View Full Version : Are you racist?


Why Am I So Ugly?
02-07-2012, 07:10 AM
I can't be because I'm not white

Cool As Ice Cream
02-07-2012, 07:26 AM
je n'aime pas les arabes.

MyOneAndOnly
02-07-2012, 07:34 AM
I was born of White Trash. Nobody cares about the racism that is suffered by white trash.

You can't possibly know my pain unless you've lived it.

Trotskilicious
02-07-2012, 07:39 AM
he's serious you guys

MyOneAndOnly
02-07-2012, 07:43 AM
I am

MyOneAndOnly
02-07-2012, 07:44 AM
Until you live on food stamps in a trailer down by the river, you don't know shit about the white trash experience

I like to think of mine as a rags to banana republic outfits success story. Yeah, when I was a kid my mom made my clothes. And I didn't have an Atari or anything like that until it wasn't cool anymore and I figured out how to steal. But I rose above all that.

And now i AM somebody, god dammit!

dean_r_koontz
02-07-2012, 07:46 AM
i'm (ed: i AM) textbook racist. my list of the most valuable races:

1. English
2. Jew
3. Caucasian
4. Hispanic
5. Russian there's a name for these but i don't remember what it is
7. ASIAN
8. Arab
9. African

I love them all but we're not equal in terms of genetic goodness, i'm sorry!!

dean_r_koontz
02-07-2012, 07:47 AM
actually i fucking loathe arabs.

MyOneAndOnly
02-07-2012, 07:48 AM
that's racist

dean_r_koontz
02-07-2012, 07:51 AM
i guess i am a full blown racist then!!

dean_r_koontz
02-07-2012, 08:05 AM
I can't be because I'm not white

of course you can!

Cool As Ice Cream
02-07-2012, 09:07 AM
can i be a racist too?

Toast
02-07-2012, 12:58 PM
yeah i'm pretty racist

null123
02-08-2012, 05:46 PM
I was born of White Trash. Nobody cares about the racism that is suffered by white trash.

You can't possibly know my pain unless you've lived it.

the term white trash is racist. and not "racist" against white people, which is not possible.

racism = prejudice + power

Trotskilicious
02-09-2012, 03:08 AM
also white trash can get a hair cut and a shower and be like any other white person much like yourself scot

cocksure
02-09-2012, 08:32 AM
i find the american anti-"white trash" sentiment among educated people to be quite shocking actually

killtrocity
02-09-2012, 08:34 AM
i'm (ed: i AM) textbook racist. my list of the most valuable races:

1. English
2. Jew
3. Caucasian
4. Hispanic
5. Russian there's a name for these but i don't remember what it is
7. ASIAN
8. Arab
9. African

I love them all but we're not equal in terms of genetic goodness, i'm sorry!!

Race is not genetic, it's institutional!

killtrocity
02-09-2012, 08:36 AM
i'm (ed: i AM) textbook racist. my list of the most valuable races:

1. English
2. Jew
3. Caucasian
4. Hispanic
5. Russian there's a name for these but i don't remember what it is
7. ASIAN
8. Arab
9. African

I love them all but we're not equal in terms of genetic goodness, i'm sorry!!

http://www.thecaptainsmemos.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Michael_Scott_Drugs.jpg

MyOneAndOnly
02-09-2012, 08:47 AM
also white trash can get a hair cut and a shower and be like any other white person much like yourself scot

NO :noway:

that simply isn't the case. Let me assure you that a haircut doesn't fix white trash teeth or a lazy eye or a cleft palate. And it doesn't change the fact that your parents are first cousins. And a shower doesn't correct for things like speech and diction.

There are other offensive white trash behaviors that can't be turned off easily. Like picking one's nose or ass crack in public. And there's also the question of changing a white trash name. Jim Bob or John John, for instance, can be easily corrected-shortened to James or Jonathan. But what the fuck do you do if you're name is Sharlene, Skyler or Earl?

I've worked long and hard to rise above my station. give some credit here.

dean_r_koontz
02-09-2012, 08:55 AM
Race is not genetic, it's institutional!

FUUUUUUUCK UUUUU

Eulogy
02-09-2012, 09:02 AM
i find the american anti-"white trash" sentiment among educated people to be quite shocking actually

i'm not even sure what this means

also i think charmbag is right about how the term is racist, fwiw

MyOneAndOnly
02-09-2012, 09:43 AM
i'm not even sure what this means



upper middle class well educated white people are racist. Not surprising, given the history of social darwinism in this country.

