"I don't play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me, Don't go near colleges. “The show has never been terribly concerned with political correctness.They're so PC." He has dismissed critics who point to the show’s lack of diversity, replying, “People think it’s the census or something, it’s gotta represent the actual pie chart of America. Its depictions of minorities, from Babu the Pakistani who was eventually deported because of Jerry’s carelessness to the Greek diner owner with an apparent yen for amply endowed waitresses, can be patronizing.If only Facebook had been invented, Jerry wouldn’t have had to physically stalk a random woman he wanted to sleep with.
Determined to figure out his ethnicity, Elaine asks several inadvertent questions about his heritage.
After hearing hip-hop music blaring from his apartment and noticing his collection of African masks, Elaine is confident of his blackness.
They move about the world totally oblivious to their white privilege. I have no interest in gender or race or anything like that, but everyone else is, kind of with their little calculating, ' Is this the exact right mix?
As Jerry Seinfeld has said, he is opposed to adhering to political correctness in comedy. ' To me, it’s anti-comedy, it’s more about PC nonsense than are you making us laugh or not.”While the show features Jewish characters (and was even criticized by NBC’s Brandon Tartikoff for being “too Jewish”), critics lamented the show’s lack of diversity even in the 1990s.
After offending a Native American woman by dragging a cigar store Indian statue and making hooting noises, Jerry somehow finagles a date with her in order to make up for his racist gestures.
He continues to make prejudiced remarks in front of her, and inadvertently calls her an “Indian giver.” This episode is a good commentary on white male cluelessness, though the Native American woman is portrayed as being overly sensitive.And its attitudes toward women can become downright hostile, as the final episode illustrated with its portrait of a gleefully nasty female network executive,” said New York Times writer John J. did discuss race and gender in many episodes, without actually including actors of color in substantive roles.Aside from lacking diversity, there are many examples that show the four main characters' reactionary attitude toward women and minorities. This episode should be called “The Stalk-Out.” Jerry accompanies Elaine to a dinner party and meets an attractive woman he hits it off with, but does not want to get her phone number in front of Elaine, with whom he has recently ended a relationship.” Seinfeld deals with the issue of interracial dating without having any of the characters date an actual person of color.This episode was considered so offensive it was pulled from rerun circulation and NBC was forced to formally apologize.Babu, a Pakistani immigrant, opens up a generic café across the street from Jerry’s apartment.