I’m not racist, but….

I never saw this until a few weeks ago. I'm sure I would have punched somebody in the mouth.

Are you kidding me with this nonsense?

I’m not racist, but…

Look, I’ll admit it. I really did think it was one of those dying problems.  Well, I guess that’s not really accurate.  Let’s say, I thought it was just much better hidden nowadays. I know the systems of disadvantage are still deeply rooted and that won’t go away anytime soon, but I didn’t really think there was this much blatant racism going on. Then again, I also became a hermit for 10 years.

Have I really chosen the people to spend my time with that wisely? Or are they just smart enough to hold their tongues around me? Because being my friend doesn’t excuse anyone from a tongue-lashing.

Luckily in those 10 years, I’ve stilled the violent tendencies in me.  I think.  I see crap like that shirt and that website and I feel the rage building again.  Someone tell me again why the hell I’m in Anthropology?

Truthfully, I was probably just in denial the whole time.  I have, for a long time, given people the benefit of the doubt.  I also expect them to be as smart as me.  Some things are just so painfully obvious that I can’t even begin to fathom how others don’t get it.

How is it even possible to think any of that is okay?  What the hell is wrong with you?


Dance Monkey, Dance!!

This has long been one of my favorite videos of all time, and accurately displays my feelings on the human race.

My favorite line of the whole clip:

The monkeys feel alone–  all 6 billion of them.

One thing I always love bringing up in sociology classes is the fact that genetics cannot uncover any marker for race.  We’ve found the genetic markers for skin tone and color, but there isn’t one for race.  It’s a make-believe taxonomy that we use to separate ourselves and find solidarity amongst small groups.

There is, however, some genetic markers that show we’re all a bunch of monkeys.  In fact, we’re only 1.6% NOT monkey.

How ya like that, ya monkey!