Eulogy
02-09-2012, 10:09 AM
also i think charmbag is right about how the term is racist, fwiw

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Nimrod's Son
02-09-2012, 12:22 PM
5. Russian there's a name for these but i don't remember what it is


cossacks?

Nimrod's Son
02-09-2012, 12:22 PM
the term white trash is racist. and not "racist" against white people, which is not possible.


ha, you're either trolling or incredibly stupid.

Nimrod's Son
02-09-2012, 12:23 PM
Race is not genetic, it's institutional!

that explains all of the inner city white kids dominating the NBA

MyOneAndOnly
02-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Nimrod, who let you out of your cage?

dean_r_koontz
02-09-2012, 12:26 PM
cossacks?

slavs.

Trotskilicious
02-09-2012, 12:27 PM
i find the american anti-"white trash" sentiment among educated people to be quite shocking actually

Why?

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MyOneAndOnly
02-09-2012, 12:52 PM
that last guy is a University of Michigan fan. I think i've seen him at a few football games

TuralyonW3
02-10-2012, 01:34 AM
White trash is most certainly a racist term against non whites.

Also by the strict definition of racism, whites could be victims of it.

Those are the facts.

Trotskilicious
02-10-2012, 01:35 AM
that last guy is a University of Michigan fan. I think i've seen him at a few football games

ah so he's a terrible person

Mayfuck_
02-10-2012, 05:05 AM
Waste.

cocksure
02-10-2012, 07:07 AM
i'm not even sure what this means
it just seems to me that this anti-white trash talk is basically the same as making fun of poor people.
and it's weird that it's coming mostly from "liberals", who you'd expect to be in solidarity with the less fortunate.
those pictures trots posted to me just communicate the notion of "look at those dumb poor uneducated fools, they don't even know what they're saying" - you know, kind of similar to how the elite talked about workers and peasants 100 years ago.

then again, everyone makes their own generalisations about what "white trash" is, don't they

Eulogy
02-10-2012, 09:28 AM
it just seems to me that this anti-white trash talk is basically the same as making fun of poor people.
and it's weird that it's coming mostly from "liberals", who you'd expect to be in solidarity with the less fortunate.
those pictures trots posted to me just communicate the notion of "look at those dumb poor uneducated fools, they don't even know what they're saying" - you know, kind of similar to how the elite talked about workers and peasants 100 years ago.

then again, everyone makes their own generalisations about what "white trash" is, don't they

you noticed that charmbag said the term "white trash" is racist and then a bunch of "liberals" agreed with her, right

and i think it's a little dumb to equate pointing out aggressive stupidity and not caring for the poor/less fortunate. let's be real here.

MyOneAndOnly
02-10-2012, 09:38 AM
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dean_r_koontz
02-10-2012, 10:37 AM
the germans were afriad of the jew because the jew is their uberman. that sort of insecurity shows that the germans in themselves are of a lower race than for example the English and the French.

null123
02-11-2012, 09:47 PM
you noticed that charmbag said the term "white trash" is racist and then a bunch of "liberals" agreed with her, right

and i think it's a little dumb to equate pointing out aggressive stupidity and not caring for the poor/less fortunate. let's be real here.

I thought he was talking about how urban liberals are so ready to stereotype and mock a group of poverty stricken people because they're the wrong kind of poor (rural). and if that's what he was saying I agree.

neopryn
02-11-2012, 09:55 PM
Why?

<img src="http://4gspot.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/scooter.jpg">how do you even get fat in those places

mxzombie
02-11-2012, 10:01 PM
i can feel the chocolate chip cookies i just ate going right to my lower back

neopryn
02-11-2012, 10:03 PM
i like that he's apparently at a rib festival or something. gotta admire his stick-to-it-iveness.

Eulogy
02-12-2012, 01:51 AM
I thought he was talking about how urban liberals are so ready to stereotype and mock a group of poverty stricken people because they're the wrong kind of poor (rural). and if that's what he was saying I agree.

no, that's not what i was saying

null123
02-12-2012, 02:39 AM
oh, I meant if that's what cocksure was saying.

Mablak
02-12-2012, 04:46 AM
So, where does racism end and acceptable generalization begin? Suppose someone did a study showing 99% of white people listen to Wilco, would it seem racist to say that most white people listen to Wilco? Is it entirely due to the lack of certainty in knowing such statistics, the ignorance aspect of generalizing, that a generalization can become racist?

