Im not going to talk about this further as your passion is obvious (and admirable). I have no desire to discuss this while you are so emotionally charged that you feel the need to be a smart alec when i offered a legitimate reason (her background) why she may have been oblivious to her comment (do you want a cookie?).
Have a good discussion ladies.
I understand that you may mean well by your comments that you don't identify anyone as race or colour etc and some may even have the believe this is progressive thinking. But it is my belief that it is ignorant to deny the experience of racism for those that have experienced it throughout their whole life because you don't personally believe in it. Regardless of your race. It is not up to anyone to tell people how they should or shouldn't experience racism and when they should be offended or not. To deny its existence by simply saying I don't believe in it or that people will find anything to complain about will do nothing to address the issues of racism in our society , in fact help to breed it through ignorance.
It is only through talking about people's experiences and listening to those who are affected by racism when they speak about racism that we can learn how ingrained it is in everyday language and behaviour and hope to change it .
Also for those that keep saying she was directing the comments at herself. She didn't once make reference to herself . She spoke about solely about the colour of someone else. Regardless of her personal jabs at herself previously this was not evident in his clip and you can not rely on a background story about yourself to defend your comments on others skin colour on national television. That is just my opinion.
Not sure why she would say that. I have never liked her anyway, she is often rude and I often think 'what were you thinking to say that'. Just how she is I think.
The more I think about it the more I think it was a totally stupid story anyway.
Why is it newsworthy that one twin displays recessive and the other dominant genes? It's actually not that different from one twin being left handed and the other right handed. Except that we are focussing on skin colour...
ETA yes and eye and hair but that's no so amazing in itself either!
As it is, 1 son is pale with blonde hair and blue eyes (like daddy apart from red hair) and the other is olive skinned, dark hair and dark eyes like me. Nature is amazing.
I'm not a sunrise or Sam fan, however I don't think there is any way in heck that Sam was saying the white looking twin was luckier than the darker twin because of her skin color. That would involve a level of hate and ignorance that I just don't think Sam has in her. For me the possibility is so remote - I doubt anyone in the Australian media would say (on air) something like this with a racist meaning behind it.
As for what the heck Sam actually meant I have no idea. Foot in mouth - ditz moment. It happens to all of us just not on air fortunately!
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