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Sun Apr 27, 2014, 03:46 AM

"Delicate white, delicate Latina" My Ass.



I found the sexism in this one almost as appalling as the racism that everyone is talking about. Why is a white chick "delicate"? Why is a Latina "delicate"? Why do some men get such a kick out of this fantasy that women are frail flowers that they have to protect from danger---especially dangerous Black men? As an American mutt female, part Irish, part Italian, part Cherokee, part African, I have never felt threatened by an African-American man. Ever. But I've been creeped out plenty of times by crazy old guys like Sterling who seem bound and determined to nail my feet onto some pedestal like one of those French geese getting fattened up to make fois gras.

NOW needs to join in on this one. Sterling basically said that white and Latina women are "delicate" and that Black women are---what? Strong? I can do strong.

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Reply "Delicate white, delicate Latina" My Ass. (Original post)
McCamy Taylor Apr 2014 OP
lillypaddle Apr 2014 #1
Helen Borg Apr 2014 #4
lillypaddle Apr 2014 #7
Gemini Cat Apr 2014 #8
Helen Borg Apr 2014 #9
Kath1 Apr 2014 #2
yuiyoshida Apr 2014 #3
BumRushDaShow Apr 2014 #5
kelliekat44 Apr 2014 #6
mstinamotorcity2 Apr 2014 #10

Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 04:07 AM

1. All the way around,

he's pretty abhorrent. Let me guess as to why that beautiful young woman is with such an ugly (inside & out) old man ... never mind, I think we all know.

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Response to lillypaddle (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:00 AM

4. Love?

Just saying...

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:18 AM

7. I doubt it nt

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Response to Helen Borg (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:23 AM

8. I doubt it

...and to u$e the much over u$ed phra$e... "ju$t $aying".

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Response to Gemini Cat (Reply #8)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:34 AM

9. Perhaps she believes it is love...

Even though, to the rest of us, it is obvious what is going on.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:18 AM

2. Agreed

The remarks were disgusting in so many ways... ugh.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 05:20 AM

3. She could probably

Kick his ass... just sayin...

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:33 AM

5. The racist oppressors pre-defined others for centuries

and their progeny's enforcement of these stereotypes continues, generation after generation... all to the detriment of the reality of the diversity of humanity.

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 06:39 AM

6. He is guilty of penis politics and racism. That is all. nt

 

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Response to McCamy Taylor (Original post)

Sun Apr 27, 2014, 08:57 AM

10. Can't we all just get along!! LOL !!

I don't understand why everyone is so surprised!! All my life I have seen this type of behavior in Media, School, places of Business. I remember when Rush Limbaugh was trying to buy into the NFL. Most of the time when you find racism, sexism is close at hand. The more things Change the more those types of things will stand out!! Some people are just listening for the First time!!! Imagine feeling this kind of Ignorance all your life! As a woman I grew up with stupid stereotypes about women, then as a woman of color I had to grow up with another set of stereotypes to not fall prey to also. I and my sisters would stand in the mirror and tell ourselves that you are Important, You are Beautiful, You are Smart, You are Worth having a Life!! We may not be rich but we still all have each other and we are all close and make sure we empower our daughters with Love, Integrity, and their voice to be heard.

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