I’ve long suspected that part of the reason that aspirational Negroes rail against ghetto folks is actually to reify that stereotype, and consequently give relatively banal middle class lifestyle choices the weight of much-needed social uplift. (It’s why you see portrayals in the media of professional black folks with traditional nuclear families reflexively celebrated as ‘positive’ and ‘affirmative’.)
A very sententious case in point:
From the synopsis:
From the creators of the award winning website Black and Married With Kids.com comes a ground breaking documentary set to challenge negative stereotypes surrounding marriage and family in the black community.
So marriage requires a lot of patience and work? You don’t say! I’m also not sure why any of what was said in the clip is unique to African-American marriages or which stereotypes it “challenges.”
But it sure will make a lot of people feel good about themselves.