Sunday, Morning. Family Breakfast with Face the Nation
Papa Snob: Danielle! Is that man a black?
The Snob: Who?
Papa Snob: The brother that’s talking on the TV right now. He looks white but he sounds black. I thought he was white at first but he keeps saying things like the way he says “right now” or other stuff that makes him sound like a Negro.
The Snob: What’s his name?
Papa Snob: Arne Duncan.
The Snob: I’ll look it up!
To the internet! One wikipedia check later!
The Snob: It says, “Duncan’s spoken accent at this time led at least one college basketball coach to assume that he was of African-American descent.” So he’s white, he just grew up around a lot of black folks.
Papa Snob: Are you sure?
The Snob: It says his mother ran an afterschool program on the South side of Chicago for African American kids
Papa Snob: (Impressed) So his mother didn’t run away from Negroes? Uh huh. Are you sure somebody’s not … you know?
Mama Snob: What’s that supposed to mean?
Papa Snob: Nothing dear!