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2003-01-22 11:16:25 AM  
Because people usually don't mean it when they call you a motherfarker, Gator. Being labelled a racist can ruin one's career or image. Just like being accused of sexual harrassment or child molestation can do the same thing even if you didn't do it.

Sharpton is a racist however, in reverse. He's a black who hates whites.
2003-01-22 11:16:51 AM  
No doubt racism is involved here
2003-01-22 11:16:53 AM  
Maybe "Ching-chong-yang-wah-ah-so" is Chinese for, "Can't we all just get along?"

I'm gonna see if I can find me an English/Mandarin dictionary.
2003-01-22 11:17:06 AM  
This guy is an Affirmative Action proponent.

Many people looking for a lawyer or doctor
feel safer in choosing a white male. Many
people feel that choosing an alternative could
result in the possibility of hiring an individual
who scored scholastically lower than his/her
white counterparts in any or all areas of
education and training.

Most folks don't mind paying "just anybody" to
work on their cars or to mow their lawns, but
not to operate on their persons, or represent
them in a court of law. This is where white
males have the edge.

It's unfortunate that Affirmative Action berates
minorities who are otherwise qualified to perform
these types of important tasks.

What I've written here is the truth. Nevertheless,
most of you will be offended. Like always.
2003-01-22 11:17:07 AM  
01-22-03 10:51:21 AM Harmonia
"01-22-03 10:21:29 AM Tatum
I tol' Marion...I says, "Marion Barry! Don' be hittin' dat crack pipe in da office! You wanna smoke dat shiat, you bes' be takin' it out da alley wif da res' o' yo' crack ho's!"
NOW lookit dis! Wha' da hell ah'm s'pose to do now, you crack head? How'm I gon' git t'be President wif m'office all burn t' shiat? Dis is...hey...wait a sec...we can work dis 'round. We needa fin' out if any whiteys was 'round at the time so's da trut' can come out 'bout how da man wan's t' burn me out!"

Not racist?

Harmonia, question: If a white American from the northeast, for fun, talks about one of his/her white relatives or friends from the southern US, and uses a "southern" twang or dialect, what kind of ism is he/she guilty of? It's not racism buttnugget. Why make that kind of accusation when someone uses their "ebonic" dialect? people talking funny is people talking funny...what do you have to assume that there's bigotry involved?
wise up....lighten up.
2003-01-22 11:18:34 AM  
Wow, to think that I didn't know the Tawana Brawley story.

I watched a couple of shows on PBS about race relations in the 50's and 60's, and there were some horrifying things going on--black people were taken out and lynched, in one year I think a couple hundred of them, and nobody even pretended to find the people who did it.

What's that got to do with today? Nothing. But imagine a country where groups of people could string up Arabs and the law enforcement community wouldn't even bother to investigate. That's scary. Almost as scary as the knuckle-dragging racists I saw in those old films.
2003-01-22 11:19:00 AM  
yup i should have stuck a "for the goverment to" in there. i guess it was kinda implied but not really. oh well.
2003-01-22 11:19:30 AM  
Funny thing about racism. When the shoe's on the other foot, said other shoe does indeed drop in a momentous fashion... the formerly "oppressed" make no bones about being even more brutal... and though one might be first generation American, who always shined one's own shoes, one will nevertheless be made to "pay" in some form or another.

Wake up, folks. To the Al Sharpton's of the world, your skin is your uniform... and the day is fast approaching when you're going to have to build private armies faster than private schools.
2003-01-22 11:19:41 AM  
As usual your ignorance is showing through in flying colors. What YOU are terming racism is the members of this country who have to put up with this MORON regular spouting his garbage in our papers,news, etc. all too often. It has nothing to do with race, but with a flaming IDIOT getting attention by his constant blackmail of the american consience.

Oh, and by the way, why do you always feel so qualified to comment on AMERICAN society when you are not, have not ever(?) been a part of it? I've been wanting to ask for a while.
2003-01-22 11:20:24 AM  
"Being labelled a racist can ruin one's career or image."

That is some seriously farked up shiat! If being called a name can screw up your entire life, things are totally out of control!

