You know, I’ve really been thinking about things I notice while going about my daily life but can’t procure statistical data to support.
At the cafe in my hometown (yes, we only have one), there are three queues staffed by baristas. Now that I think about it, I realize that I tend to go to the light-skinned baristas more than I do the dark-skinned one.
(Due to the way skin color is expressed in my clan, there’s only one dark-skinned barista, and she doesn’t work there every day, but this fact doesn’t support my point, so let’s ignore it.)
This really bothers me, and it makes me wonder whether there’s something not quite right.
(I’m mostly thinking of my visits to the cafe this week, but it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that I’ve visited the cafe thousands of times. The visits beyond this week are statistically relevant, but I don’t care to retrieve this data to truly test my hypothesis, so we’ll dispense with this data as well.)
Moreover, I noticed something else, another disturbing trend. Out of all the men I’ve slept with, 67% of them have been light- or fair-skinned. But as for the women I’ve slept with, I believe 86.7% of them were dark-skinned.
What could this mean?!
(Of course, the number of men I’ve ■■■■■■ is significantly smaller than the number of women I’ve ■■■■■■, which is probably also relevant, but sample sizes don’t matter, so we can ignore that fact too.)
Therefore, given all of this observed but hardly replicable or statistically solid data, I have come to a conclusion, and I must ask: Based on these things I’ve noticed about myself, are all of us racist?
By the way, you can provide fact-based arguments disproving the accuracy of my data, but I’ve already decided that I’m right, so I won’t listen to you.