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Racism is terrible, there's no room for debate on that. But sometimes terrible things can also be terribly weird.

Today we're going to talk about instances of racism that left the victim confused more than hurt. Because, apparently, some people need to be told that Asian women are allowed to be named Lisa.

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Nothing brings out the secret hate like a physically threatening force that justifies deeply internalized racism.

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Bong Joon-Ho made history this weekend with his film Parasite, the first foreign-language film to take home an Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.

Parasite also won in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay categories, and Bong received the award for Best Director.

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In an odd attempt to claim that White men are the true victims of all society's ills, instead of the people who hold the most power in much of the world, Terry Gilliam decided to claim that he is a "Black Lesbian In Transition."

The 79-year-old Monty Python and the Holy Grail director made his claim during an interview with The Independent while he was supposed to be promoting his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

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Ah yes, microaggressions are still alive and well in 2019.

For those who don't know, a microaggression is:

"a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority."
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