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Christian Lander is the creator of the website Stuff White People Like. He is a Ph.D. dropout who was the 2006 public speaking instructor of the year at Indiana University. He has lived in Toronto, Montreal, Copenhagen, Tucson, Indiana, and now Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife, Jess, a photographer who contributed many of the photos in the book.
STUFF WHITE PEOPLE LIKE CHECKLISTHow White Are You? Check off everything that you like. When you’re finished,count everything up and determine your whiteness percentage.1 Coffee2 Religions Their Parents Don’tBelong To3 Film Festivals4 Assists5 Farmer’s Markets6 Organic Food7 Diversity8 Barack Obama9 Making You Feel Bad for NotGoing Outside10 Wes Anderson Movies11 Asian Girls12 Nonprofit Organizations13 Tea14 Having Black Friends15 Yoga16 Gifted Children17 Hating Their Parents18 Awareness19 International Travel20 Being an Expert on Your Culture21 Writer’s Workshops22 Having Two Last Names23 Microbreweries24 Wine25 David Sedaris26 Manhattan (and Now Brooklyn,Too!)27 Marathons28 Not Having a TV 29 ’80s Night30 Wrigley Field31 Snowboarding32 Veganism/Vegetarianism33 Marijuana34 Architecture35 The Daily Show with Jon Stewart /The Colbert Report36 Brunch37 Renovations38 Arrested Development39 Netflix40 Apple Products41 Indie Music42 Sushi43 Plays44 Public Radio45 Asian Fusion Food46 The Sunday New York Times47 Liberal Arts Degrees48 Whole Foods and Grocery Co-ops49 Vintage50 Irony51 Living by the Water52 Sarah Silverman53 Dogs54 Kitchen Gadgets55 Apologies56 Lawyers57 Documentaries58 Japan59 Natural Medicine60 Toyota Prius61 Bicycles62 Knowing What’s Best for PoorPeople63 Expensive Sandwiches64 Recycling65 Coed Sports66 Divorce67 Standing Still at Concerts68 Michel Gondry69 Mos Def70 Difficult Breakups71 Being the Only White PersonAround72 Study Abroad73 Gentrification74 Oscar Parties75 Threatening to Move to Canada76 Bottles of Water77 Musical Comedy78 Multilingual Children79 Modern Furniture80 The Idea of Soccer81 Graduate School82 Hating Corporations83 Bad Memories of High School84 T-shirts85 The Wire86 Shorts87 Outdoor Performance Clothes88 Having Gay Friends89 St. Patrick’s Day90 Dinner Parties91 San Francisco92 Music Piracy93 Rugby94 New Balance Shoes95 Beards96 Having Children in Their LateThirties97 Red Hair98 Noam Chomsky99 Non-Motorized Boating100 The Boston Red Sox101 Scarves102 Cleanses103 Self-Deprecating Humor104 Integrity105 Pretending to Be a CanadianWhen Traveling Abroad106 The Criterion collection107 Natural Childbirth108 High School English Teachers109 Native Wisdom110 Trying Too Hard111 Portland, Oregon112 Free Health Care113 Che Guevera114 The New Yorker115 Non-American News Sources116 Subtitles117 Premium Juice118 The ACLU119 Plaid120 Platonic Friendships121 Reusable Shopping Bags122 Acoustic Covers123 Dave Chappelle124 Tibet125 Nintendo Wii126 Conspiracies127 The Simpsons128 Avoiding Confrontation129 DJs130 Carbon Offsets131 Following Their Dreams132 Not Having Cash133 Adopting Foreign Children134 LEED Certification135 Expensive Strollers136 Singer-Songwriters137 Eating Outside138 Books139 Music Festivals140 Glasses141 McSweeney’s142 Hardwood Floors143 Bakeries144 Modern Art Museums145 Cheese146 Therapy147 Public Transportation That IsNot a Bus148 Dive Bars149 Self-Importance150 Rock Climbing___________ ÷ 150 = _________%TOTALGuide15 = 10% white30 = 20% white45 = 30% white60 = 40% white75 = 50% white90 = 60% white105 = 70% white120 = 80% white135 = 90% white150 = 100% white
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