Racism in Massachussetts. Comedian Eugene Mirman asks a tough question. On {I scale Elf IBID, haw racist would fun IMW. is? High? wall, you' re. not h black pa. funny humor Interview Question answer joke hilarious laugh humorous philosophical
Upload
Login or register
Hide Comments
Leave a comment Refresh Comments (182)
[ 182 comments ]
> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
User avatar #8 - heraske
Reply +102 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
So there is no such thing as racism towards whites? Damn.
User avatar #71 to #8 - ThatsSoFunnyHeHe
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Not in Massachussetts
User avatar #138 to #8 - admiralen
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
not in massachusets
User avatar #155 to #8 - brutalfistfuck
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Exactly. A lot of people don't know that saying that white people don't receive any racism, is racist. In the same way that saying that only black people can say ******, is also racist.
User avatar #151 to #8 - badgertom
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
You're as white as rice-pudding! Does that count as racism?
User avatar #33 to #8 - finni
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
There is a lot of racism towards white people but it's political incorrect to talk about it so they often don't. In Europe, there's a lot of it, but the Europeans tolerate the things the immigrants say towards them and the politicians just ignores it.

There was a video of a white French girl who said no to going out with a black guy and he and another black guy kicked so that she fell twice. When somebody told that a girl had been kicked for saying no and that the only thing wrong was that she had another skin colour and then the others hit her for only saying no, they said that they'd be gladly to show the video at their homepage, but when it turned out she wasn't black, they didn't want to show it.

The problem I have with the Anti-Racist organisations is that they are only anti-white. They're not real anti-racist, because then they would show all the racism from any colour, but they only show white supermacism. I don't like what the right-wing does either, but I like it a little more because they admit that there is racism, but they focus more on the racism by non-whites. I think that they should show racism from all races, not just whites, but then again, most people would deny that racism towards whites are a big problem or that it is wide spread
#9 to #8 - mishaestrin [OP]
Reply +9 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #65 to #9 - schneidend
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
...Why would part of the Racism Against White People graph not fully intersect with the Racism graph? Is some racism against whites somehow not racism? If the point you're clumsily trying to make is that racism against whites is only a small part of racism, isn't that true for all ethnic groups? If racism as a concept is one huge circle, then the racism against each particular group would be a multitude of small circles completely within the boundaries of the larger Racism circle.
User avatar #107 to #65 - redJericho
Reply +2 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I feel embarassed that you are my white brother, sid hou seriously just get that offended by a picture?
#117 to #107 - schneidend
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I wasn't offended by anything. I was pointing out that it's a poorly done diagram and why.
User avatar #98 to #65 - mishaestrin [OP]
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I was trying to make a joke there saying that "not all racism against white people is even racism," however your point is valid.
User avatar #10 to #9 - imthecook
Reply -2 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
rascism against white people who give a ****
User avatar #11 to #8 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply +18 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I think this is my problem with racism towards white people. It exists, no one ever denied that. But assholes, (who happen to be white) use it as an excuse to completely ignore racism.

And truth be told as a white person, you will never experience the day to day racism to the degree minorities do.
User avatar #44 to #11 - silasdg
Reply +8 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
... Whites recieve plenty of racism. The worst is when people claim racism because they don't like the outcome of something.

As an example I managed a small company that for this example we will call "bobs".
While managing bobs I occasionally had to hire on more help (we were growing). Now I had employees from different backgrounds (White, Mexican, African American, Etc.) While going through the hiring process which any manager knows means sorting through 100 people to find 1 good one. During this process I always rejected a lot of people of all ethnicity.

The issue that would arise (not always but it did occur) was the threat of lawsuit due to "racism" (the assumption being i'm racist and that's why I didn't hire them. When in fact the people making these claims were often of poor education with no goals, had criminal records, large tattoos, and 1-2 jobs on record from which they had been fired.

Nothing ever came of these threats because they were completely unfounded but the issue stands. People will cry wolf (cry racism) simply because they don't like your decision. Racial crimes are a big deal and no one wants that put on a record yet people feel it's ok to pull the race card whenever they're unhappy.

TLDR:

If someone wants me to take racism seriously they need to take it seriously as well.



