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Sat Aug 22, 2015, 11:05 AM

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White society: refuses to recognize, showcase, and celebrate black beauty.

Black women: points out the problem

White society: “stop bitching, if you want to see better representation than you have to do something about it yourselves”

Black women: *creates their own spaces to celebrate black beauty

White society: “that’s racist, you shouldn’t exclude people”



White society: limits mobility for black actors and entertainers, especially in film and television / caters media specifically to white audiences

Black people: points out the problem

White society: “stop bitching, make something yourself”

Black people: creates own networks, award shows, and films and television specifically catered to black audiences and with the express purpose of giving more jobs and better visibilitiy to black artists.

White society: “that’s racist, white people don’t have their own channels and award shows; also. . black films? Entertainment should be made for everybody.”



White society: continues to treat blacks as second class and unprotected citizens

Black people: CALMLY points out the problem

White society: “not our problem”

Black people: creates black movement to protest the problem, through which some results finally start showing

White society: “that’s divisive, ALL LIVES MATTER… also this is not how you achieve results, you need to be more calm and civil, like my bff MLK!”




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MrScorpio Aug 2015 OP
leftofcool Aug 2015 #1
MrScorpio Aug 2015 #3
retrowire Aug 2015 #2
Fred Sanders Aug 2015 #4
Glassunion Aug 2015 #12
tblue37 Aug 2015 #5
Leith Aug 2015 #6
mcar Aug 2015 #7
Chitown Kev Aug 2015 #8
Number23 Aug 2015 #9
Chitown Kev Aug 2015 #10
Scuba Aug 2015 #11

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:03 PM

1. This is awesome!

One of the best I have ever seen to describe the issues of my Black brothers and sisters. May I steal this?

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Response to leftofcool (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:17 PM

3. Steal away...

Make sure you add the attributive link!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 12:09 PM

2. as a white male

I must be honest and admit I originally thought the premise of black entertainment and black TV was exclusive and kind of racist but I learned the fault of that thought process years ago.

but THIS is an excellent way to put it!

bravo.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:05 PM

4. You can not have white privilege without white hypocrisy.

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Response to Fred Sanders (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 24, 2015, 05:15 PM

12. +1

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 01:11 PM

5. KnR. Bookmarking to use when white people trot out those dumb arguments against

black-safe spaces.

(Even Bill Maher commented last night on the stupidity of the "All lives matter" statement--and clearly explained *why* it is a horrifically inappropriate response. Not that I think the people who spout such things will allow themselves to be informed.)


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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 02:00 PM

6. Absolutely True

Nobody says that Sons of Italy is racist or that One Million Moms is sexist or that Knights of Columbus discriminates on the basis of religion. Why should black people doing things get white people all crazy?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 03:32 PM

7. K&R

So true.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 05:53 PM

8. lol, and let's not EVEN get into issues

of appropriation when black people do take action on these various things (look at black beauty standards, for instance some white people think that they can get away with dreads and cornrows (and actually very few can)...and THAT'S supposed to be solidarity.

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Response to Chitown Kev (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 06:30 PM

9. Oh, you mean like this?





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Response to Number23 (Reply #9)

Sat Aug 22, 2015, 07:30 PM

10. lol, yes something like that, lol

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Sun Aug 23, 2015, 08:17 AM

11. Excellent!!

 

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