November 21, 2013

Racism, Holland style.

Yikes.

25 comments:

William said...

Their country is dominated by dykes.

Shouting Thomas said...

Why yikes?

It's just a dumb TV show and they're joking it up.

You think it's important to crush all displays of ethnic humor?

The guy is very stereotypically Chinese. My late wife was half Chinese. I can testify to the fact that Chinese eat a lot of rice.

You got a problem with that?

Michael said...

Wel, yes. But dont lose your head and make a joke about the prophet.

Sorun said...

You should hear the jokes the Chinese tell.

Basil said...

Chinese is not a "race." China is a country. We need to stop this sloppy use of the charge of racism. What he did was make an ethnic joke, whcih is much less offensive and dangerous than teh "knock out" game where young blacks randomly punch white people.

Also, Chinese restaurants do make menus with numbered dishes, do they not?

RecChief said...

couldnt' open the link, but I can relate a story about the Netherlands. In 2004, I took a detail to the port of Amsterdam to prep and load equipmentn for shipment to Germany. We had two black soldiers in the detail. The Army being what it is, lowest bidder and all, the hotel they put us up in was in a somewhat rough neighborhood. The hotel was next to a bar, we went in one night after work, and walked right back out, there were pictures of all the nazi leadership on the walls. The neighborhood had a high population of skinheads. Given our haircuts, several of them thoguht we were of the same mindset. Once they found out we had black soldiers with us, we had to leave the hotel at 0400, climbing out of a window so that we weren't seen leaving. Worst month I ever had in Europe.

MadisonMan said...

Wow, that was horrible, except for the contestant's singing, which was very nice.

traditionalguy said...

The Dutch seem to show an inferiority complex. But why hate Chinamen? The Germans, French, Austrians and Spanish have always conquered the Dutch at will.


Maybe they are clinging to a self image of superiority over Asians from pre-war colonial Empire days when they owned and ruled over their share of the orient's conquered resources?

Paddy O said...

"You think it's important to crush all displays of ethnic humor?"

Just the unfunny ones. Those jokes were about one step up from puns. I'm surprised the guy wasn't wearing rainbow suspenders and had a little horn he honked after each joke.

EMD said...

Europe is enlightened, after all.



lemondog said...

..surprised the guy wasn't wearing rainbow suspenders...

Gay reference?

jacksonjay said...

Just learned about the "Black Pete" characters that surface in Holland at Christmas time. Unbelievable!

I am always shocked when the Dutch speak English like Americans. I'm told it is because of TV.

MadisonMan said...

Dutchman's breaches of taste.

Paddy O said...

Lemondog,

Jerry Seinfeld, when he was trying to out hack Bania.

rhhardin said...

Fire drills are the important historical contribution.

rhhardin said...

Plus The Craw and laundry filming locations.

Mary Beth said...

acksonjay said...

Just learned about the "Black Pete" characters that surface in Holland at Christmas time. Unbelievable!

11/21/13, 10:00 AM


Listen to David Sedaris' Six to Eight Black Men
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Speaking of the Dutch, this is too little too late. I'd rather be known for liking rice than for being complicit in a genocidal massacre.

madAsHell said...

Dutch speak English like Americans

Yeah....what's up with that!

A Dutch game show in English??

I know English is widely spoken in the Netherlands, but the demographic for that show isn't the sharpest knife in the drawer.

Curious George said...

After what they did at Pearl harbor, fuck 'em!

virgil xenophon said...

When one grows up in a certain culture, things that seem abnormal to outsiders seem quite normal to the primary group. In New Orleans--a very insular city--it is still possible to see a "Wop Salad" listed on neighborhood restaurant menus. And this in a city with a large Italian-American population well integrated into the social fabric of the city--in fact one of its mainstays.

MadisonMan said...

After what they did at Pearl harbor, fuck 'em!

Those darn Dutch!

EMD said...

I understand the gist of what other commenters are saying, and in the day-to-day life of friends who rib each other and joke amongst themselves, where it is mutually accepted, I find to be okay.

I have jewish, irish, etc. friends and we all get on one another about our backgrounds, origins, etc. and it's truly harmless fun.

However, this man is a guest on this show. To casually use his race/creed as a prop for your (bad) humor is really pathetic. There's no mutual agreement at play here where these jokes should be permissible.


ken in sc said...

I though this post was going to be about Black Pete. Actually, the US is the least racist place I have ever been to. I have been to lots of foreign countries in the military.

TMink said...

Well, you cannot judge other countries by the standard of the most integrated, least racist country on the planet: America.

Trey

Jim S. said...

Having lived in the lowlands for eight years, I can say that Europeans in general are much more racist than Americans.