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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
    I don't think that he's racist. Rather, I think that he is hypersensitive to how others see him in regards to race.

    Remember, he's an actor, and while individual actors, directors, and producers may be racially enlightened, Hollywood as a whole still has problems in regards to race.

    Especially when minority actors can get only certain kinds of roles, not necessarily because of the prejudices of Hollywood but rather the prejudices Hollywood thinks the rest of the country still has.

    So no, I don't think he's racist at all.
    Suuuure, that's it. It's not that he is a racist... he's just sensitive.

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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
    It's up to them..they may want to kill each other in drug wars/gangs....not many quantum physicists amongst them..is there??
    I lived in a town with like 98% white people - little violent crime is reported - but the small town was known for mass production of meth. Every few months there's either a fire, explosion - or a bust.

    I lived in the city for many years - however pale my white ass is - I managed to find myself in some serious trouble - often.

    If someone wants to be a **** they'll be a **** It's not defined by race . . . at all. You're being silly just by suggesting it - you know it's true.
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    Re: 'As a black person it's always racial': Django Unchained star Jamie Foxx explains

    Every time I start feeling good about being white I come here and find out how bad I got. I never realized how much power black America wields over my head until DP.

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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
    Can't say I really blame him - our nation decided for CENTURIES that for black people and other minorities EVERYTHING WOULD BE ALL ABOUT THEIR RACE. The concept that IT'S NOT is quite new.

    It just means we still have a heck of a long ****ing way to go - honestly.
    And we still do that with programs like Affirmative Action....

    "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
    Until we actually reach an era where color doesn't matter . . . I am not sure being color blind is the way to go . . . unless of course acknowledging the difference is uncomfortable. Im not sayin', I'm just sayin'.
    I agree with everything you said, but for some reason, DP or Chrome is not letting me like your post. In any case, two of the problems with color blindness are that it doesn't actually exist and it prevents people from seeing and fixing the problems in our society that stem from race. Being "color blind" is something that only people with the privilege of being within the dominant racial/ethnic group of society can be. It's difficult to be "color blind" when you're black or Asian or Hispanic and constantly confronted with institutional discrimination and stereotypical portrayals of your group constantly. It's a lot easier to be "color blind" when you're a white guy who isn't being constantly defined by their race. "Color blindness" is a luxury.

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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
    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.
    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.
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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
    Suuuure, that's it. It's not that he is a racist... he's just sensitive.
    In which part of his quote did he say or imply that one race is superior to another?

    He didn't.

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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
    Well that most certainly is a logical and balanced response.

    Seeing as how THEY WERE BORN THE **** HERE IN THIS ****HOLE COUNTRY.
    So "African-American" isn't the proper term then? I thought you would agree.


    But yet people are so unable to see it from their view? . . . Tragic, really - how we defile a people and then just expect them to get over it like it was nothing.
    I can't speak for what you personally have done... But *I* have defiled NO "PEOPLE". I do, however, expect blacks of my generation to get the **** over it because it WAS nothing that they experienced.
    "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
    I agree with everything you said, but for some reason, DP or Chrome is not letting me like your post. In any case, two of the problems with color blindness are that it doesn't actually exist and it prevents people from seeing and fixing the problems in our society that stem from race. Being "color blind" is something that only people with the privilege of being within the dominant racial/ethnic group of society can be. It's difficult to be "color blind" when you're black or Asian or Hispanic and constantly confronted with institutional discrimination and stereotypical portrayals of your group constantly. It's a lot easier to be "color blind" when you're a white guy who isn't being constantly defined by their race. "Color blindness" is a luxury.
    You said it better than I.

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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.
    Did you even read what I said? I said nothing even close to what you're attributing to me.

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