Monday, January 11, 2010

Do American whites eat fried chicken?

A Rochester New York TV station reports on a a fried chicken shortage, making that "racist" KFC advert look pretty tame by comparison.


Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Perhaps an American can enlighten me, but I don't understand why it's racist to suggest blacks like fried chicken.

I know that for the most part, Jewish people like chicken soup, Asians like noodles and Aussies like beer.

What's the big deal?

Obviously I may have missed some American history, so feel free to enlighten me.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous JF Beck said...

Fried chicken and watermelon, the stereotypical black foods. At one time it was chitlins, fatback, ribs and the like.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

But is that stereotype considered negative and/or racist?

Or is it simply a food preference, like the stereotypes I raised earlier.

5:36 PM  
Anonymous JF Beck said...

To allude to blacks' liking for fried chicken is considered stereotypically racist. It's an oversensitivity thing.

5:44 PM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Okay. I'll stick to making jokes about cops and doughnuts.

9:16 PM  
Anonymous Siam Man said...

Whites unfortunately now have a double standard to the existence of our freedoms. Free speech is just one form of reverse discrimination that blacks simply don't face - they can say anything about themselves- and I mean anything, and it's more acceptable for them. Whites have to be P.C. or risk 'racist' violence- No Kidding. It's the real deal and the not-so-new reality in the U.S.'s major and mid-sized cities -a brutally mixed culture of violence, gangster- rap/hip hop music, drugs, and an entertainment industry-fueled culture of violence, etc.- So much we've bowed under out of fear to surrender free speech. But so what, we've still got our teeth, right? HOT TOPIC 4 USA-ans...and it's geting worse every day.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Dan Lewis said...

Siam Man, I'm not sure about that.

Most minority groups can get away with self-deprecating humour based on stereotypes. An Asian comedian can do Asian jokes that an Anglo comic couldn't. etc.

6:45 PM  

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