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A lot of denizens of Brooklyn have a tendency shy away from “hipster” and associations with “hipsterism.” I don’t get it. When did hipster become pejorative?

I went to a liberal arts school, blog about progressive politics, and am casually wearing a silk vest.

I bought the earrings from a girl who went to Dartmouth and specializes in eco-friendly design. I own three different fedoras. I’m writing this on a MacBook. I’m drinking looseleaf, fair-trade tea. I knew who the fuck Arcade Fire was. Irony is one of my favorite humor devices.

If I’m not a hipster, I don’t know what is.

Categories: Autobiographical Stories, Nerd Out Tags: Brooklyn, hipster, hipsterism, irony, Mac, Who is Arcade Fire?, Williamsburg

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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Skrillex‏ @Skrillex

 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.

Categories: Social commentary Tags: hipster, irony, Jezebel, Lindy West, racism