Jun 1, 2011
commented on I Have Been Maligned in Jen's Post About My Post
@13 I wish I could give you a million hi-fives for your finely executed comment.
In all honesty, Mr. Savage, this poster image would not have stirred so many issues as of late if you kept your mouth shut on what people should or should not view as racist. Just promote the show next time.
Jun 1, 2011
commented on Hipster Headdressing Down
I would have merrily gone on with my day after seeing this poster. I was somewhat offended by it when I first saw it, but I knew that was not the intention behind the poster so therefore I let be...until now.
The genuine issue is how instead of just promoting the show and not defending something you deem is harmless. You instead call people out and tell them that what they see is not racist and to get over it. Which, guess what, makes that image racist now. Why? Because you have now put a minority group in the mindset of the many times they have dealt with racism and connecting it to that image.
Would you mock a car accident victim if they twitched at the sound of a revving engine? No, you won't. That's how being victimized by racism works. To be placed in a position where you feel that any point in time someone can tactfully attack you for your race in either the smallest gesture to grand scale genocide.
So don't tell us what we see is not racist, don't tell us to get over it, and don't use an example of another time someone called something racist but it wasn't. Be a tactful human being, and apologize if you ever offended anyone but didn't intend to. Don't try to defend yourself like you're a war criminal, and only help fuel more subtle racism.
Feb 11, 2010
answered a bunch of weird questions about himself or herself.