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Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:47 AM

D.L. Hughley to Chris Cuomo: 'White men don't decide what racism is'



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Reply D.L. Hughley to Chris Cuomo: 'White men don't decide what racism is' (Original post)
DonViejo Aug 2018 OP
cyclonefence Aug 2018 #1
Toorich Aug 2018 #2
azureblue Aug 2018 #4
barbtries Aug 2018 #6
LuvNewcastle Aug 2018 #3
spicysista Aug 2018 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 10:53 AM

1. Why is this basic (and universal) truth so hard to accept?

The offender does not get to decide whether the person offended is offended. Period. I'm so tired of hearing, "Well, it wouldn't bother me" that I could spit. You don't get to tell people whether or not their feelings should be hurt, and you don't get to tell people whether or not they feel mistreated. Even if you're white.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 12:27 PM

2. Assuming Hughley's premise is correct...

... I view the matter of racism like Justice Potter Stewart viewed pornography, "I know it when I see it."

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Response to Toorich (Reply #2)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:52 PM

4. it is correct if

racism is defined as white racism against blacks. And if anyone with a "white" skin is defined as white. IOW, if you follow his definition, Armenians can't be racists, Italians can't be racist, but Irish and Poles can be racist. eh, what? A bit of history - at one time Irish and Italians were not considered white in this country. Now what happens when a person is 1/16th black and has a white skin? Is that person still black? (Passe blanc). What happens when a Latino hates blacks - by that definition they get a pass because they are not racist. And heaven forbid, what happens when black bangers hate Latinos? Or Asians hate Latinos and blacks? That gets a pass.

So the very basis of his premised is racist in that he dumps all people from all countries who have light skin, even passe blancs, into the same group and calls them racist, not matter who they are, how they think, rich or poor, or where they came from.

This is the same as assuming that all blacks came from Africa, and all blacks in and from Africa are the same, and all are poor. "All blacks are----" is the same as "all whites are" Uh, no. Try again. There is racism, but it is found in the intolerant, the prejudiced, the ignorant, and is grounded in fear and hate. Things that some people of any race has been guilty of at one time or another.

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Response to azureblue (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 07:01 PM

6. it's also found

in the systems and institutions of this country.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 02:13 PM

3. He's right about people making their own truth up these days.

These are dangerous times when there are no standards of truth accepted by the majority. People hear what they want to hear and accept what they're willing to accept. All truth is subjective today. Where do we go from here?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Aug 10, 2018, 03:30 PM

5. At the 3:30 mark....truth.

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