Racially Profiling Your New College Roommate

Submitted by: buddy 9 years ago Funny
http://www.collegehumor.com/article:1738887/ls:1701

Your future roommate send you an email, so of course you try and figure out his race.
There are 48 comments:
Female 25
actually the change of colour was not a mutation, dear deanmalenko, as this would be a non natural evolution, the colour of ones skin due to the melanin production, when the continents driftet some people drifted with, and Tjames, no not all dark skinned people came from Africa, ALL people came from Africa or the continant now known as Africa, in those days it was rather larger, those who drifted to northern Europe had to adjust to the climate or die, brighter skin to and more body hear, was just one or to of the changes natural selcetion had in peto. And just to confuse, our DNA is to 99,8 % identical to that of a pig, a pigs ancestor is the whale, so we all once were whales swimming in the pacific ocean. makes racism a bit weired if you look at it biologically, dogs are upto 97,3 % identical in DNA sequence as humans and people are worring about colour, I´m happy I don´t have a tail or bite the postman
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Female 90
I thought it was mildly funny.

It`s actually making fun of racists and stupid stereotypes (these are racist stereotypes btw), by mocking the fact that there are some people out there who would care, and who believe that they can tell someone`s race just from an email.

Similar to the comedy in Borat (which apparently a lot of people didn`t get either).

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Male 1,029
`agree with jebler, make asian, or french labels too`

Aww, you feel left out? Well jeeze, it`s always something. You say you wanna be harrassed one day and then another it`s like well now I`m gonna press charges and you are gonna lose your job. Like hell that`s happening again.

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Male 350
hey seneca you have a message to read if you click on your name :)
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Male 85
Pretty awesome.
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Female 182
I`m glad I know who my roommate is... and what race she is, too...
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Male 870
So for you people who did get it, could you explain to the rest of us, please? Is he trying to figure out what color his roommate is? even though the guy says he`s white? or is he just commenting on the language he uses? or did two people write the letter? I`m so confused...
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Female 416
i don`t get it...any of it.

did i miss a memo or something? this isn`t that funny, interesting, cute, or WTF-ish in the slightest.

in fact it`s just the W in WTF...still bored.

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Female 33
It could be possible that two different types of amino acids define the amount of melanin that the human gene SLC24A5 produces: Threonine and Alanine. Threonine may be responsible for less melanine and Alanine for more.
Why nearly all humans of European descent have the Threonine amino acid is unsure; however, It is believed that Europeans developed lighter skin to allow more Vitamen D to be absorbed from the sun due to their sun deprived-latitudes.
(Melanin is a natural sun block in our skin, Alanine causes darker skin, Threonine is lighter)
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Male 81
this was actually pretty funny
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Female 2,074
nicholelibra, you hit it right on the nose, man. right on the nose.
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Female 263
Bahaha.
I`m white are you!?

And, like Carlos said, you aren`t racist unless you think your race is superior to another.
Saying blacks like chicken is stereotyping.

If there is going to be some crazy forum debate about this, at least do it intelligently.

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Female 441
I lol`d... dat do is a straight up wigga....ummm,,,,,makes me want sum friend chicken..... O &&&& since every1 talkin bout race i wud just like 2 say
<it realy bugs me that no one realy Knows wat Racism means>i make funn of all races dusnt make me racist.It makes me kinda sorta ignorant like alot of other people in da world :P.:END POINTLESS THOUGHT:.
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Female 156
Tjames. Your an idiot. Where did you learn to read? He didn`t say ALL BLACK PEOPLE came from Africa. He said ALL PEOPLE came from Africa.
Secondly Dragonfirexz....In some religions and even in some theories of science everyone originated from one skin color...No it isn`t a fact. And personally I don`t find myself believeing it but he has a right to his opinion. Also..It wouldn`t be assuming. He was taught that all people started in one place and moved from there and eventually started to adapt to their new habitats.
...But I`m stupid..who knows.
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Female 143
It didn`t work though.
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Female 194
I got it. I just didn`t think it was funny.
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Female 273
L!L!O!L!OL!O!L!


I live in Idaho.

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Male 384
that pretty much answers the question
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Male 384
lol. "I`m white, are you??"
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Male 199
you see this is what REALLY annoys me, when people say someone is racist when there not being racist, this is not racist, if he was DISCRIMENATING (sorry if it`s not spelt right) he for being black/white/etc. THEN it`d have been racist, but it`s not, that`s just using stereotypical black/white phrases to predict his race, alright? *FLAME SHIELD*
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Female 663
I`m not racist or anything, but that was pretty funny.

It`s all based on stereotypes, not racism. (And yes, there`s a difference. Racism is fueled by hatred, and stereotypes are based on common conditions.)

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Male 3,619
hehe... (in a non-racial way)
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Male 534
I thought it was funny. Hehehe...
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Female 1,697
I don`t get it. but if someone would explain it, just wouldn`t be funny anymore.

next time just post something funny worldwide so we can all laught.

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Female 455
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/1058484.stm

The `Out of Africa` theory or recent single-origin hypothesis is one of two theories of the origin of modern humans. The article above shows there is evidence to support this theory. Basically it says that modern humans first evolved in Africa and afterwards spread out across the world. So deanmalenko is making a point although I don`t know what the climate would have been at the time. Tjames- he never said all black people came from Africa, he said all people come from Africa.

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Male 294
deanmalenko,


Saying all black people came from africa is like saying all white people came from nothern europe

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Male 206
deanmalenko, you`re assuming that we all started in africa, do you know this as a fact?
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Male 260
welcome to i-am-racist.com
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Male 134
well it was kinda funny, but in all reality, if it was true, you could just facebook your roomate
problem solved
but really, it doesnt matter what race they are
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Male 773
haha, that was funny
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Male 108
Ha ha ha. America`s racist. Oh, wait... so is Australia.

Lol @ all the racist people saying `they` in here... ha ha ha, you`re racist.

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Male 148
deanmalenko[blacks are said to love chicken ( and beer with it ^^ )]

Yes, I figured that out, but was just wondering where that comes from.. Do they eat chicken all the time? The same way all chinese people eat rice all the time? This makes my head hurt..

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Male 148
We don`t have too many black people here so I don`t understand that chicken -thing..
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Female 525
agree with jebler, make asian, or french labels too
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Female 15
and u would want to do that why?.......
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Female 1
[quote]On 9/6/2007 2:26:42 AM ledzep360 wrote: Well then you obviously aren`t racist enough. It`s hilarious.[/quote]
aw, now i feel bad for laughing.
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Male 1,142
i almost laughed. if they had a third color for another race it would have been better. expand your racism its not all about black and white.
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Male 916
I`m missing out on something, I guess...
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Male 4,012
I`m confused. He says he`s white but there are black-type language used?
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Male 957
this guy is a wigger.
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Male 280
Only part that made me laugh was the links down at the bottom where it lets you see other things with the same tags and it says:

"See More: Racism"

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Female 61
XDDD I had to read it a few times, but that was really funny once it clicks.
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Male 164
Well then you obviously aren`t racist enough. It`s hilarious.
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Female 142
ok.. please tell me I`m not the only one confused at how that`s funny?.. I really don`t get it.
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Female 1,158
LMBO.
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Male 559
is it bad that I lol`d at "chicken, my favorite food" being highlighted green?
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Male 109
lame
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Male 10,115
Link: Racially Profiling Your New College Roommate [Rate Link] - Your future roommate send you an email, so of course you try and figure out his race.
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