So i'm interning at this company that sells films international. Cool. My supervisor is 30 years old which is nice. we have good convo's and share some interesting websites and laughs. he's trying to sell this movie called "Perfect Holiday" which is an African-American Christmas movie with Gabrielle Union, Morris Chestnut, and Queen Latifah. He's having a difficult time selling this movie because these countries aren't interested in African-American movies such as that. It's very ghetto and nothing like the normal movies that the star actors have been in. We then started to discuss Tyler Perry movies and this man and his colleagues have never seen a movie like that. He was telling me he doesn't even understand the demographics for his movies. I told him that that isn't how most black families in the US are depicted and he was like really? -__-
So this man thought that I came from foolery? smh I definitely informed him about Spike Lee and other people's opinions about how black people are being portrayed. It definitely makes me feel uncomfortable when he talks about that. I feel like he judged me even though I do nothing to show that that's the kind of person that I am. I don't think that he was being racist, but it just wasn't a good feeling. One of those I'm embarrassed to be black type of thing...even though I'm exotic.