You read that headline. Spoilers ahead.
If you’re not ready, GET OUT!
I can’t get this movie out of my head. It was done so well that I keep thinking of all the nuggets, hidden messages, symbolism to the entire movie. We can all talk about those things at another time. Or read someone else’s observations. My post is about the final scene of the movie.
The scene I am talking about is the one at the very end when Chris crashes his car. Georgina is dead. Walter is about to kill him before the camera flash stuns him back to a momentary state of normality. Walter shoots Rose and them himself.
Then we enter the scene.
Oh and the people were laughing with it too.
What sucks is that the stereotype of Asian men isn’t very flattering, thus making Asian men not desirable. And Steve Harvey believes it too.
Do I care what he thinks? No. But I have much less respect for him because of this.
And I do still believe the stereotype of Asian men. Why? Because most of the Asian men I see are these stereotypes. They’re basically good at math, or doing some kind of tech work, they aren’t out in about in the Hollywood premise and all that. Some of it is not our fault. Some of it is culture. So the perception of Asian men is exactly what Harvey is saying. It’s unfair and it’s wrong but it exists because it’s an unfair truth.
Not all Asian men fit the stereotype. I am not the stereotype. And I can try my best to change the view of Asian men. But as long as the public perception continues of this and the men actually further these perceptions, it will remain. I’m not racist against my own kind but I am not ignorant to why these stereotypes exist.
Asian men are desirable. They are awesome. But the perceptions of us (some by our own fault, some by the fault of others) breathe it into existence. It’s unfair. It’s wrong. It shouldn’t happen this way. I’d like to see it changed but Harvey doesn’t help it. But it’s the time we live in unfortunately.
In a time where there is so much division, SNL gives us a sketch that’s funny and also revealing to the fact that we may not all be that different.
This was well-done in how they showed us that possibly despite the differences we have in our political views or even our views on racism, we all share some similarities and for others, it might be a lot of similarities.
What an amazing skit and it is so telling. Wonderful!
When I saw this for the first time, I didn’t even notice anything racist until it was pointed out to me.
But there are black and white kids getting along. Look, a colored lifeguard. There was no intent to be racist. I don’t see racism. I just see kids.
I don’t know why it’s racist. It’s a satire and it was used to prove a point.
People need to relax.
So I watched this episode on Tuesday, before this hashtag about racism blew up. So I had no previous perception of what I had to expect during the episode. I watched the episode, I laughed a few and that was that. Not once did I realize I was supposed to be offended.
Keep in mind that I have seen every episode on the show (so I know the premises of many things related to this show) and even though this episode was OK, everything done was in character and fine. So why are people calling it racist? Because they were paying homage Kung Fu and Kill Bill? What exactly is racist about this?
It’s a fictional show about a guy making up a story to piss off his friend. And in that story, he decided to include his friends as characters. That’s it. No “ching chong ling long” was spoken. No stereotypes of bad driving and great with math was done. It’s comedy and stupidity — which is what the show is created upon. Racist? I don’t see it.
Damn. I’ve been filling out the questionnaire about my race at the end. Did that hurt my chances of landing a job?
knowledge of self
If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey. Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting any job offers. But as an experiment, she changed her name to Bianca White, to see if employers would respond differently. You’ll be shocked and amazed by her phenomenal story.
Before I begin, let me quote the late, great, Booker T. Washington who said, “Of all forms of slavery there is none that is so harmful and degrading as that form of slavery which tempts one human being to hate another by reason of his race or color.”
For two years, I have been unemployed. In the beginning, I applied to more than three hundred open positions in the insurance industry—an industry that I’ve worked in for the previous ten years. Not one employer responded to…
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