Racism (again)

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  1. SuperTyke

    SuperTyke Well-Known Member

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    On your opinion does reverse racism exist?

    Also can a white person have an opinion and 'decide what is and isn't racist'?

    Susan wokoma (a black actress) has created a twitter **** storm by crying racism because apparently a black woman on love island had a key 'scene' not shown. It is Wokoma's view that this is due to racism and she is being edited out due to her skin colour.

    A few key quotes in her tweets:

    Her: QUICK THREAD. When I was 14 I did a ‘reality show’ and despite being & feeling like an integral part of the group, I was largely cut out of the show.

    Note : She was on serious jungle on the BBC and I remember her from it 16 years ago which suggests to me that she featured enough to be remembered a decade and a half later.


    Reply from white reality TV star: This has nothing to do with race ffs! I was also on a reality show and everyone was edited horribly with coerced storylines and bullshit “arguments” producers set up. It’s reality tv in general.

    Note : She was on survivor apparently.


    Her: But was your existence and participation- however manipulated- denied completely? Or comparatively to others on the show? Was it like you weren’t even on the show? My experience as a black woman can NEVER be the same as yours in ANY facet of life. EVER.
    You’re in no position as a white person to decide what is racist or not. I know that might be hard to get your head around, but it’s true.


    White reality girl: Ridiculous - so you see one girl has been edited and a scene not shown and your immediate claim is that all shows are racist towards black people? We didn’t see anything of Grace either - but she’s white so you’re conveniently forgetting that as it doesn’t suit your point.


    Her: For every Grace is thousands of white girls who get coverage. For every edited-out and forgotten Samira there’s.....who? Name me a few.


    White reality girl: She wasn’t edited out? You’re delusional; she’s had major airtime from day 1. And I am in a position to decide because I’m a human being, like you, and suggesting my insight doesn’t count becoz I’m white makes YOU the racist here.


    Her: Fucking hell Selina. I mean...I don’t think even I can help you with this mindfuck gymnastic display here. Reverse racism isn’t a thing babe. I explicitly said I don’t watch love island due to my personal experience. I was responding to her night with Frankie not being aired.
     
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    It's not reverse racism, it's just racism and it exists in all sections of society. Reading the absolute nonsense you have copied from Twitter just underlines how much these casual accusations of racism damage the hard work being put in to attack genuine racism.
     
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    I despair for this planet
     
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    people of ethnic minority’s are racist too but it all seems to me that it is only white people who are classed as racist
     
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    Bigotry isn't skin specific.
     
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    Racism isn't the problem here, it's the effect that reality TV is having on people's expectations.

    Everyone thinks they should be a star these days, and when they're not they automatically play whatever card is available to them.

    Colour
    Class
    Age
    Sex
    Disabilities
    Accent
    Weight

    I could go on.

    The sooner we all stop watching that shyt, the better we'll all be.
     
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    Who gives a **** about Love Island?
     
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    I think the people who watch it at a guess.

    I don't even fully understand what it is apart from ****
     
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    Can't see what's wrong at all.

    With racism that is.

    But don't get me started on so called reality tv.

    In my day you documentaries and they were good enough.
     
  10. Nor

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    Worst kind of ‘racism’ when somebody plays the race card on something that is just based on personal opinion, closely followed when it’s used as an excuse by somebody who patently wasn’t good enough for a job etc
     
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    IMHO the worst kind of racism is when someone is beaten, tortured or killed for the colour of their skin.
     
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    Not what I meant that’s why the word racism had inverted commas round it to differentiate it from actual racism
     
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