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originally posted by: UncleTomahawk
Surely some do not believe that you can make fun of people as long as their ancestors were not slaves.
Nope, it starts a whole new way of treating people like dog #. I thought the whole point of this conversation is to find a way for everyone to start being equally respectful to eachother? I think the majority of humans would like to see all of this squashed on both sides so that we can get back to civilization.
originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
What? So your connecting snoop dog's music to slavery and racist stereo types? I don't understand.
When snoop dog does white face, it doesn't bring up a history of oppressive stereotypes and racism.
Sure someone could get offended by it.... but it's just not on the same level.
originally posted by: XAnarchistX
are you attempting to defend blackface?
originally posted by: toms54
a reply to: 3n19m470
"I define racism as treating people differently based on skin color. If a white family has a daughter or son bringing their black date home for dinner, and they mentally prepare to be on their best behavior so they dont appear racist, THATS RACIST. You're altering your behavior due to someone's skin color. Prejudice might be a more exact term, but racism is just a flavor of prejudice."
That standard is hard for most people to accommodate. They are going to act differently to strangers in the first place. Maybe they already believe you are sensitive to certain issues but don't have any malicious intent. Some people are fake to others no matter who they are.
I grew up in the NYC area with lots of ethnic groups. When I got to Virginia, it was only black and white in most people's minds. The attitudes change depending on where you are. It's difficult to make a blanket statement.
originally posted by: AtomicKangaroo
For me everything boils down to intent.
I'll never be racist simply because someone else says I am or because they do not agree with me.
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
My point is simply painting your face does not make you racist. Now if I'm already a racist and decide to paint my face black, that's a different story.
originally posted by: JBurns
This PC bull# has gotten way out of control. Dems are even trying to "eat their own" again like they did with poor Al Franken... who didn't do a damn thing wrong.
originally posted by: mtnshredder
The left keeps trying to redefine my thoughts, what I say and who I am, into something I don't resemble or support at all. The Democrats and Libs are some of the most racist people I've ever encountered in my life and most of them couldn't spell the word equality if their life depended on it.
I refuse to let a group of hating POS's, that don't know me from Adam, define who I am as a person. Unfortunately, this site has more than its fair share of these cowardly trolls. I've been called names from members here that I absolutely detest with every fiber in my body, but hey, whatever gets them off I suppose. Whatcha going to do?
I just keep telling the idiots to go pound effin' sand.
RUIRU, Kenya — Before last year, Richard Ochieng’, 26, could not recall experiencing racism firsthand.
Not while growing up as an orphan in his village near Lake Victoria where everybody was, like him, black. Not while studying at a university in another part of Kenya. Not until his job search led him to Ruiru, a fast-growing settlement at the edge of the capital, Nairobi, where Mr. Ochieng’ found work at a Chinese motorcycle company that had just expanded to Kenya.
But then his new boss, a Chinese man his own age, started calling him a monkey.
It happened when the two were on a sales trip and spotted a troop of baboons on the roadside, he said.
“‘Your brothers,’” he said his boss exclaimed, urging Mr. Ochieng’ to share some bananas with the primates.
Sometimes, the racial controversies have unfolded in full public view. Two years ago, a laundry detergent company in China ran a television commercial in which the detergent’s effectiveness was demonstrated by transforming a black man into a light-skinned Asian man. Last year, WeChat, the country’s popular messaging app, apologized after its software was found to translate the Chinese words for “black foreigner” into a racial slur in English.
This year, China’s televised Lunar New Year gala, estimated to reach 800 million viewers, included caricatures of Africans, with blackface and men in animal suits.
When asked about the controversy, China’s foreign ministry spokesman suggested that Western news organizations had blown the matter out of proportion in an effort to “sow discord in China’s relations with African countries.”
Mr. French, the author of “China’s Second Continent,” said that when it comes to Africa, China has had a tendency to dismiss criticism of its conduct by noting that the West, not China, fueled the slave trade and colonized the continent.
But that misses the point, Mr. French said, by ignoring the treatment of Africans today.
“Their experience is that they are being treated in flagrantly disgusting, racialized ways,” Mr. French said.
The rant that Mr. Ochieng’ recorded came after a sales trip had gone awry. Mr. Ochieng’ asked his boss why he was taking out his anger on him.
“Because you are Kenyan,” Mr. Liu explained, saying that all Kenyans, even the president, are “like a monkey.”
Mr. Ochieng’ continued that Kenyans may have once been oppressed, but that they have been a free people since 1963.
“Like a monkey,” Mr. Liu responded. “Monkey is also free.”