« on: May 05, 2006, 06:10:17 PM »
See, this is where the issue of race becomes cloudy.
If an individual exhibits a racial stereotype, is it an unfair stereotype? If a member of a race/sex/cultural group identifies a common trait in that group, is it an unfair stereotype? Pointing out that Middle Eastern cab drivers are less likely to pick up black fares isn't a racist statement, it's a statement with a pretty decent backing in fact. My wife rails on and on about women drivers, which I chastise her for.
However, there are lots of differences between differening races, sexes, and cultures. To deny this is sheer lunacy- but to point them out... racism?
The "Crash" characters were so ridiculously racist, these subtle questions were left unasked.