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Old 08-31-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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Diary of a Black Nerd

Salutations, friends. So this blog I guess is just about folks like me: black nerds. Well, I think Chris Rock described it best on an episode of Everybody Hates Chris: "The thing about being a black nerd is that you're often too white for black people, and too black for white people". (Or something to that affect.)

I suppose I was just curious as to how gentlemen in this category fit in.

I don't have a problem being a nerd. Well, I'm not a typical nerd in terms of looks or anything (but then no one is these days, evolution has allowed us to evolve and change our appearance so that people don't know we're nerds off the bat just by appearance). I just happen to like video games, science fiction, superheroes, and be notably smarter than most of my classmates (seriously, I'm always tutoring someone about something). I also happen to be a gentleman (albeit with an old fashioned style of manners), and I speak proper english and I don't smoke or drink or anything of the sort.

What drove me to blog about it is just because sometimes I get a little sick of jokingly being called things like an "Oreo". It's rather sad that a black person with a personality and mannerisms like mine are automatically "trying to be white" just because we like to be better than the negative stereotypes. It annoys me to no end to think that treating women and elders with respect and dressing in a much more presentable way and speaking intelligible english and and being smart, and having a diverse circle of friends, and being above the influence are all considered very "un-black like".

Yes, many if not most of my friends are white or asian or some other ethnicity. But that's because I don't like to associate with anyone who doesn't positively contribute to my life. I don't associate with bad white kids either, or anyone who drags me down or that I just don't mesh with. Yes, alot of my previous romantic interests have been white or some other ethnicity, because many sisters don't really give guys like me the time of day. I can't even count how many black girls in the past didn't actually take me seriously at all, and I still encounter this issue with them to this day. Even other black boys liked to tease/pick on me for acting differently. The acceptions were others like me who acted with genuine class and decency. But in terms of me hanging with the stereotypical thugs that you typically see on shows like Maury, Steve Wilkos, or Jerry Springer, no why the hell would I want to be like that? Everytime I watch those shows I can only facepalm, as they are reinforcing the rest of America's image of the typical black man.

I guess I'll close with what I think is the best relevant line to this topic. As said by Mr. Sidney Portier in Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?, "You think of yourself as a colored man. I think of myself, as a man." I just wish people would start looking more at people and not let race have that much relevance. I like who I am at the end of the day, I like both that I am black and that I am a nerd and would not change either. I simply wish that society as a whole would take black nerds/gentlemen more seriously.

Brandyn, August 31, 2012.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:07 PM   #2
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So you're like Ne-Yo. Sounds like you live in a pretty rough area if people don't respect you for wanting to be someone decent. Also, I'm not much for science fiction or superheroes, and I drink. A lot. Does this mean I'm half-cast nerd?
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:23 PM   #3
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Well no I live in the suburbs, and always have. I mean people respect me for being a gentleman they just joke that it isn't very "black" like and other black people alot of the times don't take us seriously hence nicknames like oreo.It's really not even about hobbies or anything just my demeanor.
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:34 PM   #4
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lol this is amazing! I don't often read blogs but when I do, I read Gameboys!
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Old 08-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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NFFer's are much more three dimensional than the average forum goer, they're all pretty good blogs haha.

I just felt this needed to be addressed.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:36 PM   #6
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Unless in a hypothetical Nintendo fan forum third dimension where miyamoto dies and Nintendo elects a secret task force to obtain gameboys brain with his consent of course and put it inside miyamotos body before anyone knows. Just to keep the creative geniuse that is Nintendo alive. Im sure he would be an amazing miyamoto!
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Old 08-31-2012, 04:35 PM   #9
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Unless in a hypothetical Nintendo fan forum third dimension where miyamoto dies and Nintendo elects a secret task force to obtain gameboys brain with his consent of course and put it inside miyamotos body before anyone knows. Just to keep the creative geniuse that is Nintendo alive. Im sure he would be an amazing miyamoto!
Sounds scary. O.O

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I am in the same boat, but I don't really care about what others have to say anyway. Live your own life and I'll live mine.

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Bingo, you know how this goes.

I wont lie I was literally snacking on Oreo cookies while writing this blog though, coincidentally.
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