Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Daily Show - "Ragheads" and Chinese Communist Education

Jon Stewart and his crew were in good form this week covering some stuff related to race and Asian-ness.

First up, the "raghead" slur against South Carolina Republican Nikki Haley. Haley comes from Punjabi Sikh background, but is a Christian, born in South Carolina and is married to a white American. But she is still a dirty foreigner to rival Congressman Jake Knotts, who said on an internet talk show, "We already got one rag head in the white house. We don’t need another one in the governor’s mansion."
No matter how much you assimilate, you're never quite white enough...

There's also stuff in this clip about famed White House correspondent Helen Thomas's anti-Semitic remarks that led to her resigning from her longstanding post.
The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
Thank You, South Carolina - The Race to Replace Disgrace
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Also on The Daily Show, the ever-awesome Aasif Mandvi checks out the town of Hacienda Heights where the school board is warning that teaching the middle-schoolers about Chinese language and culture is tantamount to making them into little Maoists...

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