The whole entire waiter staff was middle-aged black men, and they had on beautiful white jackets with a black bow tie. I mean, it was really impressive. That restaurant represented a certain era in America… after the Civil War, during the Civil War, before the Civil War… It was not only black men, it was black women… I would say they were slaves.
Hey, racists, how does it feel to be schooled by this awesome 10-year-old Nat’l Anthem singer? IMPORTANT CONTEXT HERE.
A sitting U.S. Congressman still uses “wetbacks” in the year 2013. “My father had a ranch; we used to have 50-60 wetbacks to pick tomatoes,” Rep. Don Young told KRBD in Alaska. “It takes two people to pick the same tomatoes now. It’s all done by machine.”
We, as a society, need to stop cheapening the meaning of words and actions.
We need to stop saying we’ve been “raped” by people and situations that are nothing more than inconveniences. We need to stop charging 17-year-olds who take nude photos of themselves with possession of child porn. We need to stop calling everything racist or sexist or homophobic. Stop taking away importance from real, actual terms that describe real, actual crimes and insults. Cheapening this stuff does a disservice to real, actual problems.
Seen through that prism, is this year’s Volkswagen Super Bowl ad racist like some are claiming? Is a white guy from Minnesota with no worries and a Jamaican accent like “blackface with voices,” as New York Times columnist Charles Blow suggested on CNN? Take a look and decide.
Danny Hafley is a total jokester. He’s definitely not racist. Would a racist erect a statue of President Barack Obama eating a watermelon all the way down by the road in front of his house in Kentucky, in a community where there are no black people? No, of course not! NOT RACIST.
We’re not racists, but we see the absence of black players at Zenit as an important tradition.