A lot of people don’t like my comedy…
A lot of White people don’t like my comedy — A lot of White people say this to me:
Hey, Aamer — Hey. …get on stage… you make your jokes about White people… You say, “White people this, White people that.” What if I did something like that, huh? What if I got on stage and said, Yeah, “Black people are like this, Muslims are like that”? You’d probably call me a racist? Wouldn’t you?
And I say…
“Yeah, yeah I would. Yeah. You should never do that. That’s bad for your health.”
They’re like, “Well, you do that, Aamer! You do that. You get on stage, you make your jokes about White people. Don’t you think that’s a kind of a racism? Don’t you think that’s… [dun dun duuun…] reverse racism?”
I say, “No, I don’t think that’s reverse racism.”
Not because I don’t think reverse racism exists!
I think if you ask some Black people, they’ll tell you flat out, “There’s no such thing as reverse racism.” I don’t agree with that. I think there is such a thing as reverse racism, and…
I could be a reverse racist! If I wanted to.
All I would need would be a time machine, right? And what I’d do is I would get in my time machine and I’d go back in time to before Europe colonised the world, right? And I’d convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and colonise Europe, right?
Just occupy them… steal their land and resources. Set up some kind of like, I don’t know… ”Trans-Asian slave trade,” where we exported White people to work on giant rice-plantations in China. …just ruin Europe over the course of a couple centuries, so all their descendants would wanna migrate out and live in the places where black and brown people come from.
Of course in that time, I’d make sure I set up systems that privilege Black and Brown people at every conceivable social, political, and economic opportunity. And White people will never have any hope of real self-determination.
…every couple of decades make up some fake war as an excuse to go bomb them back to the Stone Age and say it’s for their own good because their culture’s inferior.
And just for kicks, subject White people to Coloured people’s standards of beauty, so they end up hating the colour of their own skin, eyes, and hair.
If after hundreds…
and hundreds of years of that… I got on stage at a comedy show and said, “Hey, what’s the deal with White people? Why can’t they dance?”
That would be reverse racism.
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