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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    I personally find it disturbing that so many normally logical people are willing to overlook something as important as context when it comes to stuff like racism.
    It's not even that. People are getting riled up over a cartoon. Something that was meant to be enjoyed by those who find humor in political satire. This is almost as ridiculous as the Mohammad cartoon about a year ago.

    Let's say that this cartoon was outright racist. So ****ing what? It's still just a damn cartoon. Anybody remember the Barack and Michelle fist bumping magazine cover? People got all pissed at that too.

    When it comes to satire, anything is game. Otherwise, we give up our 1st Amendment rights.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    It's not even that. People are getting riled up over a cartoon. Something that was meant to be enjoyed by those who find humor in political satire. This is almost as ridiculous as the Mohammad cartoon about a year ago.

    Let's say that this cartoon was outright racist. So ****ing what? It's still just a damn cartoon. Anybody remember the Barack and Michelle fist bumping magazine cover? People got all pissed at that too.

    When it comes to satire, anything is game. Otherwise, we give up our 1st Amendment rights.
    I never said that they shouldn't be allowed to make racist cartoons. Obviously they can. However, they also open themselves up to criticism by doing so. I think it's a bit absurd to just expect people to get over being offended by racism if something is blatantly racist. As for the cartoon that everyone is freaking out about it's obviously not directed at Obama. Like I said in my previous post, I just find it disturbing that people who are normally rational are so irrational when it comes to being offended by things that are racist. They completely overlook the context which is extremely important.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Lincoln was regularly portrayed as an ape, but the comparison was not racist. Racism is a subjective distinction, altering through time. I am not surprised that you do not understand why a portrayal of President Obama as a dead monkey is not racist. There are thousands of elderly men in the South who would agree with you. Thankfully, they will all be dead soon.


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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    Lincoln was regularly portrayed as an ape, but the comparison was not racist. Racism is a subjective distinction, altering through time. I am not surprised that you do not understand why a portrayal of President Obama as a dead monkey is not racist. There are thousands of elderly men in the South who would agree with you. Thankfully, they will all be dead soon.

    Where was Obama portrayed as a dead monkey?

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by dclxvinoise View Post
    I never said that they shouldn't be allowed to make racist cartoons. Obviously they can. However, they also open themselves up to criticism by doing so. I think it's a bit absurd to just expect people to get over being offended by racism if something is blatantly racist. As for the cartoon that everyone is freaking out about it's obviously not directed at Obama. Like I said in my previous post, I just find it disturbing that people who are normally rational are so irrational when it comes to being offended by things that are racist. They completely overlook the context which is extremely important.
    I understand the context. I know that the monkey didn't symbolize Obama. I'm saying, even if it did, its still a cartoon.

    I'm not saying that people shouldn't be offended over racist comments or racist behavior. Because sure enough, racism's intent is to hurt. It's reasonable for people to still be offended, despite the fact that "we already have an African American for a President."

    I'm saying that this is comedy. The intent is not to hurt, instead it is to make others laugh. And if people can't see that, and get offended over it, that's their problem. They are over-reacting. Comedy that utilizes racism (or stereotypes), I believe, is one of the best weapons to attack racism itself.

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    The only ones that consider those pictures to be racist are racist themselves.
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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    Oh ****!!!

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    Re: Racist or not Racist.

    I think that's probably the least subtle thing I've ever witnessed.

    And I've seen [punchline not written yet].








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