Yes, the almighty gods have answered my prayers. White people have gone ethnic! It’s no mystery for many of those who have heard me talk about race relations to think I’m racist. It’s difficult to explain casually to people my rhetoric when my ideas are informed by too many years of schooling and personal experiences. These conceptualizations and realizations are ever changing and continue to evolve. I speak often times as a person of color (POC) and other times as a mixed race woman. In both instances, I’m critical of all racial/ethnic groups but take special interest in white people and here is why.
For me, white people are so damn complacent, aggressive, insecure, funny, expressive, egotistical…in their own special white ways. They have, over centuries in the US, developed a white culture. Unfortunately for us non-whites, most whites do not view themselves as ethnic. Instead of embracing their specific ethnic characteristics and learning how to articulate their culture, they say, “I’m just an American”.
Then comes stuffwhitepeoplelike.com. This has to be my current top pick for a website. Here you have Christian Lander discussing in concise, meaningful, ‘scientific’ and best of all, humorous blog entries about what white people like. More specifically, how and why white people are the way they are that draws them to the things they like. Most impressive is how Christian writes with a self-conscious, over-thinking and over-compensating ethos, so much like every other ethnic group in existence when seen as the Other.
I curtsy to the fine work by Christian and hope that white readers of his blog will find solace in knowing once and for all that they have a culture. Viva la White People!
For pleasure, view below, East Coast - West Coast "inter-ethnic strife".
East Coast Tea Partay
West Coast Green Tea Partay