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Old July 19 2009, 12:12 AM   #526
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Did y'all see the episode of That 70's Show where Kelso remarked on this?

He was sooooooooooo baked.

You hear people talk about how they don't discriminate or are colour blind, but learning to think well despite the climate is no substitute for utter ignorance.
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Old July 20 2009, 02:21 AM   #527
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^^ However, Trek never approaches these issues head on. They don't address race descrimination, they have a species with faces that are half white and half black.
So the whole scene of the one being told that he was black on the wrong side and thus inferior wasn't direct enough? ....or how such stupidity destroyed all life on their planet? Kirk & Spock's reactions?

It was so in your face if could have be a backhanded pimp slap.
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Old July 20 2009, 02:41 AM   #528
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You know who does a fabulous back handed pimp slap?

Wayne Brady.
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Old July 20 2009, 02:43 AM   #529
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No, he just knows how to choke a bitch.
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Old July 21 2009, 02:14 AM   #530
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^^ However, Trek never approaches these issues head on. They don't address race descrimination, they have a species with faces that are half white and half black.
So the whole scene of the one being told that he was black on the wrong side and thus inferior wasn't direct enough? ....or how such stupidity destroyed all life on their planet? Kirk & Spock's reactions?

It was so in your face if could have be a backhanded pimp slap.
Thank you!

I was 11 when that episode aired on television, and even I recognized it as an "uh duh" moment.
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Old July 21 2009, 02:24 AM   #531
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I was 11 when that episode aired on television, and even I recognized it as an "uh duh" moment.
I know we all feel like a tit now and then, but tell me about other "Udder" moments in your life?
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Old July 21 2009, 02:36 AM   #532
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I was 11 when that episode aired on television, and even I recognized it as an "uh duh" moment.
I know we all feel like a tit now and then, but tell me about other "Udder" moments in your life?

Your accent is getting in your way...

"Uh, duh!" As in, "this is so obvious!"

I've never understood why this episode is lauded the way AuntKate did. I guess, though, that there were still places in the US in 1969 where a story about racism had to be told "indirectly" in order for folks to realize it was wrong.
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Old July 21 2009, 03:40 AM   #533
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And it was still the same with the Star Belly Sneeches vs. the Sneeches with no stars on thars.

I still vomit a little when ever if reminisce about the end of that Volcano movie with Tommy Lee Jones when everyone gets covered in chalky ash at the end and some stupid kid says "Everyone looks just the same."

You can do it well, and you do it bad, but I most certainly do not have an accent.
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Old July 21 2009, 04:32 AM   #534
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I've never understood why this episode is lauded the way AuntKate did. I guess, though, that there were still places in the US in 1969 where a story about racism had to be told "indirectly" in order for folks to realize it was wrong.
Considering that Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in 1968, that would be a very big yes. In fact I would say that are places even today all over the world were persons of certain races, political or religious views shouldn't venture into unprotected.

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Considering that Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in 1968, that would be a very big yes. In fact I would say that are places even today all over the world were persons of certain races, political or religious views shouldn't venture into unprotected.

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A very big yes, indeed. And I agree that there are places today that still discriminate because of race, particularly. The beauty of that episode is that the differences between the faces is so arbitrary, having nothing to do with the character's value or ability to contribute to society. They have no more control over which side of their face is white or black than we have control over our race. As viewers, we didn't see or appreciate a difference, yet that difference was of critical importance to the aliens.
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Considering that Martin Luther King Junior was assassinated in 1968, that would be a very big yes. In fact I would say that are places even today all over the world were persons of certain races, political or religious views shouldn't venture into unprotected.

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A very big yes, indeed. And I agree that there are places today that still discriminate because of race, particularly. The beauty of that episode is that the differences between the faces is so arbitrary, having nothing to do with the character's value or ability to contribute to society. They have no more control over which side of their face is white or black than we have control over our race. As viewers, we didn't see or appreciate a difference, yet that difference was of critical importance to the aliens.
Thanks so much, both of you for explaining to this biracial woman that bigotry exists. I wouldn't have been aware.

My point was...

I didn't need to be told indirectly or directly that racism was wrong--even in 1968.

So I see this episode as a far-from-subtle example of television preaching.
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Old July 22 2009, 02:48 AM   #537
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Teya, I don't think they meant to offend.

And there were lots of people in 1968 who did need to be hit over the head with a 2 by 4 with real simple explanations "uh, racism is not only bad, it's stupidly irrational--see?"

I remember watching "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" on a Saturday afternoon in the 1970s--I was about 12 or so. I asked my Dad why the movie was focusing so much on what the white father thought and felt, what about the black father? Dad said that the movie was targeting white people, to explain things to them. I asked why was it so preachy and artificial--I mean, Spencer Tracy was "white man has all the answers" and has to explain it to the black parents. (Yeah, like they don't know anything) It just sounded so condescending. He said it had to be simplified to make sure the message got across--to white people. That they wouldn't take the explanation from the black father.

Btw, I'm white. My parents didn't raise me to think less of somebody because of their skiin color. I could think less of them if they were jerks--who come in all colors.

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Old July 22 2009, 03:21 AM   #538
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Teya, I don't think they meant to offend.
Perhaps not. However both have made it abundantly clear that such things need to be patiently explained to me.
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Old July 22 2009, 03:46 AM   #539
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Teya, I don't think they meant to offend.
Perhaps not. However both have made it abundantly clear that such things need to be patiently explained to me.
Let's keep it about the posts and not the posters. Otherwise, take it to pm or put each other on "Ignore" - unless we're done discussing C/7?

BTW, this is addressed to EVERYONE.
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The completely sad affair of the entire relationship has to be that since it seemed, to me at least, half blind as I am, that if Seven didn't wear underwear, then Chakotay could not charmingly sport her pragmaticmatic and efficient choice of undreoes under beneath his own uniform on duty flouting the articles on regulation dress that if caught it would go unfortunately on his permanent record.

But then a black mark on ones record, ask Tuvok, is the surest method of promotion.

On the other hand, I don't think anyone wouldn't notice Chakotays over starched starfleet issue, three sizes too big for her, boxer briefs stuffed under one of her skin tight, perhaps often mistaken for skin, bio suits?

Honestly people, what is a healthy relationship but an exotic extension of our wardrobe?
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