Real people, on the other hand, really get hurt. I’m not saying a font, by itself, is going to draw blood. I’m not saying a stereotype, by itself, is going to kill someone. Sticks and stones and all that. But there’s a psychological toll from regular exposure to ching-chong babble, slant-eyed caricature, cheesy font choices and face-painted minstrelsy. And because these things, in the aggregate, paint a dimensionless and dehumanized picture of Asians, they make it easier for the desperate, unstable or hateful to bully, assault — or worse.
And dehumanization can have deadly consequences.
Is Your Font Racist? (Tao Jones) - Speakeasy - WSJ