The Daily Caller’s alphabetical tour de force showing that everything — no really, everything — is racist will not stop until every letter in the English alphabet (except, possibly, ‘x’) gets its racist due.
Here are nine things beginning with the letter ‘G’ that somebody, somewhere has deemed racist.
Back in April 2012, an obscure leftist website called Salon ranted that the HBO fantasy soap opera Game of Thrones is racist because, for example, “an entire nonwhite culture” that doesn’t really exist “is presented as holding skewed values” and a white character — Sansa Stark — finds another character’s black skin “exotic.”
Getting food poisoning at an ethnic restaurant is racist, according to Slate, because some freelance writer believes that people who barf after eating and then post restaurant reviews on Yelp “tend to blame restaurants that serve ‘ethnic food’ — that is, preparations particular to culinary traditions originating outside of Europe.”
Democratic Congressman Keith Ellison, though he represents a district in frequently frigid Minnesota, believes that global warming is racist. “If you’ve ever wondered about test scores between black students and white students, if you’ve ever wondered about health disparities, if you’ve ever wondered about who gets to make it through the flood and the big bad storm and who doesn’t, you really don’t have to look any further than this issue of climate change,” Ellison explained, according to Independent Journal Review.
Golf jokes about Barack Obama are racist because, leftist talking heads argue, Republicans make fun of the president too much for golfing all the time instead of doing his job. For example, says Michelle Malkin, after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ribbed Obama for “working to earn a spot on the PGA tour,” MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell read the hammy quip’s subtext as “Obama equals Tiger Woods equals RACISM.” (RELATED: Obama Has Golfed Four Times More Than Bush Did In Eight Years)
The 2013 government shutdown was racist, according to a contemporaneous rant at an obscure leftist website called Salon. “It’s the culmination of 50 years of evolving yet consistent Republican strategy to depict government as the enemy, an oppressor that works primarily as the protector of and provider for African-Americans, to the detriment of everyone else,” wrote Joan Walsh. “The fact that everything came apart under our first African-American president wasn’t an accident, it was probably inevitable.”
In May, administrators at the University of California, Irvine deemed grass skirts (and coconut bras) racist after the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity — commonly known by the moniker FIJI since 1894 — hosted a charity fundraiser called the FIJI Islander party which featured students who dressed in island-themed garb. On May 20 Save Gasaiwai, a UCI student of Fijian descent, complained that the event caused pain to “marginalized” people and reinforced “white male hegemonic structures.” (RELATED: UC Irvine Leftists Call FIJI Frat Racist For Fundraiser Featuring Coconut Bras, Grass Skirts)
In January of this year, German candy conglomerate Haribo ceased production of licorice gummi bear candy shaped like little African masks after some Swedish people griped that the sweets were racist. The masks were part of a candy mixture called “Skipper Mix,” explains Raw Story. Complainers believed the candy mixture represented colonialism and the legacy of slavery.
In 2013, four Australian and British psychologists claimed their highly scientific study showed that white gun owners are racist because they have racist feelings toward black people. The psychologists also proclaimed that racism is directly correlated with resistance to gun control, reports Fox News.
The term “gyp” is a racial slur for the Romani minority community deriving from the word “gypsy.” The slur refers to the act of defrauding or robbing through practices such as swindling or cheating. Here’s a textbook example: While describing her struggles as a working mother, first lady Michelle Obama said, “The first thing I tried to do, which was a mistake, was that I tried the part-time thing… I realized I was getting gypped on that front.” (RELATED: First Lady Uses Racial Slur, Gets Away With It)
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