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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

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    Seems to build an even better foundation for my post...thanks.

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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Power is not a white only phenomenon.
    In this country it largely is. Arguably if one does live in a majority black city such as Memphis or Birmingham, then you could argue that in that city whites do not hold the majority of political power, but in general power is a white phenomenon in this country. Of course that is not true everywhere, in Zimbabwe for example, Black racism against White Africans is a horrible problem and whites there live under an apartheid like situation.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    It's ultimately a semantics argument. Racism is generally defined as prejudice + power. However, one could also consider racism, bigotry, and prejudice as synonyms depending on how you define the terms.
    Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another...or that another race is inferior to another.

    That's really it, that's all.

    All the rest is how people do or dont address that belief.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Can you find a single poor black person on that channel? Again, this goes back to subculture. BET doesn't have a single show with poor black people at the forefront. I mean, they make money off catastrophes that affect the black community. They make money off music started in poor black community. However, are they representative of 40% of black community in their image? Nope. What do they portray? Well, they do what MTV does and sprinkle in some ghettoness (think Jersey Shore). If you honestly think they're making money off acting ghetto you got something else coming. What are their comedy/reality shows about? Middle class black families, middle class black professionals, upper class black people. Then, they give you an hour of 106'n'Park (is that show still on?) The last time they had a show that even came close to showing black people in any real representative % of social/economic/cultural state was when they had late night reruns of Oz in the early 2000s.
    Honestly, I wish there was a show like that. I would definitely watch it. I would ask though, why do you think there isn't a show?
    IMO, and this is just my opinion, the person who made such a show would have to be beyond reproach. That person couldn't be white lest they be accused of not REALLY knowing what goes on in poor black neighborhoods (there would be some legitimacy to that). It couldn't be person seen as an opportunist that is capitalizing on the plight of blacks in America. There are few people in Hollywood that could do that. I don't think Tyler Perry could do it. He's made a joke of himself. Although he has the background to be able to do it. I don't know if Spike Lee has that in him anymore. John Singleton might be able to but he didn't grow up like most young black men (he had a mother and father who both had jobs and stayed together). Denzel had a rough childhood but, again, had a mother and father. Robert Townsend is one who could do it. 50 Cent would be awesome. It would have to be someone who grew up in poverty without a father IMO. I think that person could make this show and not be criticized for it. They would also be able to tap into their life experience to write the show.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Nope, I'm stating that BET is only interested in representing about 8% of blacks and ignores about 50% of blacks unless they need to sell them the latest Nikes and fitteds.
    Yeah, that's racist too...You're batting a thousand.....
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, that's racist too...You're batting a thousand.....
    Lol - no it's not. Your feigned outrage fools nobody here.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Lol - no it's not. Your feigned outrage fools nobody here.
    Outrage is your term....I am just disappointed in you.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, that's racist too...You're batting a thousand.....
    How on earth is that racist?
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Honestly, I wish there was a show like that. I would definitely watch it. I would ask though, why do you think there isn't a show?
    IMO, and this is just my opinion, the person who made such a show would have to be beyond reproach. That person couldn't be white lest they be accused of not REALLY knowing what goes on in poor black neighborhoods (there would be some legitimacy to that). It couldn't be person seen as an opportunist that is capitalizing on the plight of blacks in America. There are few people in Hollywood that could do that. I don't think Tyler Perry could do it. He's made a joke of himself. Although he has the background to be able to do it. I don't know if Spike Lee has that in him anymore. John Singleton might be able to but he didn't grow up like most young black men (he had a mother and father who both had jobs and stayed together). Denzel had a rough childhood but, again, had a mother and father. Robert Townsend is one who could do it. 50 Cent would be awesome. It would have to be someone who grew up in poverty without a father IMO. I think that person could make this show and not be criticized for it. They would also be able to tap into their life experience to write the show.
    The problem is these shows exist but they're considered "ground breaking". I remember when The Wire came out. It was shocking to show inner city youths and what they actually go through. I admit, I loved that show as well as Oz. They both seemed like honest portrayals of issues which the black community actually deals with (high incarceration rates, drug use, violence) and portrayed characters as humans with flaws. Essentially, HBO succeeded where BET, MTV, ABC, NBC and many other failed. They gave a realistic account of life in black communities and gave portrayals of real black people. That's where I think the "left wing media" failed blacks. They keep painting us as all being successful and all being level headed, when as a community we are most certainly not.

    Don't get me wrong, I definitely understand the thought behind all those positive black family images. However, all they've done is create a serious disconnect between who blacks perceive they are and the communities so many of us live in. I also stress that they are not representative of blacks in general and that's what is needed. We need accurate representations of black environments modern and past.

    I think the Barbershop movie almost started down that path. They gave an environment which as a youth I experienced "the black barbershop". Then, they made it into one long joke. Another movie which kind of touched on a similar path was American Gangster. Putting aside all the obvious fabrications, it gave an accurate account of violent black gangsterism in the US during the 70s. Again, this is because the film makers made an effort to show it without falling into the traps of the "redeemed gangster" or the "gangster with the heart of gold" that so many filmmakers fall into.
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    Re: Woman fired for Aids Africa tweet.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    How on earth is that racist?
    You wouldn't get it anyway, so why waste the time?
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