So, if its good advice for white people not to talk to black people the way black people talk to black people, then is it good advice for black people not to talk to white people the way white people talk to white people?
I was going to make a similar point but then I realized I was being wrongheaded or at least not nuanced enough.
aidan said "white people trying to act and sound black just looks stupid" and I was going to ask whether blacks trying to act and sound white looked stupid. Because some people want "whiter" black people, and if sounding black is silly but sounding white is not then a logical next question is whether the assertion is that black characteristics themselves are silly.
And then I remembered Chappelle and his hilariously ridiculous white guy voice and realized what the real funny factor was.
It's simply that trying to be something you are not and not doing it well looks funny. If a black guy sounds "white" naturally it's no big deal. If a black guy can be seen trying
to sound white yeah, it does look silly sometimes. If it sounds incongruous (white, black or whatever), it looks funny.
I think the example merely reflects that in the last few decades, as urban culture became popular culture, there are a lot more white people intentionally adopting stereotypically black mannerisms than the converse.