Did This Anchorwoman Make A Racist Comment?

Submitted by: coolranch 6 years ago Funny

Local news anchorwoman makes a unintentionally(?) racist comment on-air. Uncomfortable...
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Male 314
lol its funny how she just realized what she said and just shook her head sighed but went on reporting the news
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Male 34
People think to much about racism.
She meant no harm, that is the opposite of racism.

And i don`t see how that is racist...

If a person is really slim and says something about ways to to eat healthy and a guys replies i want what you are eating isn`t that a compliment?

Like i said, people over think this crap way to much, we should all just get along and not looking for malice in every freakin thing..
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Male 770
Stay classy Pittsburgh Ch 4.
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Female 471
Yeah, I think it was meant more as a compliment haha
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Female 1,101
I don`t even think she was paying attention to what she was saying. Kind of funny though!
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Male 498
i dident get this joke?
someone care to explain?
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Male 1,312
Whether her intentions were good or not, that was still probably inappropriate
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Female 2,525
I don`t think it`s really racist, but maybe inappropriate.
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Male 26
Pretty simple, they bang a lot so she knows he has nice skin. She was complimenting him. I think some have missed the point :-)
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Male 6,694
Funny joke.
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Male 15,510
Black guy not amused
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Female 146
It seems like she ment it complimentary... She wasn`t trying to be nasty.
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Female 5,222
it mostly seems like he was caught off guard by her comment
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Male 12,365
I don`t think he was offended. He didn`t say he was offended and he didn`t seem offended. It`s some viewers who were offended.
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Male 1,010
Ok.. this one is easy. She is clearly not being sarcastic. It was a positive remark about the dudes skin.

That guy was a total tighta§§. The embarrassing part here is the fact that he was offended by it. Seems that mr. Africanamerican anchorman wishes he was of a different heritage, and he didn`t want to talk about it...
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Female 999
She`s not racist, she just wants to get on it ;-)
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Male 759
How the hell is that racist? If this is racist then it`s racist to dye your hair a different color.
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Male 667
I think she probably meant that he had good skin and was complimenting him rather than saying your skin is black. Because if she`s saying I want to use sunscreen that makes my skin black....... yea fcking weird. So the black dude made it racist not the anchorwoman IF that is what she meant.
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Male 12,365
For those of you who are convinced it was a joke about "race" or that she must have been wishing she was "black", try this:

1) Stop treating "race" and ridiculously inaccurate descriptions of skin colour as being of extreme importance.

2) Watch it again.

Of course, (1) is very hard when you`ve been and continue to be socialised to define and judge people in such a silly way, but some people manage it. Maybe she`s one of them.

Also, he probably does use sunscreen. He probably should, anyway. The levels of melanin in his skin only give him probably around SPF 5. Not much, anyway.
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Male 3,745
>>Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.

>>>Yep. Made worse because she thinks she`s being clever.

this...she was just stupid...there was nothing racist about it...if anything she was wishing she could be black...get over yourselves whoever posted this...
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Male 5,194
>>Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.

Yep. Made worse because she thinks she`s being clever.
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Male 391
Yeh, it was a poorly-timed joke. But if it was off-air, it was pretty decent.
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Male 226
The sooner people stop trying to be offended by things, the better.
If a black chick said the same thing to a white dude, nothing would be wrong.
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Male 11,740
Not exactly racist, but still stupid and awkward.
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Female 709
How is that racist? I thought she would have said something like "You need what I`m using" cause she`s white as sour cream on wonder bread and he`s black.
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Male 639
Just as a heads up, there are two distinct types of racism. There is the KKK/Nazi racism and then there is the pertaining-to-race racism. I am 99% certain she was making a joke pertaining to the skin color the black reporter. She (most likely) does not want to create a white nation and go burning through Africa. A joke like this should be perfectly acceptable among friends, but she`s a phucktard for saying it on air.
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Male 10
Where`s the racist comment?
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Male 12,365
[quote]She`ll get burned if she`s going to use what he is using![/quote]

Probably not. The difference in melanin levels between his skin and hers isn`t that large and wouldn`t have that much effect. There would be a range of UV exposure in which she would burn and he wouldn`t, but it wouldn`t be a huge range.
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Male 2,868
Whatever, that was funny.
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Male 1,083
pfft. that was nothing.
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Male 12,365
I used to have waist-length hair. With that much hair, which haircare products I used made a difference.

Sometimes, when someone had particularly nice hair, I`d say so and ask them which haircare products they used so I could try them.

Most of those people were women. Does that mean that asking them was irrational prejudice?

Some of those people had different colour hair to me. Does that mean that asking them was irrational prejudice?

People need to stop being so bloody obsessed with trivial differences such as skin colour and fictional differences such as "race" that they freak out about anything that might be any mention of it, even when it obviously isn`t.
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Male 12,365
In the context of which skincare products to use, she said that she`d like to use the one her coworker uses, i.e. she thinks he has good skin and assumes that`s because of the skincare products he uses.

In short, she was very much NOT defining him by whatever made-up crap people call "race" nowadays. So much so that she was genuinely ignoring the trivial matter of skin colour.

