“What ARE you?” the Indian woman behind the counter asked.
I was at a Dunkin’ Donuts in New York City grabbing coffee. After handing me my change, the Indian woman wanted to know where I was from.
This happens often ,whether I’m at a restaurant, an adult video store or a funeral. Inevitably someone will ask, “What are you?”
They ask in a way as if I look like the Elephant Man.
And then I realize that their question is one about my cultural identity. [Mas…]
Too much caffeine? A “Christian” lady in an Oklahoma coffee shop has hella angry feels. “In the name of Jesus!” she exclaims. “This Mexican kid is harassing me!” We’re confused. Do you think his name might be Jesús? The video is from 2011, but crazy H8RZ are forever.
*UPDATED 1PM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3: LANDSCAPE OF HATE
Well, well, well — whoever is behind the Sachi Landscape account on Facebook responded to a query I sent through FB Thursday. I wrote:
Hi, I’m a writer for Pocho.com, and I’d like to confirm that you are the company that returned a message to a Latina UC Berkeley architecture student named Vanessa Hernandez. Please get back to me, and let me know if it was you.
What’s the deal with this Hispanic Heritage Month? What we need is a White History Month, and our own soft drink!
PREVIOUSLY ON RACISM TECH: [Mas…]
Dan Snyder, the owner of the hatefully-named Washington Redskins football team, is offended that South Park is using their (no-longer-trademarked) name, even though Cartman is only trying to honor the team’s awesome heritage.
PREVIOUSLY ON WASHINGTON REDSKINS: [Mas…]