We can all agree there’s nothing intrinsically racist about blackface, right? It’s just something people feel they need to be offended by and accuse others of being racist for doing. This shit can get annoying as fuck but all someone has to do is act like they have a few screws loose to avoid the mess.
It may sound satisfying to engage the person accusing you of being a racist, sarcastically act ignorant, and have them make an ass of themselves while trying to explain why blackface is racist to you. That’s only going to get them even more upset though and further solidify you as a racist asshole in their eyes. It’s great if you don’t give a shit and are fine with people thinking you’re a racist, but that isn’t going to help change anything. Instead of acting like a fucking badass, why not act like a retard or crazy person and maybe make a difference?
Playing the retard/mentally ill card is basically a get out of jail free card, but it shouldn’t be considered a cop out here. People aren’t too big on beating up on the mentally handicapped these days and by acting like one, you’re giving yourself a chance to avoid criticism. More importantly, you’re giving the easily offended a chance to work things out for themselves.
While people aren’t too big on retard bashing, they’re even more opposed to having civil debates. No matter what the topic or how calmly you may be speaking, it always tends to end in a screaming match. Especially when it’s about race. This may have something to do with an inability to handle conflict or maybe it’s just sheer stubbornness. Either way, talking things out doesn’t seem to help no matter how much reason or logic is involved. What does seem to work is when people figure shit out for themselves, or are given the impression they’ve figured it out on their own. That’s what acting like a loony tune and avoiding the initial confrontation does. It forces them to explain what exactly is wrong with blackface to themselves, possibly find holes in that line of reasoning, and potentially bring those questions to likeminded people.
It would be great if people could handle hashing things out without getting their panties in a bunch but it just doesn’t seem realistic anymore. Whenever I deal with retards, I just get the feeling the best way to change their minds is by acting retarded back. Even if it doesn’t work, you still get away with doing blackface and that’s all that really matters.