Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Racist Chips Off the Old Block?

I was indifferently pouring myself a bowl-full of corn chips the other day when from the bag emerged this:

How does this sort of thing happen? No, really. How does it happen? Do the workers save a burnt chip -- hereafter known as "Burnt Chip + Number" -- that was rejected by quality control and surreptitiously toss it into a passing bag just prior to the bag's sealing? Or does quality control simply miss one of these burnt fellows every once in a great while? Whether intentional or stochastic, the consequence is a race to the bottom of e-quality, this being an online query.

But the query could easily devolve into that putatively much-needed discourse, "A Conversation on Race." For example, which runner is faster: Achilles or Usain Bolt? Neither, as we learn from Zeno, for neither of the two can take the first infinitesimally small step.

No race, therefore, exists, and since there is thus no race, Burnt Chip 1 thereby needn't worry about possible racists!

It's a wonderful world . . .

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At 7:00 PM, Blogger Kevin Kim said...

Am I racist if I prefer the darker ones?

At 7:58 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

There is no race, so nobody even cares anymore whether Achilles or Bolt would win, and no one is racist . . . except for the non-existent, would-be racists with their non-existent, would-be races.

Jeffery Hodges

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