Oct 7 - Harry Connick Jr. Blows Up at Blackface Michael Jackson Impersonator

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 10-08-2009, 09:18 AM         #61
mastakillah21 
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^ Asians

still to this day they are stereotyped and portrayed way worse than blacks so stfu and stop crying
4 black guys come out painted up like N Sync - racist or funny?
 8 years ago '06        #62
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 mastakillah21 said:
^ Asians

still to this day they are stereotyped and portrayed way worse than blacks so stfu and stop crying
4 black guys come out painted up like N Sync - racist or funny?
People that don't know what blackface is should not comment on the thread, just saying
 10-08-2009, 09:56 AM         #63
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props to harry for that one
 10-08-2009, 10:24 AM         #64
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i like when he said "if they tuned up like that in the united states....."
 8 years ago '05        #65
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 meepos said:
gimme a break, they are well aware. they don't live under a rock.
Seriously?

Do you know anything about Australia?

Why the f**k would they even teach about blacks in America in Australia?
 10-08-2009, 11:13 AM         #66
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 SuppaSlick said:
People that don't know what blackface is should not comment on the thread, just saying
I was responding to dudes comment above.. hence the arrows, not the topic of what blackface is... and I do know what it is, and I still do not think this act was racist... stupid and non funny fa sure... but racist definetly not.

Racism is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

people who dont know the definition of racism shouldnt be using the word... just saying
 8 years ago '05        #67
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 mastakillah21 said:
I was responding to dudes comment above.. hence the arrows, not the topic of what blackface is... and I do know what it is, and I still do not think this act was racist... stupid and non funny fa sure... but racist definetly not.

Racism is the belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race.

people who dont know the definition of racism shouldnt be using the word... just saying
Its not like you knew, you took that from wikipedia.
 8 years ago '06        #68
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 NGMG said:
I know what the black face thing is but they neither made fun of black people or disrespected them. They came out dressed like the jackson 5... danced fine... not like fools... and michael jackson came on with a white face... why? Cause Michael Jackson decided to go white. He sang good, tried getting the crowd to participate. It's only an insult if you want to take it that way. I for one didnt see it like one. Yeah I could understand that the whole black face ordeal was big... but they didnt stereotype black people... They just dressed up as a group that happened to be black.
but youre ignoring the fact that for many people the image of a person in black face conjures up a lot of negative imagery and brings up a painful past. if i was to paint my face yellow and put beaver teeth in my mouth, a karate uniform, and coke bottle glasses you dont think i wouldnt offend someone? and rightly so. im not trying to be funny, its that THAT image, specifically, that act of black face is culturally insensitive. They painted their faces BLACK. If it was brown we could say they were trying to look "african american". it was a deliberate exaggeration. to ignore that many would find it offensive is crazy to me on your part. and for you to act as though people, black or white, shouldnt find it offensive is absurd.
 8 years ago '06        #69
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 HYPE! said:


watch this if ya thought that was racist. i have no problems with either of these videos. Australia has just come to relies everyone is the same. colour dont matter.
I dont know if this was sarcasm or not. but if it isnt, its laughable. Color doesnt matter? c'mon. so you australians are the only ones that figured it out? the cure? and you dont want to share it with everybody else?
 10-08-2009, 12:22 PM         #70
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 Da Gooneyz said:
Its not like you knew, you took that from wikipedia.
I was posting the definition of the word, so of course Im going to use the exact definition... and I do kno the meaning which is why I only use the word in the right situation.. something half of the posters on BX cant comprehend
 10-08-2009, 12:42 PM         #71
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 DominicanLou said:
but youre ignoring the fact that for many people the image of a person in black face conjures up a lot of negative imagery and brings up a painful past. if i was to paint my face yellow and put beaver teeth in my mouth, a karate uniform, and coke bottle glasses you dont think i wouldnt offend someone? and rightly so. im not trying to be funny, its that THAT image, specifically, that act of black face is culturally insensitive. They painted their faces BLACK. If it was brown we could say they were trying to look "african american". it was a deliberate exaggeration. to ignore that many would find it offensive is crazy to me on your part. and for you to act as though people, black or white, shouldnt find it offensive is absurd.
exactly it conjures up the entire era of blacks being viewed and treated as inferior, an object of amusement, from a time when whites felt fine, and were allowed 2 do this sort of thing, encouraged even.

thats whats offensive, its not dressing up as a black person in order to impersonate a black person,

its dressing up as a cartoon stereotype to derogate and denigrate black PEOPLE.
 10-08-2009, 12:43 PM         #72
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 DominicanLou said:
I dont know if this was sarcasm or not. but if it isnt, its laughable. Color doesnt matter? c'mon. so you australians are the only ones that figured it out? the cure? and you dont want to share it with everybody else?
yep colour does matter (today) it just shouldnt.
 8 years ago '05        #73
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 AlexG1989 said:
I think it's funny Did they mean anything by it???
You're a clown
 8 years ago '05        #74
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Everyone around the world knows exactly what blackface is ... from Japan to Australia to America to Brazil to Europe to Africa. It's not America's dirty little secret. They just let you get away with overt racism in other countries. In America, people attempt to hide racism underground.
 10-08-2009, 01:13 PM         #75
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 Angry_Black_757 said:
Everyone around the world knows exactly what blackface is ... from Japan to Australia to America to Brazil to Europe to Africa. It's not America's dirty little secret. They just let you get away with overt racism in other countries. In America, people attempt to hide racism underground.
ur atool of course they dont.

everyone around the world knows nothing except their own name, and some of the senile dont even know that.
 8 years ago '07        #76
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 mastakillah21 said:
^ Asians

still to this day they are stereotyped and portrayed way worse than blacks so stfu and stop crying
4 black guys come out painted up like N Sync - racist or funny?
LMAO!!!! what makes that even more funny, is that your serious!
 10-08-2009, 01:49 PM         #77
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all men are born equal



















so lets unite in our misogyny.
 8 years ago '07        #78
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 jataylorlfc said:
and australia looks like it was filmed in the 70s, even the host's hair looks like it belongs in minstrel times.
 8 years ago '05        #79
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Ask the aboriginis (sp?) about how racist these Aussie f**ks are... HArry should have slapped them
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 Cartel-Clipz said:
I got a lot of respect for how he handled that
Yes really :applause:

Still mad at that muthaf**ka for the corny a.ss Suncom song :angry12:
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