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Saturday Night Card Game (Color blindness is the new racism)

Saturday Night Card Game (Color blindness is the new racism)

According to Oscar-winner Jamie Foxx

In director Quentin Tarantino’s soon-to-open film Django Unchained, Jamie Foxx plays an escaped slave on a murderous rampage against his former tormentors and, if I read the advance press correctly, pretty much any white someone deems deserving of a uniquely Tarantinoesque death.  It sounds like the black version of Tarantino’s last film, Inglorious Basterds, wherein a squad of Jews got to kill Nazis (and Hitler).

So now Foxx is afforded his next moment in the media spotlight, and wastes no time perpetrating a stereotype that whites aren’t supposed to hold.

‘Cause as black folks we’re always sensitive. As a black person it’s always racial.

In whose mind?

‘I come into this place to do a photo shoot and they got Ritz crackers and cheese.

‘I’ll be like, ain’t this a bitch. Y’all didn’t know black people was coming.’

Black people don’t eat Ritz crackers and cheese?  That’s news to me, same as it would be to Fuzzy Zoeller, if he still had a career after making “racist comments” about Tiger Woods’s presumed culinary preferences.

So apparently Jamie Foxx wants the craft services people to lay out a platter of fried chicken and watermelon.  Uh, no, not that either.

In the same vein he explained that if he turned up to the photo shoot and there was fried chicken and watermelon, he would also be annoyed at the stereotype.

Which is the same as saying that there’s no pleasing Jamie Foxx, not with that concrete chip on his shoulder. Indeed:

Jamie also admitted that he feels that he must act and talk in a certain way around white people and in his day-to-day job as an actor.

So there’s a black way of being and a white way of being.  Good to know. I eagerly await my updated 2013 manual.

How tiresome this has become.

As it happens I’m researching a book on fraud and corruption in the real estate market, which has run rampant since 2007, and plan to build the narrative around the misdeeds of one particularly egregious practitioner.  His state-licensed broker’s get-rich-now-in-real-estate websites were a treasure trove of damning evidence for anyone who cared to look hard enough and ask questions.  Which I did, in a series of emails that the broker tried to dismiss by noting that he was a Harvard-trained lawyer.

I was, to say the least, not dissuaded.  And after weeks of pointing out in methodical, deductive fashion several violations that could entitle him to a revocation of his real estate license, if not his law license, he accused me of racism.  He wrote, “I finally figured out why you are hounding me like this.  There can be no other reason.  My picture is on my website.  Believe me, I have a lot of experience with that.”

Now, often when a white man is accused of racism, he has to say, “No, I’m not” or have others do that in his behalf.  It’s a ridiculous and destructive Kabuki that further poisons Martin Luther King’s dream.

In this case the accusation was particularly telling.  For weeks he and I had been exchanging emails—and yet this wealthy, Harvard-educated professional hadn’t bothered to visit my own website, where the first 15 seconds (followed by some strategic clicking around) would have kept him from completely embarrassing himself.

But like Jamie Foxx, another successful multimillionaire who lives better than nearly 100 percent of everyone who’s ever walked the earth, he defaults to racism as the explanation uber alles for every imagined slight.  It’s pathetic and demeaning far more to the accuser than to the accused.

Really, I sometimes wonder whether black Americans would be happy or disappointed to know how little most white Americans think about race.  And more and more, I think they’d be disappointed.  Or mad.  R.I.P., Dr. King.

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Through a combination of guilt and political correctness and fear we have created a class of super citizens that are exempt from the normal boundaries and expectations.

    Browndog in reply to Anchovy. | December 15, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    …coercion…intimidation…bullying….penalty under the law…

    Guilt and political correctness were the niceties of yesteryear, before “they” decided we needed another “nudge”.

    Squires in reply to Anchovy. | December 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    So Foxx has saif that he enjoyed getting to pretend to kill white people on the silver screen, for mass consumption. It’s a power fantasy he relishes taking part in.

    So if I write a screenplay about an African warrior who is captured by Muslim slavers, forced to watch as 80% of his fellow abductees die or are killed on their way to market, who is castrated before sale in the expectation of it rendering him more managable and complacent, and who is then purchased to guard an Arab’s harem consisting of female slaves abducted from Europe, Asia, and Africa – including his own sister, and who finally goes on a killing/liberation rampage after watching his master ordering his sister’s newborn (a daughter fathered by the aforementioned Arab master) killed…

    …and it by some miracle makes its way through Hollywood’s lockstep leftist phalanx, and Foxx is cast as the protagonist, then I can expect him to publicly about how much he enjoyed getting to kill Muslims on screen, too, right?

