I'm A Racist ... A Li'l Bit

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Well, we all are.  A lil bit racist, I mean.  So, it's ok to admit that. 

I've always felt guilty about my being a (just a lil bit) racist until I've watched "Avenue Q" on Broadway last year.  I realized then that everyone's really a racist, we just won't admit it.  I guess if we put humor into this very sensitive subject, like what "Avenue Q" did, it would seem ok to be just a li'l bit of it (as long as you don't go overboard as to hang somebody on a tree like the KKK did).

Watch this "Avenue Q" video I found on youtube. This is hilarious! Lyrics courtesy of stlyrics.  Learn and enjoy!  Peace!




Princeton:
..
You're a little bit racist.

Kate Monster:
Well, you're a little bit too.

Princeton:
I guess we're both a little bit racist.

Kate Monster:
Admitting it is not an easy thing to do...

Princeton:
But I guess it's true.

Kate Monster:
Between me and you,
I think

Both:
Everyone's a little bit racist .... sometimes.
Doesn't mean we go around committing hate crimes.
Look around and you will find no one's really color blind.
Maybe it's a fact we all should face:
Everyone makes judgments based on race.

Princeton:
Now not big judgments, like who to hire
or who to buy a newspaper from -

Kate Monster:
No!

Princeton:
No, just little judgments like thinking that Mexican
busboys should learn to speak goddamn English!

Kate Monster:
Right!

Both:
Everyone's a little bit racist, today.
So, everyone's a little bit racist ...Okay!
Ethnic jokes might be uncouth,
But you laugh because they're based on truth.
Don't take them as Personal attacks.
Everyone enjoys them - So relax!

Princeton:
All right, stop me if you've heard this one.

Kate Monster:
Okay!

Princeton:
There's a plane going down and there's only one parachute. And there's a rabbi, a priest...

Kate Monster:
And a black guy!

Gary Coleman:
Whatchoo talkin' 'bout Kate?

Kate Monster:
Uh...

Gary Coleman:
You were telling a black joke!

Princeton:
Well, sure, Gary, but lots of people tell black jokes.

Gary Coleman:
I don't.

Princeton:
Well, of course you don't - you're black!
But I bet you tell Polack jokes, right?

Gary Coleman:
Well, sure I do. Those stupid Polacks!

Princeton:
Now, don't you think that's a little racist?

Gary Coleman:
Well, damn, I guess you're right.

Kate Monster:
You're a little bit racist.

Gary Coleman:
Well, you're a little bit too.

Princeton:
We're all a little bit racist.

Gary Coleman:
I think that I would have to agree with you.

Princeton/Kate Monster:
We're glad you do.

Gary Coleman:
It's sad but true!  Everyone's a little bit racist - All right!

Kate Monster:
All right!

Princeton:
All right!

Gary Coleman:
All right! Bigotry has never been exclusively white

All:
If we all could just admit that we are racist a little bit,
Even though we all know that it's wrong,
Maybe it would help us get along.

Princeton:
Oh, Christ do I feel good.

Gary Coleman:
Now there was a fine upstanding black man!

Princeton:
Who?

Gary Coleman:
Jesus Christ.

Kate Monster:
But, Gary, Jesus was white.

Gary Coleman:
No, Jesus was black.

Kate Monster:
No, Jesus was white.

Gary Coleman:
No, I'm pretty sure that Jesus was black-

Princeton:
Guys, guys...Jesus was Jewish!

Brian:
Hey guys, what are you laughing about?

Gary Coleman:
Racism!

Brian:
Cool.

Christmas Eve:
BRIAN! Come back here!
You take out lecycuraburs!

Princeton:
What does that mean?

Brian:
Um, recyclables.
Hey, don't laugh at her!
How many languages do you speak?

Kate Monster:
Oh, come off it, Brian!
Everyone's a little bit racist.

Brian:
I'm not!

Princeton:
Oh no?

Brian:
Nope!
How many Oriental wives have you got?

Christmas Eve:
What? Brian!

Princeton:
Brian, buddy, where have you been? The term is Asian-American!

Christmas Eve:
I know you al no intending to be
But carring me Oriental - Offensive to me!

Brian:
I'm sorry, honey, I love you.

Christmas Eve:
And I rove you.

Brian:
But you're racist, too.

Christmas Eve:
Yeah, I know. 

The Jews have or the money
And the whites have or the power.
And I'm arways in a taxi-cab with dliver who no showel!

Princeton:
Me too!

Kate Monster:
Me too!

Gary Coleman:
I can't even get a taxi!

All:
Everyone's a little bit racist, it's true.
But everyone is just about as racist as you!
If we all could just admit that we are racist a little bit,
And everyone stopped being so PC
Maybe we could live in - Harmony!

Christmas Eve:
Evlyone's a ritter bit lacist!


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2 comments:

Vanessa said...

You know I never thought about it that way! We all do it! We all try to be PC but sometimes a joke or a comment could come out and you don't think of it! Great post! I really want to see Avenue Q!

. said...

Avenue Q's a funny portrayal of life's serious and sensitive issues, so yeah, go ahead see it. It'll be worth your $$.