Is it even possible...?

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    Is it even possible for a white person to criticize a black person without being accused of racism?


    Sadly, I'm beginning to think not. And I really don't think the current climate of out-of-control political correctness is in any way in line with MLK Jr's "Dream."


    But that's just me.
     
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    Yes, of course it is possible. It's only racist if you base the criticism on race. Just like it's only sexist if you base the criticism on gender.
     
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    Certainly a white person can criticize a black person, and vice versa. But there are certain "buzz words" that imply certain things without stating them outright.
     
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    Then you agree then that the boy comment wasn't racist since it was based on youth and inexperience. I agree.
     
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    Like I said before, I don't know.

    I was just listening to the clip again...what was that bit about the guy spending his life in prison, it was too garbled for me to understand which guy he was referring to.

    Also if you'd like I can produce a long list of insults that aren't racist.
     
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    Not relevant.

    But if you could produce a list of personal criticisms that aren't racist, I'd be interested.
     
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    You smell bad.
    You're ugly.
    You're momma is so stupid she got locked in the supermarket and starved to death.
    You couldn't push the right button if your life depended on it.
    You're so stubborn you make Shogun look reasonable.
     
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    And if you said any of those to a black person, they could be interpretted as racist.

    "What do you mean you?, is that short for you people? You got a problem with African Americans you Jim Crow mother fuckin racist pig?
     
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    And if you said any of those to a black person, they could be interpretted as racist.

    Now you seem to be insinuating that black people are stupid or overly sensitive. You're way out of the ballpark here. Seriously.
     
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    Overly sensitive works.
     

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