Why am I still “white?”

December 18th, 2006

We’re supposed to call people whose skin color is black “African-Americans”.

We call people whose skins are brown Hispanics.

And no one would ever say an Asian is a “yellow.”

So why am I a member of the only race that is still designated by the color of its skin?

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  • 1. Aaron  |  December 18th, 2006 at 9:01 am

    Would you actually take kindly to being called Euro-American?

    I’ll take “cracker” over that insult any day.

  • 2. Jenna  |  December 18th, 2006 at 9:40 am

    From when I filled out college apps a couple years ago, it wasn’t a designation of ‘white.’ It was, if I remember correctly, ‘non-Hispanic Caucasian’ or something like that.

  • 3. Nick  |  December 18th, 2006 at 10:58 am

    Maybe you should just go out and get a tan.

  • 4. Billiam  |  December 18th, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Nick is on to something. When going out for said tan, you could invite a few other people. Say, us! We could bring beer, brats, burgers and soda, and have a cookout. Jenna could play Gidget, Nick could do a passable Frankie Avalon, I could be, well, me. We’d have a blast!

  • 5. Nick  |  December 19th, 2006 at 10:38 am

    Frankie Avalon huh? That’s better than Cameron Frye (from Ferris Bueler), which is one of the last actors (or characters actually) I was told I looked like.

  • 6. Administrator  |  December 19th, 2006 at 10:57 am

    Let my Cameron goooooooooo.

  • 7. Jenna  |  December 19th, 2006 at 10:33 pm

    What or who is Gidget?

  • 8. Clint  |  December 20th, 2006 at 8:52 am

    Jenna – Thanks I needed the laugh this morning.

  • 9. Administrator  |  December 20th, 2006 at 9:56 am

    Gidget? Gidget, when played by Sandra Dee, was the hottest chick ever.

    When played by Sally Fields…not so much.

  • 10. Billiam  |  December 21st, 2006 at 11:02 am

    Nick, I said do a passable immitation of Frankie, not look like him. Cameron? Yes, I can see it. Although, you don’t strike me as quite that uptight. Any one out there look like Mia Sara??? Hubba Hubba!

    Jenna. Gidget was before your time. I dated myself with that one!

  • 11. Nick  |  December 21st, 2006 at 3:42 pm

    Jesus… even I know who Gidget is… and I’m not *that* much older than Jenna. Oh Jesus… I am that much older than Jenna.

    God I’m old.

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