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MSM pulls Olympic race card, disgusting!!!

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 01:47 PM
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reply to post by dontreally
 


Thanks for clearing that up.




posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 01:53 PM
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I know this is a bit off topic...but for the record the first people that were called "black" or "negro" or the "n" -word.
As I recall, were the Indians (not Native Americans; the Indians that are in Asia (so you all won't get confused)) by the British when they had settlements in India. Actually, I think anyone that had a dark complexion during that day and age even if they had recent African origin or not were called those things.

Sorry, I just cannot stand the ignorance and I felt the need to help some of you...



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:05 PM
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Good thing Gandhi cleared that up for us. Only africans (and people of African origin) deserve the pejorative 'nigg*r...Since Indians are so obviously culturally and philosophically 'superior' to blacks.

This is Gandhi's ignominious viewpoint in regard to blacks. While living in South Africa, he accepted that blacks should be treated as sub-human, but not Indians; Indians are members of the Aryan (indo-European) brotherhood of peoples, and as such, deserve equal treatment. But all culturally inferior peoples - blacks foremost (in Gandhis thought) deserve to be treated like the serfs that they naturally are.

Compassion is not exactly a staple of hindu thought, contrary to popular belief.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:21 PM
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Haha, Sinny gave yall the business!

Lol @ calling someone racist for giving props to the group in question. you guys are something else. All the BS in the world and this is what we're focusing on? A non issue that the medalist herself has embraced and is proud of?

I wish I could be an admin for a day, I'd cut this sites members down by at least 50%.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:24 PM
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She is friggin' phenomenal no matter what level of melanin in her body.

Absolutely. Phenomenal.

She was so. presently. in the ZONE.

That said.

Global economy.

Still collapsing.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:26 PM
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Originally posted by Ear-Responsible
Haha, Sinny gave yall the business!

Lol @ calling someone racist for giving props to the group in question. you guys are something else. All the BS in the world and this is what we're focusing on? A non issue that the medalist herself has embraced and is proud of?

I wish I could be an admin for a day, I'd cut this sites members down by at least 50%.
edit on 4-8-2012 by Ear-Responsible because: (no reason given)


Actually the race issue is one of the most important issues of the day. And when the media gets called out for singling out a particular race then yes, I'd say it was pretty darn important to understand why they are labeling and treating one race a certain way, and not any others.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:27 PM
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And when the media





important to understand why they are



You are being divisive.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc
I forgot to add these very important quotes from the commentator read from a teleprompter directly after the event ended...now pay close attention:

"...the barriers have long since been down, but sometimes there can be an imaginary barrier based on how one might see oneself."

Interpret that as you will, but it sure sounds like they are consciously making you see your race as a "barrier".

And he continues...

"...also safe to say that there are some young African American girls out there who, tonight are saying to themselves, 'Hey, I'd like to try that too.' "

What about the young Caucasian American girls, or the young Asian American girls and every other race of young girls who would like to try to win a gymnastics gold just like Gabby? It's as though they are stating "See, just because you are African American doesn't mean you can't make something out of yourself" He/the MSM was specifically targeting the African American race.

So you see, there is a specific targeting of race by the MSM if you only pay close attention...it is really disturbing.
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Some people *do* feel that their race is a barrier, especially people who are minorities, or those who have been oppressed for a long time (blacks) and are still struggling. I know for a fact that there are some blacks who feel as if their race is a barrier. Now, whether it's entirely a personal feeling or whether the MSM and our culture have unconsciously created this feeling (by their very methods) is an entirely different thing and debate, but i do not a problem with the commentator saying she is the first black person to win (even though i DO see your point, and agree with the issue of division that we need to look past), nor do i see a problem with the statement about invisible barriers (even though i DO see your point). Invisible barriers DO exist. From race, to any personal feeling about anything about what one might be self conscious.

The same issue, to me, applies when people say "why do blacks get a black history month," or "why do blacks...if it was a WHITE history month..." When a group of people have been trodden on and oppressed for so long (and still are in instances), and many are still struggling in our culture, and see themselves as inferior (even in the 21st Century) if makes sense to recognize and honor the perseverance and accomplishment (even of anyone, yes, but in this case--that the person is black--it offers a model for others, and that many people need a role model and something to seek, something to hope for, especially those less fortunate).

And while i do agree that we need to move beyond grouping and labeling we also can't *forget.* So that the first black president, the first black Olympic winner, the first of *anything* is significant.

If it had been the first caucasian to win something in a predominantly Asian or African event (and i am NOT saying the Olympics are a caucasian/white event) it would be "the first caucasian," or "the first woman," or "the first man."

Same thing.

There is no *agenda* here.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:28 PM
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Thank you ATS for reminding me of the "post-racism" illusion. It's really fascinating to me because I think I get it now-- it's rooted super deep inside and born from fear and insecurity. The best part about it is nobody even realizes that they ARE racist, and it occurs among all walks of life including intellectuals. Because everyone was officially one and the same in the US since the Emancipation Proclamation right?

Thanks for waking me up again ATS!



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:31 PM
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
You only have to ask yourself one question to see what is driving the anger behind this.

Who is upset about it?


Is Gabby upset about it....no. Is her family...no. Is the African American community...no.

Are white people upset about it....YES.


Plain and simple.



Originally posted by MidnightTide




I am white, not mad at all. Don't really see the need to clarify ones ethnicity to that extent, but meh.



Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
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Sorry, I'm not a racist


Your comments seem to suggest otherwise...plus...you are a Birther and seem to have an irrational hate for Obama.

And..you are upset that an African American just accomplished something no other African American has...and that seems to really bother you...it's very disgusting...and actually pretty sad.


So is that what is going to happen when you happen to disagree with Obama? Your a racist? Oh right, I have already been called that on ATS for disagreeing with HOPE AND CHANGE.



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:34 PM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc

Originally posted by Ear-Responsible
Haha, Sinny gave yall the business!

Lol @ calling someone racist for giving props to the group in question. you guys are something else. All the BS in the world and this is what we're focusing on? A non issue that the medalist herself has embraced and is proud of?

I wish I could be an admin for a day, I'd cut this sites members down by at least 50%.
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Actually the race issue is one of the most important issues of the day. And when the media gets called out for singling out a particular race then yes, I'd say it was pretty darn important to understand why they are labeling and treating one race a certain way, and not any others.

So where the hell are your other million threads about this? Why is this the one that sent you over edge and came off as so disgusting? Have you any idea how many times, ALL races have said something along those lines? The first african american blank, the first caucasian blank, the first hispanic blank. It happens multiple times a day. There was nothing wrong in them saying she was the first african american to win the gold in that event.. because she was and I'm sure made her and all african americans proud. I am hispanic, and when Cain Velasquez won that heavyweight strap in the UFC a while back, and they mentioned he was the first Mexican UFC HW champ, it made me feel proud. Does that make me racist? Seriously, let that fish go, it isn't big enough yet



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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 02:54 PM
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The fact that she won will promote the sport to black people.

Its the truth, no sinister agenda.

A South African Black rower won a gold medal, so hopefully he will promote the sport under black people.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:00 PM
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Okay, let me try to help people out one more time-- after this I'm quitting this thread.

Imagine you just kissed a beautiful girl (or guy, whatever) with green eyes last night. It was your first kiss with a girl with green eyes. You tell all of your friends. What will their reaction be? Probably, "nice," and keep it moving. They'll acknowledge the facts at hand, but understand that this has nothing to do with what kind of person they are... it's simply a celebration of diversity.

The way you guys are reacting is like if your friends locked you up for separating women into categories of eye-color, because FFS, to bring it up at all is discriminating against all brown/black eyed girls!! But it's painfully obvious to sane, rational people that while we live in a multiple-eye-color REALITY, they are all OBVIOUSLY women at the end of the day, all with different shapes and sizes, personalities etc. And by the way, acknowledging this, if the green-eyed girl happens to be a rhymes-with-witch, those sane rational people understand that this doesn't make ALL women with green eyes that way.

I think I understand what you're trying to do, which is to suppress and pretend colors don't even exist, but all that will do is make you crazy about every mention of it. The TRUE post-racialist recognizes the diverse reality, but it is so apparent to them--like the eye-color analogy--that the "meaning" a shade of skin color is rather transparent and holds no bearing on the content of their character... MAKE SENSE???



posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:10 PM
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Originally posted by Sinny
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Why can't we *celebrate* race? LOL

As far as I'm concerned, I celebrate the Indians for bringing me good food, the Chinese for being great tourists, the Irish for being great party animals, the English for tea and bacon, the Americans for my TV, the Scotts for the Bagpipes, and the Italians for their good lookin men etc etc etc.

Race can be celebrated, that's not racism.


That's incredibly racist, what you just wrote there. You separating people into categories based on race. You're just enforcing stereotypes. People are people. Stop looking at race and look at the individual. Please!

Besides what's the big deal? It's a racial stereotype that black people are athletic. Pointing her race out is pointless. If you really want to break down unfair stereotypes then point out when the first black person wins a Nobel prize in Physics or something. In that case your breaking down the unfair stereotype that black people are unintelligent.

In the case of Gabby, you're not breaking down any big stereotypes by pointing out that a person of African ethnicity is good at athletics. It just seems the MSM is pointing out that we're not individuals we work as a representative of our race against other races. I'm just so sick of this kind of racism and all kinds of racism, really.
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Its gymnastics not athletics, name a famous black gymnast?

Maybe THIS will make more take interest in the sport. Good for America in GENERAL

Just like Oscar Pistorius is an inspiration to amputees world wide!

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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:22 PM
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Dominique Dawes is famous as well...
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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:36 PM
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Originally posted by AutOmatIc

Originally posted by Sinny
Aren't they like, making her race a *good* thing?

Just like Obama is the "First black President"?!

Its people like your self who make a deal out of it.



You missed the point. We shouldn't even be looking at her race at all. We should only be looking at the fact that she is an amazing athlete, the fact that she is African American shouldn't even be mentioned...ever.


She's black.

Just sayin'. I doubt she's offended by the fact that they mentioned she was black. And if she doesn't care, your argument is... kind of racist.

Also, I'm a white dude. Everybody else was chiming in their race/ethnicity/whatever, so I thought I would too. Don't ask me to apologize for slavery, though. I'm Irish. (for those who are unaware - Irish were slaves in America too)




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posted on Aug, 4 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Being a person of color I see this as a good thing. Racism and prejudice exist and I think if you are of color it is a lot more noticable. When I hear "blacks" "natives" "mexicans" I usually just think "troublemakers". But now I can think of someone strong and successful like Gabby and see hope that we will not always be seen as troublemakers. For those comparing this to Obama, he didnt have to prove himself until after he entered the white house, Gabby proved herself. Racism or not, I am proud.



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