised because that’s not what I convey in my videos. However, for different reasons they think that I do.
Reasons why people think I do
I think there are two reasons why they think this, because of:
- the title of the video;
- or not explicitly stating in the video that I don’t mean all black women.
By the title of the video
If you look at the following video title:
8 THINGS WHITE guys LOVE about BLACK women
does that title say that the things I mention in my video pertain to all black women, and/or that all white guys love those things about black women? That varies depending on who you ask. In my opinion in both cases the answer is no.
I always use the following analogy to explain why:
When someone says ‘People in Japan love sushi’, does that imply that all people in Japan love sushi? So when I say 8 things white guys love about black women why does that imply that the things I mention in my video pertain to all black women, and/or that all white guys love those things about black women?
By the content of the video
Some people argue that unless I specifically mention “not all black women”, or “not all white men”, etc., that this automatically implies that the content pertains to all black women, all white men, etc. This is utterly ridiculous to me, it doesn’t make any sense. Again the sushi analogy above comes to mind. If I mean ‘all’ then I will say “all”.
See also this similar question ‘Why does Coen Naninck generalize and stereotype black women?‘.