Racism Explained

Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Miss Anne Thrope View Post
What an excellent explanation of racism because of course racism is basically unfairness to white people. Duh, how stupid are people that they can't see that? Segregation, Jim Crow, slavery, bananas being thrown at footballers, apartheid, sharply higher unemployment rate of black graduates, disparity of income etc etc. All because white people can't say just exactly what's on their mind due to political correctness gone mad. Why can't people see who the real victims are (hint: the ones with most of the money and power)?
I think, on the basis of it being a cartoon....it's probably not meant to be taken that seriously.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:09 pm
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I think, on the basis of it being a cartoon....it's probably not meant to be taken that seriously.
On the basis of it being a cartoon, it should also be funny.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:11 pm
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On the basis of it being a cartoon, it should also be funny.
I found it funny though. I'm sure other people did too. Just like you probably didn't find it funny and others won't.

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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:13 pm
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Originally Posted by Miss Anne Thrope View Post
On the basis of it being a cartoon, it should also be funny.
Agreed, it wasn't at all offensive, but it was pretty shit.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:36 pm
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Ignoramus. The only remotely funny thing about the cartoon is the certain knowledge that no black person would ever say such a thing. It's only what is in the white person's mind. My wife and daughter both found it offensive too. Are there any other non-whites on here who disagree?
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 1:49 pm
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Ignoramus. The only remotely funny thing about the cartoon is the certain knowledge that no black person would ever say such a thing. It's only what is in the white person's mind. My wife and daughter both found it offensive too. Are there any other non-whites on here who disagree?
Have you considered that this might be exactly what the cartoon was portraying?
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How about: A black man can call another black man a nigger. A white man can call another white man a honky. A black man can call a white man a honky. But...

Why?

And for the grown-ups, I hadn't seen the need to put below the cartoon: "Discuss. Or just smile inwardly."
My best mate is as White as you can get (blond blue eyes) and one of his best friends is Black; my mate will sometimes call his black friend " whats up my ni$%a or ni#$er, and no one bats an eyelid cause it is the context and motive behind the comment that matters.

Within friends we used to call each other bastard or bitch but a stranger saying it is different.
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Can we stop this stupid idea that only those with darker skin colours suffer from racism or prejudice? Certain groups may have had it worse, but it cuts many ways.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 2:17 pm
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Ignoramus. The only remotely funny thing about the cartoon is the certain knowledge that no black person would ever say such a thing. It's only what is in the white person's mind. My wife and daughter both found it offensive too. Are there any other non-whites on here who disagree?
And there we have racial stereotyping crystalised.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 2:48 pm
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Have you considered that this might be exactly what the cartoon was portraying?
i sincerely hope that you are right. As for the nigger word, it's probably the slave connotation that offends rather than colour. There is no white equivalent.
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Old Oct 23rd 2012, 2:48 pm
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My best mate is as White as you can get (blond blue eyes) and one of his best friends is Black; my mate will sometimes call his black friend " whats up my ni$%a or ni#$er, and no one bats an eyelid cause it is the context and motive behind the comment that matters.

Within friends we used to call each other bastard or bitch but a stranger saying it is different.
Fair point, but can you imagine a conversation between two strangers (one black, one white) which starts to get slightly heated, and the black guy says "honky". Mayhem is not likely to erupt. On the other hand...
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How about "Gora"...the word used for
"Whites" by Indians. It is used all the time.
Now if white people were to call Indians "Darkies".....
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How about "Gora"...the word used for
"Whites" by Indians. It is used all the time.
Now if white people were to call Indians "Darkies".....
Why Darkies? They are Jinglys
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Why Darkies? They are Jinglys
Ok, what ever. So, what if?
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My white friend with ginger hair was the subject of a racist incident by another white man the other night just because of the colour of his hair. The combined party group had to split up to avoid fighting. Fear of the "other" is generally what it's down to. Although lack of intelligence, socialisation and experience drives those fears too.

It didn't help that another white man in the offenders group was being a sexual predator towards the asian women in our group (even though they had asians in their group) using a racial platform as well. It really showed them up for their inadequacies.
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