We haven't had an Open Thread here in a long time -- shall we?
It's been a busy week for me, so I didn't get a chance to comment on some of the hot topics flashing across the Racial Radar (do people even use "radar" anymore?). What did I miss?
Also welcome: do drop links to other good reads, including your own. Be not shy.
Write what you like in a relevant mode, and if you need a jump-start, you could try answering one of the many questions below.
The following queries (some of which I've slightly edited for typos and such) came from this blog's stats. These are the droppings of people who Googled their ponderings, and then ended up here at "stuff white people do." In most cases, I rather doubt this blog managed to answer their questions, which is why I offer them to you.
Compiled together this way, these questions read for me like some great, big, almost symphonic dialogue on race. Kinda like, "found poetry." Or maybe, it's just a sad, messy cacophony.
Anyway, I also just like reading interesting lists. Hope you do too.
What would black people do to whites if they were in charge?
Why do white people have to act like they’re perfect?
Can you get in trouble for dressing up as a Native American?
Why don't white people like spices?
Where can I buy chopstick training wheels?
Why don't white people ever think about reparations?
What do you do when black people move into your neighborhood?
Why do white people take up so much space on the bus?
Do black people think white people look the same?
Where do white people REALLY come from (because it's not Europe)?
Why do black people say at the end of sentences, "you know what i mean?"
Why do white people always say "amazing"?
When will white people take their country back?
Why do white people say "hi" to everyone?
Why do black people have such loud laughs?
Why do white people think like they do?
Is it offensive for a white person to wear a sari?
Why does white culture seem so anti-social?
Do Asians see less?
How do you make white people food?
Ghetto talk from white kids -- what's that all about?
Why did they make me the only black girl in class?
How many splinters do Chinese people get a year from chopsticks?
Why do white people want to save whales?
Is the term "slave-driver" racist?
Why do white people always think that a black person is going to steal something?
Why do we give money to Native Americans?
Do white people come from black people?
Why do Native Americans have long hair?
Why do white people bury their dead so quickly?
Should White People Be Scared To Give Black People Compliments?
Why can't I be close to a white person?
How do I find a Native American husband?
What are some tips to get a white boy like a black girl?
Why do you never see Native Americans bitching like blacks?
Why do white people become obsessed with a foreign country?
Can white people use black blood?
Why do white people run from black people?
How do you say it's okay in ghetto terms?
Why are white people white?
Why is it considered racist to worry about illegals?
Do white girls hate black girls who date white guys?
Why don't black people own pets?
Why are white people fascinated with dogs?
Why do Native Americans have white names?
Why do white people take Native American names?
Are black people cooler than white people?
How can I be confident around white people?
How are people viewed when they stand up for racism?
Why do white people walk so fast?
Are high school girls really going after the black guys?
Why do white people walk with tight butts?
How should I shake hands with black people as a white person?
What kind of food do White Power people eat?
Is it racist to call black people black?
When co-workers make fun of my accent -- tips, please.
How do you make blacks feel comfortable in white company?
How should I act around white people?
What's the difference between "colored people" and "people of color"?
How can I turn white people's racism back on them?
Are white people too friendly?
Why do white men have ethnic fetishes?
Why do black people blame white people for their problems?
Why do whites stop talking to a black person when they see other whites?
Do I act like a white girl?
Why do white people claim they are Indian but never claim they are black?
Why won't the media talk bad about black racism against white people?
What’s the worst thing to say to a white person?
DOES ANYBODY NOTICE RACISM IS GETTING WORSE AGAINST WHITE PEOPLE?
Are Asians the white man's "bitch"?
How can I not act so white?
Why do white people go camping?
How come black people never go camping?
Why do I get nervous around white people?
Do other races look up to white people?
Why do white people like dangerous stuff?
How should a father deal with daughter's black boyfriend?
Why does it tend to be white males that do the shooting?
What is someone suppose to do with an eagle feather war bonnet that was given to a non-indian over 50 years ago?
Why are white people the only ones who matter in movies?
Do Asian women shave?
How would white people describe themselves over the phone to someone who has never seen them before?
What do black people use on their body to get it so shiny?
Why do white people only have 1 black friend?
Do asians like to be called oriental?
Why do white people leave blinds open at night?
Is it bad to ask an Asian's nationality?
What's that white smile about?
What do black people say about white people?
What do white people think about people of color?
What do people Google?