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Samuel L. Jackson: '12 Years A Slave' Proof That Hollywood Still Isn't Ready To Deal w/ Racism

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by Sergio
February 3, 2014 6:24 PM
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Samuel L. Jackson

Thank God for Samuel L. Jackson. He’s one of the few big movie actors today who is always quotable. He always has something interesting to say - whether you agree with him or not. This time it’s about racism and Hollywood.

In an interview in the International Business Times over the weekend, Jackson said that Hollywood, by and large, still avoids dealing with racism and that 12 Years A Slave is a perfect example of that.

According to Jackson, the only reason why the film got made was because director Steve McQueen is British and not African-American, implying, I assume, that his take on slavery would be “safer” in a manner of speaking.

As Jackson said: "I would think that if an African-American director went into a studio and pitched that particular film, they would be like: 'No, no, no.' It is a film about African-Americans – a dark period of history that they don't like to explore in that particular way."

He further added that: "Look, I'm glad 12 Years got made and it's wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I'm not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing."

I should, at this point, add that personally I’ve always thought and have said that the fact that McQueen was not African-American made him more likely to make a film about slavery, since I hold that African-Americans are still too psychologically shell-shocked, and therefore African American directors too, in dealing with the subject. But then that’s me (Charles Burnett's Nightjohn and Gordon Parks' Solomon Northup's Odyessy, the original 12 Years A Slave, being a few exceptions).

Jackson went on to say that a film such as Fruitvale Station is more honest and “braver” than 12 Years was, in dealing with the subject of race in America:

"It explains things like the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the problems with stop and search, and is just more poignant. America is much more willing to acknowledge what happened in the past: 'We freed the slaves! It's all good!' But to say: 'We are still unnecessarily killing black men' – let's have a conversation about that."

So what do you say. Do you agree with Jackson, or is he talking nonsense?

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380 Comments

  • hmmm | August 28, 2014 5:07 AMReply

    he cray

  • SOMEONE'S NOT SHARING | August 20, 2014 11:31 PMReply

    Anyone with color should know you cant get darker by adding white.
    Therefore anyone who identifies themselves as anything other than white your colored.
    We act like back when the civil rights movement was going on they had signs for all different races. Ummmm no im pretty sure it was what?
    Whites or Colored.

  • Know thyself and know God | August 20, 2014 11:14 PMReply

    I think that its funny how every race fight each other over this bull shit.

    First of all race and ethnicity is bullshit everyone knows that when the white man was traveling the world he would name off the countries and people that he so called "found". So no one really knows who they are or what they were calling themselves before the white man came and raped every single so called race.

  • Darnce | August 17, 2014 3:16 PMReply

    As a verified racist, Jackson might not be a great source of information.

  • Warrior | August 17, 2014 7:02 PM

    Verified racist you say? Oh the irony.

  • Lynn | August 15, 2014 9:39 PMReply

    How wonderful. An article written about a black actor who hates white people? Followed by a comments section riddled with racist remarks about Chinese people? Written by at least 2 misguided idiots , at least one of whom is a militant black criminal who seems proud to be on welfare? Nice job guys. My hope for mankind dwindles by the day.

  • lilk | August 15, 2014 10:46 AMReply

    mr Jackson makes good points. and now that he said it I too am glad that it was an afro Briton who made '12 years a slave'. however I don't get mr Jackson saying
    __Look, I'm glad 12 Years got made and it's wonderful that people are seeing it and there is another view of what happened in America. But I'm not real sure why Steve McQueen wanted to tackle that particular sort of thing."__...why shouldn't McQueen tackle it? Jewish people will not let the holocaust/shul be forgotten so why should we let the slavery be forgotten.

  • Warrior | August 17, 2014 6:52 PM

    All good points but can a black man really thrive in a white supremist society?

