(Samira, Kate, Eleanor, Ashley, Jessica, Grace, and Annie are having brunch. Kate is the only other non-white person at the table. Note: a joke about slavery has already been made earlier in the weekend that Samira has objected to and there have been lots of comments about the lily-whiteness of this group of friends)
Eleanor: Who wants the last cinnamon roll?
Kate: No thanks, I don't really like sweet things for breakfast.
Samira: Me neither
Eleanor: What is wrong with you guys, you're crazy. These are so good.
(Kate and Samira look at each other)
Kate and Samira together: It's cause we're not white!
(Kate and Samira start laughing uncontrollably)
Eleanor (to Samira): You don't consider yourself white?
Samira (still laughing): No, why?
Eleanor: Why don't you consider yourself white?
Samira: Because I'm mixed?
Eleanor: So you deny your white side?
Samira (awkwardly, trying to make a joke and failing): Oh yeah, because they had slaves. Duh.
(the joke does not land. the friends are overlapping)
Ashley: Oh, so you're allowed to make a joke about slavery and we're not.
Jessica: Ashley's family was the only one that had slaves. Mine didn't.
Grace: I can't believe you're asking us to apologize for slavery.
Samira: No one's asking you to...geez.
Annie: My family wasn't even in this country back then. I'm first generation.
Grace: It's an inconsistency of thought.
Eleanor: Why do you get to make jokes about being mixed?
Samira: Ok, first of all, your joke about slavery didn't even make any sense. They would be sneaking down the stairs to get the hell out, not sneaking up them.
Ashley: You had to be there.
Samira: IT'S NOT FUNNY.
Ashley: Well neither is your joke.
Samira: Fine. I agree not to make jokes about my good ol' Southern family.
Eleanor: I still can't believe you don't consider yourself white.
Samira: Why would I? I experience the world as a brown person.
Jessica: You're really not that brown.
Annie: I'd say you're pretty pale.
Samira: This conversation right here, this is why. Thanks for the reminder guys.