I’m pretty mixed on this (no punt intended). The Make Me Asian and Make Me Indian apps have been removed from Google Play due to petition and complaints. I can definitely see the stereotypes…but some stereotypes have some truth to them. Maybe this app should have been on Chapelle Show or Key & Peele first. Or maybe if we knew the company had a sense of humor theeeeen it would have been ok. If the guys making the app are Nazis or KKK…then yeah, probably racist.
Bottom line, I’m just upset because I wanted to download it and see what’s up, and now I can’t. Curse the gods!
I was standing next to a co-worker of the same name, but differing color today (Martin Luther King Day), when somebody walked by and mentioned our name, “Ryan”.
We both turned and looked when…
Lady: Oh, you’re both here today!
Me: I know, you’d think I’d get part of the day off.
Lady: Um, no…that’s not what I meant…I mean…
Me: It’s ok. At least Brown Ryan and White Ryan can coincide in racial harmony. The dream is alive.
Girl: They have the best Mexican food there. Marcus would love it!
Me: Um, Marcus is Cuban.
Girl: It's the same thing!
(In the middle of a project meeting...)
White Girl: I hate it when those Jappers get you in traffic.
Everybody else: (Awkward silence)
White Girl: You know...when you're in traffic and they just jap in there. They always do that. When I see them jappin, and I'm at a traffic light, I'll just sit there.
Black Guy: Ummm....you may want to reword that.
Asian Girl: Um...yeah.
Mixed Guy: We're both part Chinese, so technically, we're not offended.
Guy 1 (as he's waiting in line with a friend at the bar): Hey bro, did you ever basketball?
Bro: What the hell is that supposed to mean?
Guy 1: I'm just saying, i thought...
Bro: You thought just because I'm black that i'm a basketball player?! People like you are the problem! I running 85 fucking agencies!
Guy 1: I was just trying to make small talk man. I thought maybe you played basketball because you're like 6' 11".