*Note* I'm not saying all people do this, for the most part I met reasonable people who understood when they weren't hired. Also if someone was down on their luck or trying to turn their life around id hire them as long as they were honest about it and didn't attempt to cover it up.
User avatar #34 to #11 - finni
Reply +2 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Spend three years in Rosengård and Oslo-øst then come tell me that.
User avatar #97 to #11 - akkere
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
>you will never experience the day to day racism to the degree minorities do

Explain imminent action, explain racial scholarships, explain the double standard.

I don't mean to sound like a butthurt whitey (I'm half hispanic), but my problem with dropping the issue of racism towards whites is that our idea of "racism" is only the more brutal violent conflict we hear in history, such as lynch mobs of the early 1900s.

Racism exists for all races, in the same degrees for others, and in attempting to purge it through programs like the ones I've listed, we've only isolated the issue and made it worse.

You complain about an excuse to ignore racism, yet you do the same exact thing in your very comment.
#134 to #97 - anon id: 95208dd9
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Affirmative action exists to make up for all of the other disadvantages created by racism in society--in other words, to make the playing field level, not to make it skewed.
Obviously, it's not a perfect solution, but it's at least better than doing nothing.
User avatar #192 to #134 - akkere
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/29/2013) [-]
Except it's still racism that's just accepted because the ones who cry it the most get the benefits.
They're not making the playing field by playing it by color, they could play it by economic state, and that would be much more efficient, but placing it by color is no different than what had been done in the 60s, only this time it'd be recognized in the history books as "positive discrimination".
#163 to #134 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Back when there were disadvantages this would be true, but it's not the ******* 60's anymore.
#45 to #11 - anon id: f6c2694e
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
And then there's people like you who use that as an excuse to ignore racism towards majorities. It's a bigger problem than you think. Some companies don't hire majorities for fear of being racist. Political correctness takes over a major part of the USA.

If you're racist towards a minority, you can get sued and all sorts of fun things. If you're racist against a majority, nothing happens and you can still sue said majority for racism.

We've all got to deal with our unfair share. But minorities can sue over losing a job etc to racism or just because and the company will adhere due to political correctness. With political correctness as is, do you think majorities will get anything out of a lawsuit?
#12 to #11 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Go to a predominately black school for four years then tell me that.
User avatar #115 to #12 - mahnamesjakers
Reply +2 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
As someone who goes to a predominately black high school I can confirm this. Elementary school was very confusing to me as well since everyone was black and they all made fun of me for being white.
#13 to #12 - kabala
Reply -1 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
We call that an anecdote. It is hardly a representation of everything. As my middle school was predominantly black and I generally got along well with everyone. Yeah there were douches, but what school doesn't have douchebags.
#17 to #13 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
It was an anecdote, but the original statement I was replying to said no white person would experience as much day to day racism as a minority, which I know is false based upon actual experience.
User avatar #14 to #12 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply -12 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Got to a completely white school for 12 then bitch to me
#15 to #14 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Went to one for 8, not one incident of racism towards any black students. Point being it's not as much of a one sided issue as people make it.
User avatar #16 to #15 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply -12 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I never insinuated that it was.
I was saying that while racism exists towards white people, you are likely never going to notice it.

And in that aspect you will never be able to see what it's like for a minority person.

I'd like to point out that I am a First Nations in Canada. And contrary to popular belief, Canadians are racist assholes.
#18 to #16 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
And again, having been the minority in this particular setting, and have had to experience this "unnoticeable" racism towards whites first hand that people like to shrug off as nothing is annoying.
User avatar #20 to #18 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply -8 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
You have experienced outwards racism. How many others can you speak for? Couple thousand maybe? Now compare that to the millions of millions of minorities, who live with it every single day. Then it becomes pointless bitching
#21 to #20 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I can't speak for other places than the US, having lived in both black and white ghettos, and upper middle class suburbs, racism against minorities is essentially non-existent. Mainly do to the fact anyone who says anything to minorities in any way derogatory is racist. And you can speak for all the people in all minorities?
User avatar #24 to #21 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply -5 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I really don't feel like doing this right now, and for that I'm just going to leave with you this show of your own stupidity.

"racism against minorities is essentially non-existent."

