Isn’t That Racist?

Yesterday, a white person made a comment (of which I did not listen), and it was followed up with a reply from a Hispanic person telling her “that’s racist”. She immediately defended herself saying “Whoa. I’m not racist. I am so offended you would call me racist. At least half of my past boyfriends are not white”.

That is one of the most racist defenses I have ever heard. Continue reading

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I Pledge Allegiance to Being a Robot

From a young age, I recited the Pledge of Allegiance, a daily ritual hosted in classrooms, sports events, and other occasions. There is a post circulating on Tumblr criticizing how creepy this is. Last semester, I realized, in my computer science class ironically, that I am basically a robot, programmed to recite these words without thinking about it. As long as I feel the vibe of other people standing up from their seats, this sequence is initiated. I stopped doing the Pledge. Continue reading