Every time I check my blog’s dashboard for visitor statistics, the most popular daily search term is: white girl stereotypes, and variations thereof including, stereotypical white girl things, funny white girl stereotypes, what is a stereotypical white girl, stereotypical white girl dress…well, you get the picture. Wendy Jane’s Soul Shake is actually the second listing on the first page of Google, right under Yahoo Ask. And, all because of the post I put up in July 2012, White Girl Stereotypes, a follow-up to my post, One-Of-A-Kind Black Girls.
In One-Of-A-Kind Black Girls I recalled my high school days when I had to admit that I and others seemed to prescribe certain roles to the black girls at our school, which included, the super-funny black girl, the angry and/or sassy black girl, and the shy, church mouse black girl. I included a few white girl stereotypes I experienced and imagined were projected on us as well, like rich white girl, stuck-up white girl, and bookworm nerdy white girl. A few days later I Googled around for what others were saying about white girl stereotypes to make my counter White Girl Stereotypes blog post.
It’s curious to me why so many people want to find out about white girl stereotypes. And, of course, when you Google black girl stereotypes there are just as many listings. Is it so people can laugh at the other race, and silently chuckle to themselves, saying, see it’s true…just what I thought…white girls really do say, um, totally, and flip their hair a lot. Or…see, it’s true, all black girls do have an attitude.
While we all ponder this, here are two more videos to give us food for thought. I would love to hear your comments on the subject in the Comments section below:
1st video, True or False ?!! White Stereotypes, Too Funny (This Was Not Rehearsed) by Prosper Mbongue Muna
2nd video, Black Girl Problems (skit) posted by: Megos Legos