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66 Responses to Black Australian Comedian Discusses Reverse Racism

  1. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:02 am
    Link: Black Australian Comedian Discusses Reverse Racism - ...and nails it. Of course, I don`t imagine you`ll all agree...
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:21 am
    You know how I could tell this was smag before clicking???
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:26 am
    There is no reverse racism technically it`s a term to point out your hypocrisy there is only racism and this guy practices it.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:26 am

    "Racism" is not when whites dislike other races.
    Therefore "reverse racism" is not when other races hate whites.
    "Racism" is when any person dislikes people of other races based solely on their race.

    "Reverse Racism" is when you go out of your way to be extra nice to a person of another race. Example: Affirmative Action, which mandates quotas of promotions and advancements to people of specific races not based on merit but solely on their race. That is Reverse Racism.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:37 am

    "I could be a reverse racist if I wanted to. All I`d need would be a time machine, and what I`d do is get in my time machine and go back in time to before Europe colonized the world and I`d convince the leaders of Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Central and South America to invade and occupy Europe, steal their land and resources."

    So he wants to punish only white for what happened over at least a century ago? Also he should read some history and see how the Middle East were a huge contributer to slavery. along with how slaves weren`t just black. Typical black man with a perpetual chip on his shoulder.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:40 am
    "Reverse Racism" is when you go out of your way to be extra nice to a person of another race. Example: Affirmative Action, which mandates quotas of promotions and advancements to people of specific races not based on merit but solely on their race. That is Reverse Racism.

    Ok actually that makes sense.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Where do they think white people got the slaves from? They bought them from black people. The first legally recognized slave in America was in 1654 when a BLACK man, Anthony Johnson, had a court recognize that his slave was his property for life.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:08 am
    It`s really stupid because Muslims actually did colonize Europe. And they started the African slave trade. Firstly, committed cultural genocide against Anatolia and North Africa, which were culturally Western. And secondly, they owned Spain and Portugal for 700 years, only stopped in France at the battle of Tours. Otherwise they would`ve gotten the whole thing. Turks occupied up until Vienna for a few hundred years. Russia and Ukraine were occupied for a few hundred years. And they were enslaved, so his scenario actually DID happen.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:09 am
    But his premise is wrong. Even countries that did not get colonized underperform. Ethiopia is one of these countries, they actually beat the Italian efforts to colonize them in the 1800s. And they still suck. Meanwhile, Poland has been far more oppressed than many of these countries and performs better. And Finland never had any colonies - it actually was a colony - and still blows everyone out of the water! So, you should basically agree with this video if you`re lacking intellectually.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:11 am
    This so called comedian is confusing slavery with racism. They are two entirely different things. Blacks, themselves, owned slaves and black slave traders abducted other blacks. Also many white slave holders were not racist, they treated their servants like members of the family. They were beloved and cared for even though they were still technically slaves.

    Racism is a completely different term and they are not mutually linked.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:20 am
    McGovern, yes, the guys in the Middle East brought slaves overland from sub-saharan Africa before Europe had ever conceived of it, it was the original inspiration.

    But the fun part is when those same guys also extract slaves from occupied Europe -mostly children, to be exact - to serve in their army. But this guy doesn`t care about the actual enslavement of Europeans, he just wants to talk about how bad a hypothetical enslavement would be if it actually happened, while ignoring that, yes, it did happen.

    And Gerry, yes. Africans sold Europeans and Arabs the slaves, usually they were from vanquished tribes.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:27 am
    He`s under the mistaken impression that whites have never been enslaved. Or that whites are the only race that has enslaved other races.

    The actual term `Slave` derived from `Slav`. Can`t get much whiter than that.

    At some poinet, pretty much every racial group has been enslaved. Only seems to be one that is allowed to claim it has effected their life today, though.
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    bacon_pie Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:37 am
    For me to be a racist, I`d have to think that my race is superior. Well, I don`t, because every race is equally a pile of excrement.
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    HumanAction Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 10:02 am
    I had a really hard time listening through all the self-pity.

    In all seriousness though, being of Irish decent, I can relate. I mean, a long time ago and before I was ever born, Irish men and women were enslaved and treated poorly. It`s really hard for me to hear all the potato-jokes knowing what my ancestors had to go through.

    What really chaps my ass is when non-Irish people use the M-word. I never personally had to go through what they went through, but even so, the fact that some people I never knew who were genetically similar to me suffered means that I`ll get offended if you use it.

