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  1. Hyde Parker

    Episode 205 — Racism In Metal

    How'd Andrew "Doesn't Get The Beatles" Ti trick this white music guitar person onto the show? Also I wonder whether this episode will stir the pot like the last metal one did when the new site design doesn't have Yo, Is This Racist? plastered over the homepage twelve times.
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    Episode 193 — Mash-Ups

    Swing and a miss, although the new Vampire Weekend album is supposed to be good. The Black Album has two stellar tracks ("99 Problems," "Dirt Off Your Shoulder") and a bunch of middling-to-good ones. I'll more likely sit through a themed remix like The Grey Album for the novelty of it than the original record.
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    Episode 193 — Mash-Ups

    At this point aren't the only people who listen to Jay Z middle-aged white people and Samsung customers?
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    Episode 183 — The Wacky Office Guy

    Mall spits hot fire in every single thread.
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    Episode 183 — The Wacky Office Guy

    "I was contracted to do so in a hamfisted, liability-reducing piece of training propaganda I was assured would not be circulated constantly as an example of how lightly new hire material would be taken for decades to come."
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    Episode 182 — Has Multiculturalism Failed?

    The man proven incompetent to evaluate things as simplistic as ethnicity in science fiction tasks himself to tackle the complex reactions of foreign populations to integration and drastic demographic change, all in under nine minutes!
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    Episode 181 — Waiters & Chopsticks

    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*
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    Episode 180 — White Men Touring Thailand

    Prostitution is legal throughout a lot of Europe. I wouldn't say it's cheap but lodging at a hostel for fifteen bucks is probably less expensive than a Bangkok Marriott.
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    Episode 179 — Racist Caricatures In Sci-Fi

    Even the protag of Starship Troopers is Filipino.
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    Episode 179 — Racist Caricatures In Sci-Fi

    More like Space Persians (see: "Padishah") overthrown by Space Bedouins.
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    Episode 177 — Black Students Acting Out

    Racism as oppression of systemic victims is a jargon definition that doesn't even enjoy universal currency among social scientists.
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    Episode 175 — Hating On Rap

    Country-Western for the last couple of decades has mostly been manufactured by prestige-college graduates for the consumption of blue collar whites so you're probably justified in hating it, if you do. The answer to someone who hates rap for whatever goofy moral reason is that art from the The Illiad to War and Peace has usually been more occupied with violence than rap is so go register your complaints with Xenophon or whoever before you tangle with the Geto Boys.
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    Episode 177 — Black Students Acting Out

    bb-but i once heard a definition of racism on the internet that deliberately precluded racism against white people!
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    Episode 177 — Black Students Acting Out

    No because then we'd be obnoxiously smug Tumblr drones. I mean if you want to villainize most of the country's population for existing that'd be fine but this is a podcast network and it isn't necessarily dedicated to your conceptions of social justice.
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    Episode 177 — Black Students Acting Out

    I really thought anyone who had even heard of this podcast had heard of this study (Please don't respond with snark to this, ST, I'm genuinely remarking on the cluelessness of "real racists" people who show up to discussions at least tangentially derived from academic discourses without any foreknowledge at all). It's about as close as you get to a litmus test with regards to critical theory (yes, I'm using the term again). Either primary education is staffed significantly with crypto-racists (or individuals unknowingly acted upon by overwhelming and mostly invisible social forces) or black populations are subject to behavioral problems not seen as often in other ethnic cohorts. Not commenting or arguing, just presenting a dichotomy to people who'll probably see this after the Besser debacle.
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    Episode 174 — Stereotypical Pet Names

    I don't think mentioning the frequent use of a font by black college organizations in a post intended to highlight the absurdity of declaring racial moratoriums on type-faces is quite the same thing as deeming black student organizations racist for using that font. edit: woops, forgot, arguing with ST - yeah i totally said that thing i didnt say sry to whitesplain
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    Episode 174 — Stereotypical Pet Names

    can you even conceive of a circumstance where someone is going to be hurt that a person named his dog after food or is this an instance of a michael scott-level reluctance to reference that things are from mexico
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    Episode 172 — Grammar

    I should add that pretty much everybody in the United States not raised in feral poverty can approximate Standard American English as it's spoken on television with little error. The trouble with standard written grammar is that the best way to learn it is by reading, and nobody reads, and if you're not reading you're not writing, so schools (and colleges) are filled with kids who have tremendous difficulty expressing even the simplest things in writing, let alone forming complex arguments while navigating a labyrinthine system of rules they have no experience with outside of a classroom.
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    Episode 172 — Grammar

    It's probably pretty difficult to have a broad discussion of class and ethnic signifiers in language when you as the host of a call-in podcast can't be bothered to spend a few hours reading Language Log. It makes about as much sense to write an English composition essay in Black Vernacular English as it does to write one in Chinese (or Cockney rhyming slang). The point there isn't argument or self-expression but familiarity with professional orthographic norms. Mastery of professional norms means more social mobility and greater understanding of what one communicates to a reader when one inevitably deviates from those norms in non-academic writing. Formal grammar probably doesn't clear the disparate impact bar of Racist Evil but if it shouldn't be taught then neither should anything else that not everyone is inherently good at.
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    Episode 170 — Using Chopsticks

    I think most of us can agree that there's something inherently detestable about white people who take to chopsticks too readily.
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    Episode 169 — Too Young To Have Kids

    27 is only too young for kids if you're the yuppiest motherfucker in the galaxy. Yo, is it racist if I lose my shit if someone has the temerity to raise a family on fewer than six figures?
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    Episode 167 — S.H.A.R.P.

    What if you were born in Wales?
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    Episode 167 — S.H.A.R.P.

    The Swastika was a semi-common symbol in European iconography before the twentieth century, as well.
  24. Going to drop my contrarian shtick for a minute because I love the idea of a midwestern black studies class filled with white people spending whole class periods referencing their subject obliquely like a conference of orthodox rabbinical scholars.
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    Episode 160 — Rap & Karaoke

    California Uber Alles is probably a pretty good karaoke song. Holiday In Cambodia, too, though it may be a touch long.