reply to post by Toadmund
Blackmail, that was awesome! a star for you my friend for making me laugh
But you do make a point. THEY don't see it as racist, but that doesn't mean that it's not offensive to other people though. You do make a point,
what if we made a White Entertainment Televeision? (personally, WET, sounds better than BET
) Jesse Jackson would have a field day!
I am tired of the hyppocricy though, it's a "they can have it, but we can't" mentallity and that stinks! Those people would say "Well you have
the rest of the channels on the TV" and I ask, since when?????? I mean come on! Not one channel on TV today has the word white on it, nor is it
"white" in nature. CMT is focused on Country music, but that doesn't immediately translate to "white's only" I'm sure that there are blacks
that like the music. Heck I know mexicans that like country music etc. the same can be said about the rest of the TV channels.
There is not one channel out there that I've seen that is "white focused" only "topic focused" HBO = Movies, Comedy Central = comedy, CMT =
Country music, etc. etc. etc. BET is the only channel I've seen that actually tries to make a ridiculous and bold statement, it's the "black
channel" which is insulting within itself, not only to whites, but even to the black community when you think about it. The channel is basically
trying to claim that "this is what blacks watch" when in reality, I'd like to ask "how do you even know that?" If anything, I think it tries to
pigeonhole the black community into one particular stereotype when the reality couldn't be farther from the truth.
For example, I've had 2 black friends in my life that couldn't be farther from the image BET tries to portray (actually, I've had friends of many
skin colors, but many of these friendships didn't last because I couldn't stand their "ghetto whannabe" attitude) . One of them loved watching
anime cartoons and we'd actually talk about them (especially Gundam G) and another whom I consider to be not only a very close friend, but a mentor,
actually likes hard rock/metal and even listens to Guns N' Roses. Despises rap. Their lifestyles and how they dress are completely separate from what
Chris Rock or Dave Chappele would say. I mean, how farther from the BET image of "black interest" can you get? and yet BET, Rappers and black
comedians try to paint the whole black community with a broad brush on how they behave, when the truth couldn't be far from it.
[edit on 10-12-2008 by Question]