  • Darnce | August 17, 2014 3:25 PM

    Pointers for you: Black men need to take responsibility for their children and for those they impregnate; pay attention in school; develop skills useful in the employment arena; refuse drugs; stay off the street. Stop doing the things that preclude from competing. These things tried, the whining will finally end. His will be done.

  • Latin prince | August 15, 2014 5:14 PM

    You guys need to be introduced to contraception

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 4:39 PM

    Puk knows who his father is? What a chump. Stupid Chinese sellouts.

  • Chinese dishwasher | August 15, 2014 4:33 PM

    Puk bin why you no listen, you must come help father and mother in kitchen come quick .

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 3:55 PM

    Stupid Chinese people, I mock you for aligning yourselves with whitey! And I refuse to acknowledge your cultural success in a society that I consider dominated by the white devil! Other ethnicities of color doing well in "White" America make us blacks look even more lazy and stupid.

    Let's go, you Chinese lapdogs, align yourselves with blacks and help us destroy white culture in America! Doesn't that sound much easier than amassing wealth through intelligence and hard work? Sheeeit.

  • Chinese dish washer | August 15, 2014 3:12 PM

    Puk bin your mum said come off the internet we need you at the back of the kitchen.

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 1:02 PM

    Me too, I'm glad everyone listens to black celebrities who aren't held accountable for spreading lies and hate speech.

    Mr. Jackson is useful in giving us the leverage we need to continue to squeeze the tax payers of this country for more welfare. Meanwhile, we can keep committing violent crime at a ridiculous rate and people will forgive us because we've been slaves for 1200 years.

    Remember, there's a Ferguson near you! Justice for Trayvon!

  • Remp | August 14, 2014 6:34 AMReply

    I hope the real Solomon wasn't this stupid. He has a plush life in the north as a free man, and this idiot gets tricked by a couple of strangers he's never met and wakes up a slave. Then he cries about it for 12 years. And he whips his girlfriend. What a douche.

    Very boring movie. The characters are 2 dimensional: all the blacks are angels, all the whites are devils. No plot, no chronology, no transitions between scenes. Poorly filmed. No music. I think the Academy felt so sorry for the filmmakers they gave them an award out of pity.

    Why keep making such racist movies? All they do is show black people as slaves. How does that help? Why not show the truth: black people are athletes, businessmen, lawyers, politicians etc...

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 4:41 PM

    Chinese "honor" lol what a joke. Shameless charity grubbers could give a sheeeit about dishonor, just so long as I gets mines.

  • Chinese dishwasher | August 15, 2014 4:34 PM

    Puk why you dishonour your family please come help in kitchen

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 4:03 PM

    Stupid Chinese people, working and owning businesses, using self-reliance to get ahead in American culture to separate themselves from the bottom-dwellers. I'll make fun of them to make myself feel better for being part of a wretched minority, completely dependent on state-mandated charity programs to survive. Sheeeit.

  • Chinese dish washer | August 15, 2014 3:13 PM

    Puk I won't tell you again about doing your chores at the back of the kitchen

  • The Laotian | August 14, 2014 9:17 AM

    Hollywood doesn't tell the truth because they want everyone to believe that blacks are still slaves.

    This is a lie, of course, since everybody already knows that us blacks, per individual, contribute more to society than every other race. We have the lowest crime rates, unemployment rates, incarceration rates, and government assistance rates in America, and 0% of our children are born into fatherless homes.

    That's the truth the Hollywood keeps hidden! Justice for Trayvon!

  • ron | August 13, 2014 5:03 PMReply

    This dumb Jackson reaching into the barrel of? Look at him Bruce Willis. Pretending. He be with it . Hollywood a product & clowns pretend. Cause if you wasn't there or enlisted your a clown.

  • Chin poo | August 15, 2014 5:12 PM

    We love your America, we love how you treat your blacks. They don't get no FHA loans to get nice house like like us and white man get, we like Suburb they no go there. We like how you make them criminal, we have stock in prison industrial complex , please make more law to full up prison, please leave triad gangs alone, we deal with our own gangs, drugs and prostitution in china town.

