Before picking a mate, there are several things all people consider including personality, physical attraction, intelligence, financial security, etc. These are universal qualities desired by everyone. Black people however, have another qualification, that if “thick” and “juicy” enough, may make up for a lack of personality. A big butt.
Both black men, and black women have an affinity for a big butt, and rightfully so. The butt is perhaps the most useful part of the human anatomy, and often gets little credit (were it not for your butt, you wouldn’t be able to sit in your seat comfortably and enjoy this blog). For black people however, the butt means so much more.
In popular culture it was Sir Mix-A-Lot who coined the phrase “I like big butts and I can not lie.” This song has become a must on any party play list because of its ability to make people display their butts at their full potential. More on the act of dancing later.
The butt is more than just a mating call on the dance floor however, it is a strategically placed point of interest, and black people take full advantage of it. A white man will sit and stare at a woman’s breasts for hours, often with the woman well aware, and disgusted. Black men will enjoy the view from the advantageous position BEHIND the woman, out of her line of sight.
Black people will often wear clothes that highlight this point of interest. This may be in direct relation to black people and the fashion statements they are fond of making (see #1 Fashion Statements). Very tight jeans, short shorts, and thongs are key items in a black woman’s arsenal, to compliment her big booty. Black men rely primarily on two things to mold their back end. Tall Tee’s, t-shirts that are extra large and long, are used to drape the butt, defining it, and making it more viewable. The other and much more blatant tactic employed by black males wishing to display their rear, is simply the act of wearing jeans 5 sizes too big. A belt is usually employed to keep their pants right below their butt. If you see a black man with their jeans below their ass or a black woman with her thong showing so much you could check the size, do not point this out to them. They are aware that you noticed.
When it comes to dancing, black people almost always will be dancing with the biggest butt they can find. Black women, who tend to have bigger butts than white women, are well aware of the attention their butt can get them and will result to “popping” their butt, which is the term used to describe a booty shaking dance. To white people popping is a very intimidating dance move, due to an inherent lack of dancing ability. Black people however, are drawn to booty popping, and the faster, and more violently the butt moves, the better. Let this be a warning to everyone, If you are on the dance floor, and a black person is shaking their butt, you better stand back or you are likely to be injured.