Monday, October 19, 2009

How To Tell People They SOUND Racist (or Sexist, or Homophobic, or Ableist, or

@HappyFeminist tweeted this video just now. I'm saving it, though, and post-dating this post. Because I'm RTing her tomorrow morning, and I'll schedule this post for sometime maybe even next week, to kind of spread the video's visibility.

I stole the video from here, but it's Jay Smooth's video.

Although it might seem pretty obvious, I had never thought about this before. Very important distinction when having the racist/sexist/ableist/etcist conversation...


  1. That video was great. I'll have to check more of his stuff (if there is more). Thanks. :)

  2. Yes! Dare I say it? Could this possibly be how could we approach a civil dialogue about anything in this country?

    If you don't attack someone and call them racist or sexist, but rather explain why their words are hurtful, then you can start to change the conversation. Maybe they'll hear you if they're not defensive. I love it.


  3. Anonymous1:41 AM

    Awsome miss cox...

    The dude in that video seems very wise to me.

  4. This is great! And I love that it breaks this down because honestly it can be hard to approach someone about racism/sexism/homophobia.

  5. LOL. I wish I had known about this video when I wrote the Top Ten I Am Not A Racist list and later published the two-part post at Thanks for sharing this video. He's so right on the money.


  6. Thanks so much for introducing him to us, I've fast become a big fan.