And yet, while these sleazy mongoloid wrestling gimmicks may reinforce racist attitudes, does it actually harm anyone? Sociologist types would likely argue that it does. They say that foreign or ethnically based characters are always the heels/villains who cheat to win.
OK. So fucking what?
Personally, when I was a kid, I always rooted for the foreign bad guys because I thought they were more interesting than their bland, baby-face counterparts. And if the majority of people chant “USA” and cheer on the dude in the Stars & Stripes underwear, then that’s fine, too. Isn’t it natural to hate and fear whoever is different from ourselves?
Isn’t this just another way of celebrating cultural difference?