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

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    I wish I had seen this earlier.

    His comments are not far from the truth. As a black man we are under a stigma. I have watched people cross the street because they are scared. My wife and daughter were refused an upgraded room on the basis of the racist counter clerk. I mean people can say it is not that prevalent, but it is. It is just harder to notice because people keep it under raps for fear of reprisals.

    In fact I agree with him. I notice little things like the Chicago Fireman in my scuba class who is friendly to everyone but me. Would not even talk to me if he could avoid it. The cop who stopped me and searched my bag for not other reason than I was walking down the street coming form work in the early morning. These are things most white people don't see or have to put up with. Getting pulled over constantly because I was driving a Conquest Tsi and black. No other reason to pull me over, none. In a conversation with Mac he brought up the constant stupid questions like "why do blacks do "insert stupid stereo type" from white friends and acquaintances. They don't mean to be insulting, but it is. Hell I have friends on Facebook from childhood who make comments like "you are black? when did this happen" and similar jokes because I don't speak Ebonics or listen to rap. They are just being funny and think it's a joke. They have no idea how insulting it actually is. Like the music I listen to defines me as a person.

    You can say it's racist all you want, but it's not. It is just an unfortunate stigma that black males deal with our entire lives here in the good old USA.

    If you think that is racist, well hehehe **** you and the horse you road in on.
    You sound like such a racist.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I call bullstuff onthis.

    The fact that I am Jewish never entered into my daily life in any way shape or form.

    I was never denied nor granted anything because I was Jewish.
    Well, to be fair, being Jewish is not something people will recognize when they look at you. Judaism is a religion, and when you meet someone on the street, they won't know that unless you tell them.

    Being dark skinned is something you can't exactly hide. There are unfortunately a set of connotations that society applies to someone who doesn't look white, someone who doesn't look "normal".


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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
    Well, to be fair, being Jewish is not something people will recognize when they look at you. Judaism is a religion, and when you meet someone on the street, they won't know that unless you tell them.

    Being dark skinned is something you can't exactly hide. There are unfortunately a set of connotations that society applies to someone who doesn't look white, someone who doesn't look "normal".
    Yes, overweight people, anorexic people, people missing a limb, etc, don't look "normal", at least to you.

    But sometimes we just have to suck it up and move on with our lives.

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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
    Yes, overweight people, anorexic people, people missing a limb, etc, don't look "normal", at least to you.

    But sometimes we just have to suck it up and move on with our lives.
    Agreed, but my point was that there's this image of what looks normal, and anything outside of that norm is somehow diminished.


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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
    You sound like such a racist.
    Blackdog has earned respect and admiration, and his opinion is relevant.

    He rightfully does not deal with mindless yammering idiots like you.
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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
    Agreed, but my point was that there's this image of what looks normal, and anything outside of that norm is somehow diminished.
    I'm a White guy who has lived and worked in countries where I was in the steep minority but have never felt less than normal. Why should I? Even when I was treated differently that was up to the other person to feel that way, not me. There are ignorant people everywhere and if we are going to base are lives on what ignorant people think or say we'll never get any rest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Blackdog has earned respect and admiration, and his opinion is relevant.

    He rightfully does not deal with mindless yammering idiots like you.
    You might have noticed Hatuey liked Blackdogs post and was being sarcastic.

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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
    You sound like such a racist.

    Huh?

    In fact what has happened to Blackdog has happened to me as well, and perhaps to others. I doubt it happens with the same frequency though, and less for me now that I'm older.

    The problem for Blackdog is that there are people who are just jerks but he might surmise they are racists. I understand that when it happens to me, as a person of pallor, that they are just stupid people. Most people are honest and decent but that remaining 10% screws it up for everyone.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Blackdog has earned respect and admiration, and his opinion is relevant.

    He rightfully does not deal with mindless yammering idiots like you.
    Sarcasm does not work well on the interwebs I see.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I call bullstuff onthis.

    The fact that I am Jewish never entered into my daily life in any way shape or form.

    I was never denied nor granted anything because I was Jewish.

    Please show me where all these groups live every day saying I am _____________ (enter ethnic groups here) first and then living their day accordingly.
    I have, many times. Both when I was still Jewish and later when I became an atheist.

    Lucky for you, I say. But that doesn't diminish what others experience. Try to think about others besides yourself.
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