January 23, 2008

Perceptions of America

Questions I’ve already been asked more than once:


“What are Black Americans really like?”

“Are all Americans as beautiful as they seem on TV?”

“Are there any poor people in America?” 


I still can’t really wrap my head around each of these conversations, except to note that pop culture, one of America’s largest exports, seems to have conveyed that there is no racism in America and everyone in the US looks like Beyonce and lives like Jay-Z….

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