Many people would rather not admit this, but they are completely ashamed of their own race—so much so, that they will convince themselves that they are of another race. It might appear that this would be impossible, but we have proof that it can happen.
Here, we have a black man with dreadlocks being interviewed about his belief that he is a white man. And yes, he’s dead serious.
The unfortunate humor about this guy (outside of the obvious) is that he attempts to do everything that he thinks a white guy would do. He plays the same sports, he reads the same papers and journals, and he even eats the same foods. It’s sad because, in his effort to claim another race, he ends up stereotyping white men. He feels that white men act a certain way, eat a certain food, and play a certain sport. This is just as bad as a white guy assuming the same thing about black men. The only difference is that when black men are being stereotyped by another race, they get upset and lash out rather than using that moment as an educational opportunity.
Maybe the funniest thing about this video is the interviewer who works so hard to try and understand how this dark-skinned man can be so confused. The interviewer attempts to be compassionate and understanding, which only makes him look just as stupid as the black guy. How can you be understanding about a person who clearly, at face value, looks the total opposite of what he claims? It only goes to show just how unhappy some people are about who they truly are.