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Is A CHRISTMAS STORY Racist?

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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 05:26 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

So you're saying its not PC for the film to portray the Chinese staff singing Xmas songs in their native accents?

Muhahahahhahahahaha!




posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 05:36 PM
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Perhaps we should ask Jean Shepard if it's racist...He wrote the story. IMO a literary genius that ranks up there with O Henry.

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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 05:41 PM
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No, the men in the Chinese restaurant are not racist.

If anything, I found it to be a sort of touching attempt by them to try to accommodate their guests during a holiday they don't celebrate. They do their best to approximate the traditional meal, albeit with a duck with the head left on and they try their best to sing the traditional songs.

If anyone was sort of out of bounds, it was the mother who couldn't seem to restrain her reaction to seeing the head on the duck. That was rude, but it did enhance the comedic value of the scene and likely would have been true to the reactions of someone during those times.

It was all in all pretty accurate probably and it was funny which was the most important part. Comedy isn't about being "nice," it's about being funny, and sometimes, cultural stereotypes on all sides that we all recognize are the best ways to be funny and bring people together.



posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 05:47 PM
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Not a fan of the smarm. This is a Christmas movie:

www.imdb.com...




posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 06:48 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

He was a great storyteller. One of the reasons I love the charm of the film so much was because I grew up in Cleveland (many decades after the film is set)... I have a very special childhood memory of, just as in the movie, standing with by dad and my best friend from next door...looking at all the trains and awesome toys in those big windows in Higbees Department store, downtown...just before the Christmas parade went by around the square. I even remember seeing Santa inside to tell him what I wanted...(although, without the slide).

I guess Higbees folded in the late '80s...and I was a kid growing up several decades later than Ralphie, but my memory of that experience was almost displayed in a picture-perfect manner, by the film....right down to our expressions as we dreamed of those wondrous toys in the window.

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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

not to derail, but have you seen the sequel It Runs In The Family / My Summer Story

it's a pretty good one to, different cast play the characters but it still funny. and the Bumpuses' and their hounds play a big roll in it.



posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 03:01 AM
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to someone who is absolutely out of touch with reality, and has NO sense of humor... yeah it could be racist



posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 05:51 AM
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Naaw just comedy, from the clip I've seen I can find no malicious intent, I want to live in a world where we can poke fun at each other and ourselves Merry Christmas or Happy holidays.



posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 06:53 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I'd tell your family to quit stirring the pot for no reason. Not everything is a political discussion waiting to be had.

And besides, why are people avoiding the REAL political elephant in the room with that film..?

The ginger bully! (shudder).

A... ginger!



posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 07:19 AM
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Having some liberal academics in my family as well, but ones who would not be so bold as to utter such an insanely stupid theme for fear of what reaction they would get; I suspect my response would have been...

"Why don't you go curl up inside your hermetically sealed bubble, your lactose intolerant, gluten free, low sodium, sugar free, totally organic, gender agnostic, socialist, sterile and politically correct world and sit there eating your tofu with carob paste, drinking recycled urine while listening to pink noise and trying to keep warm in your zero-carbon-footprint utopia under your non-animal fiber blankets...and DIE!!"

That, or "Mind your own damn business and stop trying to force your twisted belief system off on everyone else!"


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posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 08:39 AM
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ok, ok, i will see your video and raise it with mine. similar sketch, similar idea.

is it racist because the actors are white.



posted on Dec, 26 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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Speaking of movies...

In this humorless, sterile and politically correct world I wonder how the classic movie Blazing Saddles (unedited) would go over???

I had the misfortune to watch this movie on cable recently. The original version had been so badly edited that about every other word was voiced over with something PC (instead of the original).

It's just humor, folks!! And, it is truly sad what our society has come to!!


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posted on Dec, 29 2015 @ 07:19 PM
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originally posted by: Stormdancer777
merry christmas



LMAO.....love it

Guess we know where you stand (winks)



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