Sunday, March 02, 2008

Stuff White People Like

Via Berry Laker, a blog called Stuff White People Like.

We frankly aren’t sure what the perspective is. Is this a black person enough in touch with white Yuppie culture to parody it, or a conservative white parodying elite liberals.

At any rate, it’s fun. A sample:
In addition to accumulating sexual partners, binge drinking, drug use and learning, white people consider studying abroad to be one of the most important parts of a well rounded college education.
And then . . .
White people spend a lot of time of worrying about poor people. It takes up a pretty significant portion of their day.

They feel guilty and sad that poor people shop at Wal*Mart instead of Whole Foods, that they vote Republican instead of Democratic, that they go to Community College/get a job instead of studying art at a University.

It is a poorly guarded secret that, deep down, white people believe if given money and education that all poor people would be EXACTLY like them. In fact, the only reason that poor people make the choices they do is because they have not been given the means to make the right choices and care about the right things.

A great way to make white people feel good is to tell them about situations where poor people changed how they were doing things because they were given the ‘whiter’ option. “Back in my old town, people used to shop at Wal*Mart and then this non-profit organization came in and set up a special farmers co-op so that we could buy more local produce, and within two weeks the Wal*Mart shut down and we elected our first Democratic representative in 40 years.”

3 Comments:

Blogger Christine B said...

The author, in fact, is a white guy who admits he is making fun of himself. His picture is in the recycling post and #40, apple products. He's the one with the iphone.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Tom said...

This is the fourth place online I've seen this pop up, even showing up on the Volokh Conspiracy. I'm glad to say I'm extremely not white according to this guy.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a great knockoff:

http://stuffwhiteparentslike.com

12:00 AM  

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