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Thread: Racist or not Racist.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    To me it seems those who think it is racist harbor more racist feelings than those who don't


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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    You can spin any racist comment or epthet to mean something else more innocuous, and I believe that deep down you don't really buy that for a second. (And I'm referring to the Obama/monkey montage -- the political cartoon is just too weird for me to make any sense of).
    I think that people who cry racism over nothing deep down know that it is they who are the real racists.

    If that picture invoked any ideas of racism in a person, it's because they were projecting their own ideas onto that of the cartoon.

    I know I don't immediately think "black person" when I see a monkey. Why do you? Hmm?

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I know I don't immediately think "black person" when I see a monkey. Why do you? Hmm?
    I immediately think "Politician" whenever I see a monkey, myself.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    I know I don't immediately think "black person" when I see a monkey. Why do you? Hmm?
    Exactly. That's exactly what I was trying to convey to my mother. *I* didn't immediately think "Obama" when I saw the cartoon. But she did. And yet felt that *I* was being racist by finding the cartoon amusing.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I immediately think "Politician" whenever I see a monkey, myself.
    When I here "politician" I think of a dancing monkey

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    While there a lots of interesting perspectives in this thread, what I find most astonishing is that so many people don't seem to know the difference between a monkey and an ape. Either that or they seem to think it's important to make a distinction.

    I'm just picky about things like that for some reason.


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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Racism is not finished and Obama being elected does not erase the fact that black folks are still discriminated against.

    The past should never be forgotten either. It will never be over because it is always there.


    I'm over it.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    While there a lots of interesting perspectives in this thread, what I find most astonishing is that so many people don't seem to know the difference between a monkey and an ape. Either that or they seem to think it's important to make a distinction.

    I'm just picky about things like that for some reason.

    I'm just racist against monkeys, that's all.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    This all depends on how you look at the pictures. There is too much emphasis on trying to be PC these days...
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Neither is racist, nor funny for that matter. However, the first picture - and practically any comparison of Obama with a monkey - is something much more complicated and absurd: A comparison for the sake of hoping someone will claim it to be racist, so that the provider of the picture can assure the accuser that it is not, and in fact he or she is the one who is racist. It's a very silly game. Perhaps it is not racist, but it is, intrinsically, much more concerned with race than the Bush comparison, which is not nearly so convoluted (bush r dumb and monkeys r dumb lol).

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