#BBCtrending: White proverbs
8 January 2014 Last updated at 13:18 GMT
Have you ever said something to someone of another culture or ethnicity and later wondered if it was patronising or slightly racist?
Thousands of people have been inspired to tweet their experiences of "ignorant" things white people have said to them, using the hashtag #WhiteProverbs.
Anne-Marie Tomchak of #BBCtrending meets the person behind the trend and asks if it verges on racism or is harmless fun at white people's expense?
Produced by Neil Meads