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14-01-2014, 06:04 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 05:12 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  Blackface AND Grammer Nazi? Seems a storm's a bewin'

That being said, I'd like to agree with Juv that Americans do seem to be pretty fucked up over race.

Say what you will, but here in the south the tenuous state of race relations is palpable (and I'm just in VA, I lived in SC where it was damn near a living entity).

Yabbut it's not like Europe is much better when it comes to racism.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/new...nanas.html

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=130886

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_a...n_football

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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14-01-2014, 06:12 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 06:54 AM)Vosur Wrote:  
(13-01-2014 05:28 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Hughsie, it is the history of the application that imparts it's racism. Just read those links.
*its

Not necessarily.

Both its (possessive) and it's (it is) can be correct in Rev's sentence.

Tongue

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14-01-2014, 06:17 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 06:12 PM)DLJ Wrote:  
(14-01-2014 06:54 AM)Vosur Wrote:  *its

Not necessarily.

Both its (possessive) and it's (it is) can be correct in Rev's sentence.

Tongue

I almost said the same thing until I realised he meant the second instance where I did add a superfluous apostrophe.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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14-01-2014, 06:21 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 06:17 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(14-01-2014 06:12 PM)DLJ Wrote:  Not necessarily.

Both its (possessive) and it's (it is) can be correct in Rev's sentence.

Tongue

I almost said the same thing until I realised he meant the second instance where I did add a superfluous apostrophe.

Fool. I meant that too. You coulda got away with it!!!

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14-01-2014, 06:51 PM
RE: Blackface
Didn't Ted Dansen get in trouble for doing that?


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14-01-2014, 07:03 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 06:04 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(14-01-2014 05:12 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  Blackface AND Grammer Nazi? Seems a storm's a bewin'

That being said, I'd like to agree with Juv that Americans do seem to be pretty fucked up over race.

Say what you will, but here in the south the tenuous state of race relations is palpable (and I'm just in VA, I lived in SC where it was damn near a living entity).

Yabbut it's not like Europe is much better when it comes to racism.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/new...nanas.html

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=130886

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_a...n_football

I had a hunch but I stayed away from the "racism's everywhere" response in favor of what I've been told is America's special history with racism, especially against blacks.

From blackface to Jim Crow laws, to segregation, to laws prohibiting interracial marriage the good ole USA has a rich history of being able to destroy a person's sense of self worth by reminding that person what color he or she is.

Not that other countries don't take xenophobia to great lengths, but like Chris Rock said, "None of ya would change places with me! And I'm rich! That's how good it is to be white!"

I might be way off base relative to your personal experience, but I swear to you, I had a guy from N. Carolina tell me in all seriousness, "If blacks are so smart, how come there ain't none in NASCAR?" That guy is now a commissioned officer in the US NAVY in the field of communications. At the time, he was mid level enlisted.
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14-01-2014, 07:07 PM
RE: Blackface
This post makes me think of Black Like Me. That was a really good book if you haven't read it you should.

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14-01-2014, 07:17 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 07:03 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  
(14-01-2014 06:04 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  Yabbut it's not like Europe is much better when it comes to racism.

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/new...nanas.html

http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/story?id=130886

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racism_in_a...n_football

I had a hunch but I stayed away from the "racism's everywhere" response in favor of what I've been told is America's special history with racism, especially against blacks.

From blackface to Jim Crow laws, to segregation, to laws prohibiting interracial marriage the good ole USA has a rich history of being able to destroy a person's sense of self worth by reminding that person what color he or she is.

Not that other countries don't take xenophobia to great lengths, but like Chris Rock said, "None of ya would change places with me! And I'm rich! That's how good it is to be white!"

I might be way off base relative to your personal experience, but I swear to you, I had a guy from N. Carolina tell me in all seriousness, "If blacks are so smart, how come there ain't none in NASCAR?" That guy is now a commissioned officer in the US NAVY in the field of communications. At the time, he was mid level enlisted.

I'm not equivocating, what was done here is load worse than anywhere else (here being the entire western hemisphere) but that is not to say that elsewhere is Utopian when it comes to race relations.

(31-07-2014 04:37 PM)Luminon Wrote:  America is full of guns, but they're useless, because nobody has the courage to shoot an IRS agent in self-defense
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14-01-2014, 07:19 PM
RE: Blackface
That book was an eye opener for me.

I was already on a path to becoming the open minded person I am today when I read this book but its affect on me was profound.
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14-01-2014, 07:19 PM
RE: Blackface
(14-01-2014 07:17 PM)Revenant77x Wrote:  
(14-01-2014 07:03 PM)Regular_Joe Wrote:  I had a hunch but I stayed away from the "racism's everywhere" response in favor of what I've been told is America's special history with racism, especially against blacks.

From blackface to Jim Crow laws, to segregation, to laws prohibiting interracial marriage the good ole USA has a rich history of being able to destroy a person's sense of self worth by reminding that person what color he or she is.

Not that other countries don't take xenophobia to great lengths, but like Chris Rock said, "None of ya would change places with me! And I'm rich! That's how good it is to be white!"

I might be way off base relative to your personal experience, but I swear to you, I had a guy from N. Carolina tell me in all seriousness, "If blacks are so smart, how come there ain't none in NASCAR?" That guy is now a commissioned officer in the US NAVY in the field of communications. At the time, he was mid level enlisted.

I'm not equivocating, what was done here is load worse than anywhere else (here being the entire western hemisphere) but that is not to say that elsewhere is Utopian when it comes to race relations.

Agreed. Completely.
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