While we’re at it, let’s talk about celebrating “European culture”

Yeah, we know what you mean. Because we also speak code. Damon Young over at VSB provided a list for:

40 Ways White People Say ‘White People’ Without Actually Saying ‘White People’

1. Americans

2. Real Americans

3. Middle America

4. Working-class Americans

5. Patriots

6. Europeans

7. Southerners

8. Midwesterners

9. Millennials

10. Christians

11. Evangelicals

12. Red-state voters

13. Rust Belt voters

14. Conservatives

15. Republicans

16. Suburbanites

17. Gentrifiers

18. Families

19. Veterans

20. Soccer moms

21. Management

22. Law enforcement

23. Hardworking Americans

24. The middle class

25. The upper middle class

26. The upper class

27. Citizens

28. Taxpayers

29. Hipsters

30. Baby boomers

31. Homeowners

32. The military

33. The troops

34. Yinzers (for Pittsburgh)

35. Steel/coal/plant workers

36. Legal/documented immigrants

37. Regular/simple/decent/rural/normal Americans

38. Voters

39. Victims

40. People

And he followed up with:

30 Ways White People Say ‘Black People’ Without Actually Saying ‘Black People’

1. Urban

2. Inner city

3. At risk

4. Low income

5. Thug

6. Welfare recipient/dependent

7. Any out of context reference to Chicago (This, btw, also works for Detroit.)

8. Drug dealer (Interestingly enough, not drug addict. Perhaps because drug addict implies a passivity and victimhood that drug dealer does not.)

9. Single parent(s)

10. Renter(s)

11. Transient population

12. Section 8

13. Underprivileged

14. Low socioeconomic status

15. Underserved

16. Affirmative action

17. Marginalized

18. Disinfranchised

19. Vulnearble

20. Minority/minorities

21. Hip-hop

22. Ghetto

23. Diverse people/population

24. Depressed neighborhood/school/people/population

25. High-crime neighborhood/school

26. Gang-related

27. Sketchy block/neighborhood

28. They

29. Those people

30. Them

Keep your code list handy as we move closer to the midterms.

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