Friday, April 24, 2009

Black, White, Or Other?!? - Calling 911 For Shrimp.

Stereotypes are a way of life in America. We feed into them so readily that they take on a life of their own. But just how well do you really know your racial stereotypes?

Black, White, Or Other? lists a particularly heinous crime/news story, with incriminating bits of info omitted for the sake of confidentiality. Your job is to guess whether the protagonist is black, white, or the omnipresent "other", and to tell why you guessed how you did. The best guessplanation wins a week's supply of Cyber CapriSuns. And yeah, you could prolly Google the news story to find out the race of the person, but what sorta loser does that? Seriously. And if you already know about the story, and thus the answer, sit this one out. Be a good sport. Don't cheat.

Anyways, here's today's entry.
A woman who ordered shrimp fried rice at [redacted]’s on Monday afternoon called police when she believed that she didn’t get the extra shrimp she had requested.

[redacted] said Monday that there wasn’t anything wrong with the meal.

"She started yelling, and said that she wasn’t happy," [redacted] said.

The woman left the restaurant in the 4000 block of [redacted] Street and called for a patrol officer shortly after 3 p.m. But when the officer arrived, the woman and her boyfriend were gone.

[redacted] never expected a customer to call police.

"Some customers are happy," [redacted] said. "Some are not.".
Question: Is the 911 caller Black, White, or Other? Why?

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