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In my American History class some of the students began arguing over television and on whether or not it's racist. The white students felt that it was racist to have a channel dedicated entirely to blacks, but if you look at 98% of television it is mostly white. Name one primetime television show with a black lead, and most of the blacks that do make it on television are the lighter ones. What do you guys think? Is having an entire channel dedicated to African Americans racist in your opinion, cause it up in the air for me.
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I can't remember the names...so..The one with Urcle. Then the one with "What you talkin bout Willis?" Those are the only two I can think of. But, it's not racist to have a whole channel dedicated to black people. Although, they should have a channel that dedicates itself to playing black metal/ death metal. Because, I haven't found anything yet that does it.
#4
I don't think it is Racist, But I think its stupid they can have a black entertainment television station and not be racist, yet if they made one for white people then it would be Racist.
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In my American History class some of the students began arguing over television and on whether or not it's racist. The white students felt that it was racist to have a channel dedicated entirely to blacks, but if you look at 98% of television it is mostly white. Name one primetime television show with a black lead, and most of the blacks that do make it on television are the lighter ones. What do you guys think? Is having an entire channel dedicated to African Americans racist in your opinion, cause it up in the air for me.


No, white people just want a reason to bitch because they can't have a blatantly racist channel..
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I can't remember the names...so..The one with Urcle. Then the one with "What you talkin bout Willis?" Those are the only two I can think of. But, it's not racist to have a whole channel dedicated to black people. Although, they should have a channel that dedicates itself to playing black metal/ death metal. Because, I haven't found anything yet that does it.


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#8
well its not like they are segregating who can watch what. its just a channel with black people on it. anyone can watch so i dont see how its racist.
#9
Cause if white people had something like WET (white entertainment television) they would be considered racist.
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In my American History class some of the students began arguing over television and on whether or not it's racist. The white students felt that it was racist to have a channel dedicated entirely to blacks, but if you look at 98% of television it is mostly white. Name one primetime television show with a black lead, and most of the blacks that do make it on television are the lighter ones. What do you guys think? Is having an entire channel dedicated to African Americans racist in your opinion, cause it up in the air for me.


Nick Cannon and Xzibit to name a few.

And they're both "darker".

EDIT: Te Jeffersons, Sanford and Son

There's hundreds and hundreds of channels on TV, and people are complaining about having one dedicated to black people?

Ridiculous.
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#11
No, it would be racist if they said they hated white people...but its just reaching a certain target audience....you idiot.
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In my American History class some of the students began arguing over television and on whether or not it's racist. The white students felt that it was racist to have a channel dedicated entirely to blacks, but if you look at 98% of television it is mostly white. Name one primetime television show with a black lead, and most of the blacks that do make it on television are the lighter ones. What do you guys think? Is having an entire channel dedicated to African Americans racist in your opinion, cause it up in the air for me.


ever heard of Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?

Cosby Show?

Different Strokes?
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Haha, the creator of Boondocks used to have strips in his comics about B.E.T. He made fun of them so often, the channel issued a statement on how they've done more to further the black people than Aaron EVER will. So, he put a new strip in, which was basically just a drawing of black women shakin' their asses. And then proclaimed that he has, in fact, just done as much for the black people as B.E.T. did.

BET is a terrible channel, though.
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its not racist at all, im my opinion. unless BET started showing shows that are meant to be offensive to other races, THEN it wud be racist lol.
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Not really. Hell, there's Mexican and Asian channels. Why shouldn't black people have one?


It's all clear. Mexican TV is in Mexican, that's why blacks have BET. They speak black.
#16
...stupid argument.
Theres tons of shows with black leads. House of Payne is probably the newest one. Sanford and Son? The Cosby Show? Are you daft?
It's not racist...how would it be. It's not saying "Whites blow, so lets have a station for black people only". If I was black, I guess I'd want to watch more shows with black people in it...yet I'm white and I don't give a $#!+.
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its called weta. white entertainment television association.
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Cause if white people had something like WET (white entertainment television) they would be considered racist.


You already have white entertainment tv. its called Fox. Ever seen a black newsreader on Fox News?

