Obscure Black C-Listers: The Bourgie Bunch
No matter what this dude does, we will always see a bourgie jerk treatin’ his black woman like garbage. What did he expect after leaving Angela Bassett for a (gasp!) white woman in Waiting to Exhale?
Oh Lisa Turtle, you set the standard for the “too pretty to be anything but bourgeois” black girl. If we’re lucky enough to see her onscreen again she sure won’t be playing nobody’s associate’s-degree-holdin’-babymomma.
Christopher B. Duncan
Exemplified black superiority through Braxton P. Hartnabrig on The Jamie Foxx show, a Cornell grad with nothing but disdain for Jamie’s hoodrat antics. That character was so exaggerated that every time I see him I just know he thinks he’s better than I am.
Before the word “twitter” had anything to do with lifestyle monitoring technology, it was the only appropriate word to describe the genius way that Anne-Marie Johnson pops her head to the side to demonstrate the discontent of black superiority. I think she is so talented.
Joseph C. Phillips
From George Murchison in the 1989 version of A Raisin In The Sun, to Waymon Tisdale III in 1991’s Strictly Business, this real-life conservative always brings the brown-skinned bouge’. There’s something uniquely black bourgeoisie about possessing the designation “The Third,” because it says “Not only did I have a daddy, but my DADDY had a daddy!” It’s as close to being a WASP as any brother will ever get.
Thanks go to jazzfan360, for reminding me that I pretty much am the bourgie cousin in my family by mentioning Roxanne Beckford’s appearance as Whitley’s stuck-up cousin on A Different World.