In 2008 you could say “being a white guy, I’m vaguely appalled by white supporters of John McCain” without it being, you know, a “problem.” You could say this, I mean, without necessarily being labeled a cultural felon because of your English-German ancestry. Remember those days?

These days a white guy saying “yo, I’m a white guy” is like saying “yo, I recently completed a twelve-year prison sentence for robbery and manslaughter but I didn’t even shoot the guy.”