As much as we’d like to believe that the Internet has drawn us together, trumped race and nationality and culture to evoke a new enlightened age of understanding and compassion, we also know this is pure bollocks.
Of course, it’s not all bad. Good things have certainly sprung from the Internet as well. A greater awareness and understanding of mental illness, for example, and loads of cute animal pictures, and also this Facebook thread posted by the Afrocentric Films Collaborative Facebook page, which unpacked stereotypes black people have about white people in the only *correct* way to unpack stereotypes, which is respectfully, humorously, and in a lighthearted way.
“Okay black people,” wrote an AFC admin. “Ask white people one question you always wanted to know.”
Some of the questions had to do with food; particularly, what’s up with milk for dinner and mac and cheese as a main course rather than a side?
(No good answer here.)
Also, the green bean casserole is apparently a fairly despised dish among the black community.
This (very valid) question inspected the particulars of white people reality television.
Also horror movies, generally.
A popular inquiry dealt with white people’s relationships with washcloths.
Are white people more prone to using loofahs? This would make for an interesting census question.
And another fan favorite had folks asking about why white people are so fond of tasteless food.
Why do white people let dogs kiss them on the mouth?
And why are they so into natural disasters and domesticating wild animals?
Then there’s the issue of parenting.
Speaking of, this Facebook user asked why white people rarely talk about their extended families.
We were able to by and large get to the bottom of the white people “fake smile”:
As well as that whole shorts-in-winter thing:
Some white people replied to the questions by simultaneously roasting themselves.
There were of course trolls and angry white people present on this Facebook thread (Donald Trump did become president after all) but overall it turned out to be a genuinely wholesome and enlightening (not to mention funny!) conversation.