I am the only black person in my school and it is very awkward sometimes. Don't have friends that like the same thing I do and no guys want to ask my our or anything. Any advise?
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I can empathize for how you feel. My advice to you is to broaden your horizons and be open to exposure to new things. Exposure to people besides those exactly like you is how one grows and becomes cultured.
I went to a university that had less than 2% black students during my span there. I was exposed to totally different cultures opposite of my own black American culture that I was raised within.
I met people from all walks of life and have definitely become more well rounded of a person.
As you get to know more and more non-black people, you will realize that these people may have more in common with you than you may initially realize!
As black-to-black advice, please please PLEASE don't fall into the trap of trying so hard to "keep it real" or not to "sell out", to the point of being a closed minded bigoted a-hole.
That is the #1 reason why so many non-blacks are intimidated or even literally fearful of black people; they seem so cliquey "with their own kind" that they come off as mean, or even violently scary to some (but not all) non-black people.
In short when I notice a black person having a hard time fitting into a school setting, most of the time it is because said person is too proud within their own (black American ) culture, to allow themselves to be exposed to, and therefore don't socially reach out to, different types of people "besides their own kind"...
...and having that mentality sends out aura waves that repel others away from you. People can sense that on people, and most don't bother with such people.
I hope my rant helped you.4