An entertainment industry source familiar with the U.S. market said, “The U.S. is one of the most culturally tolerant societies in the world. But when it comes to racial matters, Americans are also very sensitive.”
That’s the quote.
It was laughed at.
“OH STUPID ARROGANT AMERICANS THINKING WE”RE SO TOLERANT DON’T MAKE ME LAUGH LOLOLOLOL”
Right? Not really.
I seriously fail to see what’s so amusing about that quote.
America is far from perfect in the realm of tolerance, but was the American industry source wrong?
How many other places in the world are as tolerant and mindful of offending others as America? Seriously now, public figures who do or say offensive shit in America get absolutely obliterated by the media.
I just don’t see the problem with labeling America as one of the most tolerant societies in the world. Even if you disagree that’s it’s in the top five or so, the quote is at least in the fucking realm of reality, hardly anything to laugh or snark about.
As a minority myself, I’m fully aware that America still has a long way to go, but while you shit on America for the job we’ve done, credit should be given as well, because while we still have work to finish, the majority of other countries haven’t even built a foundation yet.
Ironically, perhaps more people would realize that if they stepped out of their insular America-centric worlds.