Spastic Topic Monkey Friday

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Memo to the right: EVEN SCIENCE KNOWS YOU’RE RACIST.

When confronted on the Internet, racists on the right often claim that accusations from the left have no meaning because they’re directed at people with little provocation. The possibility that the left is calling them racists all the time because they’re being racist all the time never crosses their mind, because it is a thing, and things do not cross their minds. And now we have science backing us up. SPASTIC TOPIC MONKEY FRIDAY!

I know things have been hectic, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a few moments to point out that yes, science proved Trump supporters are racists. Which, yes, is an oversimplification, and no, it’s not as much of an oversimplification as you think it is.

What scientists did is they got a whole bunch of people one of two pictures. Both pictures had a house. Both pictures had a FORECLOSURE sign. Both pictures had the homeowner in a tan jacket and red shirt. Both pictures illustrated a policy to assist homeowners facing foreclosure, which the people in the study were asked to support. In one picture, the homeowner was white, in the other, the homeowner was black.

What happened is exactly what you’d think happened. Trump supporters who saw the black man got angry and opposed the policy, Trump supporters who saw the white man supported the policy. Didn’t matter what their economic status was, their stated political affiliation, or their ideology. The one group that consistently got triggered by the color of a man’s skin were Trumpites.

Luckily, because it’s science, Trump supporters can just dismiss it and continue to think they don’t harbor hate for black people. But for the rest of us, we can take comfort in science doing what science does - taking a thing we think we see due to anecdotal evidence, subjecting it to rigorous testing, and in this case, proving it right and stating the results in a way that’s devoid of value judgments like “racist as fuck”, which we can then reapply after reading the results.


In other news, now police are murdering deaf people for not responding to verbal commands. And by “now”, I mean a latest instance has broken through the news cycle and people are defending the cops on the grounds of their job being hard.

There are a lot of difficult jobs. But there’s only two where, if you fuck it up so badly that you kill someone you weren’t supposed to, the entire ideology of one of America’s political parties is dedicated to making sure you face no consequences. One’s cop, the other’s soldier. And the only acceptable response from the right is to blame the victim and deny the existence of the problem, because most of the victims in both cases have something in common. Something I’m sure a scientific study could corroborate.

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