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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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So, have any of you herd about this new movie coming out titled Dear white people? Its supposed to be a satire, but from the trailer it primarily focuses on one group (white people). I despise this stuff, I believe it continues racial tensions and forces people to choose sides. Can you imagine a movie made called Dear black people? I believe this is racist i do not agree with the message and will not support this in any way. What do you think ATS? Here's the movie trailer

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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:10 PM
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I would watch movie called dear black people it doesn't sound bad to me.. But this movie looks interesting to say the least. Don't judge a book/movie by its cover/title.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:12 PM
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I don't like being defined by the color of my skin and I don't support the propagation of this mentality. Personally I always skip the race based question when filling things out or put something like RACE: Human. I don't want to be complicit in their game to keep people divided.


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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:17 PM
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It's a satire about race and racial relations. Of course they're going to talk about white people and black people. Just because someone mentions race doesn't mean it's racist. There was plenty of white AND black jokes/commentary in the trailer. They even said something like, "Can you imagine if it was 'Dear Black People'?"

I don't see anything wrong with this at all. I think people need to chill out instead of saying "That's Racist" every time someone mentions race or wants to discuss it.

This film actually could be very educational.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:20 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Before I watched the trailer, I figured I'd be pretty sickened but this seems like a pretty across-the-board jab at racial ignorance.

The protagonist being both black and white is a good sign. From what I can tell, it slaps down both sides of the fence, attacking ignorance and not in a cruel way. It may be a positive force that will change some minds.



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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:27 PM
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a reply to: Metallicusvery wise choice my friend




posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

Ignorance

Not worth my time watching.....
'nuff said




posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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I'll bet the book was better.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: TerrorAlertRed
a reply to: TechniXcality

Ignorance

Not worth my time watching.....
'nuff said



Did you watch the trailer at least? Or did you just decide you knew everything you needed to know about it by the title.
If so, yes that is very ignorant



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:36 PM
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who cares if its racist and filled with nazis or black slaves ?

It´s fiction, there are many movies, books and series with racist titles and racist content.

Cant see whats the problem, its the entertainment industry, if we begin to put more censor and filter in this world.. well it would get really boring



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
Excellently put.
Some folk appear desperate to find a race card to whinge about when none exists.
I sometimes tease my English black friends when for example someone was a prick to them 'it must be coz you is black', and they tease me with 'it must be coz you is sheep-shagging Welshman' - I think we all need to chill out and recognise the difference between funny banter and being unkind.
Being cruel to someone should not be considered worse because of race/gender/sexual orientation/disability or whatever, it is the baseline act/intention of being cruel that is more damaging, not the thing/label the cruel person directed their cruelty at.

If this film is indeed a critique of race relations then the humour may well help to emphasise the ridiculous judgement of people based on skin colour...but only if the audience is intelligent enough to understand it.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:42 PM
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From the title I thought I was going to think it was stupid. But after watching the trailer, it does look pretty funny.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:45 PM
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a reply to: karmicecstasy

I will see this movie. I think it looks good. But then, I'm interested in being a part of the destruction of racism. It exists, it's real and denying it isn't going to change anything, right?



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:50 PM
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Mods removed the post I responded to. So i will respect the mods and remove my reply.
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posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 04:51 PM
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Oh Goodness. What an in your face satirical jab at race relations in the USA. And that title. Slam Bang.
At first I was hoping it was going to be a really " black over white you have suppressed us so long and now give us a free lunch cuz we piss and moan so much" crybaby low grade flick that so many think it is all about.

But no. Even though some can't even get past the title with out salivating over the "smoking gun' of reverse racism, this movie promises to be very astute and penetrating, for those of course who are not already sunk in the mire of their own limitations.



posted on Jul, 26 2014 @ 05:04 PM
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As far as I can tell the movie doesn't seem racist and even goes so far as to embrace multiple opinions.

Race is not a dirty word neither is it somthing that is unsuitible for polite convasation. We should be talking about it, joking about it expressing our beliefs and learning about what makes us both similar and diffrent.

The problem with all this politically correct garbage is that it shuts these convasations down. People become wary of expressing their opinions on race either through fear of causing offense or fear of getting into trouble.

White guilt is another BS part that is holding us back. those who oppressed minorities into slavery are long gone and the sins of the father are not passed onto the son.

Yes there are still racists around but their ideology thrives on silence and fear.







 
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