Yo, Is This Racist?

Yo, ask me if something is racist and I'll tell you. If it's absolutely necessary for you to know, I'm not white.

From the mind that brought you http://twitter.com/andrewti

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choire asked: When I look at Craigslist apartments in Brooklyn, and the realtor copy says "YOU'LL FEEL RIGHT AT HOME HERE," do you think this is a coded message to white people saying that they'll feel "comfortable" in that part of Brooklyn? Do you think that's doubly true when the ad describes the building as "BRAND NEW WHITE GLOVE"? (What does that mean, anyway?) Or am I totally reading things that aren't there? I'd say I'm asking for a friend but I'm not, it's been bugging me all day.

Yo, I was going to say that “WHITE GLOVE” probably just refers to that shit where you put on a white glove and run your finger along surfaces to test how well your servants cleaned your shit up, and basically almost straight up forgot that that kind of upper class practice is probably wholeheartedly embraced by racists.

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