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