Racist jokes....will they ever stop?

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    Feb 14, 2010 9:08 AM GMT
    Im going to start posting stuff in this thread to show that people just dont think before they speak or do creative projects....and by the way..the colors in that ad was representing the West Indies..what the fuck? Not every black person likes chicken...well who am i kidding..we do but still...and not to make fun well im laughing a lil but its racist as they are sending the message that chicken is the black mans kyrptonite. People need to stop this mess as its 2010..

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    Feb 14, 2010 9:10 AM GMT
    I really don't get the unrest created by this advertisement...
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:14 AM GMT
    you wouldn't...white people just dont get it...

    and heres another stint from Australian tv...what the fuck is going on over there lil tanker? icon_twisted.gif

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    Feb 14, 2010 9:15 AM GMT
    LOL wow, seems a bit insensitive if you ask me. They are just reinforcing a stereotype.
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:20 AM GMT
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:29 AM GMT


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    Feb 14, 2010 9:33 AM GMT
    black people and chicken is a USA thing. I have never come across the stereotype in other countries. Everyone likes chicken.
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:39 AM GMT
    The Asian Community is on the bandwagon too lol...dont understand what they are saying but its kinda obvious..
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:44 AM GMT
    this was funny tho

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    Feb 14, 2010 9:46 AM GMT
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:49 AM GMT
    what is a spook?
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:53 AM GMT
    And the reason why soo many people are soo insensitive to the issue can be summed up by reading this awesome Feminist authors article. "White Priviledge: Unpacking the invisible Knapsack". Brilliant work. heres the link to the pdf if you want to read it.
    http://www.case.edu/president/aaction/UnpackingTheKnapsack.pdf

    heres where the article gets interesting...

    Daily effects of white privilege
    I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of white privilege in
    my life. I have chosen those conditions that I think in my case attach somewhat more to skin-color
    privilege than to class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location, though of course all these other
    factors are intricately intertwined. As far as I can tell, my African American coworkers, friends, and
    acquaintances with whom I come into daily or frequent contact in this particular time, place and time of
    work cannot count on most of these conditions.
    1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
    2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to
    mistrust my kind or me.
    3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can
    afford and in which I would want to live.
    4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
    5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
    6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely
    represented.
    7. When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my
    color made it what it is.
    8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their
    race.
    9. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this piece on white privilege.
    10. I can be pretty sure of having my voice heard in a group in which I am the only member of my race.
    11. I can be casual about whether or not to listen to another person's voice in a group in which s/he is the
    only member of his/her race.
    12. I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket
    and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser's shop and find
    someone who can cut my hair.
    13. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the
    appearance of financial reliability.

    Can anyone agree or relate?
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    Feb 14, 2010 9:54 AM GMT
    tereseus1 saidyou wouldn't...white people just dont get it...

    and heres another stint from Australian tv...what the fuck is going on over there lil tanker? icon_twisted.gif

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    It's Whoopi Goldberg making a very valid point and also the last few seconds, another very valid point was made, we don't have the same context as the Americans do, Australia's minority was aboriginal people, not African or African American.

    The people who originally did the jackson 5 kids at the time 20 years ago and things were looked at differently back then. Things have changed, indeed for the good. The context of that the red faces show was from a historical point of view, the originally won 20 years ago so where brought back.

    Unlike in america where African/African American people where considered worse then second class group of people, where denied rights and privileges that the common "white people" had. We unfortunately did that to Aboriginal people for a while.

    we aren't America, we don't have American history, although we learn it in schools, we have our own history, our own past.

    Now while yes, the Jackson 5 spoof was in a word distasteful and I was watching it live and I was shocked by it for reasons of appropriateness, its attempt wasn't to belittle anyone but simply to bring back things in the past that people enjoyed then.

