The Five Most Racist Things In That Disgusting Map of Dallas Everyone Is Spreading Around This Week.
Welcome to Ranked, a new, recurring column where we take a long, hard look at oddly specific things pertaining to Dallas and tell you the order in which you should care about them.
Dallas has changed a lot in recent years, but one problem that has persisted — and most likely will for a long time — is the issue of segregation and race relations.
Wading into this mess this week comes Judgmental Maps. In no uncertain terms, Judgmental Maps is complete bullshit. It's a Tumblr site where users submit maps on their city of choice and fill them with gross stereotypes and outright racist nonsense in place of neighborhood names.
At best, it's a click-bait hive. At worst, it's seriously just the fucking worst.
We hate to even talk about it, to be honest, but the Dallas-centric map posted to that site this week has been all over social media of late. Hell, D Magazine even thought it was “an interesting read.”
Which is just gross, really.
Judgmental Maps' whole concept relies on people who are scared, ignorant and totally lack any sense of decency. The site depends on people finding humor in the under-served, underprivileged and different. Listen: You know it sucks because not only do they use the word hipster a lot, but pretty much every term that they do employ is a code word used in lieu of the actually using the outright racist language that the site's users so obviously wish they could get away with using.
Honestly, it feels like a huge waste of time and resources to keep talking about what a shitshow the site is, but, if Judgmental Maps tells us anything, it's that the internet loves calculated viral content.
With that in mind, allow us to present to you the five most racist things from the Judgmental Map of Dallas.
5. “Bridge to a Mugging.”
It's really inconvenient to drive across the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge for a bougie dinner and then have to worry about being mugged by some lower income folks whose neighborhood is being turned upmarket, huh?
4. “Egg Roll.”
Oh, an entire area of Garland simply labeled “Egg Roll.” Cool! Not only is this usage offensive if all the inhabitants of the area are Chinese, but it's also racist if whoever made the map is just guessing on Asian nationalities! More racist, even!
3. “Mexican Girls Driving While Using Cellphone & Drinking Big Gulps.”
This one is just so weirdly specific in its stereotyping that it's transcended blanket racism and found a home in angry and targeted racism. Quite an accomplishment.
2. “Blacks w Cars.”
Care to guess how many times the word “white” is used on this map? Did you guess “I don't know, just once, probably?” Sorry, thanks for playing, but your guess is one times too high. Meanwhile, here's a blog about living in Dallas without a car. It's run by a white man.
1. The fact that everything north of I-30 is deemed “OK” and that everything south of it is deemed “Not So Much.”
I mean, it's probably just coincidence that the majority of the areas south of I-30 happen to be inhabited by minorities, right?
Well, there you have it, everyone!
Oh, and just to be clear: It's not just these five things that are racist. It's pretty much the whole goddamn thing.
So, way to poorly hide your racist, bullshit attitude behind a bunch of not-even-mediocre jokes, whatever asshole made this! You suck completely. And to you turds sharing this image with glee on your Facebook feeds? You aren't any better, by the way.
Have fun in hell, though!