This was explained to me In College by a Communications Professor I was a student aid for, He Said:
"African Americans are a Higher Context Culture than Caucasian Americans they tend to be more physical in speech, approach closer when they talk, use
thier hands and arms and bodies more in communication and are vociferous in speech"
And that explanation helped me understand the time when as a child my Mother and I went to a Half price clearence sale at the Kings Plaza Mall in
Brooklyn and a gigantic brawl broke out starting with these really loud scary women and ending with dozens and dozens of young guys running with
stolen clothing in evey direction and lots of ambulances and stuff while my mom and I had to hide in the Orange Julius Stand
and it also explained the Blackout of 78 when in my predominantly White neighborhood within moments of the power going town Hundreds of Black people
were running up my block smashing every window in site and screaming obscenities and whooping and yelling...because it was Dark Outside, (More Tv's
left my neighborhood that day than japan shipped to the US that Month)
and it also explained why very often when I had to walk through the projects I would notice that heavy objects and produce often came from random
windows in the multiple 15 story tenament buildings... Usually I'd only get hit with eggs, but once a coconut missed my head by about 2 inches and I
have seen a police car get a cynder block through the hood before.
But...please, To say "Black people will riot" is unfair and racist, they apparently simply are of a "higher context culture" and this is the way
they express themselves and Caucasians and Asians can find it intimidating but if we learn to understand the manner of communication we can find
understanding of the culture and be able to comminicate in ways we can all understand each other
Seriously, lol don't go to work for a few days if you live in the inner city, save up those vacation or sick days for the next 60 days
sorry but... you know it's not like there isn't a lil bit of precedent for this sort of thing, never lasts more than a day or so
Maybe if we talk about it in advance the whole embarassment factor will kick in and people wont choose to wreck thier neighborhoods
Just keep showing the Katrina footage of people shooting at "The coast guard"
potentially the ridiculousness of riots might sink in
To this day I don't "get" why the coast guard was fired on...
But again, seriously, come on... make friends with your local Asian Grocer because they have automatic weapons under the register
Of course there will be riots...
And please don't bash me or call me racist... there have been riots... I have been in riots in Black neighborhoods... Over the stupidist $h1t ever,
like no lights and 1/2 off sales...
You know...it's a "high context culture" what should I expect? Beyond what happens every single time there is a problem... Black People in LA
rioted over... a Crack Head
Obama... loss of a President? OMG... Free TVs for everyone