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Traffic Signals are Racist

In the long battle between satire and life, the latter has won so thoroughly that there’s really no reason for the former to exist anymore.

On a related note, “The Unintentional Racism Found in Traffic Signals”.

This comes from David Kaufman, a former New York Times editor, who spends a lot of time writing op-eds about being biracial.

Stuff like this, “But normal is a relative term for me, a middle-class biracial gay dad… Despite my skin color, I’m (almost) as conventional as my white Upper East Side neighbors: I’m college-educated, high-earning, home-owning, and well-traveled.”

Anyway, traffic signals are racist because there’s a little white man.

A few months back, before Covid-19 kept us in our homes and George Floyd made us take to the streets, I was walking with a friend, her daughter, and my twin sons. My friend is White and I’m not — something I’d never given a second thought until we reached a crosswalk. “Remember, honey,” she said to her daughter as we waited for the light to turn green, “we need to wait for the little White man to appear before we can cross the street.”

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