We’ve all heard it before. “Black folk don’t [insert stereotype here]. Tip? Swim? Smoke any cigarette other than Newports?
Now documentary filmmaker Angela Tucker (Invisible Men, (A)sexual) brings us an exploration of the ideas typically associated with blackness in the forthcoming web series Black Folk Don’t.
Tucker, with support from the National Black Programming Consortium, will feature a new debate each week on what Black folk supposedly don’t do.
For the most part, the series conveys “Black folk don’t” as an anecdotal idea and concept based on negative stereotypes. But the argument is also made that “in some cases, ‘Black folks don’t’ is a statistical fact. Black folk don’t go to the doctor in the numbers they should.”
For a glimpse of the series, see the teaser below:
Black Folk Don’t launches on August 1st.