Welcome kids to another month’s edition of the BcB Monthly Racism Round-Up (somewhat late for August). Why do we do this? Cause racism, just like spam, is cheap, available everywhere, and easily spread! (I stole that from Orlando Jones in MadTV).
DO YOU SPEAK ENGRISH YOSHIDA-SAN!???!!
Let’s start with something subtle. AzNHeartThrob’s been following the PlayStation 3 Slim and its price drop to $299 cause I’m a nerd. So I’ve been reading about Senior Vice President of Product Development of Sony AMERICA, and in this recent interview with Gamespot, I almost lost my lid:
“As part of GameSpot’s chat with Yoshida–who speaks fluent English–the executive offered insight as to why Sony chose to introduce the PS3 Slim and cut the device’s price at the same time”
It should be noted that Yoshida is VP of Sony AMERICA and went to UCLA’s Anderson School of Business Administration. So yes, I would assume he’s fluent in English, but thank you Gamespot for reminding us of the obvious. On an unrelated note, Shaun McInnis, Gamespot writer, can read, write, and speak English.
Something pretty damn blatant: A Red Dawn remake? Is Patrick Swayze gonna be in it? Either way, they’re switching out the now harmless Ruskies for the currently most hated/dangerous country out there. China? Really? Carl Ellsworth, the screenwriter, from a Red Dawn Wiki page:
“The tone is going to be very intense, very much keeping in mind the post-9/11 world that we’re in. As ‘Red Dawn’ scared the heck out of people in 1984, we feel that the world is kind of already filled with a lot of paranoia and unease, so why not scare the hell out of people again? It was later revealed that the Chinese would be the invaders and they would be aided by the Russians later on.”
At least hollywood will be paying for some Asian American actors to get murdered by gunpoint or bombed on-screen. A job’s a job, right Ken Jeong?
Lastly, something subtle, but for dogs:
“There’s not a lot of that type of statistics on many aspects of sheltering,” says Kim Intino, the director of animal sheltering issues for the Humane Society of the United States. “But I think that every person that has worked in a shelter can attest that in shelters animals with black coats can be somewhat harder to adopt out — or to even get noticed.”
What? Even for dogs? Really? I can’t imagine the same is true for cats… but this is still disheartening all the same. And if you don’t think is true, READ BLINK by Malcolm Gladwell. It’ll change your mind.