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Thread: Is this racist?

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I didn't review all 12 plus minutes of the video but the first 4 minutes - that said, I don't believe this is racism per se but definitely racial profiling/stereotyping.

    It's unfair and hard to know if there's a racial element because we don't know the neigborhood this occured in. If this is a neighborhood where few black people live or visit, seeing a young black man act this way would be more suspicious than seeing a young white man doing the same thing - context is important.
    It would be interesting to do that same exercise in Chicago at Seward Park.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    It's something that goes deeper than racism, as the psychologist explains and the examples with the pretty girl demonstrate (in the 2nd half of the video)
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    It would be interesting to do that same exercise in Chicago at Seward Park.
    I guess it's not racism if the entire camera crew gets shot.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    This is not only clearly racism but it is also sexism...
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    This is not only clearly racism but it is also sexism...
    How can it be sexism if she's so pretty?
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I posted this video on another thread, but I think it deserves its own discussion.
    How did they cut the video? Could make a difference. Provide the pure raw video for us.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    How can it be sexism if she's so pretty?
    I wanted to see them use a black woman next to see if guys would still help.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arbo View Post
    How did they cut the video? Could make a difference. Provide the pure raw video for us.
    You can pretty clearly see what happened in the video shown...
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
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    Re: Is this racist?

    I have to abstain as I am not clear exactly what is or is not racist anymore.

    I get the part where more people had red flags pop up when it was the black guy doing the deed, compared to the white guy. That way, it appears racist to me.

    But is that racist or just a condition response rooted more towards self-preservation? Much like if you saw a pitt bull approaching a school yard vs. a Labrador Retriever. Work with me here. We all know the history of the dog breed "pitt bull," and their propensity to attack. Especially children. We also know that some pitt bulls are as gentle as kittens.

    But if an unknown pitt bull was approaching your child, would you be wary and discriminate in your actions simply because of the dog's breed? Would that make one an animal racist? Or would that make on a wise and cautious person?

    The same with people. It's all over the TV. It's all over the papers. It's on C.O.P.S. Black people committing crimes here. Committing crimes there. I submit a very HIGHLY disproportional amount of crimes are committed by young black males. Is that to say that all young black males are criminals? Certainly not. Just like not all pitt bulls are bad dogs.

    But would you let your child wander into the yard of an unknown pitt bull? If your answer is no, I could not say if you are a animal racist or a smart person. Therefore I would have to abstain. Just like I did in the poll.

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    Re: Is this racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    I posted this video on another thread, but I think it deserves its own discussion.

    This is a direct, yes-or-no question: Does racism occur in this video?

    No. It's profiling.
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