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* NonStandardCharacterDesign: Jesse Jackson has completely round eyes instead of the usual oval shaped ones.


-->'''Stan:''' ...He told my dad he was.

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-->'''Stan:''' ...He told my dad he was.was.
* TrivialTitle: Randy's apology to Jesse Jackson was merely one of his many attempts to repair his reputation early in the episode, resolves basically nothing, and is forgotten about afterwards.

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* ItIsDehumanizing: Cartman refers to Dr. Nelson as "it" several times.
--> '''Cartman''': *laughing uncontrollably* Alright, who is the freaking genius who dressed it up in little suspenders?!

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** In Cartman's subplot with Dr. David Nelson, there's a scene when the latter attempts to talk to Mr. Garrison and Principal Victoria about Cartman's {{jerkass}} behavior towards him. They both tell Nelson that the idea of having a conversation with Eric Cartman isn't wise, and that the former should just let it go. The duo are proven right when they call Eric Cartman down to the office, and the latter only [[{{Jerkass}} makes fun of Nelson]] when Nelson tries to be nice to Cartman. Point is, simply attempting to reason with bigots with words won't change their views (nor make them want to change).


** Cartman's treatment of David Nelson (a little person) borders on this. It's certainly 'insensitive', the question is whether or not it can be counter as 'innocent'.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The episode satirizes white privilege and slurs by putting Randy through prejudice as "The Nigger Guy" and having (white) people act like it's just as bad as experiencing racism (or treating him as badly as a racist would a black person).

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: The episode satirizes white privilege and slurs by putting largely consists of Randy through prejudice as "The Nigger Guy" and being treated like an African American living in the southern US before the Civil Rights Movement took off, complete with having (white) to flee from roving bands of rednecks who "don't take kindly" to people act like it's just as bad as experiencing racism (or treating him as badly as a racist would a black person).who aren't tolerant of other races.



** Cartman continually mocks a short person who came to speak at his school, laughing raucously throughout, but when this person gets Cartman's classmates to call him 'fatso', he immediately flies off the handle in a rage.



* InnocentlyInsensitive: How Stan comes off to Token throughout the episode. Stan was trying too hard to get Token's apology, and with the former telling the latter that what Randy did was "no big deal" and that Token should "forget about it," Stan kept throwing buckets of salt in Token's wound.

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: How Stan comes off to Token throughout the episode. Stan was trying too hard to get Token's apology, and with the former then switched gears to telling the latter him that what Randy did was "no big deal" and that Token should "forget about it," Stan kept throwing buckets it" when Token seemingly underreacted to Randy's comment.
** Cartman's treatment
of salt in Token's wound. David Nelson (a little person) borders on this. It's certainly 'insensitive', the question is whether or not it can be counter as 'innocent'.



** In Cartman's subplot with Dr. David Nelson, there's a scene when the latter attempts to talk to Mr. Garrison and Principal Victoria about Cartman's {{jerkass}} behavior towards him. They both tell Nelson that the idea of having a conversation with Eric Cartman isn't wise, and that the former should just let it go. The duo are proven right when they call Eric Cartman down to the office, and the latter only [[{{Jerkass}} makes fun of Nelson]] when Nelson tries to be nice to Cartman. Point is, simply attempting to reason with bigots with words won't change their views (nor make them want to change).
* SpoofAesop: Although there is some wisdom to it, Stan's subplot is a lesson that as a white person he can never understand what it's like for a black person to have a slur said around if not towards them.

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** In Cartman's subplot with Dr. David Nelson, there's a scene when the latter attempts to talk to Mr. Garrison and Principal Victoria about Cartman's {{jerkass}} behavior towards him. They both tell Nelson that the idea of having a conversation with Eric Cartman isn't wise, and that the former should just let it go. The duo are proven right when they call Eric Cartman down to the office, and the latter only [[{{Jerkass}} makes fun of Nelson]] when Nelson tries to be nice to Cartman. Point is, simply attempting to reason with bigots with words won't change their views (nor make them want to change).
* SpoofAesop: Although there is some wisdom to it, Stan's subplot is a lesson that as a white person in a predominantly white part of the world, he can never fully understand what it's like for a how black person to have a slur said around if not towards them.people feel about the word 'nigger'.



* TakeThat: When Stan tells Token that Randy apologized to Jesse Jackson so everything is all right, Token angrily tells him that "Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people!"

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* TakeThat: When Stan tells Token that Randy apologized to Jesse Jackson Jackson, so everything is all right, Token angrily tells him that "Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people!"

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* RealityEnsues:
** Accident or not, blurting out racial slurs will have you subjected to gossip, humiliation, and ostracizing, despite you constantly showing remorse for doing such a thing.
** In Cartman's subplot with Dr. David Nelson, there's a scene when the latter attempts to talk to Mr. Garrison and Principal Victoria about Cartman's {{jerkass}} behavior towards him. They both tell Nelson that the idea of having a conversation with Eric Cartman isn't wise, and that the former should just let it go. The duo are proven right when they call Eric Cartman down to the office, and the latter only [[{{Jerkass}} makes fun of Nelson]] when Nelson tries to be nice to Cartman. Point is, simply attempting to reason with bigots with words won't change their views (nor make them want to change).

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* InnocentlyInsensitive: How Stan comes off to Token throughout the episode. Stan was trying too hard to get Token's apology, and with the former telling the latter that what Randy did was "no big deal" and that Token should "forget about it," Stan kept throwing buckets of salt in Token's wound.

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* FacePalm: Sharon and Stan do this in the car a few minutes after Randy said the N-Word on national TV.

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* NeverLiveItDown: An in-universe example. Randy never lives down his reputation as the guy who said the n-word on national television.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: The comedian at the club was clearly based on Creator/ChrisRock.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: The episode's themes of racial slurs came from Michael Richards' infamous on-stage meltdown where he screamed racist obscenities at two black audience members during a stand up show. Token's line about Jesse Jackson not being "the emperor of black people" was actually Trey Parker's reaction to Richards' looking to Jackson for a seal of approval for his public apology.


* TakeThat: When Stan tells Token that Randy apologized to Jesse Jackson so everything is all right, Token angrily tells him that "Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people!"

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* TakeThat: When Stan tells Token that Randy apologized to Jesse Jackson so everything is all right, Token angrily tells him that "Jesse Jackson is not the emperor of black people!"people!"
-->'''Stan:''' ...He told my dad he was.

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