Pre-commercial bumper on Dennis Miller, CNBC, Feb. 25, 2004.*
“‘Paki’ is an extreme racial slur used to refer to people of South Asian origin. It is a South Asian equivalent of the term ‘Jap’ or the ‘N word.’ President Bush apologized after using the word last year at a press conference.”
(From, an open letter from the Asian American Journalists Association, March 4, 2003)
“Paki” is listed in The Racial Slur Database
To do: Send email to Dennis Miller to express your disapproval of racial slurs on television.
*Weird angle and TV screen-within-screen is the style of the bumper, not the screen shot
7 replies on “Confidential to Dennis Miller: “Paki” is a racial slur”
dennis miller can suck my left nut. why do we suddenly have to start taking crappy comedian’s political opinions seriously? (i’m talking to you, colin quin).
matt, why do you torture yourself? i’d only watch that show again if miller went on vacation and left the monkey to host. at least then, someone would tell kellyanne conway and david horotitz to pull their heads out of their asses.
You’re right, Cash: JP says the same thing to me all the time. For some reason, I just have to watch Dennis Miller. I guess I’m just a martyr that way. Man, is it a bad show.
It appears obvious that Miller is trying to emulate the Evelyn Waugh role with America serving as the faux British Empire. In that context the use of the racist “Paki” is thoroughly justified, as the rest of the planet is our backwater.
I think paki is a slur only in britain. here in the us, it is not really a slur.
Yeah, I don’t think so either.
I’ve never heard it before. Who cares, anyways? There’s bigger fish to fry.