- "I'm [a member of an oppressed group] and I'm not offended."
- "It's just a book/film/comic book/TV show!"
- "Pointing out racism just makes it harder for us to achieve a colorblind society. You shouldn't judge people based on their race."
- "Minorities can be racist too, you know!"
- "You'd rather have boringly flawless and politically correct minority characters?"
- "Since everyone knows those are racist stereotypes, no one takes them seriously anymore and they can't do any harm. You're just missing the joke/clever subversion of the stereotype."
- "It's not racist, it's historically accurate!"
- "It's not racist, it's a fantasy!"
March 24, 2007
The many excuses for racism
How to Suppress Discussions of Racism