Dear Black People: These Are Things ‘They’ Want You to Stop Doing

But let’s be real: We’re really never going to stop doing any of this. So you will deal.

Jay Z, Beyoncé, LeBron James and Savannah Brinson in 2012
Jay Z, Beyoncé, LeBron James and Savannah Brinson in 2012 Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Editor’s note: This post contains tweets that some may find offensive.

We wrote a list of things that white people should stop doing, and of course the racist Internet trolls flexed their Twitter fingers to tweet obscenities and call us names, and even forced us to leave “their country” with the ever-popular, “Go back to Africa” exclamation.


But what those angry folks proved is that, even if things are said in jest, no matter how many times “post-racial” gets thrown around, the more things change, the more they stay racist.

Sure, our list was tongue-in-cheek, filled with satire and humor, but most of the list included viable things that should stop.

In order to even the playing field, we figured we’d write up a list of things that black people should stop doing. Take all of this with a grain of salt because honestly, we have no plans on stopping any of this.

1. Stop being so magical.