so i’m white…

So, since I don’t have a picture on this site, I should let you know that I am white. I grew up in the white-middle-upper-class-suburbia of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I had a few good friends who weren’t white growing up, but for the most part I lived in a very white midwestern culture. It wasn’t until college that I tried to change that and have worked hard to live a more multi-cultural life. I won’t get into the details of my long cultural/racial journey here, but I do have to say that this website made me laugh. Stuff White People Like.

The funny thing is how many of the items on the list are right-on for Mike and I. (I’ve listed some below for you.) I’m white and I like being white. I also like being around lots of people who aren’t white, and while some things have changed (I cook mostly Mexican now) some things haven’t (#87 Outdoor Performance Clothes- what can I say? I love REI and Patagonia!)

So some samples for you that are right-on:

  • #1 Coffee
  • #6 Organic Food
  • #7 Diversity umm…. yeah
  • #12 Non-profit Organizations work for one
  • #13 Tea
  • #14 Having Black Friends ok, i admit it!
  • #18 Awareness although I don’t believe it will fix too much
  • #23 Microbreweries love them!
  • #28 Not Having a TV how in the world did they know?
  • #32 Vegan/Vegetarianism also dead-on
  • #44 Public Radio i listen all day… probably has to do with #28
  • #48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops to get #6
  • #60 Toyota Prius although i want an electric smart-car or twike more
  • #61 Bicycles this would probably be my “save from a fire” item
  • #62 Knowing What is Best for Poor People ouch but probably true
  • #64 Recycling
  • #75 Threatening to Move to Canada often
  • #82 Hating Corporations and i love “no logo” and “adbusters”
  • #94 Free Healthcare
  • #100 Bumper Stickers got a bunch on the Civic

So, there you have it…


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