The race threads will never end

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    Dec 24, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    First, there were the race threads. Now there are the race threads condemning the race threads.

    The second type is usually created by some apologist black or Asian guy who wants to show everyone how removed from the problem he is by starting a thread about how annoyed he is at other minorities vocalizing their experiences.

    I personally happen to enjoy race threads a lot, because I like flames. I also like threads about masculinity, ageism, and politics because I can bring my weenies and marshmallows to those threads too.

    RJ is not a fixed community, and as new members become a part of the community, they will comment on their experiences (and have every right to do so.)

    In many cases, the threads are about consolidation. When a Guy starts a thread asking if white men like asian men, he is less concerned the with discourse that evolves than he is with who comes to post. He scours the thread looking for his prince. He tailors his thread as a magnet to attract the progressive open-minded white guys all together. And when faced with the vast ocean of men who are way more into the "all american" look than into his...can we really blame him. It's a smart strategy, to try to create a thread in which the exact people you want will show up and present themselves to you to be picked like ripe grapes, possibly openly stating preferences (or lack thereof) that you had never considered.

    If a man feels he is the victim of discrimination in 2012, it hurts not less than it did for the man in 2011, so each forum is an individual expression of personal frustration. But rather than blame the problem, we blame the posters. As with most things it would be far easier than to cure the symptoms than the disease...and so that's what we try to do.

    But the problem shows no sign of stopping so how can we expect the voices to get any quieter. We can't. Each individual poster will burst through the doors of the forums licking his wounds that are so fresh to him, attempting to tap into a long evaporated well of sympathy and support.

    So they are not going to stop, and wont stop anytime soon. So you can either not click on them, or gather your weenies, and your marshmallows, and curl up by the fire. icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 24, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    I think you made an excellent point. I think a lot of the way men of color feel like this is valid and that instead of white voices trying to tune them out and pretend the gay community is some lol inclusive love orgy they should listen nd try to earnestly address problems in our so called community. There are layers of racism.
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    Dec 24, 2012 1:08 AM GMT
    Damn, I wasn't the first poster.

    I lost the race. icon_sad.gif
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    Dec 24, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
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    Dec 24, 2012 3:24 AM GMT
    dayumm said<--- gathers his weenie icon_razz.gif


    gurl, you so silly icon_razz.gif
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    Dec 24, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
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    Dec 25, 2012 9:03 PM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN said
    In many cases, the threads are about consolidation. When a Guy starts a thread asking if white men like asian men, he is less concerned the with discourse that evolves than he is with who comes to post. He scours the thread looking for his prince. He tailors his thread as a magnet to attract the progressive open-minded white guys all together. And when faced with the vast ocean of men who are way more into the "all american" look than into his...can we really blame him. It's a smart strategy, to try to create a thread in which the exact people you want will show up and present themselves to you to be picked like ripe grapes, possibly openly stating preferences (or lack thereof) that you had never considered.

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    Hmmmm..As a fellow starter of previous race threads I don't feel that most race OP's are that calculating in their intentions. I feel people just experience or notice a series of events that make them question their place in the gay community as minorities and seek out people who have encountered something similar.
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    Dec 25, 2012 9:22 PM GMT
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    Dec 26, 2012 4:33 AM GMT
    Race issues are cultural, it's made in the USA. When you go to another country you see that the dynamics are different.
    In America race is like some sort of currency, but only idiots fall for it. Smart guys generally won't care what race you are.
  • LEANDRO_NJ

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    Dec 26, 2012 5:34 AM GMT
    No punn intended nor sarcasm! But whenever things to me start to feel old why add more years to it!?
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    Dec 26, 2012 7:52 AM GMT
    People should just know and accept their place in the sexual world. In the gay world, yes, some of us got screwed, but we should just accept it, move on from there, accept it and work with what we've got. Do these endless "Do White guys like (insert whatever minority race you want here) really serve any purpose or do anything to change our lives? All we're complaining about is really Darwinism at work. Deal with it!

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    Dec 26, 2012 11:56 PM GMT
    Well this is a revelation!!! icon_eek.gif
  • EJ994

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    Dec 27, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    DEKIRUMAN said

    The second type is usually created by some apologist black or Asian guy who wants to show everyone how removed from the problem he is by starting a thread about how annoyed he is at other minorities vocalizing their experiences.

    I hate guys like this. I am tolerant and hear out all even if I disagree, but discrediting the experiences of others is annoying. It's like seriously who are you trying to suck up to?icon_rolleyes.gif
    Smegmatron saidPeople should just know and accept their place in the sexual world. In the gay world, yes, some of us got screwed, but we should just accept it, move on from there, accept it and work with what we've got. Do these endless "Do White guys like (insert whatever minority race you want here) really serve any purpose or do anything to change our lives? All we're complaining about is really Darwinism at work. Deal with it!


    The problem is some guys think gay world = what white men find attractive. So they go on and on asking these repetitive questions. So what if that white guy doesn't like you? I'm sure he's not alone. Plenty of other white men and even men of your own race who may not find you attractive. The key is to just move towards those who do like you no matter their color and ignore those who don't.
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    My Mario Kart gif is still the best part of this thread.
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    Narciso saidMy Mario Kart gif is still the best part of this thread.



    QFT.