Is Kentucky Fried Chicken Selling Racism?

Submitted by: SweepOfDeath 2 years ago Weird
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YBTJ I-A-B. Racist or not? Has KFC gone a"fowl"?
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Male 653
@MeGrendel You`re quite right.
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Male 7,366
FredSpudman-[quote]So if you stereotyped blacks as being stupid and lazy, that wouldn`t be racist?[/quote]
The problem with that statement is the `you` (and individual) do not stereotype. A stereotype is [quote]a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.[/quote]

So, to be a stereotype, it needs to be a widely held opinion.

I know of no widely held opinion (i.e. `stereotype`) that blacks are stupid and/or lazy. (Now there is a stereotype of blacks liking fried chicken..which is fairly accurate. It`s also a stereotype that southerners in general like fried chicken, which is also accurate.)

If an INDIVIDUAL thinks `all blacks` are stupid and lazy then, while not being a `stereotype, it is indeed racist.
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Male 653
@MelCervini So if you stereotyped blacks as being stupid and lazy, that wouldn`t be racist?
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Male 1,253
That`s generalising Drac. A lot of the immigrant groups are highly racist towards the minority whites. Case in point, the Cronulla riots. Started by racism against white Australians. I`m not allowed in some shops where I live because I`m not of the correct ethnic group.
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Male 14,775
If you`ve spent time in Australia, you know there is definitely racist intent. They may not have the fried chicken thing in OZ, but they sure hate all non-white races.
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Male 5,620
I am from Kentucky..

I love me some fried chicken... and watermelon for that matter.

I am also white.. stereotypes are dumb.
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Male 675
Only racist if you want them to be.
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Male 1,558
Yep the aboes do like their chicken
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Female 3,203
put the bong down, Fredspud ;) I answered yas
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Male 653
@MelCervini So if you stereotyped blacks as being stupid and lazy, that wouldn`t be racist?
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Female 283
whats with the captions in the third video? theyre not even close.
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Male 36,590
HAHAHA! Cracker Barrel!!!

Obviously not racist. You really have to try hard to think so.

Who wouldn`t be happy to get some yummy chicken snacks?
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Male 1,253
Nope. Here in Australia we have far, far more offensive words for racial vilification. And our multicultural brothers and sisters have far, far worse names for white Australians. Kind of levels out.
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Female 3,203
Perhaps too broad of a statement, but *I* was staying to the definition of stereotyping in the context of generalizations like the "fried chicken` one, not negative-stereotyping like calling someone lazy or stupid. "White people have no rhythm" is a stereotype that happens to be true in a great many cases, myself included (its sad really) is it racist? no. A commercial showing a black family enjoying a bucket of the colonel isn`t racist, its marketing to its customers and you can bet that it was shown on some show that that demographic is into. Lighten up Francis.
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Male 7,123
Gerry,

I`ve read about sitting around the cracker barrel in the general store. I think it might have been Pudd`nhead Wilson. Is that where the term originated?

(Quick google check suggests that it comes from an 18th century term for a boastful person of the lower social orders.)
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Male 3,430
Stereotypes are stereotypes for a reason; because they are widely true.

But I really don`t get the fried chicken stereotype... who doesn`t like fried chicken?
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Male 7,123
The Aussie guy at the end had a point. It`s only in America that fried chicken is seen as a specifically black food. However ...

Stereotyping can be racist depending on the situation. If someone here notices that I am English and assumes (in jest or in earnest) that I therefore have bad teeth (I don`t) drink gallons of tea (I do) or, I dunno, wear tweeds (I don`t but I plan on treating myself to a damn fine tweed suit when I hit sixty)I wouldn`t feel that was racist.

If a European made a similar assumption about Americans being fat, gun-toting, under-educated religious fundamentalist blow-hards would Americans here feel that was racist?

However, if your car gets stolen and you just assume it was young black males then that`s into racism. It doesn`t even have to be negative stereotyping. `You`re asian, you must be good at maths, how do I work this out?` is at least tediously offensive.
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Male 653
@MelCervini So if you stereotyped blacks as being stupid and lazy, that wouldn`t be racist?
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Male 37,916

I never did understand why "coon" referred to black people? To me it`s a raccoon but how did the slur come about I wonder.

P.S. I am offended by "Cracker" barrel cheese.
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Male 5,874
Yawn...
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Male 2,384
i mean.... i guess? Caribbean`s arent really known for fried chicken
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Male 94
Geting tired of these overly sensitive idiots who confuse stereotyping for racism. Racism by definition means thinking of a certain race as inferior, i can not see any of that in these videos.

Even if i were to say: "I think people with green skin color are bether than all others." It still would not be racism by definition, it would be racial supremacism which is something else again (I guess it is usually related to racism, but doesnt necessarily have to be.)

So please stop this cheap sensationalism.
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Female 3,203
stereotyping isn`t racist. Racist is assuming that all black folks will get offended by seeing a black man on tv eating a piece of fried chicken.
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Male 938
Link: Is Kentucky Fried Chicken Selling Racism? [Rate Link] - YBTJ I-A-B. Racist or not? Has KFC gone a`fowl`?
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