The 4 Reasons “You Sound White” is a Huge Insult

You CAN’T sound white!

Posted by MTV on Wednesday, January 20, 2016


“‘You sound white’ is like a multi-layered bean dip of sh*t.”

Somehow, along the long way, the phrase “you sound white” inexplicably became a sort of compliment if it came from a white person. If it came from another race, it was meant to be an insult. Thing is, that phrase is LOADED with many not-so-great meanings.

As the video above shows, “You sound white” can mean:

  1. You’re one of the good ones.
  2. You’re as close to being one of us as possible.
  3. You’re well-spoken and articulate.
  4. You’re educated.

It’s basically glorified bullsh*t because we all know that “being white” is not the standard. Being white does not mean “being the best.” We all speak the way we speak and we’re not less or more if we don’t sound the way others do. Period.

Check out the video above to hear what others think about this phrase.

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