    Also, I think the English should pay me restitution for the potato famine. My ancestors suffered horrifically so I should get paid.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 10:09 am
    McGrendal, I could never imagine dwelling on the fact that my ancestors were serfs in Poland and Ukraine until 1861, and blaming 1861 for my current life. That`s just lame, and that`s even ignoring my ancestors` time under communism and my Grandma`s time in a communist concentration camp, which doesn`t even affect my own life here in 2013.

    Questions for Smag:

    1. Since when are people from Bangladesh black?
    2. If we play out this guy`s scenario, can we then create a comedy duo (you and me), called "Fear of a White Planet"?
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    December 5, 2013 at 10:12 am
    `Also many white slave holders were not racist, they treated their servants like members of the family.`

    True. I buy and sell members of my family all the time. If you you think it is ok to own people because they are of a different race you are unquestionably a racist.

    You may be less brutal than you could be and bully for you, but you are certainly a racist. Owning salves in the 8th or 12th centuries didn`t involve racism. Nineteenth century? Couldn`t do it without. Racism, as we know it today, exists because justification was needed for something which the spirit of the age could only see as not morally abhorent if the slave was less than human.

    Xenophobia, brutal extermination of neighbours, treating humans as cattle, yeah that`s always gone on. But the industrialised slave trade of a culture convinced of it`s own righteousness and godliness needed an alibi.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    Why does the world act like only America had slaves?
    In fact only 450,000 africans were shipped to the US. 4.8 MILLION were sent to Brazil but no one equates them with slavers. I think there are 2 reasons for this.

    1: It`s more politically correct to hate the USA.
    &
    2: Brazil don`t give a flying fig what you think.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 10:29 am

    God said we can own other people so it can`t be all that bad.

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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:01 am
    My family bloodlines lie in both Irish and Middle Eastern Jewish roots. I stem from a long line of enslaved people. However, because I am white I am not allowed to be mad about it.
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:16 am
    Newsflash: European settlers in America were not the only people in history who had slaves. Slavery isn`t about race, it`s about the haves vs the have nots.

    In fact, the word slave is derived from the old French & Medieval Latin words for the Slavic people who were enslaved in the early Middle Ages. As we all know, Slavic people (Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Ukraine, etc) are all white.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Slavery continues to this day.
    BJ, my husband.... I am a slave to that man!
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    Phosphoreign Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:46 am
    Yeah. He`s right. I took over the world, and colonized everything. I was the one who enslaved so many people throughout the world and took their land. I deserve to be treated this way. It was me. Yeah... who cares how many years pass, how good a person I am, how much I resist racism, classism, hatred and persecution, how much I help my fellow man regardless of race, color, creed or orientation, someone who might be linked to me 500 years ago bought a slave, so I AM SCUM!!!!!
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    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:46 am
    now arabs are black too? bs.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Everyone has been a slave to someone at some point in their people`s history.

    Flawed logic by this guy is flawed.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:57 am
    And how far would Africans, Indians, Pakistanis etc have developed if not for that initial intervention from white European and Americans? Without our Universities to teach them, our systems set up to fund, clothe and house them. Do you think their descendants would now be doctors, teachers, scientists with the best facilities in the world? Yes, whitey has a lot to answer for.
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    iamatree Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 12:02 pm
    He`s right, though.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 12:09 pm
    iamatree-"He`s right, though."

    No, he`s not. His base premis is wrong, his logic is wrong and his conclusion is wrong.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm
    iamatree-"He`s right, though."

    No, he`s not. His base premis is wrong, his logic is wrong and his conclusion is wrong.

    On top of that he really isn`t even remotely funny or entertaining.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 1:22 pm
    A muslim lecturing anyone about historical human rights abuses is sickening to say the least. Islam has enslaved, tortured and slaughtered far more than all the european empires put together, and continues to do so.

    He appears to be willfully ignoring the black slave-trade that went to the ottoman empire and the arab emirates. Which began long before european involvement and continued long after.
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    sosueme1966 Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    I thought it was going be to some sort of original take on the subject. Instead, it was the same lame excuse everyone uses: because of all of that horrible stuff you white people did to us hundreds of years ago, we get to say whatever we want and you don`t.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 2:33 pm
    About as funny as a dentist`s drill...

    Africans were killing and enslaving other Africans LONG before White people showed up.
    Same for Asia, all of it.
    Same for South America, Central America AND North America.

