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Old January 18 2010, 06:40 PM   #207
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Re: When Will White People Stop Making Movies Like "Avatar"?

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No, we come to the root of how incoherent your viewpoint is. I was presenting something you'd have to accept as truthful for your past two statements above to make any kind of sense at all.

Look, being offended is one thing, but failing to understand the argument is sort of inexcusable. You understand white guilt, yes? That some white people might feel responsible for their privilege and the history of oppression and elimination and so on? And that then maybe they might make fantasies about how those people are saved, but they're still saved by white guys?

Because that's what the article is about. That's not really the same thing as saying James Cameron hates black people, now is it?
There's nothing incoherent about it at all. It was a very simple point - that there is no such thing as "white people" in the context in which the term is being used.

Let's face it, this thread has gone beyond a simple discussion of Avatar and movies like it.
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