Ryan Chartrand

Why does it always seem like I am the only one who can see through this type of humor and not be offended? If I had to pick one thing about white people that I hate the most, it would be that we get way too offended, way too often. If you are a white, suburbanite person who is fortunate enough to be able to pay for college education, you are better off than 99 percent of the rest of the world. Minorities who have been – or are being – oppressed have a right to be offended. We don’t.

So stop bitching and moaning because someone made a broad generalization about white people … unless you can directly relate to one of the stereotypes listed, in which case you need to reevaluate your life.

And just to clarify, I am a “white suburbanite” (which I am not proud of, since most of “us” are exactly how he described). And while I didn’t see the column as particularly funny, I applaud you all for allowing it to come through the presses. We need more offensive material in the public because it’s time that people get over themselves and understand that being offended is part of the real world – which, coincidentally, is what we are being prepared for in college.

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