Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wait, Do You Think I'm Racist?

As we reach my stoop, the conversation turns to Brexit, like it does.

"It's funny that, after five hundred years of colonizing the world, the Brits kick themselves out of Europe because they don't want any more brown people," my friend says, paraphrasing a joke that's been going around lately.

I counter with one I heard, saying, "'Um, listen, brown people - if we need you, we'll invade.'"

A woman who has been sitting on my stoop, listening to all of this promptly gets up and walks away, giving me a slightly dirty look over her shoulder.

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