Remember the early part of the COVID19 pandemic, when it was racist not to go into Chinatown?

Well, things have changed. According to CNN, if you venture into Chinatown, you’re basically condoning racism. Because according to CNN, the fonts that adorn awnings and store windows are, in fact, racist:

This sounds promising, doesn’t it?

What’s wrong, Stephen? You’re not excited about the chance to confront this pernicious form of racism?

Yes. Thank you, CNN, for bringing this to our attention:

It’s hard not to cringe at the Chinese stereotypes bundled up with each font package — especially when seen through the lens of today’s heightened vigilance toward discrimination and systemic racism. Critics believe that using chop suey typefaces is downright racist, particularly when deployed by non-Asian creators.

It’s a shame we can’t post the whole thing for you here. Writer Anne Quito clearly put a lot of work into this massive bowl of word salad.

Progress! Or something.

Because if we didn’t know any better, we might think some people actually get off on being offended.

Little of column A, little of column B.

Stay tuned for that very important story from CNN.

Meanwhile:

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