I have been reading the comments from different sites that are running the Miley Cyrus/ Jamie Foxx story. Most people responding to the story are very angry about the double standard when it comes to racist comments. I realize that some of you will only find the "white b*tch" portion as minorly racist, but I contend that if it had been an African American celebrity that a white "comedian" had said go make a sex tape or do herion, those comments alone would have been viewed as racist!
My own opinion is that yes there is racism still today but that it's not what it was in the 60's. Now it's a backlash against the double standard and the chip on the shoulders. I have seen Aa's get preferential and deferential treatment my whole life and then complain ALL the time and jump down EVERYONES throats for doing and saying the same things they do (i.e. jokes, the N word) What do you think?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:27 AM on Apr. 15, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by MythicMMM at 10:31 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by smalltowngal at 10:33 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Putting race aside, we have a grown man attacking a 16 year old kid for saying something stupid. What 16 year old kid hasn't said or done something stupid? Someone needs to grow up and it isn't Miley Cyrus.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Jamie Foxx is a moron and not really that funny. He made fun of a 16 year old girl what a big man. He owes that child an apology. Talking about her making a porno is very inappropriate. If he gets the crap knocked out of him by her daddy he would deserve it. Of course if Billy Ray hits him that would be called racism. Got to love American.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by momofsaee at 10:36 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 10:42 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
uhhhhhh, come to the dirty south! I have learned to accept that people are just as racist as they were before. It is ingrained in some of the culture down here. Growing up, i never heard the "N" word in conversation. Now, i don't have any personal friends that are racist, but some of their family members are. I recently went down to a party in S. GA. I was sickened w/ how often i heard the "N" word, & i wanted to stand up & say something but i was a guest & kept my mouth closed. But, that has happened quite a few times down here. Every day i witness a racist comment, usually at work. I think since it is not PC, people tend to keep more quite about it then the 60's era. I'm not even a minority, but i can see all the racism that is around. It's everywhere in all American cultures.
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:43 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by myame at 10:43 AM on Apr. 15, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 10:48 AM on Apr. 15, 2009