Woah. Just when I thought liberals couldn’t be racist, Blergistan’s hometown paper the Bleeding Heart Gazette proves me wrong. I was perusing the Times at work—research of course—when I came across this helpful gift guide with the following headline deck:
Somali fashion, do-it-yourself henna kits, children’s books that draw inspiration from the lives of Barack Obama and Sonia Sotomayor: it’s not hard to find gifts created for and by people of color this holiday season. Here are some possibilities.
DAMN YOU GRAY LADY. Now my friends and roommates of color will know what I’m getting them! Schmamber, Schmahira: read no further! My favorite line was this:
It’s well-documented that only people of color like hip-hop. I am willing to the bet the editor of this piece shouts “Gettin’ jiggy with it!” when he sees a black person dance.
Also: what woman of color wouldn’t love to get makeup or product for their “problem” hair from a friend of non-color, who being white is obviously rich with experience when it comes to knowledge of their hair and skin? We white ladies with our white lady hair and skin are the best resources when it comes to women of color’s needs. Does the Times know that its readership extends beyond OWLs?
However there is one thing in it that this slice of Wonderbread really really covets:
I am one-quarter Boricua after all. I’ll just wear it underneath a sweater…
Full disclosure: I used to edit call in hundreds of products many a gift guide in my previous incarnation as a member of The Media. I can tell you now that these “guides” are created by some intern emailing a shit-ton of publicists and then a bunch of white ladies stand around and throw the products on a layout and whatever sticks is what makes the cut. In other words, they are useless.
Happy shopping Nillas!