I know that overwhelmingly stupid articles like this are a dime a dozen these days, but I still had to share this gem. Here's an excerpt for those of you uninterested in killing a substantial amount of brain cells today:
"My friend is White and I’m not — something I’d never given a second thought until we reached a crosswalk. 'Remember, honey,' she said to her daughter as we waited for the light to turn green, 'we need to wait for the little White man to appear before we can cross the street.'"
"'I realize that White people like to exert control over nearly everything everyone does,' I thought, 'but since when did this literally include trying to cross the street?'"
*"Part of my surprise here was a function of age. My boys are a few months younger than her daughter and we hadn’t yet tackled the “crossing the street” component of basic toddler training. But as a Black dad, I was struck by the language at play. How is it possible that well into the 21st century,...
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