Considering I fit the description on about half of the wanted posters and profiling manuals printed in the United States, I for one resent stereotypes.
That said, what is it with white people and their lack of rhythm?
Not every white person is without rhythm, and not every non-white has rhythm. These are stereotypes–based in truth, yes, but not hard and fast rules.
I’m at church yesterday in Harlem, and the congregation is at least half comprised of European tourists. It’s a sociological phenomenon that I don’t really care to deal with now.
Anyway, they’re observing us, so I feel entitled to observe them. I notice one guy who just can-not manage to clap on beat to any of the songs. My one and a half year old son was putting him to shame.
I’m not trying to be mean or passive-aggressively racist, even though I have been called both in my day. I just want to know why some people have no rhythm. I’m not expecting you to dance like Justin Timberlake. But shouldn’t everyone be able to at least nod their head to the beat? Can it be taught?