So why is anyone, anyone at all, thinking that she`s racist? She`s behaving in a genuinely anti-racist way, the very opposite thing.
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Female 812
She`ll get burned if she`s going to use what he is using!
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Male 2,033
Seems more like a compliment to me. You do know black people can get sunburns and tans right? Sure, it doesn`t show up as much but if you can`t tell when your black friend who is an indoors-loving nerd has just come back from a florida vacation by the colour of his skin then you are really, really unobservant.
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Male 3,745
ok so...uhm...wut?
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Male 6,737
That`s not racist? ffs, he has a different skin colour to her, pointing that out in a non-offensive way is not being racist.

Come on people.
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Male 199
I`m just shocked that its not FOX.
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Female 3,598
i want whatever you`re using? how is that racist? what is that even supposed to mean?
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Male 721
why does anything to do with race have to be racist. i went to a packed bar the other day and only saw 4 white guys... is that a racist statement? someone i said it to said it was for some silly reason.
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Male 3,431
....and?
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Male 143
Yeah, not really racist at all.
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Male 25,416
thats lame....
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Male 1,548
Not racist, sounds like scripted banter. Maybe playing a little on the fact that darker skin is more resistant to UV damage, but certainly not a negative statement about race.
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Female 359
I don`t think she thought what she was saying could have been taken so out of context. That guy is a big dick and an non-nice individual. Otherwise known as a mean and crappy person.
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Male 1,678
OMG did she just compliment him on having youthful looking skin? What a horrible racist bitch!!!

Not every comment about a black persons skin is racist.
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Female 683
*an unintentionally racist comment.
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Male 63
Faux pas perhaps?
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Male 44
I think what she did is closer to what people call sexual harassment than racism. It`s an awkward attempt at a compliment that embarrasses the recipient by drawing attention to his physical features.
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Female 188
Ugh. Okay, I won`t be able to sleep tonight if I don`t correct this: you`re**
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Female 188
Wait, how was this racist? I agree with Abandonnez: it seemed more like she was complimenting him. "I want whatever your using" in that context seemed to mean "You have nice, unburnt skin."
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Male 1,011

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Male 2,514
Racist, NO.

Insinsitive, PERHAPS.

Stupid, FO SHO!
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Male 2,121
Lol, I think she was just being nice and forgot he was black.
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Male 229
I would have to agree with jburgh. She wasn`t rude in anyway and it seemed more like she was complimenting the man.
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Male 1,598
Gah.. that black guy was soooo racist!
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Female 31
Really?
I always took racism to mean doing or saying something bad about another race. If its positive, is that really racism?

Like, if someone said "Asians are really clever", I wouldn`t say that`s racist. Stereotyping, definitely, but would anyone get offended if they were told that they were clever?

To be honest, I didn`t really get what the woman was trying to say, it was a bit stupid. But at worst, she`s made an inane comment with no thought behind it, and at best she`s actively complimenting him on his skin tone. What`s the problem here?
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Male 37
It was a compliment on his color rich skin tone. whats the problem? that guys a jerk.
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Male 683
Bahahaha. I actually might get an internship with this exact studio too xD
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Male 66
ehh, just seems off color, almost like going "hey, you`re black!" without being so straightforward about it. Thing is, it`s just really hard to judge what is and isn;t racist to someone when you`re a different race than them. so I could be wrong.
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Male 10,440
[quote] Nah, just a dum dum moment. [/quote]

Yeah. I agree.

I think all the idiots out there need to do a refresh to what "racist" actually means.
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Male 904
I`m pretty sure that when your co-anchor says something like that you`re supposed to laugh or say something witty so the viewing audience doesn`t get sucked into possible awkwardness. Unless what`s said is truly f`d up and you really don`t want to implicate yourself. Joke fail and response fail.
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Male 2,796
I think he could have been a little less confrontational. He wasn`t in her face, true, but it was on air and it was a harmless comment. If anything, he gave what she said the racist undertone.
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Male 151
Nah, just a dum dum moment.
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Male 3,057
Not racist. Uncomfortable, because you can see as soon as she said it, she had second thoughts.

Definitely funny. I bet she fell all over herself apologizing to him after they got off the air.
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Male 1,341
Lol at her face when it kind of sank in. She was probably getting some funny looks.
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Male 422
If she threw a "N*gger" or two in there it would have been better.
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Male 17,512
Not racist, just funny.
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Male 426
"i was gonna stay away from that"
weird i heard
"white man always trying to bring us down"
then i heard in the background
"over sensitive I am a racist!"
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Male 977
I don`t know that it was racist. I do know that whenever anchors use improv fill-ins they are usually stupid and meaningless jabber, I think that is more along these lines.
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Male 1,021
Sounded like a compliment. She said he had nice skin.
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Female 72
LOL. No, I don`t think she made a racist comment. She`s just a freaking idiot who tried to make a joke that turned into an awkward situation.
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Male 373
Bit of a fluff alright, he didn`t handles it so great either.
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Male 594
lol
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Male 86
In his mind he`s thinking,"racists bitch, cant wait until i get to pop a cap in her ass"
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Male 2,050
I don`t think she was being racist. I think she was making a complement because he has nice skin. They`re were talking about protecting yourself from UV rays. So no, not racist.
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Male 556
"I was gonna stay away from that."

Priceless.
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Female 60
Broken link.
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Male 1,442
He is using shoe polish.
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Male 1,244
That wasn`t racist >.>
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Male 1
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