I was laughing at this Elie Mystal opinion piece about post-racial America. Here’s a quote:
If he [Barack Obama] can do it, why can’t you?
Whenever a homeless white person asks me for change, I always sneer at him and say: “You can’t be serious. You’re white. Look at Bill Gates. Why don’t you go invent an operating system instead of trying to freeload off of society you lazy white man.”
Oh wait, I never say that. Because that would make me a giant prick.
My mom would say that. In fact, she has sometimes said, “He’s white, what’s his problem?”
I have to admit I’ve thought similar things. You can call me a giant prick. Just don’t say anything about my mom.