She's one of those young Obama supporters who've adopted "Hussein" as their middle name.
I assume they see themselves as good-hearted and idealistic, but:
1. How did you become estranged from your own name, to regard it — as opposed to yourself — as vanilla, white, female, and American, and to think of that combination in a negative way?
2. Why do you think the name "Hussein" has little meaning and that people who have that name appreciate your demonstration that is has little meaning? You're propagating the idea that "Hussein" is a dirty word — associated only with Saddam Hussein — that ought to be deactivated by repetition, as opposed to an honorable name within a respected tradition.
IN THE COMMENTS: Pelkabo said:
Hilarious. The photo, and the entire story, are right out of "Stuff White People Like".
Don't these kids realize that what they're doing makes them appear even whiter?
So true. I added the link to SWPL.
MORE IN THE COMMENTS: XWL said:
My first thought at the photo atop the NYT article, 'That's totally Obambacrombie & Fitch'...