[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “South Park” Season 21, Episode 1, “White People Renovating Houses.”]
Following the events of Charlottesville in August, where a counter-protester was murdered at a white supremacist rally, the first episode of the new season focused on the rise of white nationalist ire that led to reinvigorated pride in the hate-filled cause. The episode opened by reintroducing the recurring mob of Confederate flag-waving rednecks, a staple of the series known best for shouting, “They took our jobs!” whenever the opportunity arises.
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The latest “they” in that sentence are electronic personal assistants like Alexa and Google Home. Hordes of South Park residents are seen leaving their