Makes me glad I'm self-employed.
2003-01-22 11:20:56 AM  
There's plenty of openly racist white guys out there (at least open in front of this unfortunate white guy)

A lot of em like to push the boundaries by making innapropriate jokes (especially on the internet where you can't get beat down quite so easy), or laughing at the misfortune of others ... especially those of a 'lesser' race.

Fookin retards, the lot of em.

PS Vegasj, just because one of yer kinfolk married a black guy, what the fark was that about? Does that magically make you exempt from being stereotypical?

What's better than winning the special olympics?
2003-01-22 11:20:59 AM  
That's a little disingenuous. Amos and Andy also used that kind of language characterization. Those shows are clearly offensive to a modern audience. So is that post from Tatum.

I think Harmonia is a bit sweeping with the condemnation brush, but he's right to pick on that post.
2003-01-22 11:22:12 AM  
Has anyone ever notice the difference between how an American black person and a British black person sound? It's literally night and day in most cases. Are American blacks the only ones who embrace ebonics? This is not meant to be's just an observation.

Maybe if Sharpton sounded a little more intelligent when he spoke he would be taken more seriously by his followers and critics alike.
2003-01-22 11:22:20 AM  
Many people looking for a lawyer or doctor feel safer in choosing a white male

I could care less. Someone may have gotten into school with lower scores, but they all have to take the same tests to get their license to practice.
2003-01-22 11:22:57 AM  
the republicans did it. obvious.
2003-01-22 11:23:03 AM  
Harmonia calling somebody a racist? The work he's done here spreading his hatred for Jews could have won him the Iron Cross. Give me a break.
2003-01-22 11:23:05 AM  
Gator Howard Cosell is a prime example of someone run out on a rail because of perceived racism.
2003-01-22 11:24:43 AM  
I used to wonder where American racism came from, but I just got back from Europe and now have figured it out.
2003-01-22 11:25:07 AM  
Add fuzzy zoeller to that list. At least I hope he meant no ill will.
2003-01-22 11:25:49 AM  
Anyone saying there is no racism in America?

Anyone saying that Al Sharpton is the cause of racism?

Thought not.
2003-01-22 11:25:51 AM  
"Howard Cosell is a prime example of someone run out on a rail because of perceived racism."

That's pretty frickin sad.

Personally I don't care if someone is a racist or not. How they feel about my particular ethnic group isn't that big a deal.
2003-01-22 11:26:38 AM  
I hate Jews Fb?

Mum isnt going to be happy when she hears that.

Or is it that I dont support Ariel Sharon?
2003-01-22 11:26:49 AM  
Some of you need to calm down.

Right now.
2003-01-22 11:27:17 AM  
Offensive to a modern audience? Except of course when Chris Rock or Eddie Murphy or Cedric do their "shuck 'n jive" schticks. Then it's jes' faaahn, jes' faaahn!

Message to all of you who would act as Geiger counters for racBoobiess: your incessant clicking is most annoying.
2003-01-22 11:28:40 AM  
and shame on anyone that tries to get between Sharpton and a camera.
2003-01-22 11:28:56 AM  
****01-22-03 11:25:49 AM Harmonia
Anyone saying there is no racism in America?

Anyone saying that Al Sharpton is the cause of racism?

Thought not.****

No one ever said there weren't racists in America, just that SHARPTON is a prime example of one.
2003-01-22 11:29:01 AM  
Feel free to have an opinion and defend it strongly. You stoop to cussing out someone else because of their opinion - you need to go take a walk and cool off for a bit.
2003-01-22 11:29:50 AM  
what in the world happened to "racism" in my previous post?! Is "ism" a secret html command that gets replaces with Boobies? Pretty funny, anyway.
2003-01-22 11:30:48 AM  
Correct me if I'm wrong (since I'm rather new), but is Harmonia considered a troll, or just a dumbass

or both.

Thanks in advance
2003-01-22 11:31:55 AM  
Love inaction:

"Message to all of you who would act as Geiger counters for racBoobiess: your incessant clicking is most annoying."

what the fark does that mean?
2003-01-22 11:32:50 AM  

2003-01-22 11:32:50 AM  
Anyone saying that Al Sharpton is the cause of racism?

Not "the" cause but "a" cause.
2003-01-22 11:33:15 AM  
So why space case did everyone jump on my case when I said there was racism in America.

