Racism

  • Season 1 , Ep 2
  • 03/13/2014
  • Views: 159,657

Forrest reviews the experience of race-based hatred by creating segregationist signage in his office and researching stereotypes in a public park. (2:24)

FOR YOU, MY BLACK FRIEND.

BEFORE I EMBARKED ON MY JOURNEYOF RACE-BASED HATRED,

I PAID A VISITTO MY BLACK NEIGHBOR, GENE,

TO BANK SOME GOODWILLFOR THE DIFFICULT TIMES AHEAD.

I HAD ALWAYS THOUGHT OFBLACK PEOPLE SIMPLY AS PEOPLE

AND, AS A CONSEQUENCE,

DIDN'T THINK MUCH WAS SPECIALABOUT THEM.

BUT NOW I WOULD NEEDTO DISCOVER WHAT IT WAS

THAT MADE THEM DIFFERENT

AND HOW I COULD TURN THATINTO FEELINGS OF RED-HOT RACISM.

AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT,I STUMBLED UPON A FAMILY REUNION

OF BLACK PEOPLE, WHICH WAS BEINGHELD IN A PUBLIC PARK

WHERE ANYONE COULD JOIN THEM.

HI, THERE.[chuckles]

- YOU WANT TO KNOW WHO'S RUDE?CAMERON.

SHE SAYS TO ME, "OH, YOU NEEDTO DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR HAIR."

- [scoffs]UNBELIEVABLE.

OVER THE COURSE OF A PRODUCTIVEAND ENJOYABLE AFTERNOON

OF INTERRACIAL EAVESDROPPING,

I LEARNED AN ENORMOUS AMOUNT

OF UNFLATTERING THINGSABOUT BLACK PEOPLE.

- WHO INVITED YOU, AGAIN?

- THEY INSULT YOUR HAIRWHEN THEIR WEAVE LOOKS TERRIBLE,

THEY SHOOT OFF THEIR MOUTHSTO DERRICK

ABOUT THINGSTHAT DON'T CONCERN THEM,

AND, MOST INFURIATINGLY,

THEY WON'T STOP TALKINGABOUT THEIR CATERING BUSINESS.

WAS IT DIFFICULTTO EARN THEIR TRUST?

SO LONG, EVERYBODY!

I NOW HAD THE AMMUNITIONTO GET SERIOUSLY RACIST.

HEY, SHUT UP ABOUTYOUR CATERING BUSINESS!

LET'S GO, LET'S GO, LET'S GO!

ACTUALLY, CAN YOU MAKE THATA DIET COKE, PLEASE?

I AM WATCHING MY CALORIES,

AND I KNOW YOU'RE GONNA RUNALONG AND TELL THAT TO DERRICK.

- DERRICK?

- I KNOW A FEW THINGS.

OH, GOOD.YES, THANK YOU.

RIGHT NEXTTO THE OTHER ONE, PLEASE.

IT WAS NECESSARYFOR MY NEW RACIST ATTITUDE

TO PERVADE MY ENTIRE LIFE,

INCLUDING AT THE WORKPLACE.

ATTENTION, EVERYONE!NEW POLICY.

THIS WILL BE STRICTLY,HARSHLY, ENFORCED.

[toilet flushes]BUT THESE NEW SYSTEMS

WERE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAININ THE MODERN WORLD.

I WAS, FOR INSTANCE, NOT ABLETO EXPLAIN WHERE WHITE WOMEN

WERE SUPPOSED TO GOTO THE BATHROOM.

- [sighs]

- MY EFFORTS WERE CAUSINGMORE CONFUSION THAN OPPRESSION.

- WAIT. THIS ONE ISTHE COLOR COPIER?

ISN'T IT THAT ONE?

- THIS IS THE COLORED COPIER.

THAT ONE IS THE COLOR COPIER.

- SO THIS ISTHE BLACK-AND-WHITE COPIER?

- THAT'S THE WHITE COPIER.

- LOOK, I JUST NEED TO MAKEA COLOR COPY.

- WELL, GO AHEAD AND DO IT.

JUST DON'T USETHE COLORED COPIER.

THE WHITE COPIERIS BETTER ANYWAY.

IT MAKES COLORED COPIES.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I CAN POSSIBLYDO TO MAKE THIS MORE CLEAR.

- YOU COULD WRITE "PEOPLE"UNDER THEM.

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