Teen chick: You know, when I think about it, I re­al­ly don’t know how she can be my sis­ter. Our birth­days are ex­act­ly one month apart, and she’s light-skinned.

–B48 bus, Brook­lyn

Over­heard by: eefers

Kid to an­oth­er: No, re­al­ly. I’m telling you — Michael Jack­son used to be black. I saw it on TV.

–B61 bus, Brook­lyn

La­dy to friend: Your black ass is go­ing to melt just as fast as my white ass if there is a nu­clear war.

–116th & Broad­way

White girl to an­oth­er: So, what’s your dream eth­nic­i­ty?

–Q train, Canal St

Big black guy: I love Old Navy be­cause it’s like GAP, but for black peo­ple.

–Old Navy, 6th Ave

Con­duc­tor: Next stop, Penn Sta­tion. Black pow­er, moth­er­fuck­ers.

–2 train, 42nd St