The hottest new site on the internet since two girls and a cup — which starred Budatti’s Mom — is a list of stereotypically white objects of affection.
Since this e-mails lauding this site began landing in my Inbox with more frequency than uninvited cialis ads, I took time to analyze it myself in a tongue-in-cheek sort of way.
However, the website has caused a major existential identity crisis among the lighter shaded Arab-Americans, especially. One of our bloggers wrote on our list serve:
Everything on this site applies to me. I love music that you can’t dance too and it’s all about death and senseless crap. I guess rightfully so too — as I’ve never identified as anything other than white and Palestinian. To me, they’re not mutually exclusive… cause i’m definitely not brown.
However, for those straddling the white/non-white delineation whose comfortable ambiguity has been shaken by seeing stuff they like on this list, I want to remind them of the basic logic of their fears. To assume that liking what is listed on the blog is to commit a classic logical fallacy: Affirmation of the consequent.
This fallacy is an argument of the form “A implies B, B is true, therefore A is true.”
So, the website argues:
If White –> Like X
However, Like X does not necessarily –> White. To assume it does is to commit this logical fallacy.
So there, go ahead and enjoy the wonders of natural medicine, expensive sandwiches, and knowing what’s best for poor people. It doesn’t make you white.Filed Under KABOBsnark, randomness, Will