I guess it's that time of year again, when high school students get underfoot doing completely irrelevant reconnaissance despite having already made their decisions about colleges (or, more accurately, having had their parents make the decision for them). The interesting eye-opener was seeing several groups of students wearing "Caution: Educated Student of Color" shirts, sponsored by some multicultural mentorship thingie. Now, I know that it's supposed to make fun of the stereotypes of "People of color" (here, I'm going to apply the rules of English and say "Colored people," which is racist, apparently) as being uneducated, although really all these shirts do is reinforce the stereotype of educated "People of color" as assholes.
Still, that's not the punchline. The punchline was that almost all of the people wearing these shirts were asian. That's correct. ASIAN.
posted by Beetle Aurora Drake 4/16/2004 05:45:00 PM #
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