If you’re looking for a black friend out there in Tumblrland, feel free to reach out to me. — Tanya B.
As much as I was prepared to hate this, I did not.
“Would anyone today make a television show about the funny culture clash that happens when a wealthy black dry-cleaning-business owner moves into a white high-rise building? Or about the funny culture clash that happens when a white guy adopts two black kids, one of them being Gary Coleman? We seem all ﬁred up about talking about other great divides. “Immigration” (i.e., there are too many Mexican people) is a hot-button issue. So is Red and Blue America. But relations between the races doesn’t seem to be what you would call relevant anymore, despite what we’re told about the signiﬁcance of the Obama candidacy. Two national conventions in the midst of a so-called racially historic election and not a single explicit word about race. Mike A—— might be right about how America is reinventing itself again, but it’s reinventing itself as a place that thinks it’s postracial and is completely segregated. Does ﬁsh fry in the kitchen? Do beans burn on the grill? No one seems to give a shit anymore.”