So ‘Ratchet’ is the NEW Black?

Cyerra Hawkins
Riverside, CA

I’m a African American female and I am irritated behind the fact that people associate African american women as loud and verbose. people are people we all have different personalities and ways of expressing ourselves. Stop with the categorizing and that is for any race or ethnicity. Vicious stereotypes have been used used on African american women for centuries have been taught to the younger generation and perceived in a jokingly way. Be yourself. Do not live up to the stereotypes just to fit in or be cool.

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5 Responses to "So ‘Ratchet’ is the NEW Black?"
  1. JD says:

    You, Cyerra, are a good role model for anyone of any age. Thank you for saying this!

  2. legitimatedebate says:

    True. I feel like that stereotype makes it so that people pay more attention to the WAY that African-American women say things than they do to the content of what they say.

  3. Prince Malik EL Lalalulooking says:


    Sista dey jus jelis us

  4. Alianna P says:

    I love this because it is a stereotype that has been viciously used on me by people that dont even know me. Some people associate being loud and rude with being black, which is an extremely disrepectful thing to do. I can tell from this that stereotypes are meaningless and empty because everyone acts simply like how they chose to.

  5. Malik says:

    I agree with this race card. I find it vey disrespectful when people say things like that.

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