Poll: Are either of them racist?
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View poll results: Are either of them racist?
The first scenario is racist, the second is not.
0 0%
The second scenario is racist, the first is not.
0 0%
Both scenarios are racist.
3 2%
Neither scenario is racist.
131 92%
Obligatory joke option.
9 6%
Voters: 143.
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#1
Wanted to get some thoughts on a hypothetical posed to me a few days ago.

Lets say that a film studio is casting for a movie. The film focuses on civil rights, and as such, it is literally essential that certain roles are played by African Americans. Say a white guy auditions for one of these roles, and in spite of a riveting performance, gets turned down because the character has to be black, and he's white.

Just as well with the opposite: Casting for a film, with certain roles that, whether it's because the character is a white supremacist or is an actual historic person or what have you, have to be played by white people. A black person comes in, gives a riveting performance at the audition, but is ultimately turned down because the character has to be white, and he's black.

Is one of these racist? Both? Neither? And explain your reasoning?

Poll coming.
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#4
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Why is every thread in the pit right now about racism?


Quit being racist and answer the question.
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#5
fuck man I don't know
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#7
No.
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#8
Quote by King Donkey
Neither of those are racist. It's like a man applying for a woman's part.


fucking sexist pig
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#11
Course it's not racist. It's like saying that it would be sexist to turn down Keira Knightley for the role of Gimli. They just don't fit the character description.
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#12
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Neither of those are racist. It's like a man applying for a woman's part.


This. Only a white guy can fill a white guy role, only a black guy can fill a black guy role, etc.
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#13
Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?
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#14
Nope. Moving on to Racism Thread #2...


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#15
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Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?

Foul-mouthed swine!
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#16
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Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?

Is it racist that black guys don't find black girls attractive?
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#17
rac·ism/ˈrāˌsizəm/
Noun:
1. The belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, esp. so as to distinguish it as...
2. Prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on such a belief.

...so, no.
#18
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Foul-mouthed swine!

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#19
It's not racist at all. It's not saying "You can't play this part because you're black, and I hate black people." It's saying "The character is white, and you are black, therefore you cannot play them."
It's no different to casting for a film where a character is written as having shaggy jet black hair. They're not just going to pick a person with straight blonde hair, it would make no sense.
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#20


What's stopping them
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#21
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Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?

No, because they usually aren't attractive.
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#22
Quote by bradulator
Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?

you racist bastard!
#23
Quote by lushacrous
Is it racist that black guys don't find black girls attractive?


Is it wrong to exterminate black girls cause nobody likes them?
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#24
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Is it wrong to exterminate black girls cause nobody likes them?

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#25
Quote by King Donkey
Neither of those are racist. It's like a man applying for a woman's part.

Have you ever even seen I'm Not There, you fucking philistine?
#26
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MIA isn't black.
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#27
Quote by element4433
MIA isn't black.

...

goddammit.
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#29
I've never seen such a unified poll on the Pit. I must say, bravo.

Also, neither situation is racist.
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#31
This is seriously top five dumbest threads I've ever seen on this site.
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goddammit.
She's Sri Lankan. From Britain. Everybody knows that.
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#32
Quote by lushacrous
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goddammit.




and MIA is hawt, especially for a 36 year old Sri Lankan.


On a side note I met one ridiculously gorgeous black girl once. There might be more of them out there, somewhere.
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#33
Quote by element4433
This is seriously top five dumbest threads I've ever seen on this site.She's Sri Lankan. From Britain. Everybody knows that.

She's also in cahoots with the Tamil Tigers.

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#34
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This is seriously top five dumbest threads I've ever seen on this site.


Even adbot threads are more informative lol.
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#35
Is this a serious question? I mean an actor shouldn't have his/her job if he/she/their agent is dumb enough to apply for a role specifically asking for another race - why would a black guy apply to act in a role as say, Abraham Lincoln or a white supremacist? Or why would a white guy apply for a role as President Obama? But in the case such a situation would occur, no it's not racist. Jesus, why am I even answering this? My mind is just so full of **** right now.
#36
Quote by bradulator
Is it racist if I don't find black girls attractive?


I am racist because I DO find black women attractive?
#37
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Jesus, why am I even answering this? My mind is just so full of **** right now.


I thought that was the entire point of asking stupid questions veiled as pseudo-intellectualism in The Pit?
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#38
TS you're a twat, this thread sucks.

^Nah don't try to turn things around, you're stupid period.
#39
Quote by ArtyArnaud
TS you're a twat, this thread sucks.

^Nah don't try to turn things around, you're stupid period.


You're french, your argument is invalid.
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#40
It's called type casting.
If you need a fat person to fill a part, you hire a fat person.
If you need a black person to fill a part, you hire a black person.

Thats the way it works. Some roles require certain traits, some don't.
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