Buzzfeed Community Member Writes Lovely Little Unaccidental Racist Listicle
We don’t understand what Buzzfeed gets out of letting “community members” put up listicles that range from banal to awful. They probably make millions off of it somehow. Sunday, they let some genius put up a delightful little piece that is ostensibly signs that you are from the South but really is more Signs You Are An Idiot Or A Racist Or Both. Let’s tackle some of the badness, shall we?
There’s the stuff that is just straight up regular garden variety racist.
2. You’re proud to fly the rebel flag.
Urm, there are likely plenty of people of color who are from the South who do not wish to fly the Confederate flag and are probably not so glad that you think flying said flag is a great signifier of southerness. Also, just CALLING it the rebel flag is kind of a tip off you’re one of those people who will buttonhole us at a party and explain that the War of Northern Aggression wasn’t about slaves at all.
9. When people bring up the Civil War and argue that all Southerners are racist
This comes with a cheesy graphic of Gordon Ramsay lunging and saying “bloody hell” which we guess is what you, southern boy/girl/bot/whatever thing that wrote this, do when people want to talk about the civil war.
14. Maybe your family even owned a plantation home at some point
Is this a point of pride? Also, as we must point out again, black people dwelling in the South, who are perfectly aware they are from the South, likely did not own a plantation.
Then there’s guns guns guns guns guns.
5. You love guns and probably own quite a few…
6. You love hunting (duck, deer, pheasant, etc.) and the Robertsons
You guys, there are no less than four pictures of the Duck Dynasty clan in this listicle. Perhaps it should have been called “Ten Reasons I’d Like To Make It With One of Those Racist Bearded Dudes From Teevee.”
The remainder of the listicle is declaring that many things that we thought were sorta kinda loved by many people — Jesus, dessert, football, sitting in chairs and looking at water, living on farms, driving trucks — are actually signs you are from the South, which is news to us Yankees.
Finally, the list ends with this:
You’re going to shoot us if we talk smack about the South? That seems a wee bit much, but perhaps that’s just us not understanding good old Southern pride. Oh well.