Reflect you stupid prick. (You're stupid cause you're stupid, not cause you're white)
User avatar #177 to #24 - happypancake
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Was the bit in the brackets really necessary?
#25 to #24 - anon id: da085b3a
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Somebody got their jimmies rustled.
User avatar #187 to #11 - rhetoricalfunny
Reply -2 123456789123345869
(01/29/2013) [-]
People try so hard to be contrarians. Even when it means sticking to their ******** arguments they know are wrong
#189 to #187 - anon id: f6c2694e
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/29/2013) [-]
And you just don't want to accept that your viewpoint could possibly be wrong.
You say that whites won't experience the day tod ay racism to the degree minorities do. But the majority of minorities don't experience that day-to-day and have laws in their favor. While majorities could easily experience it the same amount as minorities, and must live with racism in laws and universities meant to help minorities - except it's not the 50's and minorities no longer need that.

You claim one side has it worse than the other, but this isn't the ******* 50's. Everyone's got it bad, and majorities aren't allowed to complain while minorities are, skewing the numbers. If you can't even learn that, you've got to deal with a racist bias as well.
#36 - finni
Reply +75 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
#56 to #36 - anon id: 8cfb1fc7
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I love how the Black Panthers are lauded as freedom fighters and civil rights heroes, and yet are responsible for the gang culture and drug problems that permeate the black community to this very day.
User avatar #110 to #36 - darudelink
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
But...wizards D:

Have you seen the rank names in the KKK? ****** straight out of Hogwarts.
#112 to #110 - finni
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
There's a difference between Wizards and ghosts. If they were wizards, they'd show their faces, but they hide it, so they're ghosts   
   
gif. unrelated
There's a difference between Wizards and ghosts. If they were wizards, they'd show their faces, but they hide it, so they're ghosts

gif. unrelated
User avatar #113 to #112 - darudelink
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
i think that's the first time i noticed a second dolphin jumps up too..
#92 - mallet
Reply +67 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
<Be in 7th grade
<Sitting next to my best friend (he's black)
<Joking around
<"Pick my cotton negro!"
<"Eat some mayonnaise cracka!"
<Both get suspended
<The fight for equality continues
User avatar #160 to #92 - lamadrama
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Gave me a feel.
User avatar #38 - theaveragejoe
Reply +42 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
> implying you can only be racist to black people
#47 to #38 - anon id: 4c814ffa
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
You can't deny that racism usually happens to black people though, not whites
#64 to #47 - counteractive
Reply +5 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Unorthodox and instigators harboring &quot;racial sensitivity&quot; can also be very racist. Those of separate races who think &quot;its because I’m ---&quot; or &quot;you wouldn’t say that near a --- person&quot; (both pertaining to a multiracial audience, not particularly identifying either side as black or white etc.). These groups tend to be the racist ones. Things such as minority advantages in the working field (i.e. getting hired based on your race being a minority so the company gets a tax break), getting a scholarship (solely due to the reason that a certain percentage of your ethnicity must be granted the scholarship though there may be more qualified or needy --- applicants), etc. These types of systems are also racist because they favor equality between races, instead of equality between individuals.   
   
Irrelevant image because I’m a filthy whore.
Unorthodox and instigators harboring "racial sensitivity" can also be very racist. Those of separate races who think "its because I’m ---" or "you wouldn’t say that near a --- person" (both pertaining to a multiracial audience, not particularly identifying either side as black or white etc.). These groups tend to be the racist ones. Things such as minority advantages in the working field (i.e. getting hired based on your race being a minority so the company gets a tax break), getting a scholarship (solely due to the reason that a certain percentage of your ethnicity must be granted the scholarship though there may be more qualified or needy --- applicants), etc. These types of systems are also racist because they favor equality between races, instead of equality between individuals.

