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Nation's Blacks Creeped Out By People Smiling At Them

by EdHannigan / March 5, 2009 7:47 AM PST
This is from the Onion....

WASHINGTON?A majority of African-Americans surveyed in a nationwide poll this week reported feeling "deeply disturbed" and "more than a little weirded out" by all the white people now smiling at them.

First witnessed shortly after President Obama's historic victory, the open and cheerful smiling has only continued in recent months, leaving members of the black community completely unnerved.

"On behalf of black people across this nation, I would like to say to our white brethren, 'Please stop looking at us like that,'" said Brown University psychology professor Dr. Stanley Carsons. "We're excited Barack is president, too, and we're glad you're happy for us. But giving us the thumbs up for no reason, or saying hello whenever we walk by, is really starting to freak us out."

Added Carsons, "We just want to be able to stand in line at Home Depot without getting patted on the back."
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Very funny! Of course, reality is,
by drpruner / March 5, 2009 12:53 PM PST

when a White man smiles at you, beware! Happy

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Perhaps it's a step forward that should be endured until
by Ziks511 / March 6, 2009 2:17 AM PST

acceptance and lack of fear become the norm.

Rob

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I do recall a time when people passing
by Steven Haninger / March 6, 2009 6:08 AM PST

on the street would smile and exchange a greeting even if they had no idea who the other was. Mostly, today, I think folks pretend not to see anyone else around them.

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