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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Panda Color

by Glenn Robinson

This is a script for my Panda Color video.
The final production went off script.

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I was showin' my brother a cool Def Poetry video on YouTube and he says "Eh, I'm not feelin it." Then he says: "Glenn, I've noticed that you seemed to be attracted to things that are --- non-white."

Yeah, and your point is?

{Transition}

My wife told me that I only married her because she is Mexican.
What!? That hurt my feeling.
I said to her, "If you want to over simplify -- I married you because you're not white."
Like my friend said:
"You know what the problem with white people is? Lack of pigmentation."

When I was a kid a liked three things

Number 1: Black and White animals
Number 2: Half and half swirled ice cream cones.
Number 3: One stuffed animal.

My brother is wrong. I do like white things.

Number 1: I like milk ... with coffee
Number 2: I like rice ... with soy sauce.
Number 3: I like vanilla... chocolate chip icecream ... with chocolate syrup.

When we were at the gift shop at the San Diego Wild Animal park -- I was curious to know if my daughter would like the cute little stuffed panda the way I did. She didn't. She looked through all the lions, tigers, bears, birds, snakes, and picked... a quail.

I guess brown and gray are the new black and white.

What did you like when you were a kid - and still like now?



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Glenn is of the Irish, German, Dutch, English and Austrian diaspora. He is taken - by Charo - who is of Spanish and Amerindian heritage. They have two children (made in California). Glenn documents oppression; connect communities; and likes sociology, anthropology, psychology and history.

Connect to Glenn at CommunityVillage.us