My friend once said that there are fools, and then there are educated fools. Example: Back in the 20s, there was a study done by “scientists” that justified not allowing black people to be pilots, saying their brain function was to simple compared to whites’, and they would not have to cognitive know-how to manipulate the intricacies of being a pilot. However, in World War II the only air unit to not lose one bomber they were to protect were the Tuskegee Airmen. Suck it, scientists. An even better example is how Jesse Owens went to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and won four gold medals, right in front of Hitler and his bigot-sanctioned regime that theorised that the ONLY superior race is the white race. After seeing “ein neger” accomplish so many feats, I’m sure he wanted to shoot himself in the face…oh wait; he did do that, didn’t he?
Uneducated fools give me amusement. I once was on an assignment on Long Island and my co-workers piled into a car to look for a place to eat lunch. I suggested the Indian place right near our job. They didn’t like my idea.
Dickface A: I don’t want to eat at some dirty Arab restaurant!
Me: It’s not Arab food; it’s Indian!
Dickface B: Whatever, they have the black hair, and the brown skin, and the funny accent. It’s all the same.
Me: Are you kidding me? Arabs are in one area of Asia and Africa, and India is ITS OWN COUNTRY! Did you fail geography? Besides, I’M brown skinned with black hair! What are you trying to say?
Dickface B: That’s not what I mean. I mean as if they look like a terrorist, then I’m not going near it.
Me: Well Timothy McVeigh was a terrorist, and you look like him! Seriously, if you’re going to be racist against a group of people, perhaps you should study up so you don’t sound like an idiot. Maybe I should get out of the car before you make a fertiliser bomb.
…Which I did. Best Indian food ever. J
Oh yeah, and news flash: just because someone doesn’t speak English well doesn’t mean the person is an idiot. In fact, chances are he/she is smarter than you! I hear the way people talk about our foreign customers, and I cringe. “Don’t make it too complicated. They won’t understand it!” Really? The Indian dude won’t understand a technical system that we make for him? Because I’m pretty sure that the author of the manual is Jeyasingh I-Have-a-Degree-for-Every-Syllable-of-My-Surname.
And if you’re going to complain about someone with an accent, your English had BEST be on point! The next time I hear someone say, “Dumb ass needs to go back to where he came from. He doesn’t even speak English good”, I’m going to implode. I think it should be legal, in a situation like this, to take a medicine ball with the grammar correction written on it and toss it forcefully at the back of the perpetrator’s leg.