Cultural Criticism from Cracked Magazine

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.

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