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Jezebel Teaches me how to be Hipster AND Racist

A Complete Guide to ‘Hipster Racism’

via Jezebel.

There’s been a lot of talk these last couple of weeks about “hipster racism” or “ironic racism”—or, as I like to call it, racism. It’s, you know, introducing your black friend as “my black friend”—as a joke!!!—to show everybody how totally not preoccupied you are with your black friend’s blackness. It’s the gentler, more clueless, and more insidious cousin of a hick in a hood; the domain of educated, middle-class white people (like me—to be clear, I am one of those) who believe that not wanting to be racist makes it okay for them to be totally racist.

Examples of Hipster Racism According to Lindy West:

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 I wish I was aloud to use the n word sometimes (in a non racist way of course)
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Thanks, Jezebel.  I will be sure not to wear my large-framed eyeglasses over my Klan hat, like your graphic on an anti-irony and anti-racism article so artfully depicts.  I’ll also be sure to tell my black friends that race is “made-up” and “arbitrary” like” Santa Claus” so they no longer have to worry about sickle cell anemia.

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Next week on Hipster Sexism:

 “Women can’t be lawyers.” -Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Next week on Hipster Classism:

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Next week on Hipster Ageism:  I’m going to buy rocking chairs and live-blog my knitting party.  Where all my friends with scoliosis will most certainly complain about the colored folk.

 

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