So apparently I never posted a transcript for the Racefail '09 bingo card, which was, well, kinda shitty. So I figure, better abominably late than never, right? For posterity:
B: Bad discussion:
-Flamewar! Catfight! Shitflinging! Trolls! Orcs! Sockpuppets!
-There's equally bad behavior on both sides. (I'm neutral.)
-We need a mature discussion of race... on my site/at a con/later.
-Low signal-to-noise ratio/lots of heat, little light.
-Too long/complex/multithreaded/unmoderated; didn't read.
I: I'm not racist:
-My essential non-racist self is untainted by the racism around me.
-I'm female/gay/poor/working-class/Wiccan/a Jew/atheist/...
-I'm one-sixteenth Cherokee!/I have friends/relatives who are POC.
-I don't see race. (It wouldn't matter if you didn't keep bringing it up.)
-I marched in a civil rights parade/dated a POC/took a class once...
N: Not racist:
-It's classism, not racism.
-It's just that POC are that way, for whatever reason (not racism).
-The important thing is that no one gets called racist. (Call it "privilegism.")
-Fantastic/archaic tropes/terminology can't be racially problematic!
-Calling this "racism" hurts the cause; it diminishes actual racism.
G: Get over it:
-Why are you all soo mean?!/You're harshing my squee!
-Can you all just shut up about it now?
-It's just SF/fantasy/television/a kid's show.
-It's about another world/mythology/time without racism, so the author can't be racist!
-Geez, Bear was just trying to accept a critique, and you people all attacked her!
O: O is for other:
-Witchhunt! Lynching! Boycott! Star chamber! McCarthyism! Loyalty oaths!
-Talking about racism and race is "bad tone"/racist/impolite.
-If only you didn't do A, B, and C, and instead did X, Y, and Z, I'd listen to you.
-Damned if you do, damned if you don't.
-You're just looking for things to be offended by./Race-baiting!
Also, the date on this post is totally a lie, changed so as not to clog up reading pages with old material. This was in fact posted on 22 November 2009, not 22 March 2009. ;-)