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Racist hilarity
« on: Nov 15, 2007, 11:33:14 AM »
In marketing yesterday, we were subjected to a video about diversity in regards to realtors who are trying to sell to non-white clientele.  The thing was racist in the way where it tries to be "diverse" and educational, but it just comes out insulting.

First the video cites a bunch of stats, using sillouettes of people that are pink/fleshtone.  Then when it was talking about Hispanic people, it shaded them all dark brown-- I mean the darkest brown possible.  Then for Asian people, it made them yellow.  I didn't think that crap was really necessary.  It sounds like it makes sense, but watching it in practice it came off ridiculous.  I'm was half-afraid black people were going to be represented in pitch black, but black people weren't even mentioned!  ftw.  So black people don't live in America anymore or they all turned Hispanic or what.  Jeez.

Then it sought to educate the viewer by having three scenarios where a realtor makes several mistakes trying to sell to their ethnic client.  First they had this dude and his towel-headed friend Mohammed.  Yeah, people from over there wear head coverings, I know, but I didn't consider it a good start because it immediately establishes the huge visual difference between the lily-white realtor and his ethnic friend.  So the realtor is pretty much an ass, not even taking a sip of the coffee offered to him and badgering Mo about his wife and kids.  After each segment, the host of the show is all "What did lily-white realtor do wrong?" and mentioned showing the sole of his foot, not drinking the coffee, asking about Mo's wife when matter of a man's wife is private, bragging, and using his left hand to hand Mo documents when the left hand's the poopy-hand in that country or whatever.  And I'm thinking, what about the fact that the realtor was a douche?  I think not being a douche has some value, too.  Especially when the host says something like "by American standards, lily-white realtor behaved well" or something.  No, he didn't.  I found him irritating.  If you ask about a guy's wife and he looks uncomfortable and says nothing, do yourself a favor and don't fucking ask again.  Jeez.  And then Mo goes and takes a phone call in the middle of his meeting.  That was rudeness, too, man.

Then we move on to a the big Texan guy from the Simpsons who shoots his guns in air going "yeeee-haw!"  He apparently became a realtor for a day.  He is trying to sell a house to some Hispanic people.  So in the segment, Tex wonders loudly all offended-like "Golly, I thought Mig-gwel spoke English!"  The mistakes they listed were that Tex criticized the man not speaking English, that he tried to bring the wife in on the selling decision when you're suppose to talk to the man, that Hispanics know nothing about buying a home, using first names, and that Tex looked at his watch.  Looking at your watch that obviously is just rude, period.  Even if people learn English, sometimes they're more comfortable in their native tongue.  Who cares?  I mean, there was a woman there translating for Tex, it's not like he had this huge hurdle to jump over.  The message is getting through.  Have a little common sense.  The whole "Hispanics not knowing anything about buying a home" was really insulting.  Clearly, the people in this segment were Mexican immigrants.  But instead of saying that, they called them "Hispanics" as if they represented the entire demographic!  "Hispanics this" and "Hispanics that".  It pissed me off.  If they're trying to convince me that everyone that isn't Hispanic knows exactly how to buy a home, they're kidding themselves.  The video even said that Tex shouldn't have used first names and that Hispanics should be addressed as "Seņor or Seņora".  Fuck you, video.  If someone calls me "Seņora" and asks to consult with my husband about my house purchase, bitches just lost a sale.  This is America.  Mr/Ms/Mrs/Miss are just as respectful.  Forget that Tex called them "Mig-gwel" and "Sonia".  "Mig-gwel"!?  It's bad enough having your first name used when you don't want it to already without it being butchered in the process.  I found that portion of it interesting when my dad was so damn insistent years back that people loved to be called by their first names after I mentioned that I hate people who don't know me all calling me by my first name.

The last segment made me grateful the two Asian people in the class left the room before the video started.  Apparently, this Asian couple wouldn't buy a house because of Feng Shui issues.  When the house was carpeted, the seam was placed right where the bed would be.  A seam that shows like that deserves to lose the realtor a sale.  Especially since they're using scraps to carpet the house.  Fuck 'em.  And throughout the entire post-segment, the host kept saying "Faaang shway".

