Today in Tweet Beat, Scott Baio gets berated by followers after posting a picture of Michelle Obama making fun of her appearance (it's okay though - he has black friends!). Also, Elizabeth Banks gets mistaken for Chelsea Handler.
I love how the black friend is always described by a defensive white person as a "best friend" or "one of my best friends." Because a regular friend isn't enough. I always want to ask "Oh, does she/he know?"
I once had a friend of a (former) friend go on the defense with such a claim and was like "O rly . . ." because I could not imagine a black person voluntarily spending enough time with this person to "best"it up without being paid. I mean PAID.
Turns out I was that "one of my best" black friend(?!) in question. I did not hesitate to break the bad news.
Moral of the story: Don't oversell it. And maybe check with your Qualifying Negro first.