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Old 05-31-2018, 11:09 PM
 
Location: My House
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Originally Posted by phantompilot View Post
How was it "racist"?

I must have missed the part where Roseanne's comment did any of this: 1.
a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
I cannot help you, then.

You might want to google the history behind comparing African American people to apes.

That'd be a start.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:11 PM
 
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Jarrett looks a little like Dr. Zira, the character on Planet of the Apes (played by white women). Neither Jarrett nor Zira look like black people. Roseanne may have been trying to get a shot in at Jarret, for whatever reason, but it isn't racism. This is just one more instance of the liberal establishment going nuts trying to create racial controversy out of nothing, and looking foolish in the process.
No. It is not. That movie is called Planet of the APES.

Ergo, all of the characters are apes.

See: History of referring to black people as apes to demean them.

There's not enough polish in the world to turn this turd into a gold nugget.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:15 PM
 
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Jarrett looks a little like Dr. Zira, the character on Planet of the Apes (played by white women). Neither Jarrett nor Zira look like black people. Roseanne may have been trying to get a shot in at Jarret, for whatever reason, but it isn't racism. This is just one more instance of the liberal establishment going nuts trying to create racial controversy out of nothing, and looking foolish in the process.
So what youíre saying is that Jarrettís normal appearance looks like an ape. In planet of the apes they used a lot of make up and prosthetics to make them look like apes.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 11:18 PM
 
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So what youíre saying is...
No.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 11:19 PM
 
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Black people have been compared to apes, including Michele Obama. That is the epitome of racism. This is what Roseanne did. So yes this is racism.
I just posted the definition, so yet not conforming at all to the definition you insist that it is the "epitome" of racism.

Epitome: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.


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I cannot help you, then.

You might want to google the history behind comparing African American people to apes.

That'd be a start.
I don't care about the history. This is about a Tweet from 2 days ago.

I posted the definition. I've simply asked people who insist on calling this comment "Racist" to explain how they decided that was the correct term.

It is becoming apparent nobody actually knows what this word means.

But they use it because its a nice rhetorical weapon against their enemies.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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Originally Posted by phantompilot View Post
I just posted the definition, so yet not conforming at all to the definition you insist that it is the "epitome" of racism.

Epitome: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.




I don't care about the history. This is about a Tweet from 2 days ago.

I posted the definition. I've simply asked people who insist on calling this comment "Racist" to explain how they decided that was the correct term.

It is becoming apparent nobody actually knows what this word means.

But they use it because its a nice rhetorical weapon against their enemies.
You are asking us to define "racist?"

Is this a word you don't know the definition to?

Okay... I Googled for you, so you wouldn't claim I made up a definition.

rac∑ist
ˈrāsəst/Submit
noun
1.
a person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.
"the comments have led to her being called a racist"
synonyms: racial bigot, racialist, xenophobe, chauvinist, supremacist More
adjective
1.
showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another.
"we are investigating complaints about racist abuse at the club"

(Source: Google dictionary, just type the word in)

If you note the adjective "racist" means "showing or feeling discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or believing that a particular race is superior to another."

Now... if you take Roseanne's tweet and you add the history behind referring to black people as apes in an attempt to belittle them or place white people in a position of superiority...

Well, it's really just not that hard unless one is willfully ignoring the obvious connection.

This wasn't just a bunch of "liberals" who noticed it. I have a good many friends who voted for Trump and are registered Republicans are they are denouncing this sort of behavior, too.

So, yeah... not a made up thing at all.
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:28 PM
 
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Originally Posted by phantompilot View Post
I just posted the definition, so yet not conforming at all to the definition you insist that it is the "epitome" of racism.

Epitome: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.




I don't care about the history. This is about a Tweet from 2 days ago.

I posted the definition. I've simply asked people who insist on calling this comment "Racist" to explain how they decided that was the correct term.

It is becoming apparent nobody actually knows what this word means.

But they use it because its a nice rhetorical weapon against their enemies.
Itís dehumanizing someone based on the color of their skin and physical attributes- which, um, is racism and historically used against Africans and their descendants in this country.

As said earlier- itís your job to read the history text. However it surely sounds like you simply donít care.

Yup.
 
Old 05-31-2018, 11:32 PM
 
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Old 05-31-2018, 11:33 PM
 
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Originally Posted by phantompilot View Post
I just posted the definition, so yet not conforming at all to the definition you insist that it is the "epitome" of racism.

Epitome: a person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.




I don't care about the history. This is about a Tweet from 2 days ago.

I posted the definition. I've simply asked people who insist on calling this comment "Racist" to explain how they decided that was the correct term.

It is becoming apparent nobody actually knows what this word means.

But they use it because its a nice rhetorical weapon against their enemies.
What do you mean you donít care about history!! A sentence in a dictionary could never truly describe racism. Itís not like looking up the definition of love. Those who feel racism every day know exactly what the word means. Those who witness racism understand it. You really need to learn your history before you say no one knows what this word means. You are truly offending many since you have admitted to having no knowledge
 
Old 05-31-2018, 11:47 PM
 
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The Planet of the Apes are fictional characters. True or false statement.
Some apparently have such trouble putting things together.
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