||[Jul. 8th, 2003|12:35 pm]
The Question Club
|||||"Huminatree" -- Visionaries||]|
You know what I realized? I was thinking back on phrases that I haven't really heard in a long time, like "the pot calling the kettle black", or "oooh, you no good cotton pickin'..."
And I was amazed at how racist those are! I never realized it as a kid, but now when I think about it, I'm like, I can't believe they said "cotton pickin'" in all the cartoons I used to watch. Wow. And the kettle being black thing, if you've never heard of that phrase, thats when somebody says some kind of hypocritical thing or an insult that could apply to them and so you would say "Oh, the pot calling the kettle black." Cuz they're both black. And that's supposed to be an insult I suppose. No, that's hella racist. And I'm just now seeing that lol [shaking head].
What other little things like that am I missing here, that we've been teaching our kids? (racial/homophobic/sexist/etc)