Sh*t Bougie Black People Love
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Solange is real. Like, really real.
While the day party is the Bougie Black Person's shrewdest invention, the natural hair movement is their best
The go-to social lubricant for Bougie Black Life
The thinkpiece -- when a writer articulates a smart-sounding angle on either a topic everyone is talking about or a topic no one has ever talked about -- only ranks behind "the bottomless mimosa" and "Melissa Harris-Perry" when listing inventions most crucial to Bougie Black life
Although Bougie Black People love The Roots, this love pales in comparison to the adoration they feel for Questlove, who's joined 2008 Obama, 1959 Sidney Poiter, and 1852 Frederick Douglass as the only men to have a 100% Bougie Black approval rating.
A gaggle of ironic t-shirts? Check! Lanyards? Check! Badges explaining exactly who everyone is? Check! Someone from Black Girls Run holding a clipboard for some reason? Check!
Although it only aired six seasons, the chronicles of Dwayne Wayne, Whitley Gilbert and the rest of the Hillman College population were so resonate that it set the blueprint for how an entire generation of soon-to-be Bougie Black People would live their lives.
Sure, their dentists don't need any professional assistance from a "Millennial Procurement Operations Specialist," but the Bougie Black Person feels good handing cards over while saying things like "I know some people."
While others merely enjoyed Kanye's music, Bougie Black People were enchanted by him. "Finally" Bougie Black People exclaimed, between sips of green machine Naked Juice, "a rap artist who speaks to me."
It might surprise you to encounter a group of BBP in the wild, donned in pastel jeans, J. Crew maxi dresses, and delicate beards, taking mean mug selfies and holding impromptu twerk contests.