"When did your family come to the US?"
They didn’t. The US came to them. In 1848.
I get a lot of submissions from people telling me this site is racist while simultaneously suggesting: “I was going to create a ‘Stupid Shit Black People Say’ tumblr but everything they say is stupid.” …You see, those kinds of sentiments are obviously racist. There are bigots and proud racists out there who actively discriminate. This site is not a repository for their hate speech.
On the contrary, this site is dedicated to the well-meaning, good people who are racist, oftentimes, unknowingly. This New York Times article speaks to that. Hopefully, those who are having trouble, will now be able to detect the nuance in the differentiation.
A Submission from one of our readers! Commentary is mine:
In related news, white people still make up 72.4% of the United States.
In rhetorical news, if your sentence begins with “I don’t mean to sound racist” anything after that clause is almost always racist…
I think you will enjoy this commentary. ;-)