A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism'


62 bookmarks. First posted by nontoxicmike april 2012.


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…
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december 2013 by karigee
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. "But I went to college — I can't be racist!" Turns out, you can.
culture  hipster  racism 
october 2013 by s218611
more deep insights from jezebel....
race 
september 2013 by rdormer
If cursing like a sailor turns you off then this isn't for you. That said, racism is real folks.
ifttt  facebook 
july 2013 by goonie139
"Here's the thing about jokes. They only work when they're aiming up."
humor  race  racism  jezebel  2012 
july 2012 by handcoding
on the mark, by lindy west
race  racism  hipster 
may 2012 by elliedi
awesome and NSFW or S
RaceRacism  Stereotypes  reading 
may 2012 by lisasibbett
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…
april 2012 by sillygwailo
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. "But I went to college — I can't be racist!" Turns out, you can.
People benefit from racism—hell, I benefit from it every day—and things that benefit powerful people don't just suddenly get "fixed" and disappear because Halle Berry won an Oscar or whatever. Modern racism lives in entrenched de facto inequalities, in coded language about "work ethic" and "states' rights," in silent negative spaces like absence and invisibility, and in Newt Gingrich's hair. And in irony.
Culture:Race 
april 2012 by rosadina
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. "But I went to college — I can't be racist!" Turns out, you can.
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april 2012 by kit12123
#ff @thelindywest She's @Jezebel making the world a better place 1 strong shot of truth serum at a time. http://t.co/0f7zTMo9 #HipsterRacism
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april 2012 by doingitwrong
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…
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april 2012 by vellum
"You cannot unlock some secret double-not-racist achievement by just being regular racist." via
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april 2012 by kellyoakes
A long time ago (not really!), it was socially acceptable to own people. Then it wasn't, but it was socially acceptable to murder people if they looked at your wife. Then it wasn't! Yay! But it was still okay to say that people whose skin color you didn't like weren't allowed to be around you. And so on. Eventually we arrived at the point (now) where it's socially unacceptable in mainstream culture for white people to say denigrating things about people of other races. But just because the behavior has been suppressed, that doesn't mean people's prejudices have simply disappeared. And white people haaaaaate being told what to do in our own country (fun fact: not actually "ours")!

So racism went underground. Sure, you can't say racist things anymore, but you can pretend to say them! Which, it turns out, is pretty much the exact same thing.
race  racism  stillnotpostracial 
april 2012 by ursamajor
"It's all tied up with the deliberately obtuse people who conflate "freedom of speech" with "immunity from criticism.""
race  racism  lindywest 
april 2012 by coreycaitlin
A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism' (via Instapaper)
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april 2012 by kennethlove
Also, Jezebel on race: and on self-respect:
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april 2012 by alexmontjohn
throwing our most deeply-considered morals under the bus
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april 2012 by justsade
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. "But I went to college — I can't be racist!" Turns out, you can.
april 2012 by oldrubberboots
A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism' (via Instapaper)
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april 2012 by gilcreque
Racism is like a wily little bacterium. It doesn't just roll over and die once we swallow our antibiotics—it mutates and evolves and hides itself in plain sight, and then all of a sudden, fuck, my arm fell off. Dickhead bacteria. (Sidenote: arm for sale!)
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april 2012 by Kiki
Racism: A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism' -
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april 2012 by tielure
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...
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april 2012 by laze
RT : “We owe the world a little more critical thinking” and
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april 2012 by amylew
A Complete Guide to 'Hipster Racism' http://t.co/HWCfgu3z
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april 2012 by arrogantmonkey
this is really v. good ---> (☃ max)
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april 2012 by langer