Slate is a living embodiment of an Onion parody.
Metrosexual Troy Patterson writes about how “It’s OK for white guys to go to black barbershops”:
I’m a white guy living near a black barbershop. This shop does a brisk business, and so far as I can tell (walking by twice a day on my commute to work), 100 percent of the clients and barbers are black. What’s the right way to find out if (a) I’d be welcome in the shop, and (b) they can cut white hair well?
How brave of Troy to venture near black barbershops… potentially risking getting an ass-whooping.
I can’t quite put my finger on what allowed Patterson to feel welcome…