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Episode 153 — The Native American Costume


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#1 Earwolf Admin

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 11:00 PM

Find out what to wear and what not to wear as Andrew Ti & Jake Fogelnest discuss appropriate & inappropriate Halloween costumes. As always, leave us a message about anything you think is racist at (323) 389-RACE.

#2 Gaijintendo

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:15 AM

Is my joke racist:

Japanese people think the new iPhone voice controlled assistant is "Silly"

I appreciate it is a bad joke as you have to know the name of the virtual iphone assistant, and rhotics. But is it racist?

A lot of your podcasts come down to stereotypes being the core of a lot of issues, so I am pretty sure it would qualify with ease.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:41 AM

View PostGaijintendo, on 17 May 2013 - 06:15 AM, said:

Is my joke racist:

Japanese people think the new iPhone voice controlled assistant is "Silly"

I appreciate it is a bad joke as you have to know the name of the virtual iphone assistant, and rhotics. But is it racist?

A lot of your podcasts come down to stereotypes being the core of a lot of issues, so I am pretty sure it would qualify with ease.

You're perpetuating the hateful fact that Japanese phonology doesn't make precise distinctions between "l" and "r" sounds.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:12 AM

Though I agree with your general response, members of Five Civilized Tribes (particularly Cherokee Nation) did own slaves and were often hired to catch runaway slaves. It's a complicated history (the Seminoles saw slavery very differently than others and often intermarried) and it's certainly different than the systematic oppression that white people have done to...everyone, but just FYI, I guess.

#5 Shariq Torres

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 09:33 AM

View PostHyde Parker, on 17 May 2013 - 08:41 AM, said:

You're perpetuating the hateful fact that Japanese phonology doesn't make precise distinctions between "l" and "r" sounds.


That's right, Hyde! Remember, the real racists are the Japanese people who don't like that joke. Why do they hate artistic expression?

#6 Hyde Parker

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:07 AM

Don't worry, ST. I always consult Asian Americans for the Elimination of Frivolous Puns before I venture into linguistics humor.

#7 Shariq Torres

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:35 AM

View PostHyde Parker, on 17 May 2013 - 10:07 AM, said:

Don't worry, ST. I always consult Asian Americans for the Elimination of Frivolous Puns before I venture into linguistics humor.


The only consultation you need is from your daily talks with Boston racists. Their wisdom is legendary.

#8 Hyde Parker

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:39 AM

But what if someone feels bad somewhere?

#9 Shariq Torres

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:32 AM

View PostGaijintendo, on 17 May 2013 - 06:15 AM, said:

I appreciate it is a bad joke as you have to know the name of the virtual iphone assistant, and rhotics. But is it racist?


Is there a reason why it can't be both?

#10 Shariq Torres

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 11:34 AM

View PostHyde Parker, on 17 May 2013 - 10:39 AM, said:

But what if someone feels bad somewhere?


Hyde, that's not your problem; you're white, for God's sake. As long as you didn't piss off someone that matters (i.e., another white person), then you're ok. Oh, by "white" I don't mean those pussy ass, liberal latte-drinking assholes; I mean real white people.

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 12:04 AM

View PostShariq Torres, on 17 May 2013 - 11:32 AM, said:


Is there a reason why it can't be both?


Of course it can be, and is both. It is the only racist joke I have ever thought of, and I appreciate that it might technically be a joke, but I get that it is neither funny or non-insulting. I also am fully aware it is utterly off-topic.