My neighbor implied that African Americans are neater/cleaner than white people
Or at least, I think that's what she meant. I don't know, I'm kind of confused. I don't know her very well but she came over and asked me and my son to help her with something. It obviously was a job for more than one person and she was home alone, so it didn't bother me to go help her. She and I are both white. We were moving a swing from her front yard to her back. After we were done, she explained that her boyfriend would be glad it was out of the front yard. I said, "Oh, he didn't like it in the front yard?" She replied, "Well, he's African American and so he thinks it makes the yard looked cluttered and he doesn't like it looking cluttered."
Am I the only one confused by that statement? The only thing I can figure is that she was trying to say that African Americans are more concerned by the outward appearance of their home than whites or other races? I don't know. The thought had never occurred to me before.
So do you think she was full of it or do you think it's true?