It seems like that's partly the case, because most of the racist stereotypes we frown upon are simply very, very inaccurate, and don't represent a significant chunk of that particular race. But I think one of the bigger things separating racism from mere generalization is the disconnect in looking at the underlying causes of behaviors.

Racism would attribute certain behaviors, thoughts, etc. to traits such as skin color that, in themselves, are unrelated. And with the proper factoids a la the Wilco example, a racist person could make some accurate generalizations. It wouldn't be racist for them to simply say that most white people listen to Wilco in this case, but it would be if they were trying to imply that white people listen to Wilco because they're white.

What's offensive is the shortcut logic. If they wanted to establish a genuine connection between whiteness and Wilco love, it would take some effort, looking at the socioeconomic statuses of Wilco lovers, how their music appeals to people relative to other music, etc. etc. Instead there's an assumption that the whiteness causes the Wilconess. While that might seem innocuous in some examples, imagine you're in the 1700s and you notice all the black people you encounter are uneducated, you could easily attribute the cause of their lack of education to blackness rather than to your own subjugation of them, and continue to act on an assumption that they're inherently stupid or incapable of learning.

Anyway, I think most generalizations about certain groups or races aren't racist in themselves, but in such statements people often imply very racist things, namely that superficial traits are the sole cause of complex thoughts or behaviors.

cocksure
02-12-2012, 06:05 AM
oh, I meant if that's what cocksure was saying.
it was. just my two cents. i didn't really pay attention to what eulogy said.

Dead Frequency
02-12-2012, 06:37 AM
Doesn't racism have to be about race

Rairun
02-12-2012, 08:04 AM
I'd say "white trash" is a classist expression (against whites who are poor), and it also points to a racist way of conceiving the world (against non-white people). For example, there's no black equivalent to "white trash". You can't be "black trash"--just "black" suffices.

Starla
02-12-2012, 08:26 AM
White people need to go back to their countries and let the Natives have their land back, which is pretty much all of it.

Dead Frequency
02-12-2012, 08:33 AM
But then who'd be in charge of the tractor pulls

cocksure
02-12-2012, 11:04 AM
White people need to go back to their countries and let the Natives have their land back, which is pretty much all of it.
yeah, let's give everyone their native land back, let's send those anglo-saxons back to england, i mean northern germany, i mean scandinavia

cocksure
02-12-2012, 11:05 AM
also those scottish people should go back to where they came from. ireland.

mxzombie
02-12-2012, 11:06 AM
just send everyone back to east africa

mxzombie
02-12-2012, 11:06 AM
or the sea

yo soy el mejor
02-12-2012, 11:08 AM
kill whitey.

cocksure
02-12-2012, 11:10 AM
free asia of homo sapien domination, the homo erectus nation lives!!

Kahlo
02-12-2012, 11:12 AM
also those scottish people should go back to where they came from. ireland.

Very good. The amount of Scots who don't know that the Scoti came from Ireland is staggering

mxzombie
02-12-2012, 11:22 AM
just send everyone back to east africa

or the sea

i'm sort of leaning toward my second suggestion.

MyOneAndOnly
02-12-2012, 11:58 AM
I'd say "white trash" is a classist expression (against whites who are poor), and it also points to a racist way of conceiving the world (against non-white people). For example, there's no black equivalent to "white trash". You can't be "black trash"--just "black" suffices.

there may not be an exact analog to "white trash" in African American culture, but the term "Nigger" is pretty damn close. Especially owing to the fact that it was a slur created and used by whites against blacks.

I'm not certain of the etymology of the term "white trash", but I believe it originated with African Americans to describe poor racist whites. Sort of a counter to the N word. Like the black on black use of the N word, white trash seems to be used a lot by whites today, but I don't think that was always the case.

duovamp
02-12-2012, 12:32 PM
wat

MyOneAndOnly
02-12-2012, 01:55 PM
wut

TuralyonW3
02-12-2012, 02:02 PM
The term white trash first came into common use in the 1830s as a pejorative used by house slaves against poor whites. In 1833 Fanny Kemble, an English actress visiting Georgia, noted in her journal: "The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash'".[5][6]


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mxzombie
02-12-2012, 02:03 PM
i was also a little disappointed to find that scotty's right. this time.

Future Boy
02-12-2012, 02:12 PM
he probably googled it before posting

MyOneAndOnly
02-12-2012, 02:15 PM
I'm actually so old that I remember when it was a new term.