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Sickface 11-15-2012 08:27 PM

White guilt movies
 


Any of you guys ever seen this movie "Pride"? I rented it recently. It's about the first all black swim team, and the difficulties that had to go through being the first all black swim team. I dunno guys... I mean, let me ask you a question: how many of these white people are evil movies are they gonna make? It's like, it's all the way down to swimming now... I'm frankly starting to run out of white guilt.

I mean it was fine back like 20-25 years ago. You know, those movies, they started off with movies like Roots, when white guilt was at an all time high, and I could barely even watch that shit... I was like "Jesus I got it, my ancestors are evil, okay? please turn the channel, jesus... they still hittin' em? ****, turn the channel! This on all week?! ****, turn the channel!"

Then in the 80s there was like a football movie, then Cuba Gooding Jr did one where he wanted to be a scubadiver or some shit, and there's been countless others..

And now, it's allll the way down to swimming, and I gotta admit, I don't think I give a fuck.

Anyway, discuss.

Pagan_Poetry 11-15-2012 08:28 PM

Who's even a white person anymore?

that guy again 11-15-2012 08:28 PM

Sounds like you need. . . The Help.

due 07 11-15-2012 08:29 PM

I know right? Being white is so hard. I hate when people remind me of my privilege. :livid:

TooktheAtrain 11-15-2012 08:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
I know right? Being white is so hard. I hate when people remind me of my privilege. :livid:


I know you're being facetious, but why should anyone feel guilt about their privilege, if it is beyond their control?

gabcd86 11-15-2012 08:49 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TooktheAtrain
I know you're being facetious, but why should anyone feel guilt about their privilege, if it is beyond their control?


Not a question of guilt, that "white guilt" phrase is a strawman at best. The point is to be aware of it. :shrug:

rockingamer2 11-15-2012 08:49 PM

-Sees movies about obstacles black people had overcome in the face of racism and prejudice

-"Wah! Why do people think whites are evil!? Wah!"

Way to miss the point.

Sickface 11-15-2012 08:52 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockingamer2
-Sees movies about obstacles black people had overcome in the face of racism and prejudice

-"Wah! Why do people think whites are evil!? Wah!"

Way to miss the point.


A vainy-foreheaded white guy is the main antagonist of the movie.

FireFromTheVoid 11-15-2012 08:52 PM

Why should you feel guilty in the first place?
The movies are about their accomplishments, not you.

rockingamer2 11-15-2012 08:56 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sickface
A vainy-foreheaded white guy is the main antagonist of the movie.

So? It's a movie. They have to take social ideas and dynamics and make it accessible to a lot of people. Summing things up within an antagonist is one way of doing that.

These movies aren't about whites anyway. They're about blacks overcoming adversity. Which happens to be racist white people and the system they have in place.

Danjo's Guitar 11-15-2012 08:56 PM

There are black swim teams? Why would you make that movie? I get football and basketball, because black people are actually good at those. Swimming is still a white people sport, just look at the olympics. A bunch of country club boys and like one asian dude. It can't be a movie about them succeeding, because there aren't successful black swimmers.

/racism based on the facts of the situation.

Weaponized 11-15-2012 09:12 PM

White people seriously think these movies are made for white people? Classic white people.

Mack56 11-15-2012 09:20 PM

oh boy, this is gonna be a good thread where positive discussions happen and people learn things.

I can't wait. :lurk:

Macabre_Turtle 11-15-2012 09:23 PM

Sickface, you're just not very good at watching movies.
Racist white people in movies are are not metaphors for all white people, and if you think that's the case, you miiight just be an easily offended racist.

beefcake122 11-15-2012 09:24 PM

OP is a racist sonuvabitch

due 07 11-15-2012 09:55 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TooktheAtrain
I know you're being facetious, but why should anyone feel guilt about their privilege, if it is beyond their control?

I never said anyone should feel guilt about their privilege, now did I.

Although one is prolly a piece of shit if they don't lament the exclusivity of their privilege.

ErikLensherr 11-15-2012 09:59 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by rockingamer2
-Sees movies about obstacles black people had overcome in the face of racism and prejudice

-"Wah! Why do people think whites are evil!? Wah!"

Way to miss the point.

This.

Or they could alter history and make the slave owners in Roots Chinese guys. Just so OP feels better.

treborillusion 11-15-2012 10:11 PM

Movies suck, (unless they suck).

Porn :)

But in general, for his films, Mel Gibson can suck my...

Pagan_Poetry 11-15-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by treborillusion
Movies suck, (unless they suck).

Porn :)

But in general, for his films, Mel Gibson can suck my...


Too much weed intake, man.

I mean holy fuck.

METAL_MAN135 11-15-2012 10:13 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by due 07
Although one is prolly a piece of shit if they don't lament the exclusivity of their privilege.

What.


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