May 2, 2012
‘I’m from Vancouver BC, where we don’t have black people’
When you see one it’s usually either someone visiting from the US or one of the rare black unicorns that actually reside here.
I mention this because I feel not growing up around the kind of racial tension more common in other parts of North America left me as kind of blank slate.
I didn’t start have an opinion about it until I was a grown up.
That said, I was also raised properly, and as a child was told not to judge people based on the color of their skin by infinity authority figures.
A year and a half ago I moved to Nashville for 4 months with my girlfriend.
We were living in a neighborhood that’s mostly broke white artsy-fartsy 20-somethings, but is bordered by black neighborhoods.
I figured at first that because of my upbringing and my Canadian niceness racial tension wouldn’t be an issue for me and I’d be immune to its ill effects.
I learned pretty quickly that I wasn’t.
Don’t miss this great comment.
And ask yourself again why we keep pretending to wholeheartedly admire these guys for bullying private property owners and undermining the right to free association.
More on “hipster racism.”