After missing on an easy face-to-face high-five, Roger Johnson and Cliff Taylor employed heavy doses of white privilege to obtain a second chance at the gesture of camaraderie.
The two Caucasian men wasted no time pulling their hands back and going for a second high-five attempt, and even a third after an awkward forearm exchange on the second try.
“It was really great that Roger just pulled his hand right back and gave me a second chance,” said Cliff, a pasty man who admits his awkwardness. “There’s nothing worse than missing the opportunity to engage in this very masculine activity, and honestly, my testosterone can use the occasional boost.”
The brothers,” explained Roger, while making quote marks in the air with his fingers. “They’ll just leave you hanging. You miss that high five, you do not put your hand back up for another one. They’ll look at you like you’re some kind of asshole, maybe even say “get that shit out of here” or something of that nature.”
“It’s normal to want to engage in body-slapping rituals to improve self-esteem.” Caucasian psychologist Jennifer Sheets reports.  “Also, it’s perfectly normal, as white people, to assume a lack of rhythm and coordination among other light-skinned people.”
“No one talks about (second-chance white privilege),” explained Sheets. “It’s just something we do, not just for ourselves, but for one another.”