As I was leaving the grocery store yesterday, I was confronted with a mother and her two little girls. They had set up a table to sell their girl scout cookies. Well… I do have a soft spot for little girls, especially when they’re looking at me with the cutest look they can conjure up – which says “please buy some of my cookies”.
There is little doubt that, if I were to do some research, I’d discover that the Girl Scouts is a bastion of evil anti-whiteness. That they do everything in their power to attract “girls of color” while neglecting white girls. However, the girls in front of me were clearly white. Looking over their cookies, almost all of them featured “people of color”. Some had blacks, others had Asians or mestizos. I doubt either the girls, or their mom, were even conscious of the fact that they were being marginalized.
I picked out the one box that featured a white girl. Ironically, those cookies are called “Samoas”.
As I picked up the box, I told the girl nearest me, “I’ll take this one; it shows a girl who looks a bit like you!”
For the record, Samoan kids can be cute too. Here’s a photo I took in Western Samoa that I’m particularly proud of:
… but they weren’t selling cookies.