Cracked Magazine’s web site has been hiring really good writers for the past couple years, and they constantly deliver lists of fascinating or funny things, often from pop culture.
Today I ran across Hollywood’s 6 Favorite Offensive Stereotypes:
- The Magic Negro
- The Gay/Effeminate Psychopath
- The Latina Maid
- The Mighty Non-Whitey
- The Wise, Old Asian Asshole
- The Cowardly/Incompetent Black Sidekick
Wow. That’s, like, actual left-wing cultural criticism delivered in an amusing and compelling way by the people that gave us the 7 Most Terrifying Corporate Mascots of All Time, the 5 Most Obviously Drug-Fueled TV Appearances Ever, the 8 Most Cringe-Worthy Comic Book Moments Ever, and 5 Movie Martial Artists that Lost a Deathmatch To Dignity.
Not that it’s unprecedented; there are also the 9 Most Racist Disney Characters. And Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky would be proud of the seldom-taught-in-schools history that shows up in 7 Insane Conspiracies That Actually Happened.