Whiteness Quiz

You know that blog ‘Stuff White People Like‘? If you are in America you do. Someone seems to send me a link to it every day. Well I thought of a use for it. I used it as a quiz to determine if I am one of the obnoxious know-it-all whites that the site likes to paint. And for want of anything else to post, I thought I’d stick my answers here:

1 Coffee – N
2 Religions their parents don’t belong to – N
3 Film Festivals – Y
4 Assists – N
5 Farmer’s Markets – N
6 Organic Food – N
7 Diversity – N
8 Barack Obama – Y
9 Making you feel bad about not going outside – N
10 Wes Anderson Movies – Y
11 Asian Girls – Y
12 Non-Profit Organizations – N
13 Tea – Y
14 Having Black Friends – Y
15 Yoga – N
16 Gifted Children – N
17 Hating their Parents – N
18 Awareness – N
19 Traveling – Y
20 Being an expert on YOUR culture – N
21 Writers Workshops – N
22 Having Two Last Names – N
23 Microbreweries – N
24 Wine – N
25 David Sedaris – N
26 Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!) – Y
27 Marathons – N
28 Not having a TV – N
29 80s Night – N
30 Wrigley Field – N
31 Snowboarding – N
32 Vegan/Vegetarianism – N
33 Marijuana – N
34 Architecture – Y
35 The Daily Show/Colbert Report – N
36 Breakfast Places – N
37 Renovations – N
38 Arrested Development – N
39 Netflix – Y
40 Apple Products – Y
41 Indie Music – Y
42 Sushi – N
43 Plays – Y
44 Public Radio – Y
45 Asian Fusion Food – N
46 The Sunday New York Times – N
47 Arts Degrees – Y (With regrets)
48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops – N
49 Vintage – Y
50 Irony – Y
51 Living by the Water – Y
52 Sarah Silverman – N
53 Dogs – N
54 Kitchen Gadgets – Y
55 Apologies – N
56 Lawyers – N
57 Juno – Y
58 Japan – Y
59 Natural Medicine – N
60 Toyota Prius – Y
61 Bicycles – Y
62 Knowing What’s Best for Poor People – Y
63 Expensive Sandwiches – N
64 Recycling – Y
65 Co-Ed Sports – N
66 Divorce – N
67 Standing Still at Concerts – Y
68 Michel Gondry – Y
69 Mos Def – N
70 Difficult Breakups – N
71 Being the only white person around – N
72 Study Abroad – N
73 Gentrification – Y
74 Oscar Parties – Y
75 Threatening to Move to Canada – N
76 Bottles of Water – N
77 Musical Comedy – N
78 Multilingual Children – N
79 Modern Furniture – N
80 The Idea of Soccer – N
81 Graduate School – N
82 Hating Corporations – N
83 Bad Memories of High School – Y
84 T-Shirts – Y
85 The Wire – Y
86 Shorts – N
87 Outdoor Performance Clothes – N
88 Having Gay Friends – N
89 St. Patrick’s Day – N
90 Dinner Parties – Y
91 San Francisco – Y (The idea of)

He got me with The Wire. Why did he have to put The Wire on there? That show is so much more than feel good fayre for white liberals. He shouldn’t have put that on there.

Thankfully out of the 91 things white people like, I only like 34 of them. How about you? If you can be arsed.

8 thoughts on “Whiteness Quiz

  1. Thought you’d be too busy polishing your Prius (whilst recalling bad memories of High School) for this.

    I score 14. Beat that.

  2. Let me guess what you like. I say:

    80s Night
    T-Shirts
    Modern Furniture
    Difficult Breakups
    Vintage
    Indie Music
    Asian Fusion Food
    Michel Gondry
    Architecture
    Manhattan (now Brooklyn too!)
    Expensive Sandwiches
    Having Gay Friends
    The Idea of Soccer
    Juno

  3. it’s not white people, it’s middle class people. Add to list: doing quizzes to try and show that they are less middle class than the next middle class person.

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