Over sensitive Racial discussion

Discussion in 'Race Relations/Racism' started by Peejay, Apr 12, 2009.

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It is racism?

  1. Definitely racism. Peejay is a racist bastard and should be shot.

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  2. It's a fuckin' joke and people should get over their tendancy to be overly politically correct

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    And now that the captain has escaped with his life, I will say what I was thinking the first time he jumped from the boat.......you got out-swam by a black guy?
     
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    nice way to expose your own racism
     
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    How in the fuck is that racist?
     
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    assuming that a black guy couldnt swim fast


    sure looks racist to me
     
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    I agree with you, DiveCon. It was definitely a racist remark.
     
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    Eh....it's a generalization. I did chuckle when I thought it.

    I was in the Turks a while back and there were some of the locals on this beach where we were. It was one of those beaches where there is a sudden drop off just a few feet into the ocean. I was out snorkeling and suddenly there was a bunch of yelling and screaming. This one black guy had waded out too far and dropped off the little shelf. None of the others went in after him and finally a little boat pulled up and dragged the floundering man on board. I remember thinking: Damn....they live on a tiny island in the ocean and they still can't swim......
     
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    Sometimes it's better just to stop - you know, stay quiet?
     
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    Then you look like a dipshit to me. This is a guy taking a stereotype and adding levity. Now, if he had said, he got out swam by a ******, then it would have been racist. Instead, you have no comment on the subject at hand and instead would prefer to hijack the thread with something that is untrue, asinine, and fucking irrelevant.
     
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    yeah yeah yeah

    excuse the racist
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    Look, I was a swimming instructor for a very long time and the fact is, there is a cultural thing about swimming or fear of water. I don't know why it is there but it is. I don't know of any racist reason for this but it is a real phenomenon. Just like I acknowledge disparity in crime, food, any number of real differences in cultures.
     

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