Irrelevant image because I’m a filthy whore.
User avatar #178 to #64 - happypancake
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
You. You're awesome.
#51 to #47 - quickstrike
Reply +4 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Completely wrong. I'd say on average, black people are much more racist than whites.
#52 to #38 - colintiernan
Reply +6 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
#5 - unassembledtable
Reply +36 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
#29 to #5 - benjah
Reply +11 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #81 - xxkosukexx
Reply +28 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I am black and i live where all the rich white kids live. So many mormons, strict christians, korean families, vietnamese families, etc. Everybody where i live hates black people even though all the white kids are fags that listen to lil wayne and try to stunt off all this basketball swag gear and ****. One thing i hate about racists is they are hypocrites on every level.
User avatar #132 to #81 - fadetometallica
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
So you decide to make it religious discrimination?
I'm a Mormon and have no problems with anyone of any creed or color. Mind, I'm legally required to not discriminate, but the point still stands.
And then bringing up racism towards other races, too?
Maybe the few people where you live act that way, but maybe you should be the bigger person and realize that not every Mormon,Korean, Vietnamese, etc. person is like that. Racism and discrimination are the same no matter who is doing it and who is receiving it. So maybe you should stop the cycle and treat everyone the same. If nothing else, you end up the better person.
User avatar #133 to #132 - fadetometallica
Reply 0 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
That being said, I do agree with you on some things. them hating on black people and then trying to act black is just ******* retarded and they should all die, regardless of color or creed. So just do that, hate all stupid people equally.
User avatar #84 to #81 - xXBananaBishopXx
Reply +4 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Does the owner of the house you're living in know you're there?

[small] I kid of course.
User avatar #85 to #84 - xXBananaBishopXx
Reply +3 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I fail, I don't know how to make small text.
User avatar #88 to #85 - xxkosukexx
Reply +6 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
type in [small][small] and put the text between it
User avatar #95 to #88 - fickdich
Reply +13 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Finally, my inner-most thoughts can be revealed through the slightest whisper
User avatar #96 to #95 - fickdich
Reply +12 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
You all shall pay
User avatar #90 to #88 - xXBananaBishopXx
Reply +6 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Gracias
#91 to #81 - tomowrath
Reply +12 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
But you must answer the one true question.


Do you like fried chicken and watermelon?
User avatar #93 to #91 - xxkosukexx
Reply +24 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Well, I don't like watermelon and the only fried chicken i like is popeyes.
#94 to #93 - tomowrath
Reply +13 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
User avatar #120 to #91 - dbrak
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
but who doesn't love those things? :D
#59 - thebritishguy
Reply +24 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
#76 - nikoxasylumz
Reply +23 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
MFW I live in Massachusetts
#116 - shameonapony
Reply +19 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
&gt;4 black kids in my elementary school   
&gt;All of them are failing all their classes and destroy school property   
&gt;One of them is 20   
&gt;It's a high school   
   
I ain't racist, but the only black people I've ever truly know have been ****** people.
>4 black kids in my elementary school
>All of them are failing all their classes and destroy school property
>One of them is 20
>It's a high school

I ain't racist, but the only black people I've ever truly know have been ****** people.
#121 to #116 - apatheticdemon **User deleted account**
-14 123456789123345869
has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #122 to #121 - rasputinsbeard
Reply +9 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
No he says that the only black people he ever knew where like that, he isn't talking about all the black people.
#123 to #122 - apatheticdemon **User deleted account**
-12 123456789123345869
has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #124 to #123 - rasputinsbeard
Reply +7 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
But you did asume he was racist because he said the only black people he knew where like that.
#126 to #124 - apatheticdemon **User deleted account**
-12 123456789123345869
has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #128 to #126 - rasputinsbeard
Reply +7 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
But he didn't asume the only black people he knew where ******, he knew it.
#157 to #128 - apatheticdemon **User deleted account**
-4 123456789123345869
has deleted their comment [-]
#129 to #126 - shameonapony
Reply +6 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Never assumed.
Never assumed.
#144 to #126 - coonseth
Reply +2 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Actually, he knew they were ****** from the start because they were black? What was he supposed to expect?
Actually, he knew they were ****** from the start because they were black? What was he supposed to expect?
#75 - jediazrael
Reply +14 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
Its Racist when your sitting on a train and you happen to be a Black Guy, which has an available seat next to him.
And no one will sit next to you. Pregnant White women would rather stand in front of the seat, then to sit down and take a load off. The train is packed and the only seat available is next to me, but because Im obviously Black, the seat remains empty.
When my stop comes up, I stand up, straighten my clothes and walk to the door & thats WHEN EVERYONE SCURRIES TO THOSE 2 SEATS.
Racist, right !
#146 to #75 - hairydickfarts
Reply +1 123456789123345869
(01/28/2013) [-]
I'll sit next to you