I live in a pre-dominantly black area. And a lot of girls don't like me because not only am I pretty but I speak very proper. The girls that speak ghetto say I sound like a white girl and look at me as an easy target. I really don't know what sounding like a white girl is, because really how can you sound a color? What is up with people thinking I have to act a certain way because I am black? Why be the stereotype? when you can beat the stereotype.
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I totally understand what you're going through because I was in that exact same situation when I was in high school. People made fun of me for being skinny instead of thick like most of the other girls. They said, "I sounded and acted white" because I spoke proper English. They called me an "oreo." Those ignorant black people were the main reason why I hated high school and I regret letting their stupidity get to me. The stereotype is stupid and because they behave that way, they won't get very far in life. They won't be able to get a good job because they don't know how to behave intelligently and no business would want them representing their company. Just keep your head up and go against the stereotype. Don't ever change yourself for anybody. There are plenty of people who appreciate the fact that you don't speak ebonics. And you are already more successful than they are simply because you have the good sense to speak properly. And the next time someone says, "you sound like a white girl" tell them,"well, you sound like an idiot."1