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Black Culture

In this clip, two students discuss what Black culture is and how it has been defined and controlled. They reference how music, specifically rap, has been associated with Blackness and anyone who falls outside of that music interest, falls outside of what has been prescribed to Blackness. Their conversation also leads to a discussion on the interactions and relationships between African and African American people in the U.S. because Black culture is different and often conflicted between the two demographics. One student references her experiences with her Ethiopian culture and notices the tensions that exist. Both students push the boundaries of Blackness and Black culture in this lively conversation.

It’s almost like there’s a certain way to be Black. Like what even is Blackness? It’s such a broad term to describe someone’s skin tone and that doesn’t really define a group of people.