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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    No. I am saying that if you agree with Jamie Foxx and other liberals who claim that prominent blacks are "put down" by people beacuse of racism, despite the fact that there are prominent blacks in ALL important areas of life, from politics(congressmen, the bloody president) to business (CEOs)to showbis and more... in a world where racism is being discredited and one who is identified as a racist pays a HUGE price in his public image and his safety (as it happened with zimm, black panthers putting a bounty on him)... so a world where one who is identified as a racist is stigmatized and marginalized... you would have to be insane to be a racist.

    So why are there still racists?

    Because if all those things are true, and they are, then the only logical deduction to make for the existence of racism so prominent and so powerful in the world today... is because it is a crucial, paramount part of human nature. And not just that, but it is embedded deep within us as human beings. It is our very nature to be racist and so much so that we cannot ignore it. It is even more powerful than hunger, cold, and all other natural responses to the world around us.

    If... we accept this story. this narrative, then what I said above is indisputable.
    So then what do we do about it?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman05 View Post
    As I said, those were the american colonies, not the USA. The USA was formed after the war of independence.
    Good for you. I stated blacks experienced 200+ years of slavery. That statement stands. Wait, are you saying blacks had it better after the US was founded or something?
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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.
    I don't see what is rude or ignorant about Ritz Crackers and Cheese.

    I happen to love them.... especially when its that Cheese that comes out of the can when you push the nozzle to the side.....
    "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 DiavoTheMiavo View Post
    Yep, we never took education away from them . . . good point. We also did not break up their families and sell them. Just sayin'
    ...and just how in the heck does that prevent them from studying in school worth a crap today?
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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.
    Must be nice to have a built in excuse for failure.

    I grew up poor, Im white....... I have no built in excuse.....

    A black person in my same exact situation and born in my same generation can still point to a time 3-5 generations prior to his/her own birth.
    "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 Mathematician View Post
    ...and just how in the heck does that prevent them from studying in school worth a crap today?
    In the same manner that growing up poor will most likely mean that you'll die poor. Social environment plays a big part in how you turn out regardless of race. Saying 'if you study hard and work hard things will go great' fails to take into account that we don't live in a vacuum where school is the only factor in success.
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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
    Explain. Why does Jamie Fox not have the option to be color blind if he wants to be?
    Because he is a person of color and automatically, regardless of his actions, feels the effects of race discrimination. When a person grows up white in the US, they get the privilege of not having to deal with the effects of racism. If they choose to, they can go about saying they are "color-blind" because they don't have to deal with racism in the way other people do. People who are not, who are people of color, do not get this privilege.


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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
    Good for you. I stated blacks experienced 200+ years of slavery. That statement stands. Wait, are you saying blacks had it better after the US was founded or something?
    Oh no, nothing like that. I am saying that under the US, blacks had only been slaves for 80 years. And I also mentioned that the origins of slavery in the american colonies were thanks to a black man.

    See, its right there in that wiki link.

    "In 1654, John Casor, a black indentured servant, became the first legally recognized slave in Colonial America. He claimed to someone named Robert Parker that his owner, free black colonist Anthony Johnson, had held him past his term. Parker told Johnson that if he did not release Casor, Parker would testify in court to this fact; under local laws, this might cause the forfeiture of some of Johnson's land. Under duress, Johnson freed Casor, who entered into seven years' servitude with Parker. Johnson, who felt he had been cheated, sued Parker to repossess Casor. A Northampton County court ruled for Johnson, declaring that Parker illegally was detaining Casor from his rightful master who legally held him "for the duration of his life"

    So slavery came to america from africa. And so did the slaves.

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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
    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.
    The only complaints about racism I see brushed under the rug are the incidents where mobs of blacks are racist against whites...

    I do believe it was the Minnesota State Fair.... or Wisconsin.... one of those lake states...... where a mob of blacks decided to go attacking white people en mass. And nobody gave a ****.
    "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 Caine View Post
    The only complaints about racism I see brushed under the rug are the incidents where mobs of blacks are racist against whites...

    I do believe it was the Minnesota State Fair.... or Wisconsin.... one of those lake states...... where a mob of blacks decided to go attacking white people en mass. And nobody gave a ****.
    Well then that's a shame, things like that should not be brushed under the rug.


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