[Suzie] lives in a “mixed” neighborhood, with a population that she says is comprised in more or less equal parts of Latinos, African Americans, and whites.
Now, Susie, Bill, Kyle and I grew up in a Midwestern white suburb. That means that our talk didn’t indicate this overtly the connection we felt between non-white people and pollution. But we did feel it, and I could still see it on Bill’s face when he talked about Susie’s “safety,” and I can still hear it in Kyle’s descriptions of “those people.” I also plan to call Susie sometime soon and congratulate her for getting over such feelings, and to ask her how she did it.
by Macon D from associate non-white people with pollution at Stuff White People Do.
When white people view non-whites with something other than disgust and disdain, Macon D congratulates them for their heroic act. Maybe Macon D should throw a party for Suzie to celebrate her saintliness as a white person.