Basically I think it comments on how even with the best of intentions, the way white people interact with blacks is very often influenced by a black's race and subconscious or conscious ideas about race (especially when we know little else about them).I must say, I never appreciated the depth to your site until my second visit. At face value I thought it was a page written by a white couple who had a high percentage of black friends who found this fact worth parading. I didn't really take too much time to read the comments though; I just chucked at the humorously exaggerated pictures.
However when I visited a second time, I read the comments from your "black friends" and realized the point that you are trying to make ever so subtly: Many white people make the assumption that they are not racist simply because they have black friends. They believe they are open minded and get up on their high horse to defend their black friends from the evil racists while acting with prejudice among their own friends.
This unfortunately hit home for me. As a white person, I pride myself on being open minded and non judgmental, however as much as I consciously suppress racism, it manifests itself in my behavior around my African American friends. I find myself using altered speech, mimicking the way they talk despite it being quite out of character for me. I guess that subconsciously this is my way of trying to relate, but I realize now that it will only make my friends feel more different and that I should simply be myself around them.
For those of you that come to this site and are offended, you are missing the point. For those of you that come to the site and think it is humorous obviously are missing the point as well.
Read the quotes on the front page: "You're so cool, you're different, you're not like other Black people!" Every one of the quotes is a textbook example of things that white people say to their black friends to make it apparent that they are not racist, like they deserve some prize for that. The message that this website is trying to convey is that these comments do not help, and this type of thinking only promotes prejudice. This is satire...read: sarcasm.
I appreciate the insight into myself and hopefully I will come away a better person. I hope that others will take the opportunity to realize this often ignored problem.
-Anonymous in Atlanta
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Tame is African-American?? For real?? How can you really tell? I assumed but didn't really know if he was or not. I mean, just because of his avatar doesn't really mean he is, I mean my avatar is a fairy...Honestly, it had crossed my mind that he wasn't. Then again, it doesn't really matter if he's purple to me (although I like a nice deep shade of purple).