Indirect discrimination has disproportionate impact but does not necessarily have racial intent.
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In which case, why was the film “Team America” not banned or called racist? What about the film “Tropic Thunder” where an actor “blacked up” for his role? If a theatre company wanted to explore issues of race and had Othello played by a white actor, and had all the other actors as black — would that be racist? When non-Asian actors put on an Asian accent (as in many sketch shows) why are they not stopped, and called racist?

adjective:

showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another.”

This is but one definition of “racist”. How were these four men, who were doing nothing more than joining in with a parade and mimicking a popular film in order to share that fun with everyone — and it was for everyone without discrimination — supposed to fit that definition and be called racist?

They had no intention to offend, showed no meaning of ill will, nor prejudice of superiority.

I seriously wonder why individual people as always choose to take personal offence at something — because they believe they have a right to their opinion — but then, like you, decide that for some reason you personal opinion should automatically be accepted as universal. Even when, under the definition of the term “racist”, either as a noun or as an adjective, clearly does not apply.

Perhaps, therefore, we should cancelling all St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the future, since so many Irish AND non-Irish people choose to wear comedy green hats with orange hair.

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