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Old June 25 2009, 09:08 PM   #40
davejames
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Re: Transformers: Revenge of the Racial Caricatures

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Besides, is it okay if they were based on rednecks and not if they were based on black people? Still stereotyping...
No offense, but I've never understood this argument. Considering their much more tragic history in this country, it seems perfectly reasonable to me that we SHOULD be a lot more sensitive to them over other groups.

I always have to cringe everytime I hear some white dude complain about how rough we have it in this country.
Why? treating people special because of their race is still discriminatory.
Maybe on a purely technical level, but we're not a bunch of robots here. To act like discrimination against whites is no different than discrimination against blacks greatly diminishes what their culture went through in this country (and the effect it continues to have on current generations).

I just find it strange how eager some are to brush that history aside, and pretend we're all magically on the same level playing field now where the past doesn't matter.
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