5 Biggest Misconceptions Many People Have About Black Alternative Culture


2. Blacks in alternative culture are trying to separate themselves from their Blackness.

Blackness is more than just hip-hop or anything else usually associated with the Black experience. Since Blacks have played important roles in different aspects of alternative culture, alternative culture is a part of Blackness whether you are interested in it or not. The reason that terms like “blerd” (black nerd), “Afrofuturism,” and “Afropunk” exist is to show that Black people don’t have to separate their racial identity from other parts of their identity.

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