Anyone who ever said that racism in America is in the past might want to take a look at this text conversation tweeted by a Twitter user named Sarah Chamberlain.
The screengrabs accompany a simple sentence: "This really just happened. 2017."
Chamberlain was apparently texting with a dude who it seems like she was hooking up with. Out of nowhere, the guy texts her to ask her if she has ever slept with a black man. Well! This doesn't sound like it's headed in a good direction.
She answers that she has, and the guy tells her he can't date her anymore because he doesn't find women who've been with black men "attractive."
He goes on to say he's not judging her (oh, of course not) but that he "just [doesn't] agree with it."
Is this for real??
And that wasn't even the end of it with this guy.
In the next few screengrabs (included in a second tweet), the guy goes on to explain that he's not racist "the least bit," because he owns a color TV. Ohhhhh, okay. Wait, what?
It's interesting that the guy mentioned that he wasn't judging Chamberlain, and that he's not concerned with being judged. He might not "agree" with white women dating black dudes, but Twitter most definitely does not agree with him.
I still want to know why he thinks owning a color TV makes him not racist.