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bigboi_baller 04-10-2007 10:33 PM

OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
I'm not sure if anyone's followed this Don Imus garbage recently. Basically he referred to the Rutger's womens basketball team (predominantly black) as "nappy headed hos" and made some other disparaging remarks.

Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, etc are calling for his firing because of his racist remarks.

I just find it somewhat amusing that calling a black person a "nappy headed ho" can evoke such outrage from the community yet people conveniently forget about his other racist remarks against Palestinians and Arabs.

In the past he's referred to Arabs as "ragheads" and "goat humping weasels".

In reference to Palestinians he/and his cohost called them "animals" and advocated dropping a bomb on the region to exterminate all Palestinians.

Somehow, wishing for genocide is completely fine and making an ignorant racial remark against blacks is causing a huge uproar.

I like how society can take his fairly vitriolic remarks against Arabs/Palestinians in jest yet his dumb remarks against blacks is causing a pretty big stir.

I hate this hypocrisy.

rezznor 04-10-2007 10:35 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
good point

i seen hippos 04-10-2007 10:39 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
No one ever said blacks weren't hypocritical on the issue of racism.

Wait....I guess Arabs, Orientals, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc. are too.

But whites definitely aren't. How can you be hypocritcal when no one is racist against you?

rezznor 04-10-2007 10:40 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by i seen hippos
No one ever said blacks weren't hypocritical on the issue of racism.

Wait....I guess Arabs, Orientals, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc. are too.

But whites definitely aren't. How can you be hypocritcal when no one is racist against you?



ever heard a black comedian on BET?

Showtime 04-10-2007 10:42 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by i seen hippos
No one ever said blacks weren't hypocritical on the issue of racism.

Wait....I guess Arabs, Orientals, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc. are too.

But whites definitely aren't. How can you be hypocritcal when no one is racist against you?

What Native Americans?

i seen hippos 04-10-2007 10:43 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
They can't be racist. In order to be racist they have to have some sort of power over white people. Since only whites can repress other races, they cannot be victims of racism.

Quote:

No one ever said blacks weren't hypocritical on the issue of racism.

Wait....I guess Arabs, Orientals, Hispanics, Native Americans, etc. are too.

But whites definitely aren't. How can you be hypocritcal when no one is racist against you?

The ones in that video game. Prey was it?

StroShow4 04-10-2007 10:46 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by i seen hippos
They can't be racist. In order to be racist they have to have some sort of power over white people. Since only whites can repress other races, they cannot be victims of racism.



The ones in that video game. Prey was it?


you serious? white people can definetly be victims of racism. when a black guy makes a negative statement about a white guy is that not racist? because its certainly racist if a white guy says it to a black guy.

Solid Snake 04-10-2007 10:47 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by i seen hippos
They can't be racist. In order to be racist they have to have some sort of power over white people. Since only whites can repress other races, they cannot be victims of racism.





Truer words have never been spoken.


Now this 'bout to straight up get ugly, so I won't be coming back into this thread lol (I can't get into race debates over the internet, inevitably some close minded, sheltered, cozy lifestyle , 15 year old white boy will make a dumb ass remark and I go off the handle. If I can't punch his chin off, I don't want to even get started in an argument as heated as this).

Dick Biggly 04-10-2007 10:47 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
jesse jackson and al sharpton are just as bigoted, if not worse, than Imus so i don't see where they even have room to talk.

SoCalMike 04-10-2007 10:52 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
I have no patience for racism in any form.... Imus is an idiot and he should be fired for what he did. Aside from that, racism in any form is just plain unacceptable.




:pimp:

SoCalMike 04-10-2007 10:53 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dick Biggly
jesse jackson and al sharpton are just as bigoted, if not worse, than Imus so i don't see where they even have room to talk.


Um, no.


:pimp:

i seen hippos 04-10-2007 10:55 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Now this 'bout to straight up get ugly, so I won't be coming back into this thread lol (I can't get into race debates over the internet, inevitably some close minded, sheltered, cozy lifestyle , 15 year old white boy will make a dumb ass remark and I go off the handle. If I can't punch his chin off, I don't want to even get started in an argument as heated as this).

See, that's not racist because that 15 year old white boy has all the amenities that Solid Snake does not as a black man. Therefore how can he hurt the feelings or truly hurt a white boy physically without the basic needs that white people find necessary? White people basically have a protective force field around themselves.

Vendetta 04-10-2007 10:55 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCalMike
Um, no.


:pimp:


Uhm, yes. They're as big of racists as he is.

P.S. 10 to 1 odds you're black or want to be.

icemanfan 04-10-2007 10:56 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
a shock jock said something offensive? no say it ain't so. Must have been a slow news week.

PejaNowitzki 04-10-2007 10:57 PM

Re: OT:Insulting Black People=Blasphemy;Insulting Arabs=OK
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SoCalMike
I have no patience for racism in any form.... Imus is an idiot and he should be fired for what he did. Aside from that, racism in any form is just plain unacceptable.




:pimp:



Fired for what? Did he do something illegal? Did I miss that? I'm not defending him, because obviously it was done in horrible taste, but this is typical Imus, he has bashed everyone. I think people in this country have become too damn sensitive. People always cry about not having "free speech" but then they are the first ones to jump on the "fire him" bandwagon because someone exercised their right to free speech.

Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton are both hypocritical morons, it figures they would jump in the middle of this.


Bottomline, what Imus said was tasteless and bad, but I fear the people trying to shut him up permanently even more.


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