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Herr Matthias - 2009-10-06
Five just for the YouTube comments
pastorofmuppets - 2009-10-06
It would have been more interesting if they didn't have to replace the cashier with an actor.
SolRo - 2009-10-06
racists are a cowardly lot, making it hard to catch them in the act.

But as a painfully white, anglo looking guy in socali, I hear a lot of comments about "them mexicans" when no mexicans are around.

This also makes me wonder what the hell apperently makes me look so racist.

Hooper_X - 2009-10-07
You just answered your own question - you're a painfully white-looking anglo guy in socal. Since you look like the racists, they assume that you share their beliefs. I get this a fair bit as a hilariously anglo guy in the deep south.

Whenever anyone says something like "you know how THEY are" or "THOSE people" I always have to stop myself from saying "Those people? You mean DARKIES? Or SAMBOS? or COONS? Is THAT who you're talking about? I just want to be completely clear here - you mean BLACK PEOPLE, right?"

But usually it's more of a "No, I really don't know." as witheringly as possible.

So I guess I'm guilty of aiding and abetting that kind of behavior myself. Oops.

Sick Man - 2009-10-06
I hate the whole series with this guy where they stage fake scenarios in front of a hidden camera. There are enough real dickheads to deal with without some actor put there to quiz you.

Anyway, I had a Yemeni house lady once. She was white but wore a headscarf to work, so she got to put up with plenty of bigoted horseshit.
Cheese - 2009-10-06
Weepy liberal faggots.
Man Who Fights Like Woman - 2009-10-06
Terrorists look like you.
Hooper_X - 2009-10-07

Tstyle - 2009-10-06
"Thanks for letting us shoot our little 'news' story in your bakery local sir, here's the keys back."

I'm not sure how to rate this.
Tuan Jim - 2009-10-06
Yay for the guy whose son was in the Army and the two girls who cry and the big fat guy who wasn't like the other fat people who did nothing.

Yay a thousand times for them.

FatFatuousNation - 2009-10-06
Yep, 5 for the fat guy.

Lindner - 2009-10-06
... on the surface, I'd be standing there doing nothing.

But I assure you, I'd be deeply outraged. Largely at the fact I had to wait in line for these cock suckers to film a bullshit experiment when I've got shit to do.

I just want my coffee and my danish, and have no time. While I wait here, lives could be lost!

phalsebob - 2009-10-06
It's hard to say which side of the line you come down on till you are in that situation (the angry/quiet line, not the racist/non racist line).

Hooper_X - 2009-10-07
On a legitimate psychological experiment note - the bystander effect pretty much suggests that the more people are around, the less likely you are to take action, you just kind of hang back and hope someone else will do it. Basically, if you are going to take action in a situation, you will do so within the first 2-3 minutes of noticing that something is going on.

(guess who's been on a social psych kick lately?)

RockBolt - 2009-10-06
From disgusting to uplifting
Camonk - 2009-10-06
Thirteen people stood up for her? Damn. Hey uh... g-go America?

Oh man, Glenn Beck was right, that hurt me a little. But less than it would have yesterday. I'll try again tomorrow.
pastorofmuppets - 2009-10-07
To Catch a Proprietor

"Out of 25 people who picked a shitty time to get coffee, 5 were stupid racists, 10 were stupid non-racists, and the remaining 10 noticed the camera crew and mediocre acting. We'll assume they're not racist, though. Go USA!"
Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-10-07
Here, these are for you and Anti Racist Girl.

eatenmyeyes - 2009-10-07
John Stamos, no!
Xenocide - 2009-10-07
It's to catch a predator, but for racists!
Hooper_X - 2009-10-07
See, here's the thing - these little games aren't really scientific, and they don't really confirm anything we don't already know. About a third of people are willing to speak up and say something when they see a problem, while most people will just ignore it and go about their business.

It's weird to me because news networks have no obligations regarding human test subjects. They can shout and harangue and humiliate people all they want, because it's not their job to protect their subjects. The case files on the Milgram Obedience Study (look it up) won't be opened for YEARS in order to give everyone who was involved with it on any level enough time to be long since dead. This one? You just broadcasted that dude's face to the entire country. This is less an experiment in behavior and more a game of public shaming.

Of course, you could also argue that the end goal of social research is different from the end goal of a newsmagazine program, and you'd be exactly right. At which point I'd argue that the newsmagazine, which is less concerned with generating a deeper understanding and more concerned with generating higher ratings, shouldn't even attempt to present its activities as "scientific," which they clearly are (bringing in psychologists, etc. to "evaluate" their "findings" and so forth).

Sorry, pet peeve. OK GUYS SMELL YA LATER
charmlessman - 2009-10-07
Here's what I learned from this: That Muslim girl is hot.
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