White Guilt - Getting Beyond Race

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Old Man Jingles, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Just to be clear, both the murderers of Emmett Till and OJ Simpson were acquitted, correct?
     
  2. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Lol. You should have seen the faces of all the white parents of the girls I dated over the years when I first met them. They all see color. That’s not a condemnation. Just how it is.
     
  3. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    Guy, that wasn’t a personal attack.

    I ‘couched’ that in the nicest way possible.

    Something on your mind?
     
  4. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Well did you look like a thug? Were you well spoken and dressed appropriately for meeting your significant others parents?

    Not proclaiming instantly your race didn’t play a part, but living up to those stereotypes even on a superficial appearance level will not do you any favors.

    I work with a lot of black men who carry themselves with self respect and don’t live up to those stereotypes. Don’t let black culture define them as individuals.

    If you met me you’d never believe I was gay.
     
  5. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    That’s problematic.

    You’re making several assumptions, first of which is that Sam, as a black man, needed to dress ‘white’ to be taken seriously.

    I dated a Dutch Reformed girl in college, she coached me when I first met her parents, ‘Tell them you’re still in school, don’t mention the band you’re in, don’t show your tatoos, don’t talk politics’...

    I went along, the sex was off the charts, but I traded in some respect in the process.

    I was 19, I forgive my younger self.
     
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  6. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    What's black culture?
     
  7. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    I didn’t say dress white, if you show up dressed like a jack ass with your pants two sizes too big and a large t shirt of a gangster Benjamin Franklin I’d be hesitant to let you in my house forget about the daughter.

    I’m not intolerant of race or sexuality. I’m intolerant of people who expect to be respected. If I showed up in hot pink short shorts and a cum dumpster shirt lisping through my speech and saying “Yaaaass Queen” I’d expect to be ridiculed and laughed at not respected.
     
  8. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Look at your avatar and name.

    Is that not a major part of and defining aspect of black culture since the 80s. Thug mentality.
     
  9. rod

    rod #1 on Upstates "list"


    What's white guilt?
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I wore what all college students at the time were wearing. Gap. Chess King. Some OP. Button flys. Cardigans had made a comeback.

    I probably would believe you are gay.
     
  11. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It’s what you feel when you promise you won’t but the gagging sound tells you that you did it again.

    White guilt feels good.
     
  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    You have a very narrow exposure to black culture.
     
  13. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    Then yes they were probably bigoted.
     
  14. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Can't post anything meaningful?
    No problem … just attack the other person. :ignored:
     
  15. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Honestly, most of them probably had no clue. I went to a small private liberal arts college so the parents were generally liberal. It’s just “different” when “Look who’s coming to dinner “ isn’t the film being critiqued at the country club.
     
  16. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    That's not black culture. Tupac was merely a voice for a segment that wanted to be heard. Not that a gay person would understand if that. But try if you may.
     
  17. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    There is more to black culture than that for sure, but when speaking of it in a negative light I go to the negative things about it. Denying rap and thug mentality as part of black culture is dishonest and saying it’s not a defining aspect of the culture is dishonest.

    I said I know plenty of black men who don’t live up to those stereotypes.

    It’s the same if I start speaking about the rednecks waving their rebel flags when referring to white culture or crying about monuments of racist people being torn down.
     
  18. MAKAVELI

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You're white, you tell me.
     
  19. Wrong

    Wrong :))

    That’s dishonest.
     
  20. Old Man Jingles

    Old Man Jingles Rat out of a cage

    Just how much do you have?