White People Things
The elevators in my office all have little TVs, content for which is provided by something called the Captivate Network (which gets on my nerves, since, you know, do you have to rub in our collective face the fact that once in the elevator we become a captive audience for between one and 39 floors?). Yesterday, two of the headlines were:
- “Western Civilization” (no further explanation)
- Some news story about how contemporary white people living in ~70% white neighborhoods have a higher quality of life than white people in the 1970s, who lived in 85+% white neighborhoods, which I guess is presumably newsworthy because we’re supposed to be surprised that quality of life and having nonwhite neighbors isn’t necessarily inversely correlated?