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post #31 of 61 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 11:29 PM
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Nope. Wasn't another celebrity. Wasn't Whoopi or Denzel. It was an attractive and talented black woman. Body shape and size just like Michelle, and wearing a dress much like the ones we often see her wearing.
Okay... You're saying no one here would recognize her? It sure would help to know who it is, but either easy your GF went off the deep end.

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OMG really?

It was! But her oppressing of Fabulous Milo is homophobic.(and possibly antisemitic) So, the real question is which part of the progressive stack is the greater evil? Who wins in the Oppression Olympics?
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OMG really?

What's wacist?
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Wow I was insulted this past summer and didn't even know it! I took my niece and nephew to the zoo and some woman looked at me and said "hey you look like Steve Martin" I just laughed but guess I should have called....well I don't know but someone, the Race police maybe. You see she was black and I'm not, she probably thinks all us old white guys look like Steve Martin!
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Wow I was insulted this past summer and didn't even know it! I took my niece and nephew to the zoo and some woman looked at me and said "hey you look like Steve Martin" I just laughed but guess I should have called....well I don't know but someone, the Race police maybe. You see she was black and I'm not, she probably thinks all us old white guys look like Steve Martin!
yeah, the first couple of times, I would see it as funny as well.
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I agree with the others here who have said the word "racist" no longer means what it used to mean.

What happens in cases like these is not racism, but more the brain picking up on visual clues, searching the memory banks, and coming up with the closest approximation to what we were looking for.

If you're say, a member of a secluded Amazon rain forest tribe, and you've seen exactly 3 white people in your life, then that's all you have to go on. At that point, all white people look the same to you, more or less. If two of them are similar builds, same hair color, same approximate age, etc. and both have mustaches, then you'll likely mix them up.

What I find interesting in my part of the world is people not being able to differentiate between Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese. They're often referred to as "Chinese" or simply "Asian". I don't quite understand why people don't see the differences, myself, because I can - but at the same time, I 'get it', because the facial features of the people of those countries are more similar to each other than they are to my caucasian/European features. The same works in reverse, of course.

Is it "racist" to say person A looks like person B because the obvious similarity is skin color or over all ethnicity? Well, no. At worst, it's ignorant, IMO, but innocently so. Otherwise, chalk it up to the memory banks simply not having much to draw on. ie. Get out of your bubble a bit more!
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OP hasn't fessed up to who it was. I'm thinking it was another celebrity... someone who would be much harder to mistake...

Harambe?
It's funny, all you gotta do is put racist in the title and it's the ****ing bat signal for all of them.

They are calling us! Grab your hoods guys, we gotta make an appearance!!!
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In my 20s and 30s everyone thought I look like Daniel Ortega... Hilarious since I'm not Hispanic not even remotely but the long wavy hair, mustache, oversized glasses, and funny accent pretty much convinced everyone I was Central American



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It's funny, all you gotta do is put racist in the title and it's the ****ing bat signal for all of them.

They are calling us! Grab your hoods guys, we gotta make an appearance!!!
Everything is racist. Black Holes are Racist. "Devil's Food Cake" is racist. The word "niggardly" is racist. (look it up snowflakes)


What's funny is all you've gotta do is make a joke, and it's certainly the bat signal for the professionally oppressed brigade.

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Was watching tv the other day, and commented that a lady looked like Michelle Obama. The **** storm that ensued was not expected on my part. My response was that if it had been a white person on tv, and I said she looked like Laura Bush things would have been completely different. So, am I a racist?
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How old is your girlfriend?

Is she a student?

Does she actually understand what real, genuine racism is?



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YEs, but why confuse my name with the only other black person in the room or a black celebrity. Now if someone Jackie Kennedy, there would be no doubt.......
@NextTimeAround I would confuse my colleague's names from time to time, at my last job.

But we were all white. So, maybe there's no racism, just confusion?


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Ok, so I have a brother who looks like George Clooney. I say that all the time. We're white. What does that make me?
@frusdil You are a Clooneyist!


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Everything is racist. Black Holes are Racist. "Devil's Food Cake" is racist. The word "niggardly" is racist. (look it up snowflakes)


[B]What's funny is all you've gotta do is make a joke, and it's certainly the bat signal for the professionally oppressed brigade.[/]
One man's joke is another man's insult.

Sure, some people have a hair trigger and they go off on stupid things, but that doesn't mean that every every joke/offensive statement gets a pass does it? Comparing the FLOTUS or Leslie Jones to Harambe is offensive, period. It's in a different category than getting upset over black holes and 100 year old archaic words like niggardly. The criticism of the Harambe/Michelle/LeslieJones joke stands on it's own. It's a racist joke.
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Being called racist these days is quite meaningless because people no longer seem to have a clue what the term actually means.

These days, unless one falls over backwards to embrace multiculturism in preference to one's own culture, it's pretty much guaranteed that one will be called a bigot, hater or racist by those who are spineless yet intent on being seen to be politically correct, even when this is far from true.
^^^^ exactly. And it gets tiresome at best.

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One man's joke is another man's insult.

Sure, some people have a hair trigger and they go off on stupid things, but that doesn't mean that every every joke/offensive statement gets a pass does it? Comparing the FLOTUS or Leslie Jones to Harambe is offensive, period. It's in a different category than getting upset over black holes and 100 year old archaic words like niggardly. The criticism of the Harambe/Michelle/LeslieJones joke stands on it's own. It's a racist joke.
Offense is taken, not given. You can choose to take offense or not. I understand that you choose to be offended. It's okay, that's your choice. The problem is when you demand that other people be offended with you. Or that they not hurt your feelings with their jokes.

Me, I don't think anything (or anyone) is sacred. Say no to heresy laws. Say no to heresy punishments. No special treatment for people of different skin colors. Tell some white jokes, if they're good, I'll laugh. I've been known to tell some. Some white folk are walking memes too. Look at Carl the Cuck. (Warning, be don't image search him, it will turn up NSFW. Keep to article / YouTube and you'll be fine)

As for the OP, don't let this stuff get you down.
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