February 9, 2010

Racism with a Little Kindness

Recently, I read an online personal ad that said: white and Latin guys only. Sorry, don't want to waste anybody's time.

This is what I call the generous racist. "I've prejudged all non-whites and Latins, sight unseen, to be unattractive and unworthy of my sexual and romantic energy, and I'm going to be generous about it by telling the world up front, so I don't waste any of you's non-white and Latino guys' time."

He may be a racist, but he's a magnanimous one!

WHITES AND LATINS ONLY, a photo essay using gay men's online language in images reminiscent of the segregated Old South, now on my author blog.