I hear this term thrown around casually in movie reviews, to describe Obama, in blogs, etc.
It’s a weird term, why is it said? You’ll never hear “non-threatening white person” because I suppose it is by default that white people are not threatening anything. When the term is used to whom is the minority non-threatening? White people, right? Even though a threatening mexican is just as violent to other mexicans as whites. But white people are assumed to be more afraid, the non-threatening is for them.
It seems to insult whatever minority, that they are less of one because they are non-threatening, that if they were truly black or hispanic they would at least be a bit threatening.
I just find the term odd. Mainly because the term is used to vaguely insult and accuse of racism, yet it’s kinda slightly racist itself.
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