Chris Croft's Personal Blog

May 21, 2010

What ‘White’ people like

Filed under: Books and Culture, Lists, Random stuff - uncategorisable — chriscroft @ 12:58 pm

This isn’t necessarily about colour / race, but something more subtle than that.  It’s a really clever blog that’s been made into a book, and I’d recommend following the link to read the articles about each item.  Some of it is a bit too american for us Brits to understand, but other parts are spot on. I have listed the ones that amuse me below.

Stuff White People Like

My selected highlights:

#132 Picking Their Own Fruit

#130 Ray-Ban Wayfarers

#129 Banksy

#128 Camping

#126 Vespa Scooters

#125 Bob Marley

#123 Mad Men

#122 Moleskine Notebooks

#121 Funny or Ironic Tattoos

#120 Taking a Year Off

#119 Sea Salt

#117 Political Prisoners

#116 Black Music that Black People Don’t Listen to Anymore

#115 Promising to Learn a New Language

#112 Hummus

#111 Pea Coats

#110 Frisbee Sports

#108 Appearing to Enjoy Classical Music

#106 Facebook

#103 Sweaters

#102 Children’s Games as Adults

#101 Being Offended

#99 Grammar

#97 Scarves

#95 Rugby

#93 Music Piracy

#90 Dinner Parties

#88 Having Gay Friends

#87 Outdoor Performance Clothes

#86 Shorts

#84 T-Shirts

#83 Bad Memories of High School

#82 Hating Corporations

#79 Modern Furniture

#78 Multilingual Children

#77 Musical Comedy

#76 Bottles of Water

#73 Gentrification

#72 Study Abroad

#70 Difficult Breakups

#67 Standing Still at Concerts

#64 Recycling

#63 Expensive Sandwiches

#62 Knowing What’s Best for Poor People

#61 Bicycles

#60 Toyota Prius

#59 Natural Medicine

#56 Lawyers

#55 Apologies

#54 Kitchen Gadgets

#53 Dogs

#51 Living by the Water

#50 Irony

#49 Vintage

#48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops

#47 Arts Degrees

#45 Asian Fusion Food

#44 Public Radio

#43 Plays

#42 Sushi

#41 Indie Music

#40 Apple Products

#37 Renovations

#36 Breakfast Places

#34 Architecture

#33 Marijuana

#32 Vegan/Vegetarianism

#31 Snowboarding

#28 Not having a TV

#27 Marathons

#24 Wine

#23 Microbreweries

#22 Having Two Last Names

#21 Writers Workshops

#20 Being an expert on YOUR culture

#19 Traveling

#18 Awareness

#17 Hating their Parents

#16 Gifted Children

#15 Yoga

#14 Having Black Friends

#13 Tea

#12 Non-Profit Organizations

#9 Making you feel bad about not going outside

#8 Barack Obama

#7 Diversity

#6 Organic Food

#5 Farmer’s Markets

#3 Film Festivals

#2 Religions their parents don’t belong to

#1 Coffee

Full List of Stuff White People Like

Apologies if anyone is offended by any of the above, but I would say

a) read the article before being offended, it might not be what you think and

b) it’s only a bit of fun!

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