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Thursday, December 11, 2003

Black and White People

There are two girls at work named Crystal. One is white and the other is black.
What do you think people call them?

If you said Black Crystal and White Crystal, give yourself a gold star.

And that's what really gets me--that's the way people say it.
White Crystal.
As if "White" was a part of her name!

Black Mike. White Linda.

I realize it's no worse (or better) than saying Blond Brian, or Green-eyed Karen, or Skinny Jimmy or Old Susan.
You're simply offering a "distinguishable identifier" so people will know who in the heck you're talking about.

I have to admit, I do it too.
I really hate identifying people by what color they are, though.
I was telling my very good friend White Donna the very same thing just the other day.