This may sound strange coming from a black person, but frankly I'm sick of black people pulling the race card. I mean I seriously am. For every 10 black people you have that one idiot who's going to cry wolf, and as the unfortunate laws of social dynamics go, you remember the bad more so than the good. And if you're unlucky enough for that ratio to be 3/10 or 8/10 then you're definitely not going to see the good in some people, even if you met the 8 out of 100 that are “bad apples.”
I have seen way to many people using the damn race card when they are fucking idiots who don't even know there history they only know that when they pull it, it works.
How many is way too many? Frankly I think one person is too many, but you speak as if a good half of the black people you meet act this way. And in all honesty, who are you to say what they know of their history? They may know a good bit more than you think and are… well assholes because of it.
People who play the race card prolifically are generally like the insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan; they're of the same society, but their beliefs and actions are generally considered radical or extremist. Then again, some people use it because they never found another way to resolve their issues, and some people use it simply as an ace in the hole. Like a kid who never learned to fight, he just kicks people in the nuts and runs. It's dirty, it's cheap, but the fight's over and he's on his feet. It's the same deal.
This of course, doesn't factor in any of the people who say it and are right though, however few of those there are.
I have a question about racism. My comic Interim State is set in Purgatory. The main characters in it are all real people. And none of them are black. In fact all of them are white. And I am white. I don't consider this racist but is it rude not to have black people in my comic. Or should I put one in just so I could have a more diverse group of characters. And having the characters being from Purgatory I have to be careful about who I put it so I don't offend anyone. Am I being to careful or do people really look at comics and see all white people and think racism.
A. It's neither racist nor rude, and B. token characters generally suck. Their personalities and backgrounds are usually pigeonholed into stereotypical castes and contribute very little to the story, because you've seen them time and again everywhere you look.
It's a simple fact; black people are what, 12% of the population? We're not going to be everywhere and that's simply a fact. I say if you can't realistically expect a black person to be there or if they're not part of your preconcieved plot don't change things just to satisfy a few radicals.
It really pisses me off when I say something, and then someone immediately says “racist!” but it's not.
Like There's this kid on my soccer team (I'm white), Wabo, and My sister's like “Which one is Wabo?” so I'm like “He's over there, he's black” and then my friend calls me a racist. THAT'S NOT RACIST. I'm not gonna go out of my way to describe a kid that really can be described with one word since he's the only black kid on my team. It's stupid to do that.
Also like another time we were watching this movie in school and at the end I say to my friend “that black girl was really hard to understand” so he says “that's so racist”. It fuckin isn't, she had a strong (I think)cockney British accent. All the other people in that documentary were white. I don't see what the problem is.
I feel for you there, but I agree with you, and to anyone who's experienced this. When you're discribing someone, you use their most distinct feature. They're tall, they're short, they're fat, skinny, or whatever. However, if they're most distinct feature is that they're a different color than you
, then it shouldn't be considered racist just for pointing that out.
Sorry, wall of text I apologize.