So, you’re a person with a “mixed-race and progressive” group of friends who loves to play Cards Against Humanity, a game that revels in the taboo and rewards a turn towards the controversial and edgy. After a long day of reading your Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie novel, giving panhandlers spare change, posting a Facebook status about migrant workers, and not saying the N word, it’s nice to hang up your social-consciousness cap and be a little naughty, right? It’s liberating. And, you can laugh at ironic racism or ironic sexism or ironic homophobia because it’s all so archaic. We have a Black president (whom you voted for, of course), for God’s sake! No one actually believes this stuff anymore. So, you and your “mixed-race and progressive” friends can play a game that relies upon denigrating stereotypes and peddles in date-rape jokes because you’re all in on it. You’ve agreed that nothing is to be taken seriously. You know your privileges. You’re self-aware, and from this vantage point you can laugh at the sheer outrageousness of a card that says “the gays” as well as the people — other people, less progressive people, not you and your friends! — who usually speak like that. It’s satirical!