Episode 17 — Good Afternoont
Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:01 PM
Posted 01 November 2012 - 01:33 PM
So personally my attitude is, if you're an old person then it's probably not coming from a particularly racist place. While it's cool if you don't use it, I don't really have a problem with it if you do. But if you're young, you should definitely know better. Whether it's offensive or not is MAYBE debatable, but what's not debatable is that using the term makes you sound like an old person. So just knock it off.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 03:21 PM
Also, they did change the words to Old Kentucky Home for the Derby and took the darky part out. Now Swanee River on the other hand, that's a clear call.
Posted 01 November 2012 - 07:51 PM
Posted 02 November 2012 - 01:40 PM
I still don'tquite get it, because it doesn't seem that way to me at all--more like, it's just separating the world into two parts: the west (occidental) and the east (oriental). And it still doesn't make sense as an explanation to why it's offensive, because like Andrew said most people have no problem with it being applied to objects like rugs, so... To me that just sounds like something people made up after the fact, because they had to rationalize being offended by a term that originally was intended in an inoffensive manner. Which they don't, any more than black people need to rationalize being bothered by the term "colored."
I have to say one thing that really bothered me in the podcast, and I forgot to mention. When they were going on about how Tyler Perry is basically the black Adam Sandler, and if you're making fun of Tyler Perry's movies you should also be making fun of Happy Madison stuff. First of all, doesn't everyone already know this? And second of all, where are Andrew and Dave hanging around that all the white people make fun of Tyler Perry movies but not Adam Sandler movies? I see people making fun of Happy Madison movies everywhere I go. Man, last year people were hating on Bucky Larson and Jack and Jill non-stop. I think Tyler Perry movies actually get made fun of less, because they aren't on white people's radar as much.
Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:11 AM
East and West don't describe quality or value, they describe direction. Asia is to the east of Europe.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:40 AM
100% correctamundo. I hear at least as much Happy Madison bashing as I do Tyler Perry bashing from white folks. Probably more.
And yeah, both types of bashings are cases of folks being tedious by saying things which should go without saying.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:51 PM
But then why is the West "the West"? It seems like calling it that is just as much adopting an Eastern world view as calling the East "the East" is adopting a Western world view.