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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    The stereotypes being discussed are not obsolete ones that one must be 100 to have encountered. They are used all the time today.
    Perhaps by comedians, but not so much other people

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    What are you talking about here and how does it relate to stereotypes?
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    IMHO, I think the whole "getting offended" by some stereotype is ridiculous. the vast majority of stereotypes are based to some degree or another in truth.

    But, I guess it depends on the stereotype.


    stereotype: blacks are criminals = offensive
    stereotype: blacks like fried chicken = really? tell us something we don't know mother****er

    stereotype: white people can't dance = and???
    stereotype: white southerners **** their sisters = offensive


    still puzzled by the fact that it's more offensive to make a comment about fried chicken than it is to call someone a liar.

    This is not really about whether or not the comments should be viewed as offensive (although it's pretty clear that they were intended to disparage Tiger Woods in some way, and I perosnally think that should be taken into account when deciding if something should be taken as offensive).


    this thread is more about whether or not people being oblivious to the racial stereotypes is good or bad. There are presumably plenty of threads discussing whether or not the comments are offense worthy already.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

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    Perhaps by comedians, but not so much other people
    You'd be shocked at how many people think they are comedians, then.


    Apparently comeuppance has something to do with uppity black people. Ask your President. He was the one who felt McCain or whoever was be racial.
    Again, what are you talking about and what does it have to do with stereotypes? I'm not going to ask Obama, because Obama is not here, in this thread, talking about something which has nothing to do with stereotypes. Please do not **** up my thread with partisan nonsense.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    This is not really about whether or not the comments should be viewed as offensive (although it's pretty clear that they were intended to disparage Tiger Woods in some way, and I perosnally think that should be taken into account when deciding if something should be taken as offensive).


    this thread is more about whether or not people being oblivious to the racial stereotypes is good or bad. There are presumably plenty of threads discussing whether or not the comments are offense worthy already.

    I think almost everyone has heard at least a few racial stereotypes. but I am sure that there are many people who don't know ALL the racial stereotypes.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    I like fried chicken and watermelon, so I find it hard to view those as some kind of stereotype.
    I mow my lawn every week, but I don't have trouble with comprehending the "Mexicans mow lawns" stereotype.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    I heard a local weather guy call something cotton picking the other day. I doubt he realized what he said. Or am I wrong, is that not offensive?
    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I think almost everyone has heard at least a few racial stereotypes. but I am sure that there are many people who don't know ALL the racial stereotypes.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I heard a local weather guy call something cotton picking the other day. I doubt he realized what he said. Or am I wrong, is that not offensive?
    new knew that using "cotton picking" as an adjective was offensive to anybody.

    I picked cotton when I was a kid...miserable work. hard on your back, hard on your fingertips, just all around hard.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    I think almost everyone has heard at least a few racial stereotypes. but I am sure that there are many people who don't know ALL the racial stereotypes.
    Not all, just the most common and widespread ones. Sorry if I was unclear on that.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    I heard a local weather guy call something cotton picking the other day. I doubt he realized what he said. Or am I wrong, is that not offensive?
    See, now that would be an example that I could imagine someone being oblivious too, since it is more about historical understanding than it is about extant stereotypes.
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    Re: Is it a good thing to be oblivious of racial stereotypes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    You'd be shocked at how many people think they are comedians, then.




    Again, what are you talking about and what does it have to do with stereotypes? I'm not going to ask Obama, because Obama is not here, in this thread, talking about something which has nothing to do with stereotypes. Please do not **** up my thread with partisan nonsense.
    It is not "partisan nonsense". Obama was offended by something he thought was racial that made no sense to me. That would seem to suggest that some of the symbolism of this stuff falls by the wayside between generations. Doesn't mean racism goes away, just that some "code" changes. I can't say that I have ever understood the watermelon crap though I know it was created by Hollywood in the 20's. Since you are the one creating a thread about people being oblivious to stereotypes, you might want to try to keep up with your OP.

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