    I mean, all animals being equal, and all that.

      Squires in reply to Squires. | December 15, 2012 at 11:33 pm

      I should not the the castrating of male black slaves and the killing of newborns born of female black slaves was SOP in Arabized and Turkish lands – it’s why you don’t see their descendents there today, despite the Islamic slave trade having gone on for over a 1000 years, and at a far larger scale than the 350-year trans-Atlantic one.

    janitor in reply to Anchovy. | December 16, 2012 at 12:35 am

    Minor corrective. Super-citizen status also must include LGBT.

    jasond in reply to Anchovy. | December 16, 2012 at 6:46 am

    The Jaime Foxxs of the world are bigots and cowards.

    The Daily Mail story implies he blames white people for the way he thinks he needs to behave when he is in the company of white people, but at home around his friends and family he feels comfortable being black.

    This is where that “authentic black” and “inauthentic black” crap comes from that the leftwing race mongers push onto their followers.

    My work colleagues are 60% black, 15% white and 25% hispanic. I don’t “act black” to fit in, the blacks don’t “act white” and the hispanics don’t “act” like anything, we all are ourselves at work. No one gives a shit and we all get along fine.

    Foxx ought to grow a pair and quit whining.

The most notorious griever here in DFW was highly offended a few years back when another Dallas County commissioner referred to a collections office as a “black hole”! Another griever jumped in to demand an apology! You really can’t make this stuff up!
http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/2008/07/dallas-county-meeting-turns-ra.html/

“It’s a ridiculous and destructive Kabuki …”

Yes, it is. And Kabuki was avant-garde in its time.

Stylized intention to shock eventually becomes tedious over time as artistic parameters become set and further evolution of the form falters, leading to one of the great ironies:

“Everything changes, except the avant-garde.”

In other words, if you’ve heard Jamie Foxx or any other celebrity of color in America “who lives better than nearly 100 percent of everyone who’s ever walked the earth” whine this pathetic, childish, whine once, you’ve heard it a million times.

It’s like watching and endless performance of Kabuki.

Or, it’s like the time Luke got a speeding ticket in Japan and had to attend an all-day-long traffic school … where he was the foreigner sticking out like a sore thumb, seated in the middle of the front row … right in front of the little old man who talked for about eight hours straight … none of which Luke understood … but he kept looking at Luke and Luke kept nodding his head to make it look like he understood and was taking it all to heart. What a headache Luke had at the end of the day. Like listening to, and trying to make sense of, the whiny wind instrument voice of Charlie Brown’s teacher. Or, like listening to the predictable whiny gripes of someone like Jamie Foxx.

Currently on CNN…

“Who is black in America”….(Rob Parker knows who isn’t…just sayin’)

Very, very educational. Academic. Factual.

Professional _________ people (insert racial identity) make me very, very tired.

I don’t give a rat’s patootie about someone’s race. Or their gender, religion, etc. If they are THAT before they are just people, screw that.

The professionally black…

no one told me being black was a profession.

    Jesse Jackson didn’t pay for all those fine tailored suits by designing injector systems for Rolls Royce jet engines or calculating the orbit of Mars landers.

I’ve heard the term “professional Irishman” used about a guy whose ancestors immigrated to the US before the Revolutionary War, yet he still blames his alcoholism on how the British treated his ancestors in 1720. Is he racist, or is the person calling him a ‘professional Irishman’ racist?

Thinking about it – if you combine Warren’s “family lore determines your genetics” and Jamie Foxx’s position that “what you eat determines your genetics”, we certainly live in interesting times. And people call Creationism contrary to science…

The media and Hollywood have been emboldened by Obama’s success. Who seriously thought he could win without addressing any of the major issues at all?

Hang on, folks, it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

I watched Foxx on SNL last week. It was appallingly racist, starting with his “How black is that?” monologue and extending into the show. It was so bad that my wife even told me to turn it off, which I promptly did.

The Victicrat party has turned out a few pips.

Drudge recently ran a story on a black football player that didn’t want to be the “best black quarterback” but just the best quarterback, leading to speculation that he was a Republican and a “cornball” black or something like that. It was said that “he wasn’t down with the struggle”. Say what? These guys, black and white, make more money in the first quarter than I do all year, playing a game for part of a year, and they are “down with the struggle”??

