I was recently looking at some reviews on YouTube when I came across some videos that I thought….if they aren’t racist certainly come awfully close to crossing that line….with such titles are “Are Chinese Girls Easy?” and “Can Asian Men Be Sexy?” and on and on.
In one video, comedian Steve Harvey seemed to have scoffed at the concept that Asian men could be attractive in any way. Maybe he meant it another way, but it seemed like he crossed a line of good taste stating something simply racist.
Whether we have commercials of black men being stuffed into washing machines and coming out pasty white, black men scoffing at the concept of Asian men being attractive to women or attractive to the Western mindset, there’s apparent racism on both sides.
Here’s a video, essentially testing out our new format and video use while giving you something that might be engaging or interesting (hopefully not depressing), on the topic of white women wanting to be black.
Let us know your thoughts on this video and if you want to see more.
Nothing wrong with racist white people parading around proudly in blackface, right? What possibly could go wrong with that, couldn’t possibly offend anyone, right?
When we in the United States think of the Netherlands, we typically think of very liberal people, quite polite and intellectually-inclined. We hear about their superior schools (which really isn’t that hard to achieve if we’re honest), excellent health care system, free college education, and how happy everyone is supposedly. Sounds quite nice, actually.
Until we hear about “Black Pete” (which apparently seems to be) Santa Clause’s charcoal black racist side-kick.
Obviously we’re not from the Netherlands and admittedly hardly know much at all about Black Pete, Netherlands culture or racism in that neck of the woods, but it seems nonetheless to be quite present.as this story from the BBC illustrates.
Based on the article it seems that Sylvana’s critique of the obviously racist character of Black Pete (just look at the photos of Black Pete parades in the Hague, as white people parade around in typical black face) has sent the Dutch into spinning racist hissing fits, spewing forth racist commercials, racist/misogynistic/sexist jingles, and everyone else apparently going bonkers over her fairly tame (from what I can see) assessment that the character should be re-thought or updated or removed.
According to our friends over at the Latin Times, Ms. Latina Universo has been postponed until further notice.
Sharon Amador (Photo credit: jorgemejia)
We at Interrace Today can’t imagine why the program would be put on hold. Surely it could be produced as an alternative to “the Bacheloretette” or another cycle of “Top Model” programs. If there’s lack of interest, we’d suggest getting the People’s Court judge to be a co-host along with George Lopez to add some vim to the program. But then again, we’re not being paid for our input, either.