Jenn writes that while registering for her upcoming nuptials, she and her betrothed happened upon these kitchen gadgets at Bed, Bath, and Beyond and had to ask the question.
King Chin Spice Grinder
In signature Alessi style, this eclectic spice grinder will add contemporary style to your kitchen. Inspired by the beauty of Asian culture, this hand-painted grinder is reminiscent of a wooden soldier or porcelain doll. Constructed of thermoplastic resin. Grinder measures 6" H.
Mr. Chin Kitchen Timer
In signature Alessi style, this captivating kitchen timer will add contemporary style to your kitchen. Inspired by the beauty of Asian culture, this hand-painted timer is reminiscent of a wooden soldier or porcelain doll. Constructed of thermoplastic resin. Timer measures 2 1/3" H.
Jenn adds, "Can anyone tell me what 'Asian culture' is?" Anyone??
I'm proud to say that we've already featured a few of these images here on IIR? ("Black Kid's Computer Desk" just never gets old, does it?), but a visit to HuffPo's slideshow of accidental racism is still full of rewards, including an adorable cake for "the best daddy in the hole white world" and directions to "China-Manville."
If this were a joke, it would be a racist one, right? But it is a real thing, and part of a patriotic series that also includes "Chia Washington," "Chia Lincoln," and "Chia Liberty." Which may simply be surreal. Submitted by Sheyda.
Some things are obviously racist, like anti-miscegenation laws, or nooses in trees, or Rush Limbaugh. Other things are obviously not racist, like rocks, and trees, and kittens. (Well, maybe not all trees, shady buggers.) But there's a whole world of objects, statements, and sundry cultural phenomena that fall somewhere in between. These are the things that make you go, "Is it racist?"
You may send submissions to me at zugenia [at] gmail [dot] com.