K: so I was watching Big Bang Theory and at the very end of each show there’s always this sort of long text that appears from the producer, Chuck Lorre. Today I decided to pause my DVR to read what it all said…I believe it actually changes each week but here’s what it said…(yes i’m bored enough to actually type this out for you)
“I have long believed that part of our problem with resolving race issues in America is our inability to accurately name what we are. Aside form the occasional Johnny and Edgar Winter, there are no white people. Any child with a box of crayons can tell you that white people are in fact, beige. The sickly ones are gray. Following this crayon logic, one can easily see that there are really no black people. They are brown. Or perhaps raw umber. Or maybe burnt sienna. Frankly, every time I hear someone comment on America’s first black president, I can’t help but thinking, “no he’s not. He’s more like caramel.” Which is why I think we should all get in the habit of calling each other what we really are. How can you racially slur a man by calling him “beigey” or “umber”? The answer is you can’t. Because that’s exactly what he is. The melanin doesn’t lie. Buy a box of Crayolas and see for yourself. We are all members of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Can I hear a Kumbaya?”
Of course, only AFTER I type this do I realize that these things are probably on the internet somewhere, and lo and behold, they are. Chuck Lorre is a funny guy.