They Might Be Giants – Your Racist Friend

Alternative group They Might Be Giants are often considered no more than a humor act, but in this 1990 song get into how it can be tough to deal with racism.

Sure, protest songs can talk about blowing in the wind and solidarity and breaking off chains, but what about when you’re at a party and the host seems to stand by a friend who is a racist? Maybe now you can relate.

Even if it’s a lovely get together, we shouldn’t choose the hors d’oeuvres over the horse mouthed bigot. Leave if a drunken guest starts spewing from a heart that needs some education on the important concept of equality.

We can try to legislate racism away, but a simpler route might be to not collectively tolerate such views in society through our actions?


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