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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Where do you live? I'm not denying your experience, it's just that the only time I've heard that word used in anything other than legitimate discussions about racism or the movies has been from the mouths of urban black youths (at least in the last couple decades).

    But then I've lived in the Western states during that time.
    I live in a once "Lilly White" sort of rural suburb of Chicago. A few years back the Chicago Housing Authority started knocking down the "Projects" for gentrification. Our area got a lot of those folks in the move. Throw in all "Spics" and "Wetbacks" when added to these "Niggers" in the neighborhood and you have some very upset white people. I know it must be hard to believe, but when I go to the VFW and hear about the "Niggers and Spics" ruining everything, all I can do is leave. Oh, I might make a few sarcastic comments they don't get, but I cannot deal with that crap.

    Here at the DP the racism is much more subtle . . . but it's here and every white person still believing they are better than blacks know it. You know how I know racism exists? Ask a white person this question; If you had a choice, would you rather be white or black? I see it everyday and I don't live in Idaho.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Huh? No one seriously thinks the word was just coined, but it was on it's way out of the lexicon.
    Lolz. This is laughable at best.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Maybe the rest of society has been conditioned to be over-sensitive in it's own right.

    Ever hear the story about the boy who cried wolf?
    Ever hear of saying something irrelevant and random instead of just admitting that you didn't catch the humor?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfie View Post
    I am totally sick of Black people and ''you took us from Africa to make us your slaves'' It was 200 years ago..we have paid ten-fold..
    What have you paid?

    Two hundred years ago...white people were slaves in Britain..children sent up chimneys...agricultural workers living in hedges..and when society had finished with you..there were always the workhouses..
    Who said anything about slavery?

    We send Billions of pounds to Africa..and yet our students take gap years to dig latrines and fresh water wells..

    It goes to the warlords of Africa,,the poor don't see a dime..

    Our government has promised Africa 34 million next year..is it for the poor..or is it to grease palms??
    Jamie Fox is American....not African.

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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
    Realistically, has any negative word in history successfully made it out of the lexicon? Why should it? It's just a word, intent matters more.
    Yeah, there are number of them from my youth that are rarely uttered anymore. They're still largely banned on television and in the media in general (unlike the word at discussion here). For example, when was the last time you heard "kike" used on TV or in the media, or even in general conversation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Huh? No one seriously thinks the word was just coined, but it was on it's way out of the lexicon. The word had gained a rep of being so nasty and hateful anyone who uttered it was looked upon with disdain. UNTIL some maroon thought co-opting the word would "empower" black folks.

    Since then the word came back into the language with a "legitimate" use. Sad really.

    It is a word that originated from slavery. It's still here. 21-scoodoo popular now? What's sad isn't mentioned here . . . but it should be.

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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
    It is a word that originated from slavery. It's still here. 21-scoodoo popular now? What's sad isn't mentioned here . . . but it should be.
    Thanks for proving my point - it's 23 skidoo.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Thanks for proving my point - it's 23 skidoo.
    Yeah . . . in your world I proved your point. God . . . it's like there is a Bizarro World on planet Earth.

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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
    If two kids were to pursue the same path with the same resources, the black kid is more likely come across obstacles than the white kid. It sucks, and we need to do as much as we can to remove those obstacles, but that's unfortunately how it is, even 50 years after civil rights movements.
    What obstacles are they? Since you are speaking of this situation so definitively. What are those obstacles? Why are they there? You can't just claim there are obstacles without being able to provide some level of proof.


    Because they don't. The system is already sort of fixed in favor of the straight, white, wealthy male.
    What about the straight, poor, white male vs the straight wealthy black male?

    Be honest..... ones level of economic status is what determines their chances of success.... not their race. That is not to say that poor whites and blacks don't make it and rich people never fail... which is why I used the word CHANCES. Ambition is a powerful characteristic..... Ambitious blacks don't allow VICTIMHOOD to keep them down.... Isn't that Right "Young Money Millionaire"???



    Generally, a white person can willingly put themselves in a situation where they are victims of racial discrimination, but they can also willingly remove themselves from that. I don't fault them for that, nor blame them, that's sort of where "white guilt" comes from, which is something that's been fabricated by the left to deal with racism. However, I think it's important that white people understand that they have a certain privilege that other groups of people do not.
    I have no advantages... in fact, being white in my previous workplace was a disadvantage.


    I haven't come across a situation in which a white person experiences racism for their entire life the way a black person might, can you give me an example so I understand?
    Maybe its because you are assuming that a black person experiences racism his/her entire life, on an individual level, just because they are black without knowing anything about someone's life.

    You are generalizing all blacks as victims of racism.
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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
    Yeah . . . in your world I proved your point. God . . . it's like there is a Bizarro World on planet Earth.
    Ah what the heck, I'll explain since you still don't get it. The point was the word was on it's way out until black folks adopted and co-opted it, using it incessently. Had they not done that, someday it would have been like 23 skidoo, an expression you vaguely remember existed but can't quite remember enough to get it right.

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