Friday, April 23, 2010

On White People Tax

On Jemaa el fna in Marrakech three men ran an experiment. The first, a 6’2” clean-shaven American asked the price of a Barcelona jacket, in English, with his wallet in his hand. Fifteen minuets later the second, a shorter Columbian sporting a mustache and mullet asked the price of the same jacket. Ten minuets after that the last person, an actual Moroccan, asked the price of the jacket once again. The price for the first person Dh800, for the second Dh500, for the last Dh 300. Hence the term ‘White people tax.’

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