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Old 01-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #76
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hey no worries, but i agree that our "black community" - indigenous community would not get their opinion asked or heard, and their reaction would also be completely different to african americans or people from the carribean anyway.
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it saddens me a little though that the humour factor seems to have disappeared these days in the quest to ensure that the world is as PC as possible - some stereotypes are not necessarily racist, they can be tiresome and predictable and a lazy way out . . . but are often built on a premise that has some historical standing (Aussies loving their beer and a bbq and saying 'maaaaaate')


I agree.

A stereotype is simply a commonly held public belief about specific social groups, or types of individuals.

It seems that many people today seem to wrongly view "stereotype" and "prejudice" as synonyms.

I live in the Southern U.S. and most black and white people here love fried chicken.

We also love watermelon
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this has more to do with the Tiger Woods thing, so I apologize in advance for the digression, but I think there is something to be said about the egocentricity of some people looking for something to get offended about. I had the misfortune of tuning into Entertainment Tonight a couple weeks back (cant stand those shows to begin with), but they were talking about the 'racist undertones' of the condemnation of Tiger Woods in the media and general population. Apparently there is a small percentage of black women that believe the outrage has only occurred because '..a black man had the nerve to treat a white woman like that. Had he had a black wife, nobody would care'. What a load of shit. I mean, this has absolutely nothing to do with them and by injecting themselves into the situation, it shows nothing more than self centered, egotistical behaviour. For some reason it would seem like people like getting all bent out of shape. I suppose this somewhat relates to the KFC situation.
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and just quickly, re: the blackface skit on Hey Hey. that was never intended to be racist, it was just a parody of the Jackson 5. how is it any different to anyone who has dressed up in blackface before? is the movie White Chicks racist?
How do you know their "intent"? "Blackface" is steeped in a history of racism, do a little research.
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the guys who did the blackface skit were people of mixed race heratige themselves , and all successful doctors and were taking the piss , not being intentianally racist.
if harry connnick jnr wasnt there it wouldnt have rated a mention , although channel 9 were idiots for running it.
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the guys who did the blackface skit were people of mixed race heratige themselves , and all successful doctors and were taking the piss , not being intentianally racist.
if harry connnick jnr wasnt there it wouldnt have rated a mention , although channel 9 were idiots for running it.
So if you use the word "nigger" and you're a doctor not being intentionally racist it's OK?
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True - three of them are of Indian heritage if I am not mistaken?

Considering the level of harrassment the Indian community seems to get here in Melbourne these days (or so the papers would like us to think) I doubt there was any racist intent.
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So if you use the word "nigger" and you're a doctor not being intentionally racist it's OK?
thats completely fucking different and you know it.
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I agree.

A stereotype is simply a commonly held public belief about specific social groups, or types of individuals.

It seems that many people today seem to wrongly view "stereotype" and "prejudice" as synonyms.

I live in the Southern U.S. and most black and white people here love fried chicken.

We also love watermelon
So if it's a common held belief that all white people from the South are backwood racist hicks, then that's OK?
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So if it's a common held belief that all white people from the South are backwood racist hicks, then that's OK?
there can be both offensive and nonoffensive stereotypes. Why is that such a difficult concept?
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I think a) Australians are a bit casually racist and b) total pussies for thinking that a few people over here talking about it on the internet constitutes some kind of backlash that they have to listen to.

Plus it seems you guys don't have KFC potato wedges, that is pretty lame.
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there's kfc potato weges? zomg. this must be rectified.
someone start a facebook campaign.


and yes we are probably casually racist.

although i get around this by hating everyone equally regardless of race or whatever.
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Plus it seems you guys don't have KFC potato wedges, that is pretty lame.
the wedges are shit, you guys should have our fries. our kfc > your kfc.
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in the name of race relations im taking my white supremist aussie ass to the drivethrough
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So if it's a common held belief that all white people from the South are backwood racist hicks, then that's OK?

Thanks Jive Turkey.
"there can be both offensive and nonoffensive stereotypes"

Yes,stereotypes can have positive or negative connotations.


I think that negative stereotypes are based on false views.

For example:
"Blacks are less intelligent than other races."
I have been teaching in public school for more than a few years.
I know that is not true. I am aware the contributions made by black people in the past (Frederick Douglass ,George Washington Carver) and black people today (Condoleezza Rice, Walter Williams)

"All black people can dance."
Again, I have been to more than a few school dances.
I know this is not true.


BVS "So if it's a common held belief that all white people from the South are backwood racist hicks"

That, I believe, is based on a false view.
My father preached in Black churches in the 1950s.
My babysitter when I was young was black. She used to bring
her James Brown records to our house. My mom also gave her permission to use the hickory switch on me if I misbehaved. She did a couple of times.

In my life I have heard very few Southern whites ,I know ,speak or express racists views.

I'm not saying there has not been in the past or is racism in the South now,
butI do think it has been greatly exaggerated.
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