An Honest Dialogue On Race.

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Gene "G.D." Demby is the founder and editor of PostBourgie. In his day job, he blogs about race and ethnicity for National Public Radio. He is a native of South Philly and reads and writes and runs and rants. You can follow him on Twitter or subscribe to him on Facebook.

6 comments to An Honest Dialogue On Race.

  • “You ever leave that wash rag on the night stand? Your kids coming in. Wash rag on a night stand? Give me that god damn wash rag and get the fuck out of my room.”

  • I mean, I believe, in my humble opinion, that this wins the internet.

  • Quick note on nomenclature: in West Virginia as well as parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio, you’ll likely hear the term “worsh rag.” It’s, of course, a different name for a wash cloth.

    Some folks change out their “worsh rags” on an almost daily basis. So as not to clean your face with the same cloth you used yesterday to clean your arse.

  • please see Dave Chappelle’s skit on this with the Leanord Washington wife swap reality show skit, the two-word summation of which was “Love & warshin’”

  • LadyNumberNine

    I was unaware of this stereotype until I went to college. In fact it was orientation. Me + a room full of white people (from all over the country, mind you) + a weird conversation that lead somehow to this topic = I was the ONLY person there that used a washcloth. I was the weird one.

    The stereotype is TRUE!!!

  • Here’s another funny take on washcloths – I’m South Asian and was raised in East Asia. I (and many of my friends) have always considered washcloths a “white” thing. I’ll just be honest here – we generally thought that white people aren’t very clean or as hygienic as Asians tend to be. Washcloths are dirty! Not at all the same as the rough, exfoliating towels used in East Asia, for example.

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