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Tag Archive: racism

Apr 23 2014

So I watched an Avril Lavigne music video…

Why is she pointing?

This one: It’s called “Hello Kitty” by one Avril Lavigne. I believe she’s famous for having trouble with skateboarding children, who she would see at a later point? So, the music video starts off with this young woman speaking with a thousand voices in Japanese and pointing at me. I don’t know what I did, …

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Dec 23 2013

Justine Sacco wasn’t the biggest problem about her Twitter storm UPDATE

Over at Big Think, I argued that Sacco’s apparent racism – or rather, her racist Tweet – was probably the least worrying part of her whole “Twitter storm”. What worried me and continues to worry me are our default responses to people and how we caricature, so we can attack, convey pure bile, and do …

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Dec 21 2013

Go to JustineSacco.com

This… Going to Africa. Hope I don’t get AIDS. Just kidding. I’m white! — Justine Sacco Tweet (@JustineSacco) December 20, 2013 …led to someone taking time to not send threats to Ms Sacco or merely complain to their friends about how nasty racists are (who would disagree?) and do this: http://justinesacco.com/ Using attention, current focus and …

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Nov 14 2013

Criticism of Islam and Islamophobia

My super smart frenemy Kenan Malik has a new post up, examining the blurry, grey landscape that is the no man’s land between the criticism of Islam and Islamophobia. Islamophobia is a problematic term. This is not because hatred of, or discrimination against, Muslims does not exist. Clearly it does. Islamophobia is a problematic term …

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