Posted by: Lauren--NY | August 13, 2010

How To Tell People They Sound Racist

“One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.”  ~Franklin Thomas

This is a brief interlude between longer blog entries, because I am apparently slow on the uptake having just seen this video (it was uploaded to YouTube two years ago) but I thought it was brilliant.  My friend Eliza tweeted it in light of the Dr. Laura Incident of 2010 (my only commentary with regard to said incident is that if you were shocked, you haven’t been paying attention).  Incidentally, was I the only one who caught that she came back from commercial break playing “Everyday People?”  Because I think that’s hilarious.  Different strokes indeed, you insane bitch. Different strokes, indeed.

For my readers who are as slow as I am, I give you radio and television personality Jay Smooth, and his astute explanation of How To Tell People They Sound Racist:

(H/T @newsjunkie365)

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  1. This was well done AND great advice. And, thanks also, because it’s easy to remember and easy to do.

    • Thank you for stopping by! Lots of love and luck to everyone celebrating an LGBT wedding during this beautiful autumn season. xoxo


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