Talk:Stuff White People Like

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Inaccurate description?[edit]

I feel that the description of the blog as describing not all white people but "a stereotype of affluent, environmentally and socially conscious, anti-corporate white North American hipsters, who typically hold a degree in the liberal arts", is missing the point. Part of the point of the blog is pointing out that white privilege allows us to think about white people as "unique individuals" and say exactly that, as oppose to drawing conclusions about all white people based on a small group. Part of the point of the blog is that he is using (insert adjective) hipsters to act as representations of white people, something that generally our privilege allows us to avoid. 209.176.79.34 (talk) 16:26, 10 January 2010 (UTC)

When you live among SWPLs, you can see that whenever they use the term "White" and it isn't immediately followed by "racist" it might as well be synonymous with SWPL. But this sounds like original research. Not that there is anything wrong with that, half the encyclopedia is original research, but if you can give a source for your theory, you can put it in.Joe B Lan (talk) 03:29, 13 October 2013 (UTC)

"SWPL" as a Noun[edit]

I think it should be mentioned that "SWPL," sometimes written "Swipple," is used as a (usually derogatory) noun denoting the type of people Lander describes. It's fairly common on right-wing / non-PC blogs. (I suppose this is "original research," but the phenomenon is glaringly obvious.) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.217.113.158 (talk) 11:29, 26 October 2010 (UTC)

If it's original research it can't go on the page. Personally I would say the main problem though is that there don't seem to be any mainstream news sources using it that way, just blogs. And UrbanDictionary, which is a user-edited site and therefore also ineligible. Soap 11:42, 26 October 2010 (UTC)