After it was over, I was so close to raising my hand and asking if there would be a quiz on the racist video.  Good lord.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #1 on: Nov 15, 2007, 02:31:16 PM »
HAHA! RACISM!

Black folk dont exist in Miami either except to themselves. They're only 6% of the population, which when black folk hear this they always say: "I thought there were more!?"
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #2 on: Nov 15, 2007, 11:09:03 PM »
At first I assumed this wasn't a Texas-only video, but it might've been.  I guess whoever made the video has never been to Houston.  Not to mention they were citing supposed nation-wide stats yet showed no black people.  ftw, I repeat, ftw.  And where was the red sliver that represents what's left of the Indians?

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #3 on: Nov 16, 2007, 07:40:13 PM »
Today some old cuban cunt over charged me for the substitute teaching class I'm taking.  I asked her if I was being charged for fl resident prices and she said yes.  Then she hands me back the ticket and it's out of state tuition.  I asked her if she remembered me asking her if I was in state tuition and she said yes and I said well the price is all wrong and she said she thought it was for more than one class...

I should have owned her right then because she only had to type in one reference number.  The truth was that she didn't understand what  I was saying because she doesn't understand proper english and needs to gtfo my country.  That's right it's mine.  My ancestors fought to free it from England.  This entitles it unto me and my culture that uses my language.  You are welcome to come here but you will speak as I do.  You will integrate into the culture that settled these lands or you will bring battle unto us and take them force.  Do you agree or disagree?

I don't want to stuff anyone into an oven or anything but if I could I would I create a device that scanned the brains of everyone in this country.  If it found that they did not have a full mastery of the language and were making no effort to learn it.  They would be instantly teleported back to their country of origin...

and they would be unable to penetrate the force shield that now surrounded the USA (lovingly nick named "The Language Barrier").


edit: When I provide them with a second piece of information that proves I live in FL.  I will receive a refund but that doesn't negate this bull shit.


Also while I'm here I want to rant about black people not pronouncing their words properly either. Today I struck up a random conversation with some guy on the metro mover.  Kid was trying to say dade, but it sounded like day because he didn't pronounce the last part of the word.  He kept saying "I'm at day".  He had to say Miami "day" and point towards the college for me to understand.  I don't want my machine deporting black people back to africa.  I guess I'd have them sent to some re-education camp where they would spend as much time as took make them speak properly and learn to acknowledge that someone has spoken to them.  In case you didn't know (and this is straight out of my grad school text book) black people on a cultural level don't like to acknowledge that you've said something to them.  I've noticed this mostly in fast food places when you ask for something and they don't even make eye contact but eventually hand you what you asked for.  So you never know with them if they heard you or if they didn't hear you because their response is silence in both cases. Furthermore, they see acknowledging is seen as an insult to the person who originally tried to communicate to them.  So they actually think they are being polite by doing this.  You can call this racist if you like (but you'd be wrong and an idiot) but it's not my opinion. It's out of a text book, data was collected this is a fact.

The same book details how proper communication includes acknowledgment as a proper step in communication.  My friends who are black don't act like that though.  They behave in the same way I do.  They speak the same language as me in the same manner as me.

I don't consider myself a racist because I don't discriminate against anyone based on how they look (I've slept with almost every race on the planet).  I do however discriminate against anyone who refuses to integrate into American culture.  These people for the most part just happen to be of other races.
« Last Edit: Nov 16, 2007, 08:01:50 PM by IDE »

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2007, 04:50:20 AM »
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #5 on: Nov 19, 2007, 10:50:56 PM »
Black slang does drive me nuts. :/ No wonder they're all getting fast food jobs. All the good white collar jobs refuse to hire them  because they start the interview with "Whazzap my nigga!"
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #6 on: Nov 20, 2007, 12:12:59 AM »
What black guy is gonna apply for a white collar job all "whazzaaaap"?  Come on now.

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My ancestors fought to free it from England. 

