‘Big Brother’ Viewers and the Rest of America Should Never Be Surprised by Racism

BREAKING NEWS: There are racist people in the world! So racist in fact that they would spew their crazy hatred and unfunny stereotype-themed jokes all over television and other public outlets because they literally don’t see anything wrong with it.

Recently we’ve witnessed varying degrees of this with Paula Deen, Big Brother contestants Aaryn Gries and GinaMarie Zimmerman and the news program KTVU, who stupidly reported the names of Asiana flight 214’s pilots as “Ho Lee Fuk” and “Bang Ding Ow.”

I’m not saying that it’s not a big deal, or that these people don’t deserve to be reprimanded, but being surprised that racism exists in 2013 is a whole other kind of ignorance.  Continue reading “‘Big Brother’ Viewers and the Rest of America Should Never Be Surprised by Racism”