There is plenty here in Europe to, but at least I admit it rather than screaming and moaning.
2003-01-22 11:33:38 AM  
Could some please tell me what to think as well?

Here, maybe yeah Harmonia gets painted a troll ... at another site, he's probably dismissed as 'painfully conservative'

It's all relative, after all
2003-01-22 11:34:08 AM  
Al Sharpton is the Grand Wizard of the Black KKK.
2003-01-22 11:34:10 AM  


2003-01-22 11:34:17 AM  
Beauregard, that racBoobiess is obviously some weird typo for "racism". Extend your imagination a bit. Don't know how it got in there, but it did.

And for the record, I AM saying that Al Sharpton is (one if not THE) cause for racism, both black and white.
2003-01-22 11:34:21 AM  
LoveInAction - (great song, btw)
If someone from another country, particularly one that's very unlike the U.S. (China and Turkey, as opposed to Canada and Australia, say) says obnoxious things about what a wasteland the States are, I reserve the right to get offended. If someone from the U.S. says it, I don't mind.

Same thing with the n-word. I don't oject to African-Americans using it among themselves to posess it and disarm it, like the early Americans did with the word "Yankee", but I would never say it because it would be rude of me to do so.
2003-01-22 11:34:54 AM  
we jumped you because you insinuated that we were ALL racist by saying that it was a "good ol' american" type tradition. It's also a fairly sensitive issue as others have pointed out because being labled a "racist" is NOT something anyone ever wants to have happen.
2003-01-22 11:35:27 AM  
Harmonia:So Sharpton is the racist and its the whites who are oppressed?

No, the blacks are oppressed. there always locked up in those gettos. they cant go in a school or libary and study a skill because the white man keeps them out so they sell drugs. i tell ya, there really oppressed. hell, us white people should just empty our accounts and give to the really needy blacks(those lazy asses) opps
/ load of sarcasm, flame on
2003-01-22 11:35:57 AM  
I get your point, but I'm not being (at least not intentionally) disingenuous.
The point I'm trying to make is this: white southern americans do not particularly like being characterized with southern twangs, fact some are offended by it (doubt me? look at the fuss people are starting to make about the new Beverly Hillbillies show---hey let's get some backwoods folks from kentucky, give 'em some money so we can all laugh at them). the only difference here is that both parties are white, so therefore it's not racism. what is it? it's having fun at the expense of others, it's noticing that people are different than you, it's possibly all kinds of things, including hateful stuff...but it's not necessarily that.

some people are offended easier than others, and for an assnugget like harmonia to think he's smart enough to know that whenever someone uses ebonics, or any other dialect, that they are a hate filled racist shows a rather narrow view on human nature.

I got your point, most blacks (or any americans) may find whitey using ebonics offensive, I get it. I'm just saying that because someone is offended, doesn't mean the first person's intent was hateful.
2003-01-22 11:36:32 AM  

Has anyone ever notice the difference between how an American black person and a British black person sound?

ever notice the difference between how a [insert nationality here] [insert color/race here] person and a British [insert color/race here] sound?

Are American blacks the only ones who embrace ebonics?

No, there are also many American caucasians, asians, hispanic/latinos, and probably even Native Americans who 'embrace' ebonics.

It's a cultural and not a racial thing.
2003-01-22 11:36:42 AM  

Do you do something OTHER than scream and moan???

Let us know.....
2003-01-22 11:36:46 AM  
I wasn't offended by any of Harmonia's comments, and can't really see how you could take it personal ... unless there was a degree of truth to it perhaps?
2003-01-22 11:37:24 AM  
2003-01-22 11:37:28 AM  
because someone is offended, doesn't mean the first person's intent was hateful.

Point taken and agreed with.
2003-01-22 11:39:41 AM  
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2003-01-22 11:40:09 AM  
Boy, first someone calls Harmonia "honeydrawers", then someone asks if he does something other than scream and moan.

Is Harmonia really Mango?
2003-01-22 11:40:18 AM  
Is being called a troll by Fb the classic case of Pot and Kettle?

2003-01-22 11:40:47 AM  
Harmonia - I think that your characterization of "American racism" gives the impression that you believe it is something that is a peculiarly American phenomenon, rather than something that exists in pockets here (like everywhere), and sickens people of sense. That impression, I think, is what's got everyones knickers in a twist.
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