"2) My point is that American media does specifically cater to the needs of the white community, while other ethnic groups are either marginalized or excluded." Specifically does not equal solely; but it's pretty damn close. It means "restricted to a particular individual, situation, relation, or effect", and when used, it usually means solely.
"My problem lies with: (1) Being monolithically portayed and (2) People getting upset when black people watch television that accurately reflects our culuture. (Side Note: BET doesn't count)" It's unclear whether 1) is reffering to blacks or whites (the previous sentence was reffering to whites but 2) is reffering to blacks). If it's blacks, this used to be true, but it's not anymore. If it's refering to whites this is partially true if you look at whites portrayed in many "black" movies (take a look at a Spike Lee film). As for 2), who is upset?
And hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.
I can see how I should have explained this better, but it's apples and oranges. The black community has a history, both distant and recent, of operating together. Of course there are always people who have been outliers, but various groups claim to speak for the African-American community (whether justly or not is another matter)Whites on the other hand don't really have this. The KKK have tried at various points, but have been largely ridiculed by the majority of whites (at least in recent times.)
he may be hispanic technically, but I'd bet the house he looks white and has enjoyed white privelidge.
Quote from: IF on April 26, 2007, 02:29:14 PMAnd hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.As for this,So now we're idiots?
And hence, closed minded idiots continue to refuse to work out issues of inequality. Im sure your forefathers would be proud.As for this,
I've dated a black girl for 3 years and was just the bestman in one of my closest friends wedding who is also black. But honestly, none of this should matter.
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