Everyone's acting so shocked over Michael Richards' outburst the other day.
And yeah, it was horrible, but frankly, I always kind of assumed that the
Kramer character was supposed to be a racist. I mean, let's look at the
- There was an episode where Kramer burned a Puerto Rican flag
- Was meeting the parents of a black girl he was dating, and decided he
needed to be well-tanned for it.
- That episode where he was shacking up with Elaine's roommate and Elaine
came home and found them dancing like savages to tribal music always had
racist undertones, IMO
- The episode where George thought the guy in his office looked like
Sugar Ray Leonard *
- Went to a b-ball game and threw pretzels at Reggie Miller **
* Yeah, this was George, but Kramer probably ghost-wrote the episode.
** Sure he went to a strip club with Miller and Spike Lee after, but even
racists like ***ies.