Every February, some white people ask “Why is there no White History Month?” In response, I’m examining the concepts of equality, privilege, and economic class in terms that even the most ignorant should be able to understand. You’re welcome, fellow white people.
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I hope you said the title in your best Arnold Schwarzenegger voice. The HATE CRIMES (there I said it) perpetrated against the Sikh community of Wisconsin brought about a whole slew of public figures trying to be the moral sphere’s Arnold Schwarzenegger – indirectly of course. Below is a compilation of the oblivious.
New York can sleep easy – no white people were killed in the recent white supremacist attack on a Wisconsin Sikh temple, only brown people died. PHEW! This is a breath of fresh air for a state that hosts a relatively large, but absolutely safe, Sikh community. “Bleeding from his wounds, Murphy waved off fellow officers running to his rescue and sent them instead to tend the wounded in the sanctuary.” Wow, you mean like the call of duty says to do? What a hero for not dying of non-fatal wounds!
Eat the rich: Just because you drive a Ferrari 458 Spyder and date Stephanie Pratt from The Hills, that doesn’t mean you can drive away from a parking ticket and run over the officer’s foot while doing so. [blameitonthevoices]
Oops, I’m Racist: What do you call someone who gives you something and then takes it back? If you’re Matt Lauer, a racial epithet. [Jezebel]
Jingo a Go-Go: Fox News thinks that Brits at the Olympics ought to be chanting USA-USA. [Mother Jones]
Fake Accent Pick Up Artists: Trying to impress a girl by pretending to be from another country might work in a small town in the middle of nowhere, but NYC has to be the last place where anyone will buy your fake accent. [Joanne Casey]
Watch it: People Walking Into Stuff compilation [worldwideinterweb]
Dodai Stewart defends the fact that some Olympic athletes are fat, and that’s okay. [Jezebel]
In regards to Girls‘ casting calls for a “sexy” El Salvadoran and an “overweight” African American with a “good sense of humor,” Treebraids ponders the question “What’s the difference between legitimate diversity and crass tokenism?” [ONTD]
Men in Japan beat the heat with parasols. [Reuters]
When the small Minnesota town of Madison Lake sought to break the world record for the World’s Largest Bikini Parade, only 39 people chose to participate. [AP]
Hot Tub Time Machine director Steve Pink is currently in talks to direct Bad Santa 2 [Bleedingcool]
Up top, Grand Theft Tardis London T-Shirt mashes up Doctor Who and Grand Theft Auto [Ript Apparel]