A friend from an online group recently posted this website, What White People Like and I was just about rolling the first time I saw it.
I sent it to my brother Jeff, who I refer to as my "on-call Sociologist" since he's a Sociology professor and can explain things that many of us would run the risk of misunderstanding -- and I had to ask:
"Is this the funniest thing I've ever read, or am I supposed to be offended?"
It's so hard to tell these days!
But as Dr. Jeff, On-Call Sociologist said, "It's hilarious satire."
Definitely pointed at the not just white, but white yuppie types (like us).
Not everyone gets it mind you. Be careful.
But I loved the list, and I've borrowed a few so you can get a taste of it:
White people like:
#26 Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
#16 Gifted Children
#14 Having Black Friends
#12 Non-Profit Organizations
#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside
#8 Barack Obama
#6 Organic Food
#5 Farmer’s Markets
#3 Film Festivals
Nuff said. If you want to see more, go here