Page 1 of 24 12311 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 236

Thread: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

  1. #1
    Guru
    GPS_Flex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    California
    Last Seen
    02-11-17 @ 11:58 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    2,719

    Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Link: Fox News

    Link: Un-Fair Campaign

    A controversy over an anti-racism campaign some local critics say is itself racist is roiling the Iron Range city of Duluth, Minn.

    The Un-Fair Campaign addresses what it calls ‘white privilege’ with billboards, posters and online videos assigning guilt to people with taglines like, “Is white skin really fair skin?” and “I am a white man. That’s unfair.” The ads are plastered across a city where 90 percent of the population is Caucasian.

    .........

    But some critics in the region say the ads make a blanket generalization of all white people.

    “You can't open a discussion on race and hope to see it move in a positive direction when you raise the topic by stereotyping an entire race,” Phil Pierson wrote on the Facebook page he started and dubbed STOP Racist Unfair Campaign, started by local resident Phil Pierson.

    “It will be perceived as biased and accusatory. Instead of spreading love and togetherness, it spreads animosity and hate, teaches a new generation to point fingers and focus on the color of our skin instead of the idea that we're all human, and we're all in this together,” Pierson added.
    I’m so sick of this kind of sanctimonious mental flatulence. Do they really think they are going to encourage solutions based dialogue by being racist toward people with white skin color? Are white people the only racist people?

    I’m all for the elimination of racism but constantly playing the race card and being racist yourself won’t reduce racism.

    "Too often we enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought."
    John F. Kennedy
    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It would seem that the constitution is just a god damn piece of paper, to be trotted out when expedient.

  2. #2
    Guru
    Diogenes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Last Seen
    10-11-13 @ 06:52 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    4,980

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    I’m so sick of this kind of sanctimonious mental flatulence. Do they really think they are going to encourage solutions based dialogue by being racist toward people with white skin color? Are white people the only racist people?
    Well said. Don't these folks have anything else to do?
    "We the people are the rightful masters of both Congress & the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."
    - Abraham Lincoln

  3. #3
    Global Moderator
    Moderator

    Zyphlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    NoMoAuchie
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    47,990

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    "If you see Racism, speak up. Break the silence"

    Okay, sure thing.

    Un-Fair Campaign <---- There's Racism

  4. #4
    Sage

    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Last Seen
    11-17-17 @ 12:48 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    19,610

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by GPS_Flex View Post
    Link: Fox News

    Link: Un-Fair Campaign

    I’m so sick of this kind of sanctimonious mental flatulence. Do they really think they are going to encourage solutions based dialogue by being racist toward people with white skin color? Are white people the only racist people?

    I’m all for the elimination of racism but constantly playing the race card and being racist yourself won’t reduce racism.
    Meh, they went for shock value above content so while I appreciate the message, I think the way they packaged the message is going to push people away from thinking about or accepting it.

  5. #5
    Sage
    Harry Guerrilla's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Not affiliated with other libertarians.
    Last Seen
    09-01-17 @ 02:38 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    28,955

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    This kind of **** just pisses people off.
    I can't see this having the effect they wanted.
    I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
    —Adam Shepard

  6. #6
    Student GJ Flash's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-13-17 @ 10:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Slightly Conservative
    Posts
    196
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    They're trying to draw attention to racist stereotypes by using racist stereotypes. That's an eyeroller, even for the lefties. "I am a white man. That's unfair" reads one billboard. Seriously. I thought this was satire from The Onion when I first saw it, I really did.

    So let's say I put up a billboard across the street that said "It's hard to see personal responsibility when you're black." Or maybe "We wouldn't all be racists if you people weren't all such lazy welfare leeches." Would that be okay? Yes? No? Why not? Because they are racial stereotypes? Ah. Eyeroll again.

    We need to have a series of national conversations regarding race. Now, we can't have productive conversations about race when one side is hurling racial stereotypes, can we all agree on that simple, obvious fact?

    Racism towards whites is still racism, bigotry towards Christians is still bigotry, and leftist hypocrisy will always be hialrious.

    imagesCAM357K6.jpg

  7. #7
    Death2Globalists Matt Foley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    ExecuteTheTraitors
    Last Seen
    11-24-12 @ 12:17 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Other
    Posts
    5,574

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Globalist = Free Trade, Open Borders, Multiculturalist, Anti-White Racist, Hypocrite, Sophist, Deceiver, Manipulator, Warmonger, Vulgar Culture, Morally Depraved......Enemy

    Death to Globalists

  8. #8
    Basketball Nerd
    StillBallin75's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Vilseck, Germany
    Last Seen
    12-10-17 @ 07:52 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Progressive
    Posts
    21,896

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    My two cents is that pointing out the existence of white privilege isn't racist - although it's often characterized that way by critics of anti-racism. And I have no doubt that campaigns are like this are bound to piss people off. Racism is a sensitive topic. If people aren't being challenged to think about it, then progress isn't being made.

    As for the un-fair campaign being "hypocritical" - maybe so. But I'd argue that once again, maybe that's the POINT. It's intentional because challenges people's assumptions and sensibilities about race and racism. Don't like how white people are being characterized in this campaign? Then maybe it's because you haven't taken the time to put yourself in the shoes of a racial minority and experienced the generalizations, the discrimination, and stereotyping that they face in society all too frequently.

    There's all too many folks that think "anti-racism" simply means ignoring racial distinctions, sweeping them under the rug, and pretending they don't exist and not talking about racism as if we're already a colorblind society. Most of you know that as an adherent of critical race theory I pretty much reject that approach.
    Last edited by StillBallin75; 06-24-12 at 09:38 PM.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

  9. #9
    Sage
    teamosil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Last Seen
    05-22-14 @ 12:47 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,623

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    It's just sick that any of you are so morally depraved to object even to something as innocuous as this. The kneejerk reaction of the right to attack any attempt to lessen racism is just sick. You should be ashamed of yourselves. The Republican party is flat out turning into a white supremacist party. Disgusting.
    Total tax rates- People living in poverty: 16.2%. The median American: 27%. Working people who make over $140k/year: 31%. The top 1%: 30%. Super rich investors: around 15%. Help the democrats retake the house.

  10. #10
    #NeverTrump
    a351's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Space Coast
    Last Seen
    09-09-17 @ 08:54 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    6,902

    Re: Anti-racism ad campaign in Minnesota town called 'racist' by critics

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    It's just sick that any of you are so morally depraved to object even to something as innocuous as this. The kneejerk reaction of the right to attack any attempt to lessen racism is just sick. You should be ashamed of yourselves. The Republican party is flat out turning into a white supremacist party. Disgusting.
    Speaking of silly and unfounded accusations of racism

Page 1 of 24 12311 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •