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Discussion in 'Time Out' started by Andrew Chambers, Jan 28, 2016.
Sorry no Andrew I must be missing something
Must be all way over my head, no pun intended
Racism is the belief that one race is superior to another.
To say something racist would be to say something that is intended to be derogatory and discriminatory against a particular race.
Now if someone says 'coloured' with no underlying prejudice and it is said with no malice, it can't possibly be racist, can it?
As I said earlier, there's too many people that are easily offended on behalf of others.
So does that mean we are free to use the N word, as long as we don't really mean to be nasty?
Ok, so why is it racist to call a collective group of coloured races as "coloured" but not racist to call a collective group of white races as "white"? There is nothing racist about either. Now forgetting that a few people have hijacked this thread so they can name call, how else do you differentiate the white and coloured actors for the purpose of this thread?
The word '******' is intended to be offensive and is a word that I despise.
Despite that, there are many black men that use it frequently. I can only guess they are uneducated and don't understand the origin.
Because I don't see the need to label all white people together, and label all "coloured" people together
No more than it's acceptable to call someone the C word.
This is worth a watch.
In general life you don't. So pray tell me, for the purpose of the first post what term(s) should I have used to differentiate between coloured and white actors?
I don't see "white" actors and "coloured" actors, I see "actors". Is that a hard concept to grasp?
If you were watching a film about a person that grew up in Harlem and showed his struggles trying to become a professional basketball player, do you think Danny Devito would be a good choice to play the starring role?
No because he's too short and it would be an insurmountable challenge ;-)
I agree, which was the whole point of the thread. Glad you got there eventually.
That and 75% of players in the NBA are black. It just wouldn't reflect reality, would it?
Ive just reread the OP, and yes it is now clear to me that the purpose was to clarify that there is no difference between actors due to their different ethnic backgrounds
How could I be so stupid
I must try harder
Some people care about the coulor of other people's skin (that they've seen on telly)
Others do not. I, and I suspect @swankypants69, are 'others'.
You are spectacularly missing the whole point of the thread. I was saying colour shouldn't matter BUT due to lobbying Midsommer has bowed to those that have decided colour does matter and as such have filled the cast with coloured actors, which is unrealistic. Just as it would be (as I pointed out) equally ridiculous if Death in Paradise suddenly replaced 30% of it's cast with white actors.
That is what the thread was supposed to be about. But some would rather call people racist for calling people coloured (still waiting for swankypants to come up with the acceptable alternative!).
There is a lot of ignorance of what racism actually is, this thread is a real eye opener.
I would suggest that there isn't one word or term that can succinctly summarise every single person in the world who isn't "white"
This is a good thing
Do black people, or Indians, or Pakistanis, or Chinese, or Japanese etc have a word that categorises everyone in the world that isn't the same "colour" as them?
I just think it's brought to attention too much. There is no difference and bringing it to the forefront is the only reason people think there is a problem