City Paper is not for tourists
On July 23 Stuff White People Like author Christian Lander discussed his blog and book at Politics & Prose. I confess I’m one of the people who doesn’t get the gag, partly because I’m one of those grumpuses who’s annoyed at how readily he conflates race and class (an act that in itself might expose white privilege—-discuss), but mainly because the guy isn’t particularly funny. (Yes, it’s possible to write a funny book about America’s class system.) Anyway, Lander seems like a well-meaning fellow who got caught up in a whirlwind of attention he never meant to generate, on the evidence of footage from his talk, which is now available at Politics & Prose’s Web site. Discussed: gifted children, “raising awareness,” unpaid internships, Moleskine notebooks, etc.