  • Black Star | August 15, 2014 4:44 PM

    There's no WAY blacks would ever sink so low as to align themselves with the enemy. As long as there are white people in America, us blacks will NEVER obey their laws or conform to their morality. We're no different from latinos, Asians, Jews, Indians, whatever! We're all in this together and we will fight the white power TOGETHER! Join the black cause, ethnic minorities of America, and fight white!

    Who's with me?

  • Chinese dishwasher | August 15, 2014 4:42 PM

    He no idiot he my son, sorry he meant to be in restaurant at the back with pig bin.

  • Black star | August 15, 2014 4:39 PM

    Blacks aligning themselves with the white majority?... Are you an idiot with no sense of how racial politics work in America...or is this some sort of sick joke?

  • Fight-injustice | August 15, 2014 3:58 PM

    Asians never needed a civil rights movement. Asians began succeeding immediately after they were freed from slavery here in America; and they did it with intelligence, discipline and a strong work ethic. They've had no problem assimilating to Western Culture in the United States, and they've done exceedingly well building wealth through the American economic system.

    And why wouldn't Asians align themselves with the moral majority? Isn't that how society has always functioned? It seems that blacks are the only ethnicity faring so poorly here. If blacks were more amenable to aligning themselves with the moral majority, maybe blacks wouldn't have such a hard time.

    So, maybe this whole thing falls on the blacks' stubborn refusal to enculturate. It's either that or their inability to enculturate - because every other non-white ethnicity is doing a whole lot better.

  • Chin poo | August 15, 2014 3:03 PM

    No One speaks up for us Asians, no one cares about us, it's a lie about us not wanting to do businesses with other races and keeping our wealth locked into our community, we are thankful to the blacks for the civil rights movement, but it's a lie that we helped dilute the issue of affirmative action for black rights and formed the Asian construct ergo widening the minority term to help our own cause, along with Hispanic,gays and white females, it's not our fault blacks allowed us to piggyback off there struggles and endeavours, but don't worry you blacks we have milked the minority status for all it's worth and us Asians find it much more prudent to aligned ourselves with the white majority and classify our selves as white , just like the Irish ,Jews and Italians , and now the Hispanics are doing. So thanks again, and once we have done that I feel affirmative action should be ended as you minorities need to pull your selfs up by your bootstraps.

  • The Laotian | August 15, 2014 12:58 PM

    Why should I shut up? I'm not allowed to speak? Blacks have been slaves for 900 years in this country and people like you still refuse to acknowledge or sympathize with our plight?

    What if it were your people committing all this crime and collecting all this welfare? Wouldn't you want more sympathy? Wouldn't you riot in the street when one of your was treated like a dangerous criminal for acting like a dangerous criminal? Who do you think you are to give us all these laws to follow when we're the only people in history to suffer enslavement?

    I'll tell you who you are: a suspected white supremacist. Case closed.

  • lil replt to laotian | August 15, 2014 10:47 AM

    @ Laotian shutup.
    ssergio please delete that sh t coment.

  • Blacks fought for civil rights,Chinese and Latinos didn't,but now enjoy the benefits!! | August 15, 2014 9:51 AM

    I hate people who watch FAUX News! In fact, I hate ANYBODY who watches anything that doesn't glorify the toxic liberal agenda!

    It's nobody's business that blacks account for an absurdly high proportion of crime and death. It's nobody's business that study after study proves the profoundly ill-effects of social diversity on communities worldwide and throughout history. It's nobody's business how the welfare state is crippling the U.S. economy and who bares the majority of the blame. It's nobody's business why America is spearheading the global push for new world order and using blacks and illegal immigrants to erode the traditional values that have always protected America from socialist policies.

    Whitey better shut up and eat what the MSM serves him, and he better smile while he does it! Black Barack power!

  • Fight-injustice | August 15, 2014 1:35 AM

    You sound like a person who's overdosed on Fox News, get out the house from time to time and and actually indulge in reality because your warped view can't be taken seriously and is a waste of time and energy....troll

  • The Laotian | August 14, 2014 4:38 PM

    Well, it was all for nothing, I guess. Here we are in 2014 and an 18 year old black kid can't even beat up a cop and go after his gun without getting shot on the street like some criminal.

    I'll continue to pray for the day where blacks everywhere can behave like depraved criminals without fear of consequence. Until then, I suppose we'll just have to keep rioting, keep looting, keep destroying public and private property, keep up our hate speech against police, authority and whitey, and somehow keep putting up with all the racism. Forward.

  • Chinese civil right fighter | August 14, 2014 2:37 PM

    We helped fight for civil rights in 1960s, we cheered for you blacks on the tv,From the back of our restaurants...you had our support brother

  • The Laotian | August 14, 2014 9:10 AM

    Nice try, suspected white supremacist...but if you do some research you'll learn that the Chinese and Latinos tried to fight for civil rights but they were discriminated against by whitey, who did not want them to help us blacks! The white devil knew that we would get more rights if we had help from the Chinese and Latinos.

    And then the whites flip-flopped and joined the Chinese and Latinos against the blacks and formed the international group of white supremacists! Ever since then, the whites, Chinese and Latinos have committed exponentially more crime than us blacks, and collected way more welfare too! And it doesn't look like there's any end in sight since they're breeding so irresponsibly, unlike us blacks who would never handicap our youth with fatherless childhood.

    Obama black and him mama black too.

  • Blacks fought for civil rights,Chinese and Latinos didn't,but now enjoy the benefits!! | August 14, 2014 1:10 AM

    Uneducated sarcasm doesn't free you from ignorance

  • The Laotian | August 13, 2014 5:56 PM

    You are a suspected white supremacist. Black people are noble and misunderstood, we only commit outrageous acts of violence at astronomical rates because we were slaves. And we were the only slaves ever, by the way. And we're really smart, too, don't believe that IQ test propaganda. Obama.

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 3:41 PMReply

    To all the suspected white supremacist....enjoy the sunshine

  • Latin prince | August 15, 2014 5:17 PM

    Confucius.....what a joke.

  • The Laotian | August 13, 2014 4:40 PM

    black man!! black barak power 2014 kill white racis rommy devil cracker! black barak 2014 kill all white devil cracker wit him black drone! black man black drone black barak power!!! obama black

  • The Laotian | August 13, 2014 4:31 PM

    Hahahahahahah

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 4:30 PM

    Look! More suspected white supremacists!

    www . fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 4:27 PM

    85.

  • The real truth | August 13, 2014 1:59 PMReply

    The blacks are unintelligent cliche....me thinks the lady does protest to much..

  • English teacher | August 15, 2014 5:18 PM

    Oh you sound like your special ed

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 15, 2014 3:52 PM

    Correction for the 85ers:

    If'n ah's a lil n1gga DAAMN ah still knows dat "y'alls" ain't "you is," sheeeit!

  • English teacher | August 15, 2014 3:07 PM

    Sir it seems you are the one grammatically incorrect, please correct yourself before you attempt to correct others.thank you

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 15, 2014 9:40 AM

    If I were a teenager I'd still know the difference between "your" and "you're."

    YOUR opinion doesn't matter because YOU'RE a suspected white supremacist.

  • Your an idiot | August 15, 2014 1:37 AM

    Are you a teenager?

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 5:28 PM

    I hate white people and I consider anybody who criticizes blacks for our outrageous criminal activity and our utter dearth of cultural success to be white! I hate you, Laotian whitey!

  • White_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 4:10 PM

    Tip 1) calling someone a simpleton does you no favours in 2014...I mean really!
    2) you don't have to be white to be a suspected white supremacist, you obviously have adopted their inane cancerous ideology and are used as an agent/lapdog to disseminate their putrid comically flawed theoretical nonsense.

  • the very real truth | August 13, 2014 3:39 PM

    Suspected white supremacist LOL! I'm second generation Laotian, you simpleton.

  • The very real truth | August 13, 2014 3:34 PM

    In 2014 do people still say "simpleton"....do all suspected white supremacists sound as inane as yourself?

  • the very real truth | August 13, 2014 3:06 PM

    Nice comeback, simpleton. 85.

  • The very real truth | August 13, 2014 2:52 PM

    You stole my name once again, but then again a white man stealing from a black and then claiming it as his own has been done from the dawn of time.

  • the real truth | August 13, 2014 2:39 PM

    It's "doth" you simpleton. No so coincidentally, the average IQ of black Americans s 85. Sub-Saharan black Africans? 75.

    Cliche? Yeah, right.

  • Politically incorrect | August 12, 2014 6:53 PMReply

    He really is such an A$$!!
    He is the proverbial angry Blackman and he is the racist one!!

  • Lucy lui | August 15, 2014 5:19 PM

    Stir fry ?

  • Oprah is really pretty | August 15, 2014 3:53 PM

    What's 107 minus 85?

  • Please do maths | August 15, 2014 3:10 PM

    I've just realised that this is all comical, ok you win you funny guy you.

  • Oprah is really pretty | August 15, 2014 9:37 AM

    You sure are a smart guy. Dare I say "super smart?" You must be, since you seem to know of 86 million people hiding out in the US that are unaccounted for. Everybody else thinks there are 314 million people in the US, but you know where the other 86 million people are! And they must all be non-black murderers, too, since that would explain how only you seem to be able to figure out how blacks do not account for MORE THAN HALF of US homicides.

    And hey, looky here! Even the FBI can't understand mathematics!

    www . fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/offenses-known-to-law-enforcement/expanded/expanded-homicide-data

    "Of the offenders for whom race was known, 52.4 percent were black, 45.2 percent were white, and 2.4 percent were of other races. The race was unknown for 4,077 offenders."

    52.4%? Haha those idiots can't even do math! Don't they know that blacks only make up 1/6 of the US population, and there's no possible way such a relatively small group of people could be that violently immoral and disgusting??

    Yup, you sure are a bright fella! You should be on The View!

  • Mathematician | August 15, 2014 1:46 AM

    If you understood mathematics you would know that it's actually impossible for 1/6 of the population to contribute to 50% of the countries murders, in a normal functioning society. The only way this would be possible if rest of society was near enough a utopian society and that law enforcement only had to target on the 1/6 of society. Think about it,in a country of nearly 400 million mathematically 1/6 can not carry out 50% of the murder, without skewing of figures and a big slice of social engineering. Look past your racism and think logically not viscerally.im sorry but it doesn't add up no matter how you put it.

  • The white_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 5:45 PM

    But that's only because I have an IQ of 85. If I ask someone more intelligent than me to help me understand these numbers, they might explain to me that whites have a population 6 times the size as blacks in the US.

    So, according to FBI statistics, whites (at 72% of the US population) are responsible for 48% of the country's murders, 65% of it's rape, 43% of it's robberies, and 64% of it's aggravated assault. Blacks by comparison (at roughly 1/6 the population of US whites) are responsible for 50% of the country's murders, 33% of it's rape, 56% of it's robberies, and 34% of it's aggravated assault.

    So, what do these numbers mean? They mean that, on average, a black American is 6.3 times more likely than a white American to commit murder, 3 times more likely to commit rape, 7.8 times more likely to commit robbery, and 3.2 times more likely to commit aggravated assault.

    Now I understand that whites are more violent than Asians in America, but still much less violent than us blacks. I'm glad I got help working that out. I must say, it feels good to admit and accept help with my intellectual shortcomings.

  • The white_supremacist_hunter | August 13, 2014 3:48 PM

    The stats don't look too good for you peace loving angelic white folks

  • the real truth | August 13, 2014 3:04 PM

    The FBI are also white supremacists, apparently:

    www . fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/ucr/crime-in-the-u.s/2011/crime-in-the-u.s.-2011/tables/table-43

  • The real truth | August 13, 2014 1:50 PM

    I see someone has hijacked my name to spew mendacious white supremist rhetoric!

  • troll hunter | August 13, 2014 11:40 AM

    Yadda Yadda Yadda...lol

    Just like those civilized Russians killing each other right? Just like all those civilized Europeans who killed and kill each other. Burning them alive, public executions, etc., What a great civilized history. lol

    Yep, you're a troll. lol

  • the truth | August 13, 2014 8:09 AM

    Blacks have an irreparable inability to adapt to first world culture; but rather than acknowledge that this inability comes from a very measurable, innate lack of intelligence, they blame whitey. It's much easier to blame whitey than it is to clean up their putrid act on their own. And shame on whitey for continuing to tolerate their accusations, attacks and deplorable social behavior.

    Without whites, all blacks would still be rotting in Sub-Saharan Africa, running around in loin cloths giving each other AIDS; and their population would be dwindling accordingly, as nature intends. White people: STOP PLAYING GOD and stop interfering with natural selection, because the mindset of Samuel Jackson is the only thanks you'll get.

  • The truth | August 11, 2014 5:47 PMReply

    Blacks need to stop blaming everybody else for their problems and start contributing to society. They require more government assistance and commit more crime than any other race, and it's not even close. The only skill most blacks seem proficient in is using guilt and racism against others as leverage to gain sympathy, and all the while their rape, murder and welfare rates are through the roof.

    The only solution is this: controlled breeding. A naturally unintelligent and aggressive breed should not be reproducing at the rates blacks are reproducing. Take some personal responsibility and stop being such a burden on society.

  • Mr Han | August 15, 2014 5:20 PM

    Bolo!

  • the truth | August 12, 2014 5:38 AM

    Nobody said blacks don't have the society whites don't let them have, little lemur. What's being discussed here is how they don't appreciate it and how they're not capable of taking advantage of it. Blacks are given more than any race and they're completely incapable of capitalizing on it. You can't fix stupid, I guess.

  • aDCBeast | August 12, 2014 3:54 AM

    You are a complete IDIOT and that is being kind ..

    Blacks have the society that white let them have .. anyone who disputes this needs a mental health evaluation ..

  • Bob | August 9, 2014 9:32 PMReply

    Blacks cry constantly about fairness…. They ruined public schools….. Detroit, Oakland, Cincy, Baltimore and soon Chicago will be laid to ruins by blacks… Thanks for screwing up the land of milk and honey. Soon Whites will run out of suburbs and private schools and we'll all (White) move back to Europe… America will be Africa/Mexico combined in 50 years.. Disease, murder, raper and torture…..

  • Mayling | August 15, 2014 5:24 PM

    Me love you long time

  • The very real truth | August | August 13, 2014 5:50 PM

    Furthermore, I believe that I can get out of any and all indictments against my race by using generalizations such as "racism" and "unpredictable variables." Using this strategy I can dismiss any fact I don't agree with, which is every fact that proves how violent and unintelligent the black race is. Trayvon Martin was a 12 year old choir boy and Al Sharpton is my hero.

  • The very real truth | August 13, 2014 3:29 PM

    Looks like you have it all tied up In a nice white supremacist bow... How ever there are so many holes in your somewhat embellished statement which blindly overlooks so many variables, then swiftly adopts a self serving conclusion, it's hilarious...truly comedic

  • the real truth | August 13, 2014 2:59 PM

    Of course you can compare ethnic groups. Watch this:

    Blacks have an average IQ of 85 in America, Asian-Americans have an average IQ of 107. See?

