The more I blog the more comfortable I am with posting things which maybe of a controversial nature. In real life I avoid controversy and contradiction if I can help it. I'm no doormat though, if you provoke me or if I feel the need to express my values or take a stand I'll do it-passionately. But, I don't enjoy it. The anonymity of a blog, the lack of comments(turns out this can be a good thing) has made me more willing to post things some people might take issue with.
I saw the following video on the Colours of My Life Blog by Shahirah Elaizah, and I found it hilarious so I thought why not share. in my experience I think it is a better caricature of American white people as compared to white Britsh people as the ones in the big cities are more culturally aware.
Having said that, not all white Americans are like this, and even if they are..its a product of the society they have been brought up in- with Fox and CNN shaping their views on the outside world for many.
Even in the U.K, some of the students I became friends with, had never met let alone been friends with a non-white person before...so there's a reason they don't quite know what to say- at least they are trying...right? Its better than a racial slur.
Again, my dear American readers, this isn't intended to be racist it is supposed to funny, its good for you to know what the other side thinks when you say such stuff, a bit like the movie Crash but much more light-hearted. Think of it as intercultural dialogue!