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Kamika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-05-03 09:38 AM
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12. It's not racist per say but written in an era where race study was normal
I mean When tolkien wrote the hobbit it was in a time era where race studies was as common as cancer studying is today.

Even if Tolkien wasnt a racist he did have the race biology culture in his head even if he didnt know about it.

Now im asian-american and I have no problems at all with his books, infact i think the movies are pretty cool.

But there is no doubt in my mind that it wasnt just a coincidence that the elfs are the most pure.. white beings while the ogres and all are "inferior" races.

Now again Im not saying he meant to be racist, but what I AM saying is that there is no way he would have made the elfs black for example.

Tolkien is a result of his era.. we cant blame him for that
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  -Lord of the Rings - Racist or not? Screaming Lord Byron  Nov-05-03 08:37 AM   #0 
  - um......no  Magic Rat   Nov-05-03 08:41 AM   #1 
  - Tolkien was pretty familliar with other races  Argumentus   Nov-05-03 08:42 AM   #2 
  - he was born there too  BigMcLargehuge   Nov-05-03 09:46 AM   #14 
  - Dark = Bad does not come from skin but from day and night.  Blue_Chill   Nov-05-03 08:43 AM   #3 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Nov-05-03 08:44 AM   #4 
  - What's this about? Did I piss someone off?  Blue_Chill   Nov-05-03 10:08 AM   #20 
     - Not me. I wish I hadn't started this bloody thread.  Screaming Lord Byron   Nov-05-03 10:13 AM   #22 
  - I know, just playing devil's advocate.  Screaming Lord Byron   Nov-05-03 08:45 AM   #5 
  - Only because we choose to see it in the language  Blue_Chill   Nov-05-03 10:07 AM   #19 
  - That's it,  ArkDem   Nov-05-03 08:48 AM   #6 
     - lol  Blue_Chill   Nov-05-03 10:09 AM   #21 
  - It's time for the whiners to get over it  alwynsw   Nov-05-03 08:55 AM   #7 
  - A little background. I just had a major argument with a friend over this  Screaming Lord Byron   Nov-05-03 08:59 AM   #8 
  - This has been slapped down so many times.  Character Assassin   Nov-05-03 09:29 AM   #9 
  - "who had absolutely no first-hand experience of other races"  Loonman   Nov-05-03 09:31 AM   #10 
  - Like I say, that's the argument I was using. I don't claim to be an expert  Screaming Lord Byron   Nov-05-03 09:38 AM   #13 
  - Its ok, whites need an all=white movie occationally...  4323Lopez   Nov-05-03 09:34 AM   #11 
  - It's not racist per say but written in an era where race study was normal  Kamika   Nov-05-03 09:38 AM   #12 
  - Not only did he not mean to be, he wasn't.  Character Assassin   Nov-05-03 10:03 AM   #16 
     - I know dark elfs  Kamika   Nov-05-03 10:05 AM   #17 
  - There are more stories to be told....  Bridget Burke   Nov-05-03 10:01 AM   #15 
  - Not in my opinion...  grannylib   Nov-05-03 10:05 AM   #18 
  - I don't think he was racist. And Screaming Lord Byron's selection  Aristus   Nov-05-03 10:16 AM   #23 
 

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