    Here, I'll do it again:

    According to FBI statistics, blacks (at only 12% of the US population) are responsible for 54% of the country's murders, 37% of it's rape, 69% of it's robberies, and 43% of it's aggravated assault. Asians BY COMPARISON (at roughly half the population of US blacks) are responsible for .2% of the country's murders, .6% of it's rape, .6% of it's robberies, and .8% of it's aggravated assault.

    So, what do these numbers mean? They mean that, on average, a black American is 135 times more likely than an Asian American to commit murder, 31 times more likely to commit rape, 58 times more likely to commit robbery, and 27 times more likely to commit aggravated assault.

    There, see how easy that was?

  • The real truth | August 13, 2014 2:08 PM

    Asians and blacks have completely different associations with America historically, one had a choice,the other didn't in taking up residence in America. You can never compare the 2 groups.

  • the truth | August 11, 2014 5:23 PM

    If blacks behaved like Asians then there would be no race problem in America. But they can't, because they have IQs which average over 20 points less than Asians, and their hormone levels are too high. Natural stupidity + natural aggression = unfit for first world society.

  • RAO | August 10, 2014 8:32 PM

    I love your optimism but what about Asians?

  • The truth | August 10, 2014 10:48 AM

    Correction...FEAR

  • The truth | August 10, 2014 9:55 AM

    Hahahahaha white supremacist logic never fails to show fair and guilt at the same time...hilarious

  • onyx | August 8, 2014 1:30 PMReply

    "Every race other than blacks has recovered from slavery"

    Uh . . . Black raper? I hope that's a typo.
    Anyhooo, you've forgotten a little something called SEGREGATION. During segregation, the racial bigotry and violence against blacks, simply because of our skin color continued, along with BS social norms to impede our process (bigots fighting against school integration, equal medical services, equal pay, for example). And far too often that "violence" included rape to try to keep us in line. Also, the myth of blacks still needing whites to lead continued being spread and remnants of that mindset still exist today. Examples from that segregated time period include the UDC (United Daughter's of the Confederacy) trying to lobby Washington in 1923 for a National Mammy Monument. There was also a "school" proposed to help guide blacks into domestic servitude. You should know that blacks were at the forefront in protesting these aberrations that claimed pay homage to us.

    Blacks who got their college degrees or deemed"uppity" no matter where they resided in the US during segregation, were either run out of town or found hanging from a tree (even black women were victims of lynchings). So as far as your "every other race has recovered" you've conveniently forgotten that some people still practice racism, either covertly or hidden. One recent example is the University of Alabama getting busted for denying black females, many of whom had GPAs over 4.0 and other qualifications, to pledge. And their reason? Because the students were black (white students involved in the process spoke out against the practice)

    If you Google University of Alabama, the story will magically appear. In closing, it's difficult to "get over" something that hasn't ended yet, that being racial discrimination, which many of your posts chillingly illustrate.

  • Charlie chan | August 15, 2014 5:21 PM

    Egg fried rice?

  • the truth | August 11, 2014 5:20 PM

    Segregation was better than genocide, right? Genocide occurs in African nations, against whites. Maybe whites should've just killed the freed blacks instead?

    Racial bigotry does not happen JUST because of skin color. Whites have different skin tone than everybody that isn't white, but black seems to be the only skin tone that can't get along with everybody else. This is why violence & bigotry occur, because blacks have never been able to behave.

    Blacks who got college degrees assimilated if they were well-behaved and obeyed the law. Blacks who got college degrees and still beat, raped, and/or robbed others were "either run out of town or found hanging from a tree."

    Everybody practices racism, especially blacks. Traditionally black universities discriminate against other races, particularly whites, all the time.

    No doubt about it, every race in America has slave ancestors, and every race in America has recovered...except blacks.

  • The truth | August 8, 2014 4:36 PM

    @onyx well said, you speak with a lot of sense, unfortunately those who carry the repugnant cancerous putrid mental sickness of white supremacy choose to ignore the facts and adopt the inexplicable self serving inane mindset of their own agenda.

  • The truth | August 8, 2014 5:18 AMReply

    Hahahahaha

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