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Joyner Lucas - I'm Not Racist
23 January 2018
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“While I will admit to a certain cynicism, the fact is that I’m a naysayer and hatchet man in the fight against violence. I pride myself in taking a punch and I’ll gladly take another - because I choose to live my life in the company of Ghandi and King. My concerns are global. I reject absolutely revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love. I love you, Sheriff Truman.”

 

23 January 2018
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I didn’t listen to the song; I just read the lyrics.

Well, at least it is fair and balanced. But, the potty mouth turns me off. I need to get some soap and wash their mouths out.

23 January 2018
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I don’t think it’s at all balanced. The message it seems to be giving is that he’s not racist because he knows people of colour, and those people are alright, but it is those others he doesn’t know that all get scooped up into being denigrated in the same way.

It’s kind of like a black person suggesting they don’t hate white people because they have white friends, and then suggesting the majority of white people could be members of the KKK.

Can I just add, this should have gone into the derail thread or the controversial topics thread, IMO. I think there’s too many threads being created at the moment that probably won’t make it to a second page.

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

23 January 2018
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Balanced in that it gives 2 points of view.

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I don’t see any balance, myself. Just someone excusing racism by saying their views can’t be racist because they know people from other ethnic groups.

Balance would be if he acknowledged the positive contribution made by 99% of ethnic groups to a healthy society instead of tarring anyone from certain racial groups that he doesn’t know with the same brush.

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The Beatles Bible 2020 non-Canon Poll Part One: 1958-1963 and Part Two: 1964-August 1966

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Ron Nasty said
I don’t think it’s at all balanced. The message it seems to be giving is that he’s not racist because he knows people of colour, and those people are alright, but it is those others he doesn’t know that all get scooped up into being denigrated in the same way.

It’s kind of like a black person suggesting they don’t hate white people because they have white friends, and then suggesting the majority of white people could be members of the KKK.

I think that’s the point, though. He’s making fun of people who are like that.

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24 January 2018
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The lyrics say what some white person may think (1st half of the song) and what a black person may think (second half of the song). That’s what I see when I read the lyrics.

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The lyrics say what some white person may think (1st half of the song) and what a black person may think (second half of the song). That’s what I see when I read the lyrics.  

I just read the lyrics and I agree with that…

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^ Nice to know that I’m not the only one that sees it that way. apple01 <— An apple for you, SG.

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