Matt said: ‘Or they are poorly dressed, have bad hygiene or engage in aggressive talk.’
Lie #1: Black men are poorly dressed. Black men in New York are some of the best-dressed men. From the brothers on Wall Street who wear beautifully tailored suits to the hip hop generation who wears FUBU, Sean Jean, etc., black men are almost always well dressed.
Lie #2: Unless you’re talking about a homeless person, black men do not smell bad. On the contrary, not only do they smell fresh and clean, they wear good-smelling cologne and scents for men.
Lie #3: Black men are walking up to you in droves, engaging in aggressive talk. What are they saying to you that you consider aggressive? Or is it just that if a black man isn’t shuffling, grinning, bowing, scraping and scratching his head and saying ‘Yassuh, Boss,’ then you perceive him as scary or threatening?