Spreading awareness about racism and stereotyping through humor

Posted: July 23, 2014 in Anti-stereotyping/racism/xenophobia, Uncategorized
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If Black people said the stuff White people say

 

This is hilarious and yet it pisses me off just the same. The use of humor to shed light on racism, particularly through reverse stereotyping, is genius. But this, and other prominent world events taking place today, continue to make me wonder why it seems so hard for some people to put themselves in other people’s shoes. Actually, let me rephrase that. Putting oneself in the shoes of the downtrodden when one lives a relatively privileged life isn’t as easy as it might seem. Still, one can at least live by the golden rule ‘do onto others as you would have them do on to you’ or ‘treat others as you would like to be treated.’ Why is empathy so hard to come by these days?

Now we can learn to understand racism and stereotyping through humor, but neither is really a laughing matter.

(Although I’m black, I find myself easily relating to Asian stereotyping. Go figure!)

If Asians said the stuff White people say

 

The ‘What Kind of Asian are You?’ skit is a CLASSIC!! What’s even better about this skit, is that they developed a video where the actors read real comments made about the initial skit. To see that video, CLICK HERE.

 

 

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Comments
  1. Becci says:

    I get the exact same feeling from videos such as these, yet they are powerful in conveying everyday racism. That last video though, I’m definately going to be using that technique in the future!

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