Capitalist Note - Got a couple of notes back from yesterday's Google diversity post from readers telling me as a white guy I'm not really capable of judging diversity efforts. I beg to differ, so I'm re-running this post. Two words - Scott Weiland. Enjoy the STP...
Deep topic. I'm going to Zag while the others Zig and say yes. Of course, I'm not qualified to answer this question.
If you took me to court on my stance, I'd play this video clip - Stone Temple Pilots from House of Blues in Vegas. Watch the clip and meet me after the jump (email subscribers click through for video):
That's right - the defense calls to the stand... Scott Weiland, lead singer for STP.
Various addictions + fur coat + megaphone = Gold. And diversity. Is there another white man that white guys could point to say that they're capable of understanding diversity? Maybe Kid Rock? I'm putting Weiland up on the screen to defend honkytown.
What's that? You are correct, the first cut in this video with ample megaphone action is actually called "Crackerman".
Here's a rarely spoken about short list of what white males need to do to show people they can comprehend diversity:
1. Present ample examples of white males who don't drive a Camry or shop at Men's Warehouse. A little crazy is good. It interrupts the pattern of what's expected.
2. Start referring to themselves with terms like Honky, Wonder Bread and Casper. Let's face it, slang/slur words for ethnicity are uncomfortable. But you can only use them on yourself. I'm not sure white guys do enough of that. There's no better way to make yourself part of the melting pot than by making everyone think you've got just a little crazy in you - at your own expense.
Bonus today - STP's "Vasoline" starts at 4:30 of this video after "Crackerman". Weiland morphs from the fur coat to a goth office worker. More diversity.