20 Things White People Ruined Already This Year

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1. Tiki torches

2. Teacups

3. The solar eclipse

4. The Dunk King finale

5. Van Jones

6. Think pieces about Trump voters

7. Sheet cake

8. Avocados

9. Rally permits

10. Fried chicken

11. Tristan Thompson

12. Emojis

13. The name “Nkechi Amare Diallo”

14. Martin Luther King Jr.

15. Bottles of Pepsi

16. Any collective sympathy whatsoever for the plight of working-class white people


17. Weekend lunch at Howard University

18. Tupac and Biggie

19. The Academy Award for Best Picture

20. America

Damon Young is the editor-in-chief of VSB, a columnist for GQ.com, and the author of What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker (Ecco/HarperCollins)

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I actually read a compelling argument about Tina Fey’s bit that it was a satire on white privilege. Spoiler alert: I have a feeling a lot of people who saw it missed that and are now “sheet caking” unironically!