Like most of you who also run a blog, I sometimes poke through the various types of stats that I can access about my readers. My stats became available with the counter that I installed at the bottom of this page.
Among the many different "behind the scenes" bits of information I can access, the ones that most often fascinate me are those in the section labeled "search phrases." These are the words, phrases, and sentences that people entered into search engines, which then landed them on this blog.
For example, now that I've written a post on jokes about white people, I get a lot of page hits from people looking for "racist jokes," and such variations as "non-racist white people jokes," or "Mexican black white guy jokes." Other words or phrases that brought people here have nothing to do with what's happening on "stuff white people do," such as "things to do on the weekend" (variations of which pop up every Friday), or one that I remember from a couple of months ago: "What is this white stuff that comes out of me?"
Here's a small, fairly random collection of the more thought-provoking, or at least head-scratching, search terms that brought readers here in the last month or so. As you can see, people out there have a LOT to ask of the Mighty Google Oracle Machine.
At the end of this post, there's one search phrase in particular that I'd like to ask you about.
>> why is it harder for white people to go to college?
>> jokes about people who type too hard
>> why do people steal their alive mothers stuff?
>> white teens on the down low
>> what do white people eat?
>> what do blacks really go through in a white world?
>> what do black people want from whites?
>> creep-me-out workplace behavior
>> stock photos of people whispering
>> white guy overalls beard bald hip hop
>> new york: where do they bury their dead?
>> jokes about waffles
>> why do we bury dead people?
>> can a person be burried with out being taking to a funeral home?
>> how to shake a black person's hand
>> how people do make up in America
>> How does growing up as a white person in an almost completely white town affect the way I see the world?
>> filipino box spring hog
>> why do only white people ski?
>> white people often pet black people
>> white men can't jump but they're definitely packing
>> grocery stores that cater to white people
>> A clenched fist is really racist to a lot of people around here. I think people want to see it removed now. They are not happy about it at all.
>> is it offensive to ask if someone is asian?
>> james baldwin said being white means never having to think about it
>> Racial war in America if Obama wins I am Scared about Blacks killing White People
>> give white people their culture back
>> blame the white man
>> why do white people smile so much?
>> children laugh when abused
>> who determines race in bi-racial children?
>> Do people try to have bi-racial babies taken away?
>> why do people say that racism against whites does not exist?
>> why do hispanics not tip well at meals?
>> what is a nice way to ask asians what they are?
>> white people do this black people do that
>> White people can do this, and I'm racist, but black person does this he's not
>> how to get along with white people
>> White people are sad
>> what makes white people mad?
>> to whisper the words i've always wanted to say
>> obama affirmative action baby rudy giuliani
>> Why do white people in the workplace not speak to blacks?
>> how would you describe the family structure of white people?
>> why cant black people shut up in the movie theater?
>> white-people cheese
>> is butter a derogatory term for Light skinned black people?
>> do black babies change color after birth?
>> why do black people have white hands?
>> good things about white people
>> white people go to the beach to escape black people
>> why do white people believe they are superior?
>> why do white people not see racism?
>> why are white people so evil?
I could go on, but surely that's enough food for whatever thoughts this kind of found poetry might inspire for you.
If you're still reading, or if you've skipped down here for the question I promised up above, here it is:
What do you suppose the person who entered this search phrase was thinking?
>> How long will white people take it?