By brutally stealing it from the natives that had been here for thousands of years.  No sympathy for you.  No seriously, I agree everyone in this country should have basic comprehension of English.  I know your frustration.  You can talk to someone who you think understands and it turns out they're clueless to the ways of this country.  I went to get renewed under the medical program I'm under months back and it's always a pain up my ass.  The dumb lady didn't comprehend how I could work at school yet not be a work study nor qualify for insurance.  And then I really knew I was in trouble when she asked me if loans were something I had to pay back.  ftw.  Jeez.  And I'm completely sympathetic to people who come here and learn English and tell you up front, "hey, this isn't my first language so I need you to explain why to me very clearly".  But then you have people like that stupid lady (and probably your stupid lady, too) who think they know what they're talking about and want to be tough shit instead of asking for the help they obviously need and don't care who they fuck over in the process.

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In case you didn't know (and this is straight out of my grad school text book) black people on a cultural level don't like to acknowledge that you've said something to them.  I've noticed this mostly in fast food places when you ask for something and they don't even make eye contact but eventually hand you what you asked for.  So you never know with them if they heard you or if they didn't hear you because their response is silence in both cases. Furthermore, they see acknowledging is seen as an insult to the person who originally tried to communicate to them.  So they actually think they are being polite by doing this.  You can call this racist if you like (but you'd be wrong and an idiot) but it's not my opinion. It's out of a text book, data was collected this is a fact.

Ha ha, I know what you mean.  Not that I associate it as a black thing.  I haven't encountered enough black people in that type of situation to assess that.  But black, white, and Hispanic people have all done that to me at some point.  Jeez, that annoys me.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #7 on: Nov 20, 2007, 12:56:56 PM »
If I could claim that my ancestor's slaughtered the natives I would've written that instead.  I'm not sure that they did though.  If people want to speak another language here then let them follow our example and begin the slaughtering.  If they win they can put me on a reservation and give me the right to run a casino in my backyard.  Don't creep in here and take over my city without a single drop of bloodshed.  That's bad form.


And when hispanics and whites do that no acknowledgment thing you can be sure they didn't hear you or are being assholes and deal with them accordingly.  With black people it's a toss up.
« Last Edit: Nov 20, 2007, 12:58:29 PM by IDE »

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #8 on: Nov 20, 2007, 09:17:37 PM »
It's a fact that cubans and puertoricans can't speak english, even if they try. especially puertoricans. god they can't even speak proper spanish, for fuck's sake. pisses me off.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #9 on: Nov 20, 2007, 09:22:10 PM »
Oh lawd not this again.

Paula, my friend from Spain, converses quite easily en Miami. She's never complained once.
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #10 on: Nov 21, 2007, 01:37:16 PM »
I can't really add to that considering all I ever hear is that Spanish-speakers in Texas butcher the (Spanish) language.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #11 on: Nov 21, 2007, 02:16:09 PM »
How wonderful for the people of spain that they are made to feel right at home here with the nuance of not having to speak a foreign language in a foreign country.  Warms the cockles of my heart it does.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #12 on: Nov 21, 2007, 06:44:17 PM »
I tutor her with the other students in English. She only speaks spanish when she doesn't know how to say something. Since pretty much everyone speaks both, I'd say it's the perfect place for her.

Michele the French guy... he's always fucked.
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #13 on: Nov 21, 2007, 06:55:07 PM »
Yeah she's more likely to run into someone who doesn't speak english than spanish here.  It's perfect...for her, but it sucks for me and I'm the one who was born here.  I can't wait to move to LA where regardless of all the mexicans the cutlure will always remain American because of the entertainment trade.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #14 on: Nov 21, 2007, 07:20:38 PM »
Not to mention the 'fear of foriegners' is so fucking old.

Are we all speaking gaelic and beating our wives?
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #15 on: Nov 21, 2007, 07:33:58 PM »
Usually that fear is unjustified nonsense.  This is the only example I can think of where it wasn't.

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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #16 on: Nov 21, 2007, 09:31:20 PM »
In all seriousness that I'm actually capable of, I agree with Weight-machine entirely on all these points.

But you can't forget how culturally unaware and morally draconian white people always are. That's obnoxious too.
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Re: Racist hilarity
« Reply #17 on: Nov 22, 2007, 04:59:22 PM »
Michele the French guy... he's always fucked.

Ha ha, you reminded me of a professor Merla told me about.  He was a virtual lingual octopus of various European tongues so he thought coming over here w/o knowing English wouldn't present a problem.  Oops.
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