rolling "Is This Racist?" thread

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i think a bunch of well-off white people looking at it on their MacBook Pros and laughing at it through a mouthful of Whole Foods salad bar is pretty racist

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

glad I'm broke, on a dell, and had chili for lunch then.

zomg_bong.mp3 (Kerm), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

black people eat Whole Foods salad bar, too

sarahel, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

so like, on a pitchfork scale of 0.0 to 10.0, where 10.0 is a lynching, and 0.0 is Martin Luther King Jr. enjoying a cup of coffee while making breakfast, in his pajamas, humming a soft song to himself, where would the MacBook Pro thing fall? where does this comment fall?

I think this thread, while started with the noblest of intentions, has been a failure. And the reason I believe it has failed is that we (as a society) are so resigned to simply declaring something racist or not, as if it's binary, instead of attempting to quantify exactly how racist something really is, using numerical scales.

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

that scene from Louie where the school bus breaks down in Harlem and he reassigns the black kids the window seats: greater than 1.2?

*folds hands, rests elbows on desk, places chin on fingertips, looks up and slightly to the left, thinks*

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i think you've anticipated an exciting new direction for Pitchfork Reviews Reviews

sarahel, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

God, this fucking thread. Is this racist? Is it? Well? I need something to be outraged about, fuckin' tell me!!! Ugh.

SourPatchCorpse, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

i dont think anyone is really all that outraged tbh

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Was Dr. King's morning coffee fair trade or unregulated?

http://tinyurl.com/vrrr0000m (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Exactly, this thread isn't about being outraged at these things, it's about discussing them, and learning from them, and analyzing peoples motivations, gaining valuable insight into contemporary race relations, and proposing solutions for a more equitable society. Which is why it is essentially ineffectual, and why we should focus on merely assigning submitted material a score.

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

we can't be sure, can we, so let's kick it up to 0.8

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

xp that is not for me, as a MacBook Pro owner, to say

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

jk i don't really own one of those racist fuckin computers ;p

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 19:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

venti frap all over the keyboard

jeff, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 20:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

black people eat Whole Foods salad bar, too

― sarahel, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 3:19 PM (3 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

white people live in "ghetto"s too, but hilarious that you missed my point so wildly

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

― my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, September 21, 2010 9:41 PM (51 minutes ago) Bookmark

3.9 imo, though it depends what you were eating when you posted it

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

meth is a white trash drug last time I checked, but ok?

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

stop being rooster racists

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

So it's only OK to laugh at Mexicans when they do white trash drugs?

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm more laughing at the rooster, honestly

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

you better be

del griffith, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

also, mods plz delete jpg from thread, there's a reason thats on 77

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

in case l0rena googles "20ur8gm.png"

('_') (omar little), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

OMG GOOGLE FOR http://i55.tinypic.com/20ur8gm.png AND FIND LORENA

jeff, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

ahahaha

my friend flocka (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 23:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Your search - 20ur8gm.png - did not match any documents.

markers, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 01:23 (4 years ago) Permalink

when ppl talk abt "traditional african culture"

a fucking knitted scarf (another al3x), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 03:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm reading a column in a COLLEGE NEWSPAPER about Obama "getting his grove back"

This is kinda racist right?

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

GROOVE*********

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

That one is questionable. I doubt intentionally racist, but certainly guilty of trying and failing to be "witty".

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

bohemian groove

"SEX" drought, 2 wisks (zorn_bond.mp3), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

orange grove- racist, sectarian

i dont love everything, i love football (darraghmac), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ok actually this was based off a bill Clinton quote

I bet this chick is still kinda racist, but my apologies

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 September 2010 17:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Clinton can't be racist because he was the first black president.

Super Cub, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 18:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

^racist?

Super Cub, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 18:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.theroot.com/buzz/led-zepplin-front-man-spooked-black-music

Led Zepplin Front Man 'Spooked' by Black Music
By nsenga.burton
Created 09/22/2010 - 18:30

Robert Plant refers to black music as "spook music."

Fresh from the "We can't make this up file," Led Zepplin front man Robert Plant said that "spook music" is one of his favorite genres of music. When did he do this? On a recent appearance on The Today Show. While promoting his new album Band of Joy, Plant opened up about his influences. "[British people] didn't really have the musical knowledge as you guys have [in America]," said Plant. "So we tapped as much American 'spook music' as we could -- as much blues -- mixed it up and nobody liked it. But the feeling of freedom was fantastic." Take the needle off the record. The man whose work is clearly an appropriation of black culture, doesn't know that "spook music," is a derogatory term for black music? Wow. We won't mention the time period of when Led Zepplin ruled the airwaves. He should appropriate some more black culture and call himself "The Great Pretender," because that is what he appears to be.

*makes 'drinky-drinky' motion with hand* (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^^sounds highly unlikely, show me the clip

do you feel me? somebody, feel me (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

#

*makes 'drinky-drinky' motion with hand* (gr8080), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

massive facepalm

bang (HI DERE), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 22:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

wth

"SEX" drought, 2 wisks (zorn_bond.mp3), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe he just doesn't know, thinks its akin to ~spooky~......it's not a racial epithet in england

don't rly care either way but just saying

E-Mil Cioran (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

lol @ "thinks its akin to spooky" uh no he doesn't

zvookster, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

think he was probably trying to make some point abt how the music was held in low esteem by whites who weren't him & jon bonham. like there's a bit of time travel going on. he might have said "race music".

zvookster, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

classic interview response

J0rdan S., Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

in his defence, he didn't say spook music was his favorite genre. that actually is from the department of making it up.

zvookster, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

um that quote is not in the clip

do you feel me? somebody, feel me (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

so again, show me the evidence or I'm gonna continue believing this is some kind of misquote/misinterpretation cuz I really have a hard time believing Page would knowingly and casually use a racial epithet

do you feel me? somebody, feel me (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

it's at 1:03 in the youtube

zvookster, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://www.spookmusic.com/

buzza, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

Robert is a little older and a little more cosmopolitan than I am, I'm sure, but I am Britishes and have never heard the term 'spook music'.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 23:16 (4 years ago) Permalink


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