Friday, February 19, 2010

The Race Card

Via Boing Boing, this is pretty great:

Every once in a while some fooligan will roll to you talkin’ some trash about how you discussing your racial background in a broader social context is a “back-handed maneuver.” They may even accuse you of “playing the Race Card” because you mention that life is different for you because you are…well…different.

Next time that shit goes down, be prepared.

Break out your RACE card™. Slam it down. BOOYAKACHA! Silence them and as their brains reel because you are so fucking awesome, you can gently school them in the fine art of removing their damn foot from their pie-hole and maybe get it through their skulls that you won’t be silenced by fauxtastic bogus arguments designed to undermine your experience.

The RACE card™ also comes in handy if you need to:

  • Cut in line at banks.
  • Remind underlings that, yes, you actually ARE “The Man.”
  • Impress those with racial fetishes.
  • Levy silent accusations at the staff in fine dining establishments.
  • Have an “Oppression-Off” with other beleaguered “People Of Color”


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I've never been able to understand Pokemon....

mikey said...

So you're saying that they have NASCAR trading cards now?

I've got a Tom Petty rookie card.

Whoops, it's a Richard Petty rookie card.


Kathleen said...

it's worth more if you don't take it out of the plastic