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Old 05-10-2007, 09:09 PM   #1
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ok i am white and i own a t-shirt that has a picture of africa and a black fist in the middle of it. Am i a racist or am i ignorant or is it fine to have a t-shirt like that?
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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ok i am white and i own a t-shirt that has a picture of africa and a black fist in the middle of it. Am i a racist or am i ignorant or is it fine to have a t-shirt like that?



as long as you don't do it in the spirit of making fun of African Americans... then that is not racist.



in fact if you support their empowerment, then that is not racist... though white ppl may call you a race traitor.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:16 PM   #3
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u would probably just look confused. i dont see too many black people wearin white power shirts
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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as long as you don't do it in the spirit of making fun of African Americans... then that is not racist.



in fact if you support their empowerment, then that is not racist... though white ppl may call you a race traitor.

i bought it because it looks good and i do believe that blacks have been opressed for so long, dont get me wrong i have made racist comments or jokes before, but i feel like it is a problem that is sooo much bigger than me and i do believe eventually there will be some kind of agreement and the other reason i bought it is i feel deeply sorry for people actually living in africa who live in poverty as well as corruption and war
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:23 PM   #5
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Not racist but you would get a lot of funny lookings stares from not just balcks and whites, but all races.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:25 PM   #6
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hold up.


stop this thread.


you have a lot of empty knots and half truths knotted into a potentially volatile political/racial argument among this board.


you mean well, but I can list at least 6 thinsg wrong with what you just wrote.


but I won't discuss them

wear the shirt and help out your African brothers, but stay out of too much trouble.
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:29 PM   #7
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First of all, do you even know what the black fist stands for?
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:30 PM   #8
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black people would have to at least question weather or not you are making fun of them....I would take it off
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Old 05-10-2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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I wouldn't think you were racist.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:02 AM   #10
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No, wearing the shirt is not racist. However, it would seem that you know very little about the meaning and how deep it goes. I would suggest supplementing your understanding by reading a few books such as The Autobiography of Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, The Black Panthers Speak, Nile Valley Contributions to Civilzation, and more... at least for starters.
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Old 05-11-2007, 07:14 AM   #11
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you should buy KKK shirt to go along with it.. not just joking but my point is don't do it!
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:16 AM   #12
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This shirt is a bad idea. The only people who will take you even remotely seriously is your close friends. You'd catch insolence and goaded looks/remarks from blacks, whites and of all other races. Those who are not offended, will laugh and think you're a "wi66er" lost in translation.

If you want to support (or as someone said empower) African Americans, the best thing you can do is simply look at them as equal to yourself or any other race. If you start getting into all this "blacks have been oppressed" most black people will just think you're feeling sorry for them, and that they need your assistance.

Blacks are doing fine, no need for the mighty white man to intervene.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:52 AM   #13
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i dont see how its racist, plus you live in Australia, where these issues arent even a problem. I'd be lucky to see 1 african person a week. I know thats not the point, but its just not something that is of much concern down here.
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its all in ur heart... n if ppl come up to u asking about it, u just articule ur reason
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:56 AM   #15
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ok i am white and i own a t-shirt that has a picture of africa and a black fist in the middle of it. Am i a racist or am i ignorant or is it fine to have a t-shirt like that?


I think it makes you a W*gger to be honest, or a confused little boy, black power is not for white people, it is symbolic with pride and not to be taken lightly
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