Why Black people tend to shout

By: Taylor Zachary ~Staff Writer~ A man once asked me: why do Black people shout? His eyebrows bent toward the center of his face with confusion and inquiry. His eyes sparkled with expectation. In this moment, I was his personal encyclopedia, a racialized almanac of some sort. Or so he thought. A thick silence arose preceding an answer that never came. The sound of my fleeting footsteps gave his tense brows permission to relax. I can only wonder, today, if his answer ever came. I wonder how often this question floats in and out of his mind, like the odysseys … Continue reading Why Black people tend to shout