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#151 15 years ago

lol just felt like spreading my thoughts about the world on the internet and this is the only non gaming topic:uhm:




Locomotor

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#152 15 years ago

There are relevant topics to everything you said, here in The Pub, just browse around. :D




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#153 15 years ago
LocomotorHe probably knows exponentially times more about race than I do, concerning history. But I still am not expecting a man who's self-proclaimed profession is studying "big, black, men", and whose perspective on the people of America changed because of two meaningless comments to have a straight view on "racism".

I only gave two examples, not because there were only two examples, but because I couldn't be bothered writing out a life story. :rolleyes:




czech speacial forces

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#154 15 years ago
masked_marsoeOne of the American Studies lecturers at my university is a big, black man, Vernon. His area of research, in his words: big, black men. Yesterday, he gave a talk about his experiences as a big, black man in America and then in NZ. He discovered two things about Americans: 1) People expected certain things from black people; they expected that he may be a criminal, that he may be dangerous. 2) He expected to be treated like this, and was wary of his own behaviour because of it. One of the examples that he gave was early when he first came to NZ, he went to a garage sale. The sellers were going on their OE and wanted to sell everything. There was a new (and very nice) mountain bike, that Vernon wanted. He asked how much it was. The seller replied that he had bought it for $1200 a year ago, but really wanted to sell it, so he'd sell it for $400. The seller then asked if he wanted to test it. Here, Vernon though he was joking, that in Oakland where he grew up, one simply didn't let black guys onto bikes with several forms of ID, or at all. Vernon thought the guy was joking, and insulting him, so he just left. It took Vernon a few months to actually realise that his color meant absolutly nothing here. Then, a few years later, he went to the UK to attend a conference. On a free day, he visited Windsor Castle, and was there by himself taking photos. He encountered another tourist, who happened to be American. Vernon asked if the American could take his photo in front of the castle. The tourist did, and then asked if Vernon could do the same. He then said to Vernon "now, you're not going to steal my camera are you?" Vernon replied "Oh no, my university looks down on such behaviour from it's senior lecturers". The man looked very shocked, and then tried to say it was a joke. It was then that Vernon realised that Americans still thought that way, judging him becuase of his color. He now believes that America has a very strong built-in racism, that most people don't realise, including himself. NZ by contrast, is the least racist of the Anglo-nations. Don't believe me? Ask him yourself. http://www.amst.canterbury.ac.nz/people/andrews.shtml Actually, that photo is not how he looks atm, several lecturers have 'joke' photos of themselves on the webpages.

This is because of the new black culture. the "gangsta" style that many black people are associated with and so on. its not too hard to figure out. in NZ there probobley is no "in the hood" kind of a thing. i fell safer around a black guy thats in a suit than a white guy in a suit. dount ask me why, idk:confused:




masked_marsoe Advanced Member

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#155 15 years ago
czech speacial forcesThis is because of the new black culture. the "gangsta" style that many black people are associated with and so on. its not too hard to figure out. in NZ there probobley is no "in the hood" kind of a thing. i fell safer around a black guy thats in a suit than a white guy in a suit. dount ask me why, idk:confused:

There is, though much of it has been copied from America. There is no homegrown "gansta" rap here. But I think the main point was the attitudes of the people, including himself.




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#156 15 years ago

this is what my pop always says "Im not Racis, i hate every Bastard"




jimbear

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#157 15 years ago
Hypnotoad13Ever met a redneck? They are just as bad as n***as

yes I have every day,and to us being a redneck is a state of mind not just the color of someone skin. I have a mexican redneck next door, and a couple of black rednecks down the street.on most weekend we get togeter and grill out.we don't use words like beaner, ******,cracker,or honkies. so you know JAKE about rednecks...or alabama.