Morality aside, how cute are those hats?

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Sometimes, when watching TV, one has to wonder…

Is that racist?

If so, was it considered racist at the time by the mainstream?

And, is it conscious or unconscious?

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Example: there’s an episode of X-Files (Teso Dos Bichos, Season 3, Episode 18) which depicts a group of South American excavators — all wearing chullo hats every moment they’re on screen.

The question is: do the indigenous people really all wear these hats all the time, or is this, perhaps, a little bit racist? If so, it’s probably unconscious racism, right?

The part later in the episode where they turn into witch doctors, do peyote-like drugs, and curse the protagonists to get attacked by a swarm of hundreds of cats is, conversely, blatant racism.

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In honor of this (terrible, almost completely un-watch-able episode), I’ve drawn a bunch of fellas in chullo hats. Because I really, really like those hats.

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Television extra credit:

While watching your favorite show, can you find examples of homophobia or at least hetero-normality? Able-ism? Fat or slut shaming?

This is a fun game, until you realize how depressing it is.