Racist comments.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by 911JB, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. 911JB

    911JB New Member

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    After posting a link in a thread making jokes about ALL races of people and having it pulled, I had a question pop into my head. How can a thread be considered racist when it makes fun of every race, or combination of races?
    I for one am getting tired of this politically correct society we live in. When a person cant laugh at a joke or two made about a race it is a sad day.
    As a american indian/american mutt I for one laugh about stupid crap such as people complaining about the names of sports teams like the Redskins. If you are that sensitive that you cant laugh about it I feel you are part of the problem with our country.
    Live life and laugh a little I say. Everything and everyone is not racist. Some of us still have a sense of humor when it comes to the little things in life.

    Opinions?


    JB
     
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2013
  2. Shooter

    Shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    I understand your point, but I guess I see it differently.

    I can honestly say I have never experienced racism in any form, so I'm not really one to contest the feelings of racism, only try to appreciate the concern when it is brought to me, or to end it as I see it in my everyday life.

    Words are words right? Wrong, words change the world, start revolutions, and hurt others unjustly. I'm not saying we need to live in a PC world, but I do think intention is overlooked when dealing with racially derogatory terms, and it should be. These are words used to stimulate our hatred and sever the deep seeded emotional connection we share with one another, and I don't see how that will ever be a positive thing.

    I read the link, thought some were funny, but then I'm not being called any of those names. If I was, I might feel quite a bit different.

    For the record this thread can remain as long as discourse remains civil. I have seen threads like this go sour in the past and am approaching it with an optimistic appreciation for an exchange of dialogue.
     

  3. zeusGT

    zeusGT New Member

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    I experience racism on a daily basis. I live in a city where 80% of people are AA and 10% are white. I am just about numb to it because it's all about ignorance. I actually heard where the little children thought I was a devil because their mom and dad considered all white people to be devils. I laughed and shrugged it off. It's just ignorance.

    Political correctness is something I do not have. I never will and I'll never want it. I too have had the PM's telling me to cool it because I'm offending people. I am who I am and I am very proud of who I am. I was raised in a society where we were free. We were free to talk as we pleased. We were free to joke and play around without repercussions. When I was growing up, if someone hurt your feelings you dealt with it one or two ways. You approached the person who hurt your feelings and talked about it or you got back at them. Now, you hurt someones feelings you go to jail and get sued... that's dumb.

    It's a different world these days man. A different world that I'm not comfortable in and quit frankly don't fit in.
     
  4. 911JB

    911JB New Member

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    Austin, Thank you for leaving this thread and thank you for your reply. I am not trying to be a PITA about this, I am simply trying to understand a different point of view than my own.

    I was brought up and lived my life with a, if the shoe fits wear it if it don't fit ignore it, attitude. That is kinda how I see this topic. IMO, Words are just words unless you let them become something else.

    My entire life I have ben friends with all kinds of people. When I say all types of people I mean different races, different educational backgrounds, different lifestyles, different financial backgrounds, different sexual backgrounds and the list could go on. With all these different types of people I have ben around I have found it better to just be who you are instead of trying to be someone else. If a friend wants to tell me Indian jokes or biker jokes or talk shat about longhair's, I laugh about it with them. I don't feel offended by those kind of comments. If I had a buck for every time I heard a joke like that I could buy another XD. I will also tell racial, or sexual oriented jokes right back to them.
    I guess in person its a bit easier to tell when someone is joking or if they are being serious. Maybe that is part of the problem. But either way I don't let it bother me.
    I guess being who I am made me develop wide shoulders and let things roll off my back a little easier, I don't know.
    How many times have you heard or told a pollock joke? Or a blond joke? Or a homosexual joke? I am sure as these jokes were told the person really did not intend it to be anything other than what it was, a JOKE. I am tired of everyone walking on egg shells in this country when it comes to this subject. We have become a country of PC fakes in my eyes. Never saying what we feel in fear of offending someone. Only saying some things behind closed doors.
    I am curious as to what others think about this subject.
     
  5. jayson

    jayson New Member

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    I am with ya JB !!!!!!!!!

    Im an American Indian/mutt myself and dont offend easily lol I have many friends of different color, race, religion, and sexual preference and they are just as comical about it.


    as a matter of fact we have been trying HARD to find good "white jokes" but not much luck lol
     
  6. opaww

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    I call a spade a spade and don't care if others like it or not. The black girl next door I use the N word on all the time, she comes on to me and I say "NO" thanks
     
  7. artbrownsr

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    JB, You said it right after a while you will meet alot of folks from alot of different areas of society. My dad was a from the hills of KE, VA, WV, worked alot of jobs in that area moved to WA, Married a white woman ( All scandinavian countries), and called himself a "Hamberger flipped in the air and caught" meaning he had no pedigrees and didn't claim to be any thing but "American". If yo0u look at my profile pic you'll see my wife since 1976 , we met and married in WA. Be yourself and respect everyone untill they show themselves not to deserve it then leave them as alone as circumstances will allow.
     
  8. 911JB

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    Thanks for the comments everyone. They show me I am not alone in my thinking. That being said, If you do not feel the same as I do about this don't be afraid to make a post saying so [just keep it civil]. I am not trying to start shat , I am just trying to promote conversation on a topic that rarely gets discussed.

    As a example of the stupidity that surrounds this subject I thought I would post something I just read.


    How can these pics be considered racist? I just dont get it!


    Here is a link to the story. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/...-exotic-swimsuit_n_2696162.html?ncid=webmail2

    Sports Illustrated Called Racist For Using 'Exotic' People In Swimsuit Issue (PHOTOS)


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    JB
     
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  9. dutchs

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    Damn...looks to me like they are doing the locals a favor. I bet the guys in the pictures aren't bitching.