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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Blind Spots

When you look different, the world treats you differently. Travelers should know this better than anyone


7 comments:

  1. I don't get it? I expected "at home" to be something like "Whaddya mean, I gotta pay the same price as those tourists? I live here, man! I pay the taxes!"

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    1. The first panel does hint the punchline might be that, but the second panel points to the racism issue instead. Basically, he's mad when he is affected by what he sees as racism in other countries, but is outraged when someone thinks there is racism in his own country. It's very two-sided thinking, and it's something racists are prone to do. Thus, the end joke could be that he's actually racist himself, or at the very least purposefully blinding himself to racism in his own country... but I'm not the author so I'm only giving my impression.

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    2. That's exactly what I had intended, yes!

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  2. This is perfect -- thank you so much for addressing the current moment in a way that's relevant to travelers.

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  3. How many of those who claim that there is no racism ever went abroad?

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    1. Oh man, I need to introduce you to some people I know...

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