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Topic: Talking About Race and The Perception Of Racism.....

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roadvol

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Talking About Race and The Perception Of Racism.....
« on: August 06, 2019, 10:01:51 AM »
Can anyone remember the last movie or TV show they watched  that didn't portray people in the south as racist, bigots, illiterate, stupid , rednecks or worse?
I don't watch a lot of TV outside of news or sports but watched a movie a few days ago that  the "hero" was a white guy from the north who moved  to some southern state.
The only other literate male in the movie was a black friend and all others were either stupid white folks or white racist,gun toting  evil bigots.
Of course they were all disposed of by our hero.
I started trying to remember when was the last time I viewed a movie with someone from the south as being a hero...I couldn't recall one. Surely there must have been one at some time.
Is there any wonder that people who grew up outside of the south ( pay attention here Fuzz) would believe that racism is alive and well in the south, that all southerners are illiterate bumpkins and everyone in the south are inbred evil cretins?
This is Hollywood's perception of the south as well as the MSM and generations of people who grew up in the north.
Just my thought for the day.....pardon my rants.

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Re: Talking About Race and The Perception Of Racism.....
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2019, 10:22:53 AM »

You need to watch the classics I watched Shane again the other day.

Best line of the movie " You're a low down Yankee liar". 



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Re: Talking About Race and The Perception Of Racism.....
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 10:48:19 AM »
As tempting as it would be to try to whip the board into an anti-fuzzy feeding frenzy, your point is generally valid.  Believe it or not, I don't like to see southerners unfairly stereotyped (when I'm off the board), and will defend them to the hilt.  Southerners are generally horribly portrayed in the media.  Was Gomer Pyle the first domino? 

That doesn't mean I don't wish there wasn't a conservative majority, and that I wont acknowledge the decisive impact of the deplorables on the '15 Republican primaries. 

But it galls me to hear someone from Minneapolis (3% black population) look down their progressive nose at the attitude of whites from Memphis (60+% black?).  It's pretty easy to be "enlightened" when you live in Minneapolis. 

To answer your question, I coincidentally just re-watched Inglorious Basterds last night with my daughter. Brad Pitt played a semi-heroic southerner from Maynardville, TN.  I might remind you that blacks often justifiably complain about how they're portrayed in media, too.  Oh, but there I go again injecting race into everything, right? 

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Re: Talking About Race and The Perception Of Racism.....
« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2019, 11:18:48 AM »
Hollywood has over compensated for blacks over the last 30-40 years.
When not portrayed as victims of racism they are shown as Dr's, Lawyers or compassionate teachers,policemen  or the extremely intelligent next door neighbour to a redneck.
When on rare occasions they are cast as drug dealers or pimps they are more often than not portrayed as victims of their environment 
My neighbor who is a close friend ( and also black) laughs about that often saying he's going out to dinner with his redneck friends.

 

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