Wednesday, 15 April 2009
While watching an episode of my favourite show, ‘The Big Bang Theory’, I noticed yet another racist attack towards lighter skinned people in the land of television. The Indian character goes on to say to the Jewish:
“You fail to take into account that even mute, I am foreign and exotic, while you on the other hand are frail and pasty.”
In another episode, there was a conversation between a White woman and man.
Penny: “So um, Dave, how do you know Leonard?”
Dave: “I’m a physicist.”
Penny: “(Laughs) No you’re not!”
Dave: “Why is that so surprising?”
Penny: “Uh, well, it’s just that the physicists I know are indoors(y) and pale.”
Pale. Pasty. I hate those words. It bothers me how the Caucasian race is associated with weakness and a lack of charisma, but then it’s not only on television.
Racism in the media can only exist when it occurs in real life. I’ve witnessed it on several occasions, including the time I heard someone say:
“Black women are more beautiful than White.”
Another woman even had the audacity to blast the entire Caucasian race for hating Blacks. She went so far as to say that I was also White.
Excuse me? Do I look White? Are you blind?
Apparently, she is blind because according to her, all Asians look the same. Yet if anyone made such a statement towards the Black community, can we say outrage?
As an international majority, these offences fail to leave me amused. They’re tasteless and ignorant, but such attempts at humour continue to be swept under the rug because the media has rendered racism against Caucasians to be socially acceptable…
Unacceptable!Reader, are you disturbed by the fact that Caucasians are constantly victimized as the defaulted racist offenders, even while they’re the most oppressed race?