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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    it kind of depends how they were framed, but the way they've been presented here I don't think they're racist
    I was thinking the same thing.

    If it were worded: "The darkies are chronically poor and are in a state perpetual destitution and exploitation by the euro-honkies." I'd have to say the application of the term "Racist" would probably fit.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    It's not racist its fact. When Africa was colonized the indigenous people and its resources were exploited by the colonial powers. Post-colonial Africa isn't much better since alot of the former colonies became Communist dictatorships right afterward. Then after the Soviet Union fell, alot of the Communist governments got overthrown but fight over resources and other things.

    BTW: Was this a college class?
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    It's not racist its fact. When Africa was colonized the indigenous people and its resources were exploited by the colonial powers Euro-Honkies.
    Fixed that for you.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Well, I'm still at school, and I always state my beliefs openly, and I've always gotten the top grade for writing formally, however, I got cited for racism for calling Africans "Chronically poor", and in a state of "Perpetual destitution and exploitation", both comments referred to the state of Africa's economy and the effects of colonialism on Africa's economy.

    I've tried arguing with my teacher, but he still cited me for racism, but I want to ask you, are those comments REALLY RACIST?
    Well, it all depends on context; how did you support this statement? If you supported it by explaining the history of Africa as ravaged by European imperialism and Middle Eastern domination then it wouldn't be. If you basically said "they've always been poor and always will be because that's just how they are" then it would be.

    Now that I've read through the thread, I see people have already said that.

    So what was the context?

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    Jess Jackson gave him a ticket.

    Now he has to buy the next black person he sees a KFC Meal Bowl as penance.

    OMG NCFY IS RACIST!
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Wouldn't it be more 'continentism' as opposed to 'racism' since their are all kinds of races in Africa? Or is Africa now a race?
    Good point.

    People often assume when talking about Africa it is inherently a black country. The reality is it contains many races.


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    Re: Are these comments racist?

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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Good point.

    People often assume when talking about Africa it is inherently a black country. The reality is it contains many races.
    So then he could argue that the teacher was in fact the one being racist by claiming racism is regards to the continent of Africa.
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    Re: Are these comments racist?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    So then he could argue that the teacher was in fact the one being racist by claiming racism is regards to the continent of Africa.
    Works for me.


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