(The Root) — Since its inception, NPR’s CodeSwitch blog has facilitated some very engrossing, enlightening discussions about race on Twitter. A recent conversation, inspired by a post on AskReddit, earned a bevy of responses.
CodeSwitch asked its Twitter followers, “What’s the most ridiculous question you’ve been asked (about race)?” Using the hashtag #TheyAsked, hundreds of tweets were fired off during the discussion. Eighty-six of the responses were collected via Storify, and 10 of the craziest ones appear below. Scroll through the rest of the Storify here, and see if you can spot answers from your friendly neighborhood writers from The Root!
— Jean Chung (@jxchung) May 22, 2013
— njerieaton (@njerieaton) May 22, 2013
— Andrea Yun-Springer(@ummaspringer) May 22, 2013
— Lauren Williams (@laurenwilliams) May 22, 2013
say, do you know you look just like (insert random black celebrity who looks NOTHING like me) #Theyasked
— pdjeliclark (@pdjeliclark) May 22, 2013
“Haven’t you heard [new crappy pop-rap song]? I’d thought YOU’D know about it!” –Assorted White people with radios/TV #theyasked
— eBae Seller (@ashe_phoenix) May 22, 2013