No it was really a racist comment. Just switch the words around and you'll see.
Notice when the words White are switch with black, and males to female. It becomes racist and sexist.
Except....then it doesn't make sense. As black people in aggregate aren't better off than everyone else, and black people in aggregate aren't in a high position where they can comfortably say something along the lines of "Oh well!" and dictate that people to "Get over it!" as "Life is tough."
It's not a knee-jerk reaction. I've already described what, with a high probability, is a knee-jerk reaction earlier in the thread.
Originally Posted by Truth Be Known
I do not understand how you make the connection that painting your face black is or will be seen on the same level as the Nanking Massacre or Holocaust denial.
This is with a high probability a knee-jerk reaction caused by our present hypersensitivity regarding identity. Even if you in many other cases claim that nobody is guilty before they are convicted you can quite clearly see that in regards to racism there are other rules. The mere suspicision of something being racist, discrimination, phobia against certain religion or a culture is for all practical purposes a conviction and the one who defend their opinion or stance will find themselves in a "moral uphill", where the arguments disappear(And are at a large ignored.) in screams of racism and demand for apologies.
Behind all of this there is a volition to constantly be on the "good side", in addition to a perfunctory image of society where everything is seen as institutional racism and a constant source of oppression towards minorities.
You are ignorant, arrogant and downright condescending in your attitude towards people who do not agree with you. Just because someone does not agree with your skewed & biased view on what racism is does not mean they are racist, autistic, "white males" or "white people".
Leftcoast 2 blocks from the beach, down the street from a green haze called Venice.
Originally Posted by mofi
who the hell are you guys bathing in non existent mmo-champion fame?
Not fame on MMO-C, but after a while of certain posters posting in certain threads you get use to them. Granted I often Change my Avatar and Signature, so getting too familiar with me is harder. which is why I do it. But I post regularly enough. although I also lurk a lot too. I hate posting on, my iPhone and I might follow on the iPhone while doing other things.
So you have the right to be offended by his posting, but an African doesn't have the right to be offended by Blackface? Really?
When the blackfacing is down in the fashion of stereotyping then yes a black person definitely has the right to be offended. However did you see the advert for doughnuts? It was a charcoal doughnut and the person was painted to match its colour, why would you be offended by a person imitating a doughnut?
It's not a knee-jerk reaction. I've already described what, with a high probability of possibly, is a knee-jerk reaction earlier in the thread.
You are ignorant, arrogant and downright condescending in your attitude towards people who do not agree with you. Just because someone does not agree with your skewed & biased view on what racism does not mean they are racist, autistic, "white males" or "white people".
I'm "condescending" because I don't partake in a circle jerk, when I refuse to use overly flowery speech, to express an opinion that doesn't germane to that of a bigot's. Bigots who use the OT forums as a racist echo-chamber. Boo-hoo-hoo.