Black People Love This Blog

“Black People Love Us” is the satirical website of pasty yet perky “Johnny” and “Sally” who are pictured on their homepage laughing it up with all their black friends.  (“Sally” is, of course, wearing the obligatory white-girl pastel-colored sweater tied in a knot over her shoulders.)

Their main page also features (interspersed among animated gifs of pulsating hearts) “testimonials” from their black friends, things black people would find offensive, phrased as if they’re compliments:

“Johnny calls me ‘da man!’ That puts me at ease. It makes me feel comfortable, because I am Black and that’s how Black folks talk to one another.”

Skip on over to their “Hanging Out” page and you can see more photos (and throbbing hearts).  One picture features Johnny totally stumped by a game of hangman where the letters are R _ C I S M.  He just can’t figure it out.

The site was created by Chelsea and Jonah Peretti, brother and sister, who at the time were a stand-up comedian and an adjunct professor, respectively, according to this article in the New York Times.  The Perettis created the site as a way to encourage dialogue about issues of racism.  “Because the site is funny, we knew it would reach people who might not ordinarily think about these issues,” says Jonah.

As you can imagine, the site has generated a lot of email for the pair.  Many of them are posted on the site by “Johnny” and “Sally” with the introduction, “We don’t really get it, but here’s what everyone is saying.”  If you read through the letters, you’ll see that some people find it hilarious, some don’t get the joke and react with anger, and others realize it’s meant to be funny but still aren’t laughing.

If you want to be friends with “Sally” and “Johnny,” too, you can send in your own testimonials and they might be published on the site.  (Although this site is at least 5 years old now, so I’m not sure if they’re still maintaining it.)  Here is another “testimonial”:

 “Sally and Johnny recognize that as a black man, I’m an expert on self-defense and the ways of organized crime. Whenever they are about to go to a ‘bad’ neighborhood, they ask me for my advice. That’s phat.”

Feel the love for yourself when you visit blackpeopleloveus.com.

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