In real life , I get this a lot.
I have a soft tone voice and pronounce my words correctly.
I get people my race through saying I sound white or like I am not from New York (because I don't sound like these chick's ).
Why must speaking proper English be associated with whites? I've heard quite a few speak bad English.
Most Helpful Guy
I think it has to do with how your voice sounds more than your vocabulary. For example, nobody says Barack Obama sounds white. My parents are Haitian and i have thought about it and have realized that most black people, no matter what country they are from USUALLY (there are exceptions) have a certain sound to their voice. I think you were raised around white people, your parents were around white people a lot, or had a lotta white friends, am i correct (please respond)?
But i will restate my thesis that i think it is voice not grammar I really thought about that and came to that conclusion. Not even gonna lie i think that when some black people speak too, bc of their voice not grammar.1
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Most Helpful Girl
Those people who say you sound white must be talking about educated, well spoken, upper class white, because if you sounded like a hillbilly, bible belt freak, you would not sound very good at all.
But chances are since black women in the US usually sound like the stereotype black woman from the us. You stick out because you don't use the same slang or tone, you don't speak loud and abrasively. etc.0