Fun with H.B.D.

A while ago I made some t-shirts that look like this:
I regretting not having made the message more explicit (and that the text sounds rather silly).  They never provoked any meaningful response.  Today, I wore one to the dentist.  The following was my exchange with the receptionist:
The receptionist:  “what’s H.B.D.?”
Me:  “human biodiversity.  Just like there are different kinds of horses, fish and so on, so too there are different kinds of human.”
The receptionist: “So which one of those is human?”
Me: “All of them are modern humans.  We’re all different and, though some people would like us all to be the same, I think these differences are wonderful.”
The receptionist: “One of them looks like a monkey.”
Me (laughing): “Do you mean this one?  That’s an Australian Aborigine.  That’s alright; I won’t tell him you said that.”
My next stop was the grocery store.  At checkout, the older woman in front of me was tarrying.  She turned and said to the young female clerk, “Jesus loves you.”  As the older woman left, I smiled and told the clerk, “H.B.D. loves you” and I pointed to my t-shirt.  I asked her, “can you guess which one is a modern human?”  When she said she didn’t know, I told her, “all of them are”.  She replied, “but they all look so different.”  So I explained to her that each is a different race of humans.  Now she knows that we are not all the same under the skin.

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11 Responses to Fun with H.B.D.

  1. The Mighty Tig says:

    Ha! Ha! I love un-p.c. t-shirts. I wear them all the time. It’s great to see the reaction it gets from the sheeple out there. My current favorite is this one.
    I love the looks I get from non-Whites. Funny thing: none of them are brave enough to comment.

  2. Charles says:

    I think you should sell these t-shirts. I would like to get one.

  3. Portland Realist says:

    You have what us blue collar types call “balls”. Some brutha could take a swing at you over a conversation starter like that.
    What part of the Portland metro area do you live? We should meet. Isolated race realists banging away on our keyboards will change little.

    • jewamongyou says:

      Not to worry; there were no “bruthas” anywhere in the vicinity. Also, I’m pretty sure most people don’t make the connection in order to be offended. Please check your email.

  4. The Mighty Tig says:

    I have an idea for your t-shirt. You said you regretted not making the message more explicit (to provoke a ‘meaningful response’). How about one of these two messages?
    1) “Race is a social construct.”
    2) “We’re all the same under the skin, really!”

  5. Kiwiguy says:

    Classic. The simple evidence of HBD in the form of skull shapes is pretty hard to deny.
    Geneticist Armand Marie Leroi had an article a few years ago noting that that a British Museum had removed its skull collection because of the obvious implications.

  6. Caleo says:

    Would you be so kind as to tell us which race each skull belongs to ?
    I’m genuinely interested.

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