Rapmaster2000: Am I reading a different article? I read "it's interesting how people at the margins come into the fore every once in a while."If you're feeling like the article is calling you a racist for enjoying Ted Williams or Antioine Dodson, that's on you.What's your problem?
corronchilejano: " Amid the hood backdrop - the gnarled teeth, the dirty white tee, the slang, the shout-out to McDonald's - we miss the fact that Charles Ramsey is perfectly lucid and intelligent."That's tells a lot of the authors character.
Worldwalker: If liking that video is racism, what is watching Honey Boo Boo?
Valiente: One of the benefits of being both of Irish/Welsh descent and a first-generation immigrant to North America is I generally don't have "white guilt".
citizenj: I'm calling shenanigans. My friends of African descent thought this dude was great just as my friends of European descent did.He's a farking hero, plain and simple.
jdoncbus2: ......I love outraged, white Liberals who have to tell everyone how they should feel.
Valiente: Not once did I feel like celebrating this guy's deeds with a burning cross on his lawn, soooooo...no.One of the benefits of being both of Irish/Welsh descent and a first-generation immigrant to North America is I generally don't have "white guilt". When Ramsey's ancestors were being bought and sold in, I imagine, the U.S. South, mine were having their non-English languages beaten out of them and/or starving in famines. I'm not saying it's equivalent, but I am saying I don't personally feel bad about societal situations (slavery, racism or the treatment of natives). I feel responsible for my own reactions and impulses. To take on "collective guilt" for the entirety of one's race is in its own way as pernicious a form of racism as is the usual "I consider people unlike me in the albedo scale to be inferior" sort of racism.Dude was funny, a side porch raconteur type. Yes, and very Cleveland, from what I know of the barren, half-abandoned place.
Headso: But race and class seemed to be central to the celebrity of all these people.Not true douche, just a few months ago it was that white hippy dude Kai. It was almost the exact same scenario guy does something heroic but is actually a bit eccentric and is funny on camera when telling the story.
Arkanaut: I was just happy to see Lootie is doing so well these days.
musicmanboston: /guarantee that it was a white person who brought this up
Gentoolive: Lootie just reafirmed every sterotype people have of inner city negros. Well done sir.
jdoncbus2: I went to college in the early/mid-90s and I was more then guilty of playing the race-card and being overly politically correct
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