Anyway you are one of those people who tries to play the reverse racism card and im not into that b/s
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You already have white entertainment tv. its called Fox. Ever seen a black newsreader on Fox News?

Anyway you are one of those people who tries to play the reverse racism card and im not into that b/s

Er, Ahem.

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Anyone can watch it...i'ts just aimed at black people. Just like some programs are aimed at young people or old [people. Of course it's not racist, anyone who says it is is a moron
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If there was a WET, you can bet your ass it would be racist as ****. The fact is that black culture is more exclusively within their own race, whereas white culture is pretty much everyone's.
There's no way you could make an impartial, non-racist white channel. What the fuck would you watch on that anyway that you couldn't watch on the other 70+ channels on basic cable?
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ever heard of Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?

Cosby Show?

Different Strokes?

true, I cant believe i forgot about those ones, but there are alot of black people i know that think alot of those tv shows are stereotypical and racist. like i said i dont really know what to think.
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It's all clear. Mexican TV is in Mexican, that's why blacks have BET. They speak black.


Oh, well I'm sorry I had to make a non-anally-PC statement like half the people in the US today, who won't even give other people the benefit of properly knowing someone else's race. Oh please God forgive me for being such a racist prick who can't properly divide races without having to stereotype someone!
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Anyone can watch it...i'ts just aimed at black people. Just like some programs are aimed at young people or old [people. Of course it's not racist, anyone who says it is is a moron


It's aimed at black people yet what black person can afford a TV?
#25
Well.. Lets see..

Black Entertainment Television..

I don't think that specifically means whitey can't watch, it just means it's entertainment made by Black people.

Unlike For Us By Us, which is pretty damn straight forward.. And SOME people bitch about Abercrombie and Fitch models.
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You already have white entertainment tv. its called Fox. Ever seen a black newsreader on Fox News?

Anyway you are one of those people who tries to play the reverse racism card and im not into that b/s



One of those people? Reverse racism card?
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It's aimed at black people yet what black person can afford a TV?


They don't afford it, htey *steal* it.

Duh
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Oh, well I'm sorry I had to make a non-anally-PC statement like half the people in the US today, who won't even give other people the benefit of properly knowing someone else's race. Oh please God forgive me for being such a racist prick who can't properly divide races without having to stereotype someone!

I have to say, I almost died laughing at a complete un-pc joke made about my people today. There was a guy in the Taz costume at Six Flags, and this dude insisted there was a Mexican in there, because he was so short.. He then took the Border Patrol hat I was wearing, and asked to see his green card.
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One of those people? Reverse racism card?



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They don't afford it, htey *steal* it.

Duh



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#32
It would only be racist if the channel was only available through the cable company to black people and no one else. Anyone can watch BET so all they are doing is catering to a specific audience, which is what every program on television does.
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^ true
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Do i hear the sound of banjos?


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Of course there are no black people on other TV channels...
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#36
Personally, I'd like to know why Sharks don't have their own channel. They have to share the spot light with sea lions and ****.

They're not being fairly represented.
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#37
I actually had a dream once where I was dating a black girl, and her mom caught us having sex and made me watch BET with her
#38
I had a dream me and my girlfriend went to a Circle Jerks concert. Amazing dream, and what's better, she likes CJ's
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ever heard of Fresh Prince Of Bel Air?

Cosby Show?

Different Strokes?

Oh my god Bill Cosby is the whitest negro ever.


I'm not saying its "black" to be a crack smoking, lazy ass, wife beater, but he is WHITE.
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Quote by dx147
You already have white entertainment tv. its called Fox. Ever seen a black newsreader on Fox News?

Anyway you are one of those people who tries to play the reverse racism card and im not into that b/s

yes.
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Oh, well I'm sorry I had to make a non-anally-PC statement like half the people in the US today, who won't even give other people the benefit of properly knowing someone else's race. Oh please God forgive me for being such a racist prick who can't properly divide races without having to stereotype someone!


l2sarcasm.


@ Jack Off Jill:

They had an entire ****ing week on Discovery. Sea otters didn't even get a week. What the **** is that? They dont need a channel.
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