21 February 2008

Minorities

Idea: It seems that people like us, the weird sensitive 'alternative' people or whatever you want to call it who happen to be white and "middle class," relate to minorities like Jewish, black, and homosexual people more than our own racial/economic class identity because we live as a minority group ourselves. Maybe it's why we love the Woody Allens and Larry Davids of the world so much, and David Chappelle, etc. And yes, we are clearly not such a disadvantaged group as the aforementioned, but I think that to some extent we do feel a sort of kinship with minority figures in pop culture because our "alternative" or "fringe" interests and mindsets are so insanely uncommon, esoteric, and completely disregarded, if not ridiculed, by pop culture. Thus, we relate to sentiments of ostracism and misanthropy.

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