Sunday, November 1, 2015

Reality check for social conservatives on race and sex

Say the following lines out loud:

* A lot of white people are really stupid.

* A lot of asian people are really stupid.

* A lot of black people are really stupid.

* A lot of hispanic people are really stupid.

* A lot of men are really stupid.

* A lot of women are really stupid.

Did saying any of the above cause you a moment's pause? Did it feel -weird-? Did you feel like you had to check to see if anyone was within earshot - even a family member - before you could say any of those lines, while the others flowed a bit more naturally?

If something just felt -wrong- about saying any of those lines in contrast to the others, heads up: you've experienced some cultural conditioning that you need to remove.

4 comments:

Syllabus said...

Nope. None of it seemed surprising. Mainly because they're all subsets of my larger axiom:

People are stupid (and wicked).

Crude said...

Nope. None of it seemed surprising.

Sure, but it's not a matter of it being surprising. It's a matter of it being uncomfortable. Apparently it wasn't for you, which is fine. I suspect yours won't be the universal reaction.

Syllabus said...

Tangential, but OT: thoughts?

Crude said...

Tangential, but OT: thoughts?

Negative, but an exceedingly minor issue compared to everything else.