Monday, February 24, 2003

Irksome Expressions and Turns of Phrase #1

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, yellow, blue, or green with purple polka dots!” As an expression of non-racism, statements like this leave me cold. First, it comes off as defensive. Second, it makes you wonder if the speaker couldn’t think of any actual races, other than black and white, and so just started naming colors.

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