ICERD Casual Racism Project (Part 2 – Illustration #3 and #4)
Why is My Accent Funny to You?
At first glance, things look really fun and exciting… And it is… Lots of sparks, movement and color… Except for the little guy in the corner. He gets only a token part to say in the performance because he has an accent that others don’t really welcome. That’s the story behind the picture, based on a true life account of casual racism in the article.
But They’re Cool with It!
Sometimes we hear racial jokes made at the expense of others. They seem to laugh along like it’s no big deal. But is it, really? Who really knows if a smile is meant to hide tears?