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Episode 181 — Waiters & Chopsticks


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#1 July Diaz

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 11:37 PM

Andrew Ti & film composer Jay Israelson finally make a compromise concerning white people and chopsticks. Be sure to keep leaving us messages at (323) 389-RACE.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:47 AM

It's always best when the restaurant has the chopsticks tucked into the folded napkin along with the knife and fork.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:17 AM

um, you have to love Andrew's myopia. There are a few instances of prejudice against white people that are a bit worse than not being trusted with chopsticks or spicy food. Like, for instance, getting sucker punched because you happen to be the only white person in a movie theatre.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 05:49 AM

View PostCracktivity, on 26 June 2013 - 05:17 AM, said:

um, you have to love Andrew's myopia. There are a few instances of prejudice against white people that are a bit worse than not being trusted with chopsticks or spicy food. Like, for instance, getting sucker punched because you happen to be the only white person in a movie theatre.


Call in with your question, then. Or better yet, if you were jumped in a movie theater, call the cops or at least the theater management.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:16 AM

I don't understand your point. How does informing the authorities erase an act of violence?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:13 AM

You're right, if you were the victim of an act of violence, the only way to erase that is to have it addressed by the host of a comedy podcast.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

dang

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:36 AM

View PostMichael Wo, on 26 June 2013 - 07:13 AM, said:

You're right, if you were the victim of an act of violence, the only way to erase that is to have it addressed by the host of a comedy podcast.


There's no comedy in this podcast

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 07:53 AM

ooooh

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:28 AM

Everyone knows that white men have been systematically sucker punched in all-black movie theaters for centuries. Who will stand up for these voiceless victims?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

View Postpfchangs, on 26 June 2013 - 08:28 AM, said:

Everyone knows that white men have been systematically sucker punched in all-black movie theaters for centuries. Who will stand up for these voiceless victims?


I knew no actual experience could ever cause you to step off the dogma bus for a minute

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:14 AM

i dont want to speak for anyone but i bet everyone thinks it is A Coole Story because you framed it as being a big part of the larger white experience

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:15 AM

look son. here's what happens when a man and a woman love each other *smashes dolls together forcefully* now let me tell you about going to a movie theater where you are the only white person: don't

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:19 AM

I'm curious, Cracky, why do you think your race was the reason you got sucker punched? Did the guy who punched you say "I'm punching you because you're white and I'm racist against white people" or are you just assuming that was his motivation?

And did you alert the authorities? Did they take your claim seriously? Did the guy who punched you face consequences? Think any other black guys in the area got stopped and harassed because they "matched the description"? What did the other people in the theater do?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:53 AM

First of all pfchang it's interesting that you assumed the theater was "all black" when I didn't say that in my original post. you're right, but anyway...

Basically I was on vacation in Memphis and at the theater with my friend. When the movie was over and we were leaving I heard someone behind me yell, "Hit the white boy! do it!" Then a fist hit me in the back of the head and three guys ran away.

I didn't call the cops because I wasn't hurt that bad and didn't want to waste my vacation talking to cops.

OBVIOUSLY if I had called the cops it would have been taken more seriously than if I had hit the guy who hit me, but that's another issue entirely.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:58 AM

And I never said that my experience was something common, just that the relentless theme on this show and these forums is that there could not possibly ever be any racially tinged experience that could ever cause more than passing inconvienience to a white person, which at the very least shows a lack of imagination.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:09 AM

You were the victim of a violent prank/dare, but I don't think you were the victim of a racist attack.

As a weird kid, I can't tell you how many times I was punched, tripped, been in the middle of a keep-away game with my cap or backpack. It wasn't because of my race; it was because I was different and therefore an easy target.

So I can empathize with your situation, but I certainly can't sympathize with your belief that your situation is equatable to centuries of racial oppression. Also, your situation isn't as forehead-slappingly laughable as a "Give the Asian patrons chopsticks and the white patrons forks" restaurant policy.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:15 AM

"So I can empathize with your situation, but I certainly can't sympathize with your belief that your situation is equatable to centuries of racial oppression."

My belief? What the fuck are you talking about?

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:23 AM

So they referenced your race = they're racist against you because you're white? Maybe that was just the easiest way to identify you, particularly if you were the only one there. Geez, white people always think everyone's being racist against them.
And "wasn't hurt that bad and didn't want to waste my vacation talking to cops" kinda makes it sound like a passing inconvenience just sayin ;)

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 10:32 AM

Haha, Crackitivity, maybe you'll think about this next time someone says something that makes someone else angry *spins dialectic wheel like an eighteenth century boat captain in a hurricane*