View Poll Results: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

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  • No, that would infringe on free speech

    46 90.20%
  • They should be banned from schools

    3 5.88%
  • Older literature with outdated racial portrayals should have warning labels

    2 3.92%
  • All literature should carry ratings for racist content, similar to movie ratings

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Thread: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Uh. It is safe to say that when you draw a cartoon and the majority of African characters are drawn as crude - pun intended - carbon copies of each other - your book has racist undertones.
    Not just Africans. And not just 90 years ago.


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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Not just Africans. And not just 90 years ago.

    How Horrible! They are stereotyping about a group!


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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Not just Africans. And not just 90 years ago.

    The thing is, however, we successfully pwn'ed the Indians. Our history of systematically exterminating their species is much less PC than us using them as our mascot. It's a sleight of hand.
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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    I agree with most here. Schools yes, private reading no.

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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    No, they shouldn't be banned. Not from schools, not from anywhere. If anything, the Tintin comic should be required reading in school, followed by a discussion on the history of racial prejudice.
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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    How Horrible! They are stereotyping about a group!

    Are you even a ****ing real person? Seriously cause you'd have to be a complete ****ing moron to bring up this kind of comparison. The Minnesota Vikings are owned by this guy:



    And that guy, has decided to stereotype vikings for whatever purpose and nobody who is white seems to have a problem with it. I mean I understand why you might be pissed that Vikings are depicted with blond hair and anachronistic helmets but at the very least he's depicting them with what was once a symbol of strength and fear in Western Europe.

    On the other hand this guy:



    Decided to draw people who look like this:



    Look like this:



    Why don't you just shut the **** up and make a poll about coyotes or something? Better yet, tell us about how all black people speak with a black accent. Cause you sure as **** are an annoyingly ignorant ****. Do you understand that maybe white people really don't care about somebody of their own race 'stereotyping' vikings but black people might actually care about a white person stereotyping their entire race?

    Alright. Gig me.
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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    That's minor though. When it comes to certain races being beaten, ostracized, or killed over skin color, then I'll take a stand. Should we have a public execution for Imus even though what he said was hilarious? Should I get bent out of shape if a black person refers to me as a toasted, salty, bite-sized snack?

    If someone wants to be a benign racist, go ahead and be a benign racist. It's your right, just like it's my right to find you funny or stupid as the situation seems fit.

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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    No, they shouldn't be banned. Not from schools, not from anywhere. If anything, the Tintin comic should be required reading in school, followed by a discussion on the history of racial prejudice.
    Yeah, I like this option best.

    Of course, in some schools the discussion wouldbe "class,, isn't this cool? Look at the funny-looking negroes!"

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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    How Horrible! They are stereotyping about a group!
    NEGATIVE stereotyping, genius.

    We can argue all day about what's acceptable stereotyping and what's not. That will vary by culture, and by generation. The images in the TinTin cartoon were probably not considered very insulting at the time. But you can't just declare that all stereotypes are fine just because some are.
    Last edited by misterman; 04-28-10 at 03:51 PM.

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    Re: Should books, comics, or magazines deemed 'racist' be banned?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Are you even a ****ing real person? Seriously cause you'd have to be a complete ****ing moron to bring up this kind of comparison. The Minnesota Vikings are owned by this guy:



    And that guy, has decided to stereotype vikings for whatever purpose and nobody who is white seems to have a problem with it. I mean I understand why you might be pissed that Vikings are depicted with blond hair and anachronistic helmets but at the very least he's depicting them with what was once a symbol of strength and fear in Western Europe.

    On the other hand this guy:



    Decided to draw people who look like this:



    Look like this:



    Why don't you just shut the **** up and make a poll about coyotes or something? Better yet, tell us about how all black people speak with a black accent. Cause you sure as **** are an annoyingly ignorant ****. Do you understand that maybe white people really don't care about somebody of their own race 'stereotyping' vikings but black people might actually care about a white person stereotyping their entire race?

    Alright. Gig me.
    Do you feel better now?

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