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16 Things Black People Would Say If We Reacted To Pop Culture Like White People

I've never seen Clueless. Is that a thing people have seen?

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1. We'd be able to say we've never heard of Clueless without people batting an eye.

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"I've only heard of movies with black people in them. Oh! Stacey Dash was in it? So weird."

2. We'd be able to say we're not familiar with Eddie Redmayne, despite him being an Oscar winner.

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3. We'd feel comfortable calling Keri Russell's hair wild and exotic.

"Doesn't seem professional."
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"Doesn't seem professional."

4. We'd be able to watch Living Single on Netflix and Sex and the City would never be brought up.

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5. We'd have no idea why people wear pink on Wednesdays.

"I've just never seen Mean Girls! Doesn't seem important."
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"I've just never seen Mean Girls! Doesn't seem important."

6. We'd have total ignorance of a popular hairstyle from the ’90s.

"People literally asked for it by name? The Rachel? The ’90s, I tell you."
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"People literally asked for it by name? The Rachel? The ’90s, I tell you."

7. We'd catch a rerun of Melrose Place and think it's some Empire knockoff.

"Wait, this is an old show? Who knew! I only watched Martin on Fox in the ’90s."
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"Wait, this is an old show? Who knew! I only watched Martin on Fox in the ’90s."

8. We'd be like, "Who's Lorde?! Have you heard of Zendaya, tho?"

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9. The only Real Housewives show we'd have to talk about would be Atlanta.

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10. We'd be able to call Power an underrated show, while having never seen The Americans.

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11. We'd be ignorant about whether or not Kylie Jenner's cornrows are "natural" and write a thinkpiece about it.

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12. We'd have never heard of Heidi Montag and assume she was one of the girls on Rock of Love.

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13. Except for Jane the Virgin, our eyes would never fall upon The CW and no one would call us out on it.

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14. We'd be all in favor of Kanye interrupting Taylor Swift, because we've never heard her music. And she doesn't even play her own instruments.

"Also, how do you pronounce Taylor? Is it Tay or Tey?"
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"Also, how do you pronounce Taylor? Is it Tay or Tey?"

15. We'd write 5,000-word think pieces on how Katy Perry is inspiring millennials to dress basic.

"Kinda setting a bad example, don't you think? What if someone wore that to work?"
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"Kinda setting a bad example, don't you think? What if someone wore that to work?"

16. We wouldn't be able to wait ’til Monday morning to talk about The Good Wife.

Oh wait, white people watch The Good Wife too? So weird how POC can take an interest in a show that has a predominantly white cast. And relate to it too!
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Oh wait, white people watch The Good Wife too? So weird how POC can take an interest in a show that has a predominantly white cast. And relate to it too!

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