Dude, longest title ever!
Anyway, it’s 2015. I am planning on writing more. I haven’t been inspired recently. But maybe I hadn’t been looking. So, let’s get into it straight away! (Now I think I want to speak more Britishy from now on.)
Recently, a story, or rather, a picture showed up online of Malia Obama. She appears to be a cool, normal looking teenager.
Of course it got a lot of press. At least she wasn’t standing on her dog! Sidetrack, sorry. Anyway, caught a story on Facebook about exactly what I thought…cool, normal looking teenager.
So I immediately shared it and wanted to write: “Of course, she’s part white.” Or, “That’s the white girl in her!” To be funny. As a joke. Like how someone finding out that a half black/half white man had an above average sized penis, he would say “Yeah, that’s cuz he’s half black.” C’mon! You know they would.
But I didn’t write that. Because I froze. I actually texted a friend for her opinion but haven’t heard back. So that’s why I’m here. I had to share. (I’m also mortified that I care so much.)
Why didn’t I write that? I was afraid that I would hurt someone’s feelings or worse…be thought of as racist! I don’t really care because I’m not. But then again I just saw an article about how we are 3 times more racist than we think we are.
Oh crap. Really? I honestly cannot claim to be 0% racist. No one ever could. But let’s say I’m 1% racist. I think I’m 1% racist, ergo, I’m really 3% racist.
I think I can live with that. Live together in perfect harmony stuff… yeah.
But I get censored around Facebook. A woman once unfriended me because when the photos of the Boston Marathon bombers came out, people were shouting about Muslim, but to me, I said, they looked Eastern European, like Ukrainian or Grecian.
Well she is Greek. And she let me know how disgusted she was and I was sort of flabbergasted. Because I wasn’t derogatory. I was just guessing. Believe me, I’ve been around enough dark-haired men of different origins to gently squint my eyes at a blurry photo and go… Yup, that’s the Armenian Tom Cruise, remember him? Or whatever.
You guys gotta tell me: If I said – Malia is cool cuz she’s a white girl. Duh. Is that racist? If yes, why? Please see my example above about dicks.
I prefer Rudolph’s Shiny New Year over the original Christmas episode. Discuss.