Two weeks ago, I released the first version of Racism Simulator. I made it on a whim after I came across a tweet that shared this Huffington Post article with the tagline “Why I Don’t Like White Women.” I mentally flipped the color and gender and laughed at the idea of The Huffington Post publishing an article titled “Why I Don’t Like Black Men.” It’s preposterous isn’t it? But also kind of uncomfortably funny. Admit it you silently laughed too you racist, sexist, bigot.
Since then I’ve been inundated with feature requests on Twitter, Facebook, and Reddit. One of the most requested features was to the ability to swap mentions of Barack Obama and Donald Trump. Never one to disappoint, version 1.2 of Racism Simulator will include a feature titled “Orange Is The New Black” to do just that along with a Sexism Mode, performance improvements, and a new UI to toggle each mode.
With Sexism Mode turned on, we get the same kind of hypocrisy we saw with Racism Mode.
With OITNB turned on, the results were interesting to say the least. It’s hard to imagine the mainstream media covering the 44th President the same way they’re covering the 45th.
Or the way they covered Obama supporters the same way they’re covering Trump supporters.
Other times, the articles feel like we’ve been transported to Bizzaro World with The Huffington Post publishing headlines like these:
And sometimes, you get articles like this:
If you already have Racism Simulator installed, it should update automatically. If not, or if you don’t already have it, you can download it for Chrome and Firefox below.