18 and Life

One of the things that I hate about New York City in the fall are the NYU freshmen. They clog the streets and ruin parties all over downtown with their underage nonsense. Last Saturday I was at a friend’s apartment/backyard for a party, so I figured I wouldn’t have to deal with the new kids. I was wrong.

“Barack’s skin is yellow. He should be the first Chinese president!”

But he isn’t Chinese…

“He’d have a better chance of getting elected if he was, tho. What do you say to people who tell you that Barack is too black?”

No one’s ever said that to me before, so I wouldn’t know.

“I mean, a lot of people are saying that he’s too black, like, he makes a big deal out of how black he is even though he’s part white.”

So what makes him too black is that he isn’t white?

“I guess so. I don’t want my first vote to go to Obama.”

Oh, you’ve never voted?

“I’ve never been old enough.”

I totally did not tell this kid to get registered to vote by October 12th. I work with children all day long, so I don’t need them around when I’m trying to socialize like an adult.


October 2, 2007. Barack Obama, Racism.


  1. Paolo replied:

    Yo Amanda, it’s Paolo (from the Camp Obama thing). Really liked what I read of your blog. Fun writing. Anyway, either hit me up or I’ll probably end up seeing you at one of these events coming up. Later.

  2. tanas replied:


  3. msjeans replied:

    glad i am no longer under 20.

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