I'm late to everything socially important. Is it because I'm on White People's Time? I think so. I'm late to watching The Wire--having just finished the first season. But I have new understanding of myself after reading this provocative anthropological study of my clan:
Though white people have a natural aversion to television, there are some exceptions. For white people to like a TV show it helps if it is: critically acclaimed, low-rated, shown on premium cable, and available as a DVD box set.
The latter is important so that white people can order it from Netflix and tell their friends “they are really into
and I watched ten episodes in a row in the weekend. I’m almost caught up.”
If you attempt to talk about an episode they have not seen yet, they will scream and cover their ears. In white culture, giving away information about a film or TV series is considered as rude as spitting on your mothers grave. It is an unforgivable offense.
What can I say? Its all true.