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In Which Paprika Dies of Stupid

So I have this idea for a paper.

Oh really?

Yes, well, at least it’s the beginning of an idea.

What’s that?

Well, I was listening to that Toni Morrison interview, and in it she talks about there’s no one more vulnerable than a young black girl.


But I was thinking, you know, that nowadays it’s actually a privilege to be black.

Because like, our president is black, and we accept black people now.

And I think that people get all upset over things that happened, like, two hundred years ago, but you know, there’s nothing we can do about now, and I just don’t understand why we can’t just move past all that and really be colorblind.

I don’t know, it’s just an idea. But sometimes I look at my child and I wish he was black. Because then he would have so many more opportunities.

And Toni Morrison really tries to connect slavery with race, but I’m not sure I agree, because there’s been so much slavery through history.

*brain shatters*

So do you have a thesis for your paper yet?

*shards of brain fall to bottom of skull*

*Paprika dies*


About Paprika

Paprika Davis is a perpetually annoyed twenty-something college student waitress who would rather be a squirrel. The lack of commas in the previous sentence bothers her, but her laziness overrides her desire to improve the writing.

4 responses »

  1. RIP Paprika. We should have seen it coming. I mean, really.

    Is this person single and do they like men? We should track down Dave and set them up. That way we could just breed stupid.

    • Ha ha ha! Oh Dave and his practicalities. They could have a relationship based on how any lingering discrimination is totally practical, and how he knows what it’s like to be a laydee witha lil ladyeebrain as well as she knows what it’s like to be a Black person, and thus…privileged?

      Even though, you know, our prison population is GROSSLY disproportionately composed of Black men. Like they are roughly 12% of the total population yet make up what, 85 or 90% of the prison population?
      Or how about how much more likely a black woman is to be the victim of sexual assault? To earn like 50 cents for every dollar a white man earns?

      Yeah, I’ll bet she wants a piece of that “privilege.”

  2. Sadly, she’s married. That said, I suspect they’re breeding stupid together, so it’s probably not all a bust.


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