Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

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Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby BinaryStep » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:12 pm

http://www.cracked.com/article_23708_5-iconic-parts-pop-culture-that-are-secretly-racist.html

I'm Binarystep, and here's what we've learned so far:

    White gloves are racist.
    History is in stasis.
    Everyone loves getting arrested.

And that was... what we've learned so far.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Tesseracts » Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:09 pm

Here's more things with a history of being associated with racism:

1) The United States
2) Cotton
3) Pigment in your skin
4) The English language
5) Slave labor
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:07 pm

Existence is racist.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby D-LOGAN » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:27 pm

Tesseracts wrote:Here's more things with a history of being associated with racism:

-4) The English language


Well, I don't care if it is, I can't speak Irish instead. Believe me I tried, didn't work out. In fact I was so bad at it, back in school my Irish teacher called me retarded to my face, in front of the whole class! .... to be fair to her though, she did just catch me carving my name into my desk ... and my only excuse was "eh .... wasn't me." But either way, it really robbed me of my passion for the language.

Well, that and my laziness. It has to be said, I'm as lazy as ... you know ... one of those ... things ... ah you know what I mean
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Revolving Royal » Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:57 am

I really hope that this title is so transparently click-bait that it backfires and doesn't go viral.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby gisambards » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:02 am

Tesseracts wrote:Here's more things with a history of being associated with racism:

1) The United States
2) Cotton
3) Pigment in your skin
4) The English language
5) Slave labor


Well that's just great. Now 10 of my favorite things are racist. This article really has just ruined my day.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby NathanLoiselle » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:07 am

Those were NOT five of my favorite things!
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby SandTea » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:21 am

I was soo worried. so worried guys and gals. I mean If raindrops on roses, whiskers on kittens, bright copper kettles, warm woolen mittens and brown paper packages tied up with string were racist I think I'd have to go full cave hermit.


(unless bucholz wrote it. then i'd probably be ok)
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby BinaryStep » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:59 am

My favorite part is the title. I can't wait for the follow-up articles, "Pardon Me, But These 6 Movies Are Sexist" and "Excuse Me, But Here's 4 Reasons You're A Bigot".
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby SandTea » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:08 am

BinaryStep wrote:My favorite part is the title...


Oh that is a fun game.

"forgive the intrusion, but did you know about these 6 children toys that look like penises?"
"Would you please take a look at these pictures of frogs eating things they normally don't, I mean if it's not a bother"
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Deathclaw_Puncher » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:01 am

I'm so terribly sorry, but these 7 odd animal mating habits are cisheteronormative!
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Krashlia » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:11 am

(Lowers vocal pitch to sound suave and sensual)
Lets take this back (high-pitched BG singer: ~Take this baaack!~)
On a time machine
to Western Europe (hpbg: Eurup!)
and Immanuel Kant (Kantian Ethics, baby!)
To the birth of the "White man"
and the black man too (categorized the raceeehs!)

....

uh... I'm not sure how to complete this hip-hop-rnb, rhapsody.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Marcuse » Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:53 am

I think the problem I have with this article isn't that it's declaring things racist, it's that we already knew these things and nothing in the article leads us to a wider or interesting conclusion. It's just saying "these things are racist" and nothing else, which is inherently not very interesting.

I don't think it's much in dispute that some (at least some) of the things they noted are based on racist ideas, but then I think given that was the commonplace attitude of a few decades ago that it's hard to find something from that time that wasn't based on racism in some fashion. So telling us that things made by racist people might have something in it that's racist or derived from racist attitudes doesn't say much.

That's a fine premise, but there's no accompanying conclusion to lead the reader to a psychological place we weren't already at. Most people who read Cracked will go into it agreeing that racism sucks and shouldn't happen, and people who still disagree aren't going to change their minds by reading about Mickey Mouse. So I don't really know what it is the average reader is going to get from this article.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Aquila89 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:04 am

SandTea wrote:I I think I'd have to go full cave hermit.


Being a cave hermit is racist.
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Re: Hey, Sorry, But 5 Of Your Favorite Things Are Racist

Postby Paradox » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:53 pm

I think some races are better than others.

I'm really bad at long races, but I can sprint decently.
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