Thursday, November 18, 2010

File under "really"?

Every Day Should Be Saturday reports that Auburn lineman Ryan Pugh made a recent appearance thus:

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And that's all I have to say about that.  Submitted by Derek.

Is King Chin racist?

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 by Alessi - Yellow

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 by Alessi - Red

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??

Friday, November 12, 2010

Yes it is.

Just echoing Jezebel's helpful clarification, in response to a Macleans article about how some Canadian universities are "too Asian," that yes, calling a school "too Asian" is racist.  The Macleans piece is really mindblowing; its central argument is that white Canadian students are being cheated out of a fun time at school by excessively Asian student populations that set the academic bar too high.  No, for real.  That is actually what the article is about.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Just 'cause you didn't mean it don't mean it's not racist.

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."



 Submitted by Sheyda.

Racist or delicious?



Nancy asks, "What exactly is 'oriental flavor'? And more importantly is it racist if it tastes really good?"  These are indeed the things that keep me up at night.




Is JT-face racist?

Dwyane Wade dressed up as Justin Timberlake for Halloween.  You gotta follow Got ‘Em Coach

Dwyane Wade dressed as JT for Halloween, courtesy of Got 'Em Coach.  Submitted by Derek.

Ch-ch-ch-racist?


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.