Ahh, I enjoy days like this.
Meet Samuel Michael Hendrickson — a “good ol’ salt-of-the-earth white Indiana 20-year-old” who wants to be an internet entrepreneur and … oh … he despises Asian people. Posting a video to Facebook yesterday, Sam rattled off a list of reasons he doesn’t like the Pan-Pacific culture. The list starts with “they all look alike” and ends with “they blur their porn.” And there are several other vitriolic stops along the way, I assure you.
The video is especially interesting because Sam, who has since taken it down (too late motherf*cker. Welcome to the spotlight of the world wide web) and apologized, is attempting to start a website called “Daily Video Battle” where videos do “head-to-head” battle in an attempt to win “cash prizes” (who doesn’t like cash prizes?). So was this to be considered a submission in his contest? And does he consider it a “worthy contender”?
While I don’t think this kid is a racist in the “traditional” sense (his Facebook backdrop shows him in the same vehicle with likely the only black guy he knows. Do I think this is an accident? No. I would be curious to know though if he changed to that backdrop after sh*t blew up in his face), I think there is a new developing definition of “racist.” No longer is a racist just “that old angry white guy from ‘the flyover states’ who wears a hood and makes comments about ‘white’ being the superior skin color.” No, more and more nowadays, the “racist” distinction is being spread out to include anyone who tells off-color jokes, makes a distinction of any sort about racial discrepancies and/or participates in the “Harlem Shake” fad. Long story short, I am doubtlessly going to be in a lot of trouble one day if I don’t amend my proclivities. But for the time being, thank God I still have this dumbass as a high water mark.