Monday, May 21, 2007

Today I encountered a woman who told me that "Middle Eastern people always want something for nothing," and that the majority of them are "a problem".

Then she laughed and said, "I guess that makes me sound racist!"

I laughed and said, "There ain't no sound about it, lady; that makes you BE racist!"

Well, I didn't say it out loud, but I wanted to.


Jason, but what does a racist sound like? said...

This reminds me of a time that Jenni and I were shopping for groceries at Bruno's. Jenni commented that she couldn't believe that the sign beside a large chicken bucket read, "Shop at Bruno's for all of your race needs." She was appalled that the store would have the audacity to imply that all black people like to eat fried chicken and that it was written in Ebonic-like language. That's when I reminded her that it was Talladega race weekend.

Jason, What do Midwesterners want? said...

Actually, I think it makes her a xenophobe. Middle Eastern is a broad category of ethnicity, not a race.