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This post originally appeared at Boston Ska (dot) net.
Following the election, I was among the many who found themselves paralyzed. I was fluctuating through my own journey of anger, fear, and sadness, but also reevaluating the role of this blog. It seemed tone-deaf to simply post a record review or a YouTube clip as I might on any other day of the week. I began where I always do when I’ve got a free moment to write. What are bands doing? What are they up to? What do they have to say on the matter? (more…)
When you make a racist, sexist, or otherwise offensive joke, you sound ignorant. Sometimes we can anticipate it from older folks. But I’m always caught off guard when I hear it from my peers or those younger than me (I’m 30). It just sounds dated. I often think to myself, “You’re young enough to know better.”
I’m not the only one. At the Comedy Central Roast, there must have been quite a few jokes made at the expensive of indian-americans because Aziz Ansari starts off by talking time machines: