I'm Not Racist

Submitted by: bliznik 1 week ago in Lifestyle


A white man and black man lay their issues on the table. It would be nice to see more videos like these for men/women as well
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Male 3
This is a step in the right direction.  Still it's hard to listen to any extremist especially when one is justifying having to work while the other is justifying "having" to sleep late' do drugs, basically commit crimes.  PEACE
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Male 706
I liked it, but he was wrong about Trump being a response to Obama, we got Trump because of Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Male 15,408
IMO the white guy won the battle.
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Male 41,611
Draculya Hands down. 
The black guy claiming he 'has to sell drugs' to put food on the table? Lolz! No. They sell drugs to afford to DO drugs or live a lavish lifestyle, not out of necessity. Millions of poor people of ALL colours don't sell drugs like (at the rate that) young black males do. Or shoot each other over drugs...
He failed to address the fatherless child problem, the black-on-black murder problem and a host of other things too.
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Male 5,310
What I have found is most people who start out a statement with "I'm not racist" are about to say something ignorantly racist.
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Male 41,611
Two actors (well, rappers) showing exaggerated stereotypes, not really an actual 'white racist' and actual 'black racist'.

It's a song, not a debate or discussion. I love how the music gets all swirly when it's time for the black guy to rap.

I think that white guy 'knows fried chicken and BBQ'... judging by his waist size :D

Still, an effective and interesting song.
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Male 40,581
I LOL'd at "You don't know about fried chicken or barbecue" 

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Male 348
More inflammatory than factual.  I can see this post being used as "evidence" for some.
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Male 10,379
"My grandmama was a slave" Um BULL SHIT. The civil war ended 150 years ago. You're what? 30 at most? Even if your mom had you at 60 and her mom had her at 60 she would have been born after slavery ended.  
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Male 5
holygod 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Woolson

Albert Henry Woolson (February 11, 1850 – August 2, 1956) was the last surviving member of the Union Army who served in the American Civil War.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_Magee

Sylvester Magee (May 29, 1841? – October 15, 1971) was a man who allegedly was the last living former American slave.[1] He received much publicity and was accepted for treatment by the Mississippi Veterans Hospital as a veteran of the American Civil War.

By some accounts, the last slaves were actually not freed until 1902: http://www.landoverbaptist.org/thestaff/emeritus/hunter.html.

The civil war wasn't as far off as it seems it was, and plenty of people (slaves and soldiers) ended up living well into the past century. There are also multiple accounts as I just linked of slaves never being told they were free and continuing to be slaves (they couldn't read or write and that was all they knew).

But also what other people said below. I think this is more about highlighting misconceptions.
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holygod The video is about misconceptions on both sides.
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Male 10,379
barry9a I took it as misconceptions they had about each other, not themselves. You're saying it is the misconceptions that they think the other has about them? Like the rap means that the black guy thinks the white guy thinks the black guy thinks his grandma was a slave?
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holygod People have misconceptions about themselves. The MAGA guy talking about how whites do all the earning and blacks do all the welfare is an example.
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Male 41,611
barry9a Oh, that's a good point! I read this comment before watching and I too would have paused and 'done the maths' about it I think :/

But yeah, the whole "we was slaves!" thing is about 60 years past its expiry date I think... and whites weren't the only ones in the slave trade, and Americans weren't nearly the worst offenders (that would be France, eh?).
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Male 815
holygod You should probably look into the Reconstruction Era of U.S history, do you also think segregation ended May 17, 1954 immediately after the ruling of Brown V the Board of education? During the prohibition Alcohol was abolished surely there was no alcohol consumption in the U.S. =/
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Male 10,379
mischeif954 So you're saying that it is possible his grandma was a slave? I'm not saying all laws are followed, but I don't think it took long after the civil war for slavery to have been completely wiped out. Certainly within a decade no? Segregation is a much different animal. Segregation still exists today.
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Male 815
holygod Anything is possible idk if she was or not, but the dismissive reaction of "that's BS" is the kind of attitude the video was trying to address in the first place. I don't know if his grandma is a slave per se if the artist is writing from a firsthand perspective I'd ask him for details or research why one would claim that. Being that this is art I wouldn't necessarily take it more than taking liberty with story telling. 

However if you look into that era after federal troops left they were vulnerable, instead of "40 Acres and a mule" freed people were introduced with vagrancy laws and "black codes", don't have a "recognized job" get arrested and be subject to convict leasing, there was also predatory sharecropping, and peonage wasn't abolished until 1966, some of which people of all color were subjected to, but blacks more so than others.
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Male 10,379
MAGA. Can someone fucking PLEASE explain what that means?

Is America not currently great?

If not, when was it great?
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Male 417
holygod It means a return to the old days where it was much more socially conservative and incomes were much more evenly distributed, thus ensuring a more healthy society. I don't think most MAGA supporters want to accept/don't know about the latter aspect, but it doesn't stop Trump from exploiting them.
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Male 3,812
holygod Many Are Getting Arrested
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Male 684
I've been seeing links and articles about this for a few days now, but this is the first I actually watched it.  I'm glad I did.  I am not sure yet what my thoughts and feelings are on this, but opening dialogues is an important first step.  

Not sure if I could pull off showing this to some of my classes - I guarantee this one would end with my dean wanting to have a word, but this could potentially lead to some really valuable classroom discussions.
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