    So no: he`s not right about it. He`s completely wrong. So wrong "it isn`t even funny"!
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 2:38 pm
    Funny, but the reactions on here are even funnier.
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    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    What 5Cats said... this is a load of crap.
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    Pindragon Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    Making jocks and comments at the expense of someone else based on the color of their skin is racism EVEN IF that skin happens to be white.
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    ajd121 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 3:20 pm
    So if something bad happened to your culture a long time ago then you are allowed to be racist? So does that mean Jewish people should be allowed to be racist because of the holocaust?
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:06 pm
    Oh, no, he`s right. And, in fact, the comments here pretty much prove it. Like I said, though, I didn`t expect many people here to get it. Oh well.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:13 pm
    spanerbulb, smag, and others have jumped the shark. I`m calling it. They`ve been presented with like a dozen refutations of the video. Refutations that actually reference history, not emotion. They haven`t countered any of them (they can`t). They just say, "He`s right!!!"
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    So summary for Smug:

    1. Muslim criticizing other cultures for enslaving other groups. Tell me why this is heavily ironic.
    2. Muslim criticizing other cultures for conquering other groups. Tell me why this is also heavily ironic.
    3. Tell me when Bangladeshis became black.
    4. In this guy`s hypothetical scenario, can you and I create a comedy duo called "Fear of a White Planet"? Pretty please!?

    I can come up with a lot of questions like this for which you can only come up with child-like answers.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm
    Poor Smagboy1, those southern roots of yours have distorted your view of the world.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm
    What a steaming pile of horse$#!+.
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    gymcoach29 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    Drawman61, your argument is predicated on the assumption we all think "modernization" is an improvment on the native American culture. I know if I was given a choice between living in this world or the Native American world prior to the the "white man" arriving, there is no contest, I would go back 200 years if I could.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    I see those that defend this hypocrisy have no valid rebuttal to actual facts given other than you`re white which sums up this attitude. You perpetuate racism more than anyone.
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    botfly Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm
    It`s easy to entertain stupid people.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 5:24 pm
    Poor Smagboy1, those southern roots of yours have distorted your view of the world.

    There is a theory that after the emancipation the smart, ambitious blacks got the hell out of the south. And the lazy, stupid ones never went anywhere.

    It`s not my theory btw, just heard it somewhere. I`ve also heard white people say they were never racist until they moved to the south.
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    redofluke1 Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 5:46 pm
    Humans are so trivial.
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    Xprez Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm
    Of all of the millions of slaves that were sold during the time that the U.S. bought slaves, only about 380,000 were brought here over that entire period. There were other countries that bought MILLIONS. No one talks about the other countries that received the slaves. Africans did this to their own people.
    If not feeling sorry or bowing to other races makes a racist, so be it. As with all of the minority races out there, my race comes first. All white people should adopt that attitude for which they are already being punished for.
    Why should the white people of today be punished for past transgressions done to those no longer around? I`ve talked to a few blacks and Mexicans about this very subject. They are fully aware and thoroughly exploit it to the best of their advantage. If you spit in my face, I spit in yours.
    The term reverse racism perpetuates racism and implies that only white people are racist.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 5, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Andrew, "Like I said, though, I didn`t expect many people here to get it. "
    Oh, we got it. We just disagree with it.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    December 5, 2013 at 7:59 pm
    Of all of the millions of slaves that were sold during the time that the U.S. bought slaves, only about 380,000 were brought here over that entire period.
    Let us also not forget, the vast majority of those slaves were brought here before the US even existed as a country. We have England to thank for bringing slavery to America. We are the ones who ended it.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 8:04 pm
    "Comedian" is an idiot
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    EmagehtmaI Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:20 pm
    I don`t see how it`s related. Does he think that because bad things have happened in the past, that makes it okay for black people (or Asian people, or Latino people, or any non-white person) to get up on stage, in public, and be blatantly racist towards white people? Because that is what it sounds like. Yes, white people did bad things to non-white people in the past. Nothing will change that, and there is no excuse for it. But it also doesn`t change the fact that racism in ANY form is not okay. Black people don`t have a pass against white people because of what their ancestors went through.
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    MrJB Male 18-29
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    December 5, 2013 at 9:22 pm
    Oh look racist old white people. I am so surprised.

    Is my sarcasm coming through OK?
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm
    Never trust someone who is a member of the Nation of Islam when talking about racism.
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    JohnFred Male 40-49
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    December 5, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    The irony of it all is that even if he were to go back in a time machine to a time before the Caucasian races began exploring various parts of the world, he`d STILL find some other race who was exploiting others, whether it be the Egyptians, the Romans, the Chinese or even some of the civilisations within the Americas which weren`t even known about. It`s only because the Caucasians did a better and longer lasting job of it all, (a legacy which will probably last for many centuries to come), that this, `comedian`, feels safe in making a point about it all.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    December 6, 2013 at 1:22 am
    Andrew155, I guess you ignored the whole time machine part, right? He`s not talking about ANY time in history. He`s talking about NOW. He`s talking about the state of things in Australia NOW. he`s talking about the state of things in the United States NOW, not in times past, over many centuries of various states of man, but right now and what`s racist today, who has the institutional power TODAY, and how, if that were changed, things would be different. It`s not a difficult concept to grasp.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 5:30 am
    Smag, I am pretty sure everyone gets what this guy is saying. Its just not funny, and just a stupid excuse for him to be "allowed" to be racist.

    I get that if the people of africa had done what europe did instead, then it would be white and certain brown people who would be "allowed" to be racist.

    Not all people of european descent owned slaves at any point. Also, like people have already mentioned here, slaves of different types of people were owned all over the world.

    This is not a good reason to be racist now. Also, this is not reverse racism. This is just plain old racism. Reverse racism is being overly friendly to someone based on their skin color.

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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    December 6, 2013 at 6:40 am
    who has the institutional power TODAY, and how.

    Do I need new glasses last time I checked our president was half black and that whole black caucus thing hmmm imagine if we had a white one...
    if that were changed, things would be different
    LOL he demonstrates ya it would be different it`d probably be worse just reversed.
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    furrything Male 50-59
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    December 6, 2013 at 7:49 am
    This guy is a `comedian` for a living? Christ, he`s going to starve!!
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    December 6, 2013 at 7:56 am
    @SmagBoy1: So he`s used a time machine to travel BACK in time to talk about NOW?
    No, not even remotely accurate.
    He`s saying he wishes he could travel in time to "warn" other colours about "white people" so that THEY will invade Europe and ENSLAVE white folks.
    HAHA! Oh so very funny, eh?
    How wonderful the world would be if we all lived like Africans, or like the Aztecs did!

    You`ve "doubled down" twice now, you`ve still got nothing, we all know it.

    Is my sarcasm coming through OK?
    @MrJB: lolz! Nope! :-) Good thing you pointed it out. Sarcasm is the most difficult thing to express over the internets. Smileys help, sometimes.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 10:33 am
    Smag, I had a whole question to you about the time machine, so I didn`t miss it. His entire bit is about the time machine. Also, way to not answer any refutation to this video, AGAIN. Nobody has responded to any refutation, they haven`t been able to. Just said that everyone is racist. You guys are so creative.

    But I`m looking, and I see the most powerful man on Earth is a black man. The richest man is Mexican. The top law enforcement officer is a black man. Several of the cabinet members are black men. I can`t remember a time in my lifetime where we had a white male as Secretary of State, with the exception of John Kerry. They must really suck at their jobs if that doesn`t mean they have power. And on top of all that, every white country in the world is willingly making themselves a minority in record time, something that has never happened in history, and they`re still considered racist.
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    brownboyfrog Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 11:03 am
    I like to bring up a question when ever I see something like this. Do YOU think that it is just to punish the son for the sins of the father?
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    keith2 Male 30-39
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    December 6, 2013 at 12:56 pm
    Good stuff, but my favorite crazy Aussie bloke is still Dave Jones! Hoi!
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    TheOrigin Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 1:30 pm
    My god what a load of bullcrap. Somebody get me a shovel.

    Also, respect to Gerry and Andrew for excellent retorts - and simple basic logic for that matter.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 1:46 pm
    Everybody wants to be an upper-middle class white male. Apparently, it`s the poo ^^
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    December 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    . We have England to thank for bringing slavery to America. We are the ones who ended it.

    that`s right, OldOllie, you didn`t enslave the native Americans, you just slaughtered them.
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    cobrakiller Male 18-29
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    December 6, 2013 at 6:32 pm
    drawman, actually, I think that was due to disease and the spanish for the most part. Most of the natives were dead before The United States of America even existed.
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    Stormith Female 18-29
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    December 8, 2013 at 9:03 am
    Laughing at all of the angry white boys commenting below me. Sometimes you guys just have to accept that you don`t understand, you probably never will, and you certainly don`t get to decide what people can say, think, or feel. Reverse racism does not exist. White people are not systematically held in poverty, they`re not told to look less like their natural selves to get a job, they`re not told that all of their problems are their fault, they`re not blamed for all of the horrible things that they do every day. Racism is a system, not a personal viewpoint, it is the system of keeping a race down. America`s history is that of systematically killing, enslaving, or trivializing anyone who isn`t a white male. Sorry white guys, but you`re wrong if you think this man is "making it up", you just are. It`s hard being anything less than the top rung, eh?

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