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Racism or Satire
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Requirements of Satire:
1. is it intelligent/imaginative?

2. Is it funny?

3. Does it seem non-confromist?

4. Does it convey a sense of injustice?

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you can base on these requirements to see if this is satire or not. It's not funny to me, so it's not satire
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I'll correct my statement.


It's an failed attempt at satire, sarcasm etc
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its just lame, thats all i gotta say
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wtf? Apparently, it's satire coz it's about Orientals, but racism if it's about Negros
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Shinjy wrote:

wtf?



haha that was my first reaction when i read it



anyways
i think it was ment for satire ...but still its a stupid article and an epic fail at that ... who ever wrote that is probably NOT the smartest of people
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i think this video is funny about chinese people...its a little old but its true...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhDUJVf6IcY
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this is fucking racist


The Asians will then be allowed to play "Dance Dance Revolution." However, the game will be rigged so that the Asians will receive no points, regardless of how robotically they dance.

Any Asian who tries to escape will be butterfly-netted and sent back to my apartment for another "Phase 2." Anyone caught speaking any language other than English will be kissed on the lips.

Once the Asian spirit has been broken, "Phase 3" will begin. Before we let the Asians go, we will go to their homes and redecorate them in a traditional American style. We will replace their rice cookers with George Foreman Grills, their green tea mochi with fried Snickers bars, and their rice rockets with Hummers. And booster seats.


i am good with DDR and cant live without my rice cooker but still..... netting asians? that article is like treating asians like animals.... total racism 1 cuz i just explained and 2 it wasnt really funny it was CRUEL and stereotype based
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Asians are lame..... Hows that for a stereotype?
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First I would like to say that I would like to know in what context it was posted. If it was a creative writing piece to display the stereotypical ranting of an ignorant racist then I'd call it Satire. However if it is simply someone's blog or whatever (since I couldn't open the web page myself) then it is racist in the extreme.

I think you should put the definition of satire into this thread so that everyone fully understands the question before answering

Satire
1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.
2. a literary composition, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.
3. a literary genre comprising such compositions.

Also...
Racism
1. a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
2. a policy, system of government, etc., based upon or fostering such a doctrine; discrimination.
3. hatred or intolerance of another race or other races.

Prejudice
1. an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought, or reason.
2. any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.
3. unreasonable feelings, opinions, or attitudes, esp. of a hostile nature, regarding a racial, religious, or national group.

The article which the thread is concerned with is RACIST it's as simple as that, the person has based their opinions and ranting on.


They hate us all.

And I say it's time we started hating them back. That's right-no more "tolerance." No more "cultural sensitivity." No more "Mr. Pretend-I'm-Not-Racist."

It's time for war.

But we won't attack their bodies or minds. We will attack their souls.


What part of a satire advises a game plan of how to attack an entire ethnic group, based on their supposed vices? Non, satire simply mocks.


When I blow my whistle, we will scatter in every direction and catch as many Asians as possible. Make sure to pay special attention to the Rec Center, the UMC, the math and engineering buildings and Lollicup. If you're not sure if someone is an Asian, give them a calculus problem to do in their head. If they get it right, net 'em.


This is a racist generalisation. It suggests that all people whose family originated in ANY part of Asia are likely to be found in specific areas because of some sort of genetic predisposition? Where is the proof for that? Where is the idea of individuality.

You know what I think is really disgusting? Maybe the guy they were talking to, couldn't speak English very well and had no idea what they were talking about or why lots of different people were speaking to him at the same time.


Once the Asian spirit has been broken, "Phase 3" will begin. Before we let the Asians go, we will go to their homes and redecorate them in a traditional American style. We will replace their rice cookers with George Foreman Grills, their green tea mochi with fried Snickers bars, and their rice rockets with Hummers. And booster seats.


Redecorate in "Traditional American Style"? What a joke! In comparison to the cultures being bastardised I really don't know what this person is thinking.

This is person may have used satire to put across their impression of Asian culture (as if there is only one type of culture in Asia) but the end result is a racist piece of prose for which I think that person should be expelled. Either that or they just shut the hell up and die immediately.

BTW to the person who started this thread could you please explain why you seem to think that Satire and Racism always mutually exclusive? Never heard of a racist satire?

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aznboi22695 wrote:

this is fucking racist


The Asians will then be allowed to play "Dance Dance Revolution." However, the game will be rigged so that the Asians will receive no points, regardless of how robotically they dance.

Any Asian who tries to escape will be butterfly-netted and sent back to my apartment for another "Phase 2." Anyone caught speaking any language other than English will be kissed on the lips.

Once the Asian spirit has been broken, "Phase 3" will begin. Before we let the Asians go, we will go to their homes and redecorate them in a traditional American style. We will replace their rice cookers with George Foreman Grills, their green tea mochi with fried Snickers bars, and their rice rockets with Hummers. And booster seats.


i am good with DDR and cant live without my rice cooker but still..... netting asians? that article is like treating asians like animals.... total racism 1 cuz i just explained and 2 it wasnt really funny it was CRUEL and stereotype based


Yes, you're completely correct.
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Shinjy wrote:

wtf? Apparently, it's satire coz it's about Orientals, but racism if it's about Negros


Who said that? Was it even suggested?

It would be racism whether it was about Asian people or Black people or any other group of people. It's just plain and simple out of order. That's my opinion anyway.
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LaazRockit wrote:

Hey! All you Asian people in here. Now is your chance to spill your guts and tell us your honest opinions about white (and maybe black) people. Do you like us, hate us...?


Personally I'm not sure what the point of that would be? Isn't it better to find out from people you meet how they feel about you personally rather then trying to make a guess at the opinions of a few people online?
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Chance16 wrote:

i think this video is funny about chinese people...its a little old but its true...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhDUJVf6IcY


haha..that was pretty funny
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Posted 3/31/08

DoTheHoola wrote:

haha..that was pretty funny


yeh the reason its funny is because to an extent its true...

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Lame xD
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