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stuffwhitepeoplelike.com

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While doing research for another class I stumbled on to a website called stuffwhitepeoplelike.com. It basically is an extensive list of all the things white people like (138 in total) and why they like them. Considering it would be silly for White people to research themselves, the blog is supposed to be aimed at non-Whites looking to become friends with Whites or to get out of awkward situations involving majority Whites. The entire blog is satirical and most of the stereotypes are harmless (as harmless as stereotypes can be) such as whites liking hummus and non-profit organizations. Others could be kind of offensive, like White people liking Black people because they hate to be called racist (the author makes a point of saying that White people don’t hate being racist, they hate being called racist). Admittedly, I felt pretty guilty because I found most of the blog hilarious even knowing that an equivalent with Black people would probably be offensive. So is it the same thing (even though the stereotypes are pretty neutral or positive) or is it different to have a website like this for Whites compared to one for minorities because of America’s history? (I did find a stuffblackpeoplelike.com but it wasn’t nearly as extensive or satirical so it was hard to compare)

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Written by mzlisarenee

April 5, 2010 at 3:17 am

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  1. I have seen this site before and I found it hilarious. I showed it to my whir friends and we all had a good laugh over the site. However it did lead to a conversation on how they couldn’t make a similar site a out any other minorities without there being some sort of uproar. I usually feel as though there is nothng wrong with the innocent, funny stereotypes in regards to any race, but it does become a problem when the stereotypes become intentionally hurtful and that’s all that we really need to stray away from when dealing with these sorts of satirical works.

    mvmia16

    April 5, 2010 at 1:14 pm

  2. I haven’t seen this website, but i think that its not a good thing. If there was stuffblackpeoplelike.com, most black people would be upset. It may be comical, but either way its racists. I also think thatitshouldn’t be hard to coversate or interact with people of different race because it is a perso nothing else. The only reason it should be akward iteracting with someone is if you don’t know them real well, or just don’t like them. Color, race, nothing like that should matter.

    jeanliiping

    April 5, 2010 at 4:33 pm

  3. I’ve visited this site, and I found it to be hilarious. I think it’s harmless because the stereotypes they list are mild and often positive. I feel that although a black person created it, it was with the lighthearted intent to aid in “making white friends.” I also think a similar site could be created that focused on things black people like, for instance, but it would have to be created by a black person. If a white person created a site about black people, however, it would have to stay positive. This is because of the racial history of our nation. Although “stuffwhitepeoplelike” seems cute, a similar site aimed at blacks could easily seem mean.

    chrissybear

    April 7, 2010 at 12:14 am

  4. HA this is funny I’ve never seen the site but I do agree with the first comment of how if this was any other race it would cause inn uproar

    gwendo89

    April 7, 2010 at 1:57 am

  5. Actually, the site was created by a white guy.He also has a book by the same name.

    mzlisarenee

    April 7, 2010 at 3:56 am


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