Okay, I hope hope hope this does not come off the wrong way to some readers. Its just something that struck me as… interesting.
So last week I was watching What Not To Wear. And the girl who was getting the makeover was doing her little after shopping interview” and she was wearing a t-shirt that said “I *heart* black people.” (she was black/african american). At first I didn’t think anything of it (I was trying to read the top line of her shirt b/c it was kind of wrinkled by her boobs so I only at first read “black people”) but once I figured it out I thought… hmm… what would happen if a “white” person wore a shirt that said “I *heart* white people” or a chinese person wore a shirt that said “i *heart* chinese people” or an indian person wore a shirt that said “I *heart* indian people”?
Is it just me or does it seem like “race” or “color” (what is the PC term??) is one way? What would you think if you saw your “white” neighbor wearing a shirt that said “I heart white people”?
I know race/religion/politics/abortion/sexuality is often a terribly awful topic to get onto and this is probably a loaded blog topic. I just was curious, though, about others’ thoughts on her shirt. Not that it offended me… I didn’t see it as an “I hate other skin colors” shirt but I feel like if a light skinned person wore a shirt “loving” their skin color it’d be seen as racist.
What do you think?