Cultural References

Coconut (Words, Sayings, and Slogans)

"We're all coconuts. That's what you get called in Neptune when you're Latino and date white people or join Honor Society. Get it? Like Twinkies and Oreos, except we're brown on the outside and..."

So coconuts, according to Carmen, are brown on the outside and white on the inside. Well, Twinkies are yellow on the outside and white on the inside. What racial group has yellow skin? Why, Asians, of course! And Oreos are black on the outside and...hey, I think we figured that one out too. Here's another one, courtesy of Sherman Alexie: a Native American who acts a little too non-Native American would be red on the outside and white on the inside, like...an apple! Come on, guys, it's not really racism if you're talking about FOOD!

2.14 "Versatile Toppings"
See all references about Racial slang

Cultural References