A Compiled List of Things white People Say That Are Racist, Whether Intentional or Not


  • I don’t see color
  • It’s almost like you’re white!
  • I once dated a (insert ethnicity) guy/chick
  • Some of my best friends are (insert ethnicity)
  • You’re my favorite (insert ethnicity) person
  • I’m secular humanist, I don’t see race
  • I voted for Obama
  • Is this racist?
  • You’re just playing a victim
  • Stop playing the race card
  • Aren’t you being a little too oversensitive about this?
  • You just hate white people
  • Minorities can be racist too, y’know
  • I’ve experienced racism
  • I’ve been discriminated against also, y’know
  • I can’t be racist! I love (insert ethnicity) women/men
  • (out of context MLK quote)
  • How come there’s a Black History Month, but no white History Month?
  • Where are you from? No, I mean where are your parents from.
  • My family moved here after slavery!
  • Hey, I didn’t put anyone into any camps
  • Stop blaming me for things that happened before I was born!
  • Affirmative Action is bullshit. It completely ignores ability to work.
  • I’m just saying it like it is, dude
  • Stop being so politically correct
  • (insert ethnicity here) are just lazy
  • Most people who are poor are Black. Just saying.
  • That law only affects those who we should be watching out for anyways
  • If you hate it here so much, why don’t you go back to (insert country here)
  • You’re (insert ethnicity here)? I’ve been to (insert country where people of that ethnicity are from)
  • I love MLK!
  • I love rap music
  • I love sushi
  • I love Taco Bell
  • I love (insert ethnicity here) culture
  • Your culture is just so amazing
  • I’m having a party! Hey, do you think you can bring some (insert food associated with ethnicity)
  • Have you ever been to (insert “country of origin” here)
  • I loved “The Help”
  • Rosa Parks is my hero
  • You’re (ethnicity other than Black). Why do you care what I say about them?
  • Stereotypes exist for a reason, y’know
  • You’re just trying to manipulate me
  • You’re just trying to make me feel bad
  • You just think that minorities are better
  • You’re just trying to get people to feel sorry for you
  • You’re just trying to get everyone to hate white people
  • I’m Native American. I know racism.
  • Why would you call me a “cracker/honky/etc.”? That’s racist!
  • There’s no such thing as white privilege
  • Okay, there’s white privilege. But you guys have privilege also. Have you not heard of Affirmative Action/The Black Tax/etc.
  • You can say nigger/chink/spic/etc. but I can’t? How is that fair?
  • I only call you nigger/chink/spic/etc. because we’re such good friends
  • You’re one of the good ones!
  • You’re Asian? I love anime!
  • (insensitive race joke). I’m just kidding, you know how I am!
  • I’m not racist, but….

Feel free to add more!

(Source: dearwhitefolk)

  1. frowned-upon-in-most-cultures reblogged this from dearwhitefolk and added:
    "I love sushi" is racist? Incorrect. Sushi is good shit. Saying “I voted for Obama” is racist? As in voting for Obama...
  2. boygeorgemichaelbluth reblogged this from starveforbones and added:
    Goddamn people can’t read. If you say you can’t be racist because you love sushi or MLK, etc. that means you are racist....
  3. kfs2 reblogged this from coin-toss-girl
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  6. ohwhatatragiccost reblogged this from aardvarkjuice and added:
    I mostly agree with this but some things you have to put into context. Saying you know racism as a Native American isn’t...
  7. whatyoucanovercome reblogged this from dearwhitefolk
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  9. midnightparadox reblogged this from karnythia
  10. talesofthestarshipregeneration reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    race and religion aren’t human rights? o_O
  11. poseyboo reblogged this from karnythia
  12. rather-facile reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    Oh, look. A list of people who have missed the point. There’s a difference between appreciation and fetishization and...
  13. ellenvonunwerk reblogged this from karnythia and added:
    lmaooo all the caps. someone’s mad.
  14. karnythia reblogged this from witchsistah
  15. witchsistah reblogged this from dearwhitefolk and added:
    I keep tellin’ y’all they ain’t tryna learn shit.
  16. wickedkvnt reblogged this from womanistgamergirl
  17. katdraken reblogged this from dearwhitefolk and added:
    Many of the things in that list are absolutely racist, but… your definition of racism is so broad that the mere act of...
  18. glutenfreehoochie reblogged this from dynastylnoire
  19. transprivilege reblogged this from dearwhitefolk and added:
    Yes, you are. Congratulations.
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