Nerdy-ness as black masculinity part 3

Carlton was outside his upper class bubble and was forced to start thinking about how his race affects how people seem him. The Fresh Prince Of Bell-Air gives two examples of black masculinity, Nerdy virginal male and cool hyper-sexualized male. Carlton is made fun of for being too smart, too wealthy and being a virgin and a nerd by Will, who is the class clown at school, constantly cat calling girls and is the life of the party. By labeling Carlton as the Nerd and making fun of him for not being black enough devalues that form of black masculinity.

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