Racism in TV and film.

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  1. Andrew Chambers

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    None of the above as none of my comments have been racist. I intentionally mentioned Black actors as some of them claim the lack of work is because of their colour, just like I referred to elder actresses playing the ageist card. Cobby, you seem to be seeing racism where there is none - which was my original point. So thank you :)
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: Andrew Chambers Member since: Sep 21, 2015
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  2. Twinkle Toes

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    Whatever you do, DON'T Google "Black Midget Trannies" and then hit "Images" :eek:
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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  3. LesGraham

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    I really should not have done that. :eek::eek::D
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: LesGraham Member since: Dec 18, 2015
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  4. Twinkle Toes

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    Mr Chambers has gone awfully quiet o_O
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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  5. john1989

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    A good friend of mine is half caste. He identifies himself as such.
    Why do the only people that seem to get uppity about the term seem to be from a white middle class background?
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  6. Twinkle Toes

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    How old is your friend John? .... I'm guessing he grew up with the non offensive in any way term ( I nearly put label then :/ )

    Most of the PC sheite comes from a white middle class background,
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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    Same age as me, 26.
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  8. Twinkle Toes

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    What ethnic race are his parents :)
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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    Black and white :p

    His dad is British, his mum is from Nigeria.
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: john1989 Member since: Jan 1, 1970
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  10. Twinkle Toes

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    That was kind of what I thought. The original Half Caste term related to one white European (British?) and one "Black" (Negro/Afro Carrabean) ... It's difficult to tell from all of the propaganda what HC actually meant)

    Now there really are a lot of mixed races. :)

    My first love was Half Caste and cute as a button :D x
     
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  11. LesGraham

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    All in the name of research, has to be done. :rolleyes:
     
    Posted: Jan 29, 2016 By: LesGraham Member since: Dec 18, 2015
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  12. The Byre

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    It was, until it disintegrated into a thinly disguised racism.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: The Byre Member since: Aug 13, 2013
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  13. Cobby

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    I didn't say they were racist. I implied they are responses often used by racists. In isolation perhaps unremarkable, but when they all appear together to define a certain viewpoint or defend a particular opinion - deliberately or through innocent coincidence - then one is left with no response but the facepalm.

    You're welcome. :)

    Why do you feel it's only white middle class people that dislike, or are concerned about the term? And given the vast realm of phrases, terms and names that many in minority cultures *do* find offensive, is their usage forgiven if some among the target audience don't mind?
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Cobby Member since: Oct 28, 2009
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  14. Cobby

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    I find the most frequent use of the term "political correctness" is by people frustrated at not being able to express some form of bigotry.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Cobby Member since: Oct 28, 2009
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  15. Andrew Chambers

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    *facepalm*

    Why the *facepalm*? Because your comment is regularly used by people without further real information or knowledge to add to the debate. They simply think it will end the debate with a moral high ground, it doesn't. It's a meaningless statement.

    Personally I find people who object to the term "political correctness" are lost souls looking for a alternative perspective of a perceived "cause", to take up on others behalf, thus boisting their own moral esteem.

    And anyhow, we have way moved off the original point of the thread and ended up with people calling others racist, over a simple and well documented TV fact (Midsommer bowing to the lack of coloured actors).
     
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    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Andrew Chambers Member since: Sep 21, 2015
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  16. Twinkle Toes

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    What colour do they wants :/ x
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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  17. Twinkle Toes

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    Once again, define a bigot :)

     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Twinkle Toes Member since: Feb 21, 2015
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  18. Andrew Chambers

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    That's the whe point of the thread, colour/race should be irrelevant. BUT Midsommer changed that due to pressure from certain uneducated pressure groups, the same groups who ignore the inequality in Death in Paradise - but choose to ignore the disparity.

    It's all a load of ******** really, and about time some people let life evolve, rather than pick up on certain groups that take on "their" (unwanted) cause.
     
    Posted: Jan 30, 2016 By: Andrew Chambers Member since: Sep 21, 2015
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    A lot of this perceived or actual problem stems from the non debate on multi culturism societies. The UK has adapted well overall IMO, but it would be so much further along the road if the original pioneers of race relations on TV, such as Alf Garnett and Love thy neighbor had not been forced off the air.

    Both programs were misunderstood, instead of re-inforcing sterotypes they actually showed how bigoted some people could be. Some programmes such as the black and white minstrels had to be taken off simply due to their terrible entertainment quality, let alone other reasons.

    As for the Oscars debate, I think the USA of all countries proves talent rises to the top, never heard Michael Jackson complain about poor black representation, certainly not after he became white anyway.
     
    Posted: Jan 31, 2016 By: MBE1 Member since: Jun 1, 2012
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  20. Cobby

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    Nuance and subtlety are some of the greatest advantages to our language, I'm sorry you couldn't see the meaning where it wasn't spelled out. :(

    Probably quite true from time to time, but you don't want to go tarring everyone in a group with the same brush now, do you? ;)

    Where did that happen? :confused:
     
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    Posted: Jan 31, 2016 By: Cobby Member since: Oct 28, 2009
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