How to Tell Someone They Sound Racist

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…or sexist… or class-elitist …or anti-Semitic … or heteronormative… or ablist … or … otherwise oppressive:

This video is awesome because…

a) It Feels GreatJay Smooth is hilarious! And not even dismissive while doing it. Look at that — non-oppressive humour! Awesome!!

b) It is Eloquent — Concisely, the basics of what you need to know to point out how someone’s behaviours and actions sound crappy. No long-winded essays here — Awesome!

c) It Is So True — Yea! No one likes being called A Racist. “Do Not call someone Racist” […or sexist… or class-elitist …or anti-Semitic … or heteronormative… or ablist … etc.] Instead, follow this super easy, empowering advice! Easy + Empowering = Awesome!!!

d) It is Repeatable —  Jay’s format of “That Thing You Said Was Racist Conversation” can be used to bring up all sorts of other oppressive behaviour (sexism, trans-phobia, colonialism…) by focusing on the impact of their words or actions instead of their intent.

Hey! You could watch the video now!

– amelia

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