Happy Thanksgiving guys! Hope today is going well for all of you! For many of us, Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays, and for good reason: it’s a perfect time to give thanks, spend much needed time with family, and—of course—eat to our hearts content!
But, if you identify as an alternative black guy/girl, you can’t help but notice the giant elephant in the room that emerges each Thanksgiving—you. Whether its snide remarks, befuddled looks, or simple jokes at your expense, I’m sure you and many other like-minded quirks have been uncomfortable—or even angry—at the sheer ignorance and shameless interrogation that comes from you choosing to express your unique authentic self.
It’s ridiculous! And honestly, pretty hilarious once you think about it. The fact that most of us have similar experiences hearing some of the statements down below, only illustrates how predictable and limiting the status quo can be.
Are YOU going to change your outfit? Because this took about an hour to coordinate.
Rock/Alternative music ≠ evil/satanic.
...Is it though?
The same way other equally qualified people get jobs?
*Bonus points if you actually have a job while being asked this.
I wasn't aware clothing and hobbies/interests had a skin color.
Heaven forbid they like me only for my looks.
Absolutely nothing. It's just not the only thing I listen to.
You're absolutely right...they'll look freaking ADORABLE thanks for the encouragement!
Well OBVIOUSLY so I can become a beautiful piece of cotton candy like I've always wanted. Duh.
Would you be asking me this if I had any other interests?
This is my regular.
Orrr my interests don't determine which race I'm more likely to be interested romantically.
Don't. Just don't.
**(Self-harm is a serious matter that is never anything to joke about.)
Yeah please don't.
Can't please everyone I suppose.
They actually just said I look cool so...
Is it because you think I'm possessed by Satan?
Because to each their own.
Is that a type of sauce?
I thought we established this already.
And I would be just as handsome/pretty right now!
*Seinfeld theme song plays*
Clothes, the last time I checked.
Why not? 😉