Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Black, White, Or Other?!? - The Chicken Fryin', Hair Cuttin' Burglar.

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.

I hate stating the obvious, but since some folks can't follow instructions, I must. If you've already heard about the story, do not answer! Be a good sport. Don't cheat.

Anyways, here's today's entry...
A [redacted] man broke into a [redacted] home on Sunday, cut his hair, took a shower, cooked fried chicken then refused to leave when the homeowner found him watching television, court records say.

According to court records, [redacted], of the first block of [redacted] Street, broke into the home in the first block of [redacted] Street by smashing the front door window with a large rock.

[redacted], who lives at the home, told police she came back to find [redacted] sitting in her television room. She told police she did not know the man and he refused to leave.

Police said it appeared as though [redacted] had visited every room in the house. [redacted]' family photos were turned face down and several photos were taken off the walls. Dressers and closets had been rummaged through. [redacted] had also allegedly taken a shower and cut his hair in the kitchen, where he was also preparing fried chicken.

[redacted] was arrested and charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and criminal mischief. He was sent to [redacted] County Prison in lieu of $15,000 bail.
Question: Is the hair cuttin', chicken eatin' burglar Black, White, Or Other? Why?

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