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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Apparently so do you.

    What's your real issue?
    Nice turnaround AS..if i make enough rope...will you allow me to hang myself??

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Cilogy View Post
    That would be ideal if maybe racism didn't exist anymore, but one of the biggest problems today is that our society superficially believes racism and racial discrimination are officially over, so that when someone does come forth with legitimate observations about racism or legitimate complaints about discrimination, they're brushed off and told to "get over it".
    Because their complaints are legitimate 95% of the time.

    There is no evidence its just.... """""""" I JUST *KNOW* """"""

    Not only does it ignore the problem, it just make the problem worse.
    The problem is made worse by people claiming racism without nary a bit of evidence that racism exists.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    LOL at a white guy "expecting" non-white people to get over "it" because they aren't doing so quickly enough for him. Please stop talking.
    I shall not stop talking.

    Get over it.
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    So because things are hard for them, they should complain about it? Just give up? Do you see Melissa McCarthy (she's the large white girl in Bridesmaids) complaining about how tough it is for an overweight, white woman to make it in Hollywood? No, she just did it. What about Steve Buscemi complaining about how hard it is for ugly people to make it in Hollywood? They both have issues that keep them from having perfect lives. They still succeeded, and millions of black people all over the world do this, every day. Doctors, lawyers, quantum physicists, everything. They don't let race stand in the way of their lives. They know they are black, they know that there are always going to be people like Wolfie who think they are second class because of their skin color, but they just move on and get on with their lives, and stop worrying about it. Seems like Jamie Foxx needs to take a lesson from them.
    One of the complaints, as I stated before, from the black actors and actresses community is that they tend to be pigeonholed in certain types of roles.

    And Melissa McCarthy, as a large white woman, will be likely to be similarly pigeonholed as well.

    So I will believe that such things don't matter any more when Melissa McCarthy is able to play a variety of dramatic roles if she auditions for them and seems capable of fulfilling those roles.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is cheap and whiny when no such evidence exists. This guy was complaining about Ritz crackers and cheese being racist. Was it the 'cracker' part that got to him?

    I'm not denying that racism, sexism or homophobia doesn't exist, I'm only saying that sometimes people just do something rude or unthoughtful that has nothing to do with race. Rudeness and ignorance happens to all people.
    When "no such evidence exists" means nothing more than "I didn't see anything that convinced me." The thing is, just because you don't see it doesn't mean it isn't there. And the Ritz crackers comment was a JOKE - a little racial humor.

    I agree that sometimes people misinterpret people's actions as racist, sexist or whatever. People misinterpret each other's actions all the time. A black person might misinterpret someone's treatment of him as "racism" when the person mistreating is just generally a jerk to everyone. A husband might misinterpret his wife's desire to go out with friends rather than him as her not loving him anymore. Misinterpretations happen, but acting like you're superior to people because you think they've misinterpreted something (even when you don't know that they did) is the wrong way to deal with that reality.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Conservatives don't really understand the term 'generational effects'. They feel that if one guy can make it out of poverty, so can everyone else and the rest is moot. 300 years of slavery, Jim Crow and government imposed poverty done away with in 1964. Lolz.
    Here's what you don't understand: Sixty years ago, the Japanese were the most hated race in America, now they are the richest race in America. So much for your "generational effects."

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Verthaine View Post
    I seriously wonder if some people here realize that Jamie Foxx is not the the spokesmen for all black people in America.
    I wonder if you realize that Foxx's words aren't all that opinions are being based on. Look at the unbelievably stupid claims of racism and sexism for not wanting Rice nominated. Did you hear Whitlock calling the NRA the new KKK after the stupid murder and suicide committed by Belcher? It's a regular basis nowadays that you hear racism accusations screaming absurdity.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Because their complaints are legitimate 95% of the time.

    There is no evidence its just.... """""""" I JUST *KNOW* """"""

    The problem is made worse by people claiming racism without nary a bit of evidence that racism exists.
    I'm not talking about people complaining about racism without evidence. My point was that complaints of racism are often brushed under the rug simply because society in general is too afraid to open the can of worms, even though that can of worms is rather large and hindering progress.


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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    Yes . . . all blacks post 1964 were just hatched. They just showed up. The experiences of their Mom's, Dad's, Aunts, Uncles, Grandma and Grandpas have no effect on them. Oh, and racism is dead. I only imagine hearing the word "Nigger" almost daily from white people in my area that dislike the black folk who have moved in. You are right, no racism . . . it's all in their imagination (and mine).
    Im sorry...... You are supposed to expect me to agree that it is okay for a black guy born in 1987 to hear about his Dad's experience and act as if it happened to him and allow that to mold how he views the world around him?

    You are supposed to make your own god damned experiences...........This is EXACTLY where the continued problem will lie, people teaching their kids to resent "the white man" for reasons that they shouldn't have, just because their worthless parents had it.

    Ditto and the same for ignorant racist whites teaching their children to hate blacks for no goddamn reason.


    EDIT: It is one thing to hear racist **** from ignorant racist people in the neighborhood and town......... Hearing racist **** doesn't hold someone back from achieving success outside of that small racist town. Or do you want to tell me all the colleges are racist too?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
    Thus my obligatory condemnation of White supremacy will now be in every post, lest I be accused of supporting it because I didn't mention it specifically every time I post.

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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    One of the complaints, as I stated before, from the black actors and actresses community is that they tend to be pigeonholed in certain types of roles.

    And Melissa McCarthy, as a large white woman, will be likely to be similarly pigeonholed as well.

    So I will believe that such things don't matter any more when Melissa McCarthy is able to play a variety of dramatic roles if she auditions for them and seems capable of fulfilling those roles.
    Most actors get pigeon-holed, at least for the bulk of their career if they have a long one. It is the nature of the beast.

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