Sometimes my brain just skips right over the obvious, in favor of preconceived ideas or beliefs.
For instance, it simply never occurred to me that there are white people indigenous to Jamaica. Hearing the lilting patois of someone speaking Jamaican, my mind's eye would automatically summon a picture of a black person speaking.
But then, this:
My built-in assumptions reminded me of the old riddle:
A father and son are in a horrible car crash that kills the dad. The son is rushed to the hospital; just as he’s about to go under the knife, the surgeon says, 'I can’t operate—that boy is my son!'
Post by funkykikuchiyo on May 23, 2020 9:10:08 GMT -5
Ah, just figured out the riddle.
That video is mind bending, for sure. As more and more Africans move into European countries, I occasionally get the same odd feeling when I hear someone who is clearly African speak in what is clearly native French, German, or something else.