Time for the persistent race baiters and their cry baby “woe is me because I am black” followers to grow the hell up.

I used to like Jamie Foxx. Not anymore. Not after his Barack Obama our lord and savior blasphemy, and certainly not after this. You see, Jamie Foxx has just told me I’m not black enough. I love Ritz crackers and cheese. Wine and cheese. Toss in some classical music in the background, and I’m in hog heaven. I just had Handel on iTunes, and have now switched to Praetorius. It’s sad to know that blacks cannot be individuals. That’s Jamie’s and the rest’s drum song to dance to. I have my own drummer, and I’ll dance to that beat. As for the whites who have hired him and made him rich: suckers!

Sadly, the idea that being “colorblind” is racist has been around for decades now. The far left believe that American society is intrinsically racist to the point that even the most innocuous thing perpetuates racism.

They believe that people must be “conscience” of race, because only then will they discover how everything about American culture and civilization is racist and evil. The same applies to sexual orientation and to gender and/or one’s biological sex.

They believe that straights, whites, and males are “privileged” and that unless American society is destroyed and rebuilt with “social justice” in mind, then those straight white males will ALWAYS oppress everyone else, even if they don’t actually treat people unequally or think of race at all.

They further believe in “kyriarchy.” This is the supposed way straight white males oppress people: Through interlocking hierarchies. For example, if a straight black man doesn’t like gay people, that is just an example of the “evil American culture” getting one disadvantages group to oppress another such group. Thus, the left believes the only way to smash the “kyriarchy” is to reject all “anglo-normative,” “andro-normative,” and “hetero-normative” values and replace it with a “non-hierarchical” system based on “social justice.”

They really and truly believe this. They taught it in colleges decades ago, and now they are trying to get it to go mainstream.

This will not end well…

Django Unchained sounds like another of Tarantino’s self-indulgent movies just like Inglorious Basterds – both movies displaying violence in the name of “justice (?)” After seeing IB I would never pay to see DU. Both movies are pieces of junk from Hollywood that glorify violence and bring out the worst in man.

After what happened in CT I would hope that Hollywood would rein in its “artistic license” and provide good family fare. But money and peer approval both speak louder than any gun shots.

And, when will these few “race-card” blacks stop watching “Birth of a Nation” and join the rest of us adults outside the theatre?

The SPLC should be aware of the speck in their own “hate watch” eyes.

Which is the same as saying that there’s no pleasing Jamie Foxx, not with that concrete chip on his shoulder.

Exactly. Which is why I’m indifferent as to whether Jamie Foxx is pleased.

I am opposed to affirmative action. Therefore, I am a racist.

New Racism = Self-induced cultural paranoia

Racist = He who points out that this new racism is self-induced cultural paranoia.

How does a self-made multimillionaire in the United States credibly make a claim that he has been discriminated against in any significant way? He has earned go-to-hell money in this society. He doesn’t have to put up with nothin from nobody. If he wants to, he can say a quiet word or two, and have the joy of watching some poor (possibly black) nobody jump to get rid of the offending Ritz crackers, and bring in anything he specifies, and he knows it.

I had a conversation with a black, female attorney a few years back. She’s a very accomplished woman, and she was having a bit of trouble with her secretary. She was also an observant person, and she was shocked to realize that the secretary objected to working for her because she was a woman, not because she was black.

I said “Welcome to the club.”

I’ve lived in a lot of different places, among a lot of different kinds of people, and I have found that people will sometimes take a dislike to you for any old stupid reason. This is particularly true for low-ability types who feel powerless: they tend to get diverted from the subject matter at hand, and choose to strike out, often arbitrarily, and often at a stranger.

I have encountered people who prejudge me based on my skin color, hair color, sex, religion, graduate school, choice of drink, and shoes.

The beauty of this country is that, when you find someone like this, the damage they can do to you is very slight, because this is a big, free country with rules against any kind of discrimination more than discourtesy, and there are always better people to associate with and other alternatives to get around people who forget what their job function really is.

Black people have had it pounded into their heads that every white person automatically dislikes them, and they tend to attribute every slight (even unintended ones) to their skin color. They assume that other people don’t experience this kind of nonsense, because they don’t get to see it. But as they gain experience and stature, they learn.

We are going to get past this racial mess.

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