White People

White guy: Hey, you wouldn't happen to have any sunscreen by any chance, would you?
Friend: I'm black.

–12th St & 8th Ave

Dude #1: All the women in here are pretty unapproachable.
Dude #2: I’ll approach the shit outta them.

–Fat Cat, Christopher St

Overheard by: Miss Hellion

Hobo: Let me ask you something. How come White people don’t buy from Black-owned businesses?
White guy: I do. All the time.
Hobo: Yeah? What Black stores do you shop at?

–Morningside Drive & 113th

Overheard by: Captain Obvious

WASP Lady: The train service was really nice. Not at all like the subway.

–Midtown comics

Crazy lady: Excuse me! Girls, can you adopt a dog or a cat? You know that many animals need homes.
Chick #1: Oh, we’d love to, but we can’t have pets.
Chick #2: Yeah, our dorms don’t allow animals
Crazy lady: Oh, you’re in college?
Chick #1: Yeah.
Crazy lady: At the law school?
Chick #3: No, Hunter.
Crazy lady: I thought that Hunter was for the Blacks.

–23rd & Lexington

Overheard by: Kaitlyn

Black dude, yelling: I suck dick! I suck dick! I suck dick!
Brassy white chick walking past: Whatta you want, a medal? I suck dick too.

–Christopher & Bleecker

Weary black lady squinting at bag of meds: Could you read this to me?
Young white guy: It says, ‘Add two drops to each eye twice a day.’
Weary black lady: Thanks. You married?
Young white guy: Uh, yeah.

–Duane Reade, 23rd & 6th

Older man hugging younger man: Wassup, my nigga?
Younger man: Dad, cut it out. We’re white.

–Leonard & Lafayette St

Overheard by: Big Larry

White girl to subway clerk: I just swiped my card and it is saying “insignificant fare”.
Subway clerk, smiling: It is saying that?
White girl: Is “insignificant” even a word?

–Clark Street

Young black man outside barber shop: Hey, lady!
White lady, digging through her purse: Oh, hi…
Young black man, sitting and gesturing: What you digging for? My heart is right here!

–Jamaica Ave & Parsons

Overheard by: Lady Walking By