Accidental

The term phrase “accidental racism” is the Internet rage these days. A couple of times a month, one of my children show me a picture of things that are terribly racist, but not intentionally so. They’re pretty funny. I can’t vouch for their authenticity, but most of them “smell” (the strongest cyber test I can muster) legitimate. You can find a funny collection here.

Are they offensive? Heck if I know. I long ago gave up trying to figure out what’s offensively racist and what’s not because there is no objective standard. It’s also been my experience that the people who like to accuse others of racism are normally people with serious moral failings in their personal lives. I’ve speculated that, by accusing others of something odious, they feel better about themselves, at least at a sub-conscious level.

Laugh with love, then move on. If somebody doesn’t like it, oh well.

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