    Now do you know or understand the context of the KFC video?
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    Feb 14, 2010 10:05 AM GMT
    the kfc video is pretty simply..everybody knows black people love chicken.....it relates to slavery......when i did Caribbean history and we examined slavery..it was revealed that chicken was the only form of meat given to slaves or only form of meat that was available to slaves. Now the KFC ad...it was done in poor taste. it was as if..they were stating that to get on the good side of black individuals...all you had to do was give them some chicken...which is what the slave masters on the plantation use to do...the ad is also implying that....the way into a black persons circle is by feeding them..thats not cool or correct.
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    Feb 14, 2010 10:13 AM GMT
    The race thing in the USA is not the same as in other places. Of course, everywhere has it´s race problems, but beware projecting the sociological outworking of the USA´s issues onto other societies. In the UK I´ve always know the stereotypical "black dish" is pork with rice and peas...

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    Feb 14, 2010 10:21 AM GMT
    it was about cricket.. west indies to be exact, although it's not shown, a cricket game is going on, the guy with the KFC was supporting the Australian side (Australians typically being considered white) while the group he was in was supporting the west indies cricket team (who happen to be considered black or dark, since they are Indian, Jamaican usually)

    It was a KFC advertisement, what did you want them to show? fish fillets? bread rolls? (we don't have those biscuit things america has) perhaps potato and gravy?

    Australia and most other countries (excluding the US) doesn't learn about american history like americans do (and even then, leaves something to be desired) of course we aren't going to see it as racist, how could we? it wasn't directed at americans, KFC wasn't attempting to play out some racist ploy using chicken, it was an advertisement using members from both sides of cricket game.
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    Feb 14, 2010 10:24 AM GMT
    tereseus1 saidthe kfc video is pretty simply..everybody knows black people love chicken.....it relates to slavery

    No they don't, ask the average Aussie if they know that.
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    Feb 14, 2010 6:02 PM GMT
    Yeah, I didn't see that at all in the commercial. The guy was in an awkward situation, and thought that the KFC (kinda like coke does with its commercials) would ease the moment. Now if the guy had been like, "Oh My god, there are so many black people surrounding me. Quick, give me some fried chicken or some grape soda to distract them while I run away." then I could see it.

    I sometimes feel like black people scream so often about this and that being racist that times when people are really being racist are not heard.

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    Feb 14, 2010 7:22 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]tereseus1 said[/cite]And the reason why soo many people are soo insensitive to the issue can be summed up by reading this awesome Feminist authors article. "White Priviledge: Unpacking the invisible Knapsack". Brilliant work. "


    Well Tereseus1, I can certainly relate to this article as a person with a white looking Jamaican heritage.

    I've replaced a couple of things to reflect what happened to me on my visits to Jamaica.

    Daily effects of BLACK privilege
    I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of BLACK privilege in
    my life. I have chosen those conditions that I think in my case attach somewhat more to skin-color
    privilege than to class, religion, ethnic status, or geographic location, though of course all these other
    factors are intricately intertwined. As far as I can tell, my WHITE LOOKING JAMAICAN coworkers, friends, and
    acquaintances with whom I come into daily or frequent contact in this particular time, place and time of
    work cannot count on most of these conditions.
    1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
    2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to
    mistrust my kind or me.
    3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can
    afford and in which I would want to live.
    4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
    5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
    6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely
    represented.
    7. When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my
    color made it what it is.
    8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their
    race.
    9. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this piece on BLACK privilege.
    10. I can be pretty sure of having my voice heard in a group in which I am the only member of my race.
    11. I can be casual about whether or not to listen to another person's voice in a group in which s/he is the
    only member of his/her race.
    12. I can go into a music shop and count on finding the music of my race represented, into a supermarket
    and find the staple foods which fit with my cultural traditions, into a hairdresser's shop and find
    someone who can cut my hair.
    13. Whether I use checks, credit cards or cash, I can count on my skin color not to work against the
    appearance of financial reliability."

    Racism exists in just about every society, some of it unintentional, and is slowly disappearing. But If you keep looking for it, you'll keep finding it.

    -Doug