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

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    I see what you're saying, but considering what I've experienced in my life, I can't let you define me. I'm not trying to be a martyr or anything, but I don't see why the "get over it" and "stop being a victim" logic is valid in any way.
    Because you aren't a victim. You aren't a slave, and have no ties to slavery. How can you be a victim? I'm sorry if things have happened to you in your life, as a result of being a black person, but why do you need to let it affect who you are, or how you live your life? I have had a ****-load of bad things happen to me, but I'm not going to sit around, saying, "Oh woe is me. I've had it tough because of blah blah blah." I pull up my big-girl panties and keep on going. Do I like it? Heck no. Don't really know what can be done about it, though. It's just life, and it sucks, and then you die. I've had so many bad things happen to me that now when something happens, I just compartmentalize it and keep going.
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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
    So slavery finished around the 1865..how much longer will white people have to suffer their insufficiences...
    I'm not being a callous, vile bitch as if it's all their fault and meanwhile all us white people are perfect - my nose can't possibly point that high.

    Honestly - you think all white people figured out a high noble life and all the blackies live in the ghetto? Because that's what you seem to be thinking . . . seeing as how they're the only ones who are 'insufficient' in your eyes.

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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
    We have a load of Polish..Russian...Hungarian...blacks are so idle..it's a wonder they can drag their asses along..
    What the hell is wrong with you? Why can't you have a civil discussion about this without being nasty??
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

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    Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American | Mail Online

    'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains why he is sensitive about being African American.

    And there you have it. The leftwing hero is a bonafide modern day racist.
    1. You need to learn the definition of "racism" because nothing he said, at all, fits it.

    2. I'm tired of (usually) white people (in fact, it's usually white males) who continue to respond so self-righteously and ignorantly to the experiences with race that some minorities have. There is a certain sect of the white (usually heterosexual, Christian, male) population who seem to willfully prevent themselves from understanding that the white experience of race is often dramatically different from the experience of racially marginalized groups. Then, when that sect is confronted with someone who sheds light on one of those different experiences, they cry "racist" and "but what if a white guy said it" instead of actually doing a critical analysis of what was said. It's unbelievable. Educate yourselves.

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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
    I'm not being a callous, vile bitch as if it's all their fault and meanwhile all us white people are perfect - my nose can't possibly point that high.

    Honestly - you think all white people figured out a high noble life and all the blackies live in the ghetto? Because that's what you seem to be thinking . . . seeing as how they're the only ones who are 'insufficient' in your eyes.

    I have worked with many blacks over the years. Several of them I call my friends. And those are the ones I can invite to my home without them coming in and saying things like 'I'm in the club now' or 'It sure is white in here.' You cannot save people from their own bad behaviors. I feel no obligation to entertain people who won't behave and who have no manners.
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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
    I'm not being a callous, vile bitch as if it's all their fault and meanwhile all us white people are perfect - my nose can't possibly point that high.

    Honestly - you think all white people figured out a high noble life and all the blackies live in the ghetto? Because that's what you seem to be thinking . . . seeing as how they're the only ones who are 'insufficient' in your eyes.

    It's up to them..they may want to kill each other in drug wars/gangs....not many quantum physicists amongst them..is there??

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Maenad View Post
    I have worked with many blacks over the years. Several of them I call my friends. And those are the ones I can invite to my home without them coming in and saying things like 'I'm in the club now' or 'It sure is white in here.' You cannot save people from their own bad behaviors. I feel no obligation to entertain people who won't behave and who have no manners.
    Yes - this is true.

    But it's not like only some black people have made those exactly same stupid choices in life. You know - a lot of people have regardless of race or upbringing; drugs, kids too soon, hanging with the wrong people, landing in jail after getting drunk or high, being a ****ty parent or a drop out student.

    Race doesn't clamp people to these choices that are the determining factor per the quality or success of ones life.

    People (some people) seem to think it is.
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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
    Because you aren't a victim. You aren't a slave, and have no ties to slavery. How can you be a victim? I'm sorry if things have happened to you in your life, as a result of being a black person, but why do you need to let it affect who you are, or how you live your life? I have had a ****-load of bad things happen to me, but I'm not going to sit around, saying, "Oh woe is me. I've had it tough because of blah blah blah." I pull up my big-girl panties and keep on going. Do I like it? Heck no. Don't really know what can be done about it, though. It's just life, and it sucks, and then you die. I've had so many bad things happen to me that now when something happens, I just compartmentalize it and keep going.
    I'm not black and I'm not sitting and steeping myself in woe, and I definitely agree that pulling up your pants and moving on with life is best. However, that doesn't happen when other people tell you to get over your feelings, that has to come from the understanding of the individual.

    I don't understand Jamie Foxx as an individual, because I'm not him, and I don't know him, so I don't define what he is. He's obviously over-sensitive to things like racism, but saying "OMG ALL HE THINKS ABOUT IS RACE" and sort of shaming him into getting over his feeling is counterproductive.


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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
    Sorry, but you are not a victim. This post screams of people being victimized by the color of their skin. Come on. While I do understand that racism still happens, it's time to stop feeling like you are being victimized. Get down off the cross. I'm sure somebody else needs the wood.
    Oh Christ, stop with the platitudes. They aren't useful when it comes to discussing people's experiences with race and racism in a highly racialized society. In fact, they're almost condescending. What Cilogy said was correct - when you have dark skin in this society, you automatically become a victim of racism - in the LITERAL SENSE OF THE WORD. That doesn't mean that people become victims in the sense that they are pathetic people with no control over their lives. It just means that they are on the receiving end of a harmful reality.

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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
    What the hell is wrong with you? Why can't you have a civil discussion about this without being nasty??

    I am not nasty..

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