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But that's not racist
February 15, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Is this offensive? Should it be?


Is it racist when people mockingly point out stereotypes regarding their own race?
  • Only group members can vote in this poll.
  1. 37% - no
  2. 25% - depends
  3. 5% - yes
  4. 31% - herp derp

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  • Momniscient
    February 15, 2013 at 11:30 PM

    Agreed

    Quoting krysstizzle:

    I don't think this video is racist, it's a commentary on racism. There's an important difference. And I think some people have a hard time making that distinction. :)

    Also, best Harlem Shake ever. ;D


  • Paperfishies
    February 15, 2013 at 11:33 PM
    No. I don't find that "racist". I LOLed when the black guy had the cat.
  • My6Rock
    by My6Rock
    February 15, 2013 at 11:36 PM

     Actually, I was thinking the same thing. I don't know anything about this troupe/group of players, but I'm hoping that was their purpose.

    Quoting krysstizzle:

    I don't think this video is racist, it's a commentary on racism. There's an important difference. And I think some people have a hard time making that distinction. :)

    Also, best Harlem Shake ever. ;D

     

  • MeAndTommyLee
    February 15, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    Nope.  Italians have a lot of stereotypes and more than a few are TRUE.  Not afraid or too embarrassed to deny it.  Not that  sensitiveand don't take ourselves too seriously.  I've been called a dago, a wop, and been asked who in the family is in the mafia.  Do I make pasta everyday?  They assume I'm Catholic.  People have asked me if I have a photo of the Pope next to Sinatra.  (My mother did have a picture of the Pope up beside Dean Martin for years and years.)  And yes all the furniture does have  plastic covering.  Not offended at all.

  • krysstizzle
    February 15, 2013 at 11:47 PM

    Ok, I'd just like to reiterate: BEST HARLEM SHAKE EVER!!

  • Goodwoman614
    February 16, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    Hahahaha! I called dd12 in to watch this with me, cuz she loves the Dominic Show, & also the related one, Niga Higa. 

    They are both hilarious, & sometimes also have great commentary on the issues, skewed toward the experience of the younger set.

  • littlesippycup
    February 16, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    LOL that poor guy is about to pass out.

    Quoting stacymomof2:

    LOL two people voted herp derp.

    This video was hilarious.

    When racial stereotypes are used in the manner as they are here it isn't racist but a commentary on racism.  

    I have to say that the Harlem Shake cut that they did is a really popular meme right now, and the guy who does that song (Baauer) is playing at the club I work at on Saturday.  That show sold out...BOOM!  lol  It is going to be nuts.  People are just crazy for that song right now.  :)   (Sorry about hijacking the post, lol.  It's fun to work where I work sometimes!)  Also this meme pic was taken at my club, too:


  • littlesippycup
    February 16, 2013 at 1:16 AM

    LOL that was hilarious.

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