Have you ever read something that made you feel just completely transparent? I usually have this feeling when reading Onion headlines. But, thanks to my friend Ming (racist!), I was called out by a brand new publication yesterday: StuffWhitePeopleLike.org This little jewel of a blog gives almost a daily rundown of things us white people like and is it dead-on.
“A good place to find white people on a Saturday is at a Bike Shop. Bike shops are almost entirely staffed and patronized by white people! But not all white people love bicycles in the same way, there is much diversity.” -Stuff White People Like: #61 Bicycles
So here comes the big question:
Q: “So, TrackSuit CEO, where were you on Saturday?”
A: “Err…a local Bike Shop.”
And that’s just one of many ways in which I’ve been pigeonholed by the evil genius(es) who write this blog. Or how about this one:
“White people know that their ancestors did some messed up things. As a result, it has become hard wired for them to apologize for almost anything. . .white people will apologize without being asked.
‘Excuse me Dylan, you dropped a piece of paper in front of my desk.’
‘Oh, sorry about that!’
It’s just that easy! Just point it out and they’ll apologize.” – #55 Apologies
You know the scene in the horror movies where the person is unwittingly on the phone with the killer who casually mentions something they could only know if they were right there watching? I kept getting that feeling as I read about how much I like: Japan, recycling, Michel Gondry , shall I go on?
It’s just good to know that there are other stereotypes about us white people other than we smell when we get wet (this is true, by the way, do not stand close to us when we come out of the rain). And for this, StuffWhitePeopleLike.org, you’re going on my blog roll.
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