Is " "There's blacks and then there's *******" a Racist Statement?

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Is " "There's blacks and then there's *******" a Racist Statement

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  1. Missourian
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    Is " "There's blacks and then there's *******" in and of itself a racist statement.

    I say yes.

    Nik says no.

    What do you say?
     
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    if it's only racist if white people say it is not racist at all
     
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    I don't know. If society determined that "******" was a term that denigrated people for how they acted but not for their skin color (like the word "redneck" for instance) then I could see that it wouldn't be a racist statement.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7b2oCYgfik]YouTube - Chris Rock - Black People vs. *******[/ame]
     
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    Indeed. Chris Rock can base an entire comedy segment about it and it's hailed as insightful; yet if a white person makes the exact same observation...
     
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    Why even go through the trouble of making the observation?

    Just let Chris Rock speak for you.

    When the issue comes up, just say "I agree with Chris Rock" and be done with it.
     
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    I don't believe any white person, latino or asian could make that statement without being labeled a racist.
     
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    Why? does my skin color invalidate my observations on sensitive issues? do you go around and say "i agree with n candidate" during an election year? Tell me, what else are white people too white to speak about? And, when you are done answering that go ahead and tell me what BLACKS ARE TOO BLACK TO OPINE ABOUT.
     
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    What...that they agree with Chris Rock?

    Nah! Chris very clearly lays out the difference between black people and *******.

    I suppose a nicer word to use, that everyone can use, would be gangstas or gangbangers. Because that is to whom he is clearly referring.

    In fact, gangstas and gangbangers would be a better, all encompassing word to describe all races of people (black, white, Hispanic, asian) who lead a urban street life tending towards violence and crime.
     
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    There are blacks and there are *******, just as there are whites and there are caucasians.
     

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