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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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Ok mods, move me if I need to be moved. But I have a simple question....no links, no quotes, just a question.

How is it not racism to call Maxine Waters "Auntie Maxine"?

I remember in the late 80's or early it's people being upset over Aunt Jemima brands for the racist insult....

Just asking for clarification.....




posted on May, 12 2017 @ 08:59 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Because auntie simply means the sister of your mother or father. If auntie meant you were a racist, we'd have a lot of racist women by default.
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:01 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

It's only racism if someone who is black finds it offensive.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

She is very likely somebodies Auntie. you think it would be a problem if her nieces and nephews call her that??



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:07 AM
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I remember in the late 80's or early it's people being upset over Aunt Jemima brands for the racist insult.... 


The pancake mix?!?

Really? Where was I when this was an issue? Sounds like a ridiculous reason to get upset.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Do you have any context?

Not to intentionally avoid potential racism, but I usually refer to Maxine Waters as "The Big Dummy"



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:42 AM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Not that's it's a thing in AA communities, but Aunt Jemima may have references to A full figured Black woman as the stereotypical house maid or house slave, add the gentle none threatening black butler types as Uncle Ben, Uncle Rufus or even Uncle Tom, anyone who saw gone with the wind and other shows of years gone by may get it.

Btw I am curious as to what bought this topic into being, was it something someone said, if so what was the context.
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 09:54 AM
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Didn't your parents ever have that conversation when you were in school about "sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me ? ... People using derogatory remarks can be telling though but it has a appeal across most divides and every one seems to use it .



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 11:07 AM
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Its an insult to aunties everywhere to call that dimwit auntie .



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 11:20 AM
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It's not racist because on ATS nothing is racist, the consensus here from what I can gather is that racism was solved right around the time MLK was shot down like a dog and everything has been peaches and cream since. To suggest someone or something might be racist is the biggest insult here.

ATS wasn't always like this, I promise. And even today in the midst of deepest, darkest 2017 there are pockets of sanity left.
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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Immature Old World Ignorance wont acknowledged or recognize.
An intelligent mature New World will...



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 11:30 AM
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You have to remember it's never racism, sexism, or wrong if a Democrat does anything…

Heck, the Muslims in Detroit are getting their own prom through their PUBLIC school…
heatst.com...

I'm sure the school will throw a Christians only prom as well...liberals would love that because they are so tolerant of Christianity...

Keep it up liberals....if y'all do I will never again suffer a democrat in the White House....

-Chris



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 12:11 PM
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a reply to: theatreboy

Aunt Jemima wasn't racist because of the name but because of the stereotyped drawing of the fictional character. Though I never understood why Uncle Ben was okay.

On an aside, there are extremely racist caricatures used in Japanese advertising quite frequently.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: theatreboy

How is it not racism to call Maxine Waters "Auntie Maxine"?



Possibly one the most stupidest questions of the 21st Century.




posted on May, 12 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Spider879
I was a big fan of Uncle Ruckus myself, funny guy he was.
Not for those who are overly sensitive to racial humor.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 01:04 PM
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originally posted by: theatreboy
How is it not racism to call Maxine Waters "Auntie Maxine"?



Easy, it isn't racist because most people insulting Maxine Waters are doing so because the woman is an honest to God retarded dumbass. The levels of melanin in her skin have nothing to do with many Americans' dislike and mockery of her.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 01:42 PM
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The real question is, who would want to?
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 05:20 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: theatreboy
How is it not racism to call Maxine Waters "Auntie Maxine"?



Easy, it isn't racist because most people insulting Maxine Waters are doing so because the woman is an honest to God retarded dumbass. The levels of melanin in her skin have nothing to do with many Americans' dislike and mockery of her.

You are missing the point, whoever used the Aunt Jemima imagery to insult Maxine Waters is doing so in a racialist context knowingly or not, for eg;
Sarah Palin.
Michele Bachmann.
Kellyanne Conway.
Tomi Lahren.
Ann Coulter.
Are all dumbasses or have made dumbassed statements, they had received scathing insults from opponents but none linked to any racialist archetype , at least as far as I can remember, apart from being on opposite ends of the political spectrum the difference between them and Maxine Waters is???____________.
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posted on May, 12 2017 @ 06:09 PM
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originally posted by: Spider879

originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: theatreboy
How is it not racism to call Maxine Waters "Auntie Maxine"?



Easy, it isn't racist because most people insulting Maxine Waters are doing so because the woman is an honest to God retarded dumbass. The levels of melanin in her skin have nothing to do with many Americans' dislike and mockery of her.

You are missing the point, whoever used the Aunt Jemima imagery to insult Maxine Waters is doing so in a racialist context knowingly or not, for eg;
Sarah Palin.
Michele Bachmann.
Tomi Lahren
Ann Coulter.
Are all dumbasses or have made dumbassed statements, they had received scathing insults from opponents but none linked to any racialist archetype , at least as far as I can remember, the difference between them and Maxine Waters is???____________.


Oh rly?
www.nydailynews.com...
Look at the NYDN link... Palin is a "so-duh-cracker" no racial connotation there?

Ann Coulter has frequently been lambasted by the left, calling her "Beltway Barbie." If you can tie Aunt Jemima to racial stereotypes, then I'm pretty damn confident Barbie dolls can be as well.

The difference? Few of us give a rat's ass about caucasian figures having racist generalizations thrown at them because we realize words are meaningless.



posted on May, 12 2017 @ 07:06 PM
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So duh cracker, may have racialized intent, but Barbie does not, as there are all kinds of Barbis , however I had asked the O.P for context, but he/she disappeared.
Many or most white ppl may not be " triggered" by racist or racialized insults because we have different social histories, but back to the O.P's question, is Aunt Jemima a racialized insult, the answer is yes, if some want to continue making use of it is entirely up to them, but don't pretend to be shock at negative response or blow back coming back at them.
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