Eep, I don't know...
I watched the clip. I don't watch Sunrise so don't have the benefit of 'getting her' personality and humour, but I wouldn't say that's obvious sarcasm.
I don't for a second think she is a racist person, but that comment did not come across well at all.
The best I can come up with was that she was maybe trying to make her sound special too, as the description of the other twin arguably sounded more exotic and interesting?
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28-04-2015 16:24 #31
28-04-2015 16:46 #32
28-04-2015 17:05 #33
And that's nice that you don't see people's colour or race. Do you want a cookie?
Nice passive aggressive jab there... i'm not actually offended. More frustrated that people complain that everyone is soooo sensitive these days. God forbid people out there trying to make a ****ty world a better place.
28-04-2015 17:06 #34
Lillynix I think you summed it up perfectly. I couldn't have said it better so won't try.
28-04-2015 17:11 #35
28-04-2015 17:13 #36
And just...yes they both have the same background, but one passes for white. The other does not. That's something that cannot be argued.
28-04-2015 17:16 #37
It was not a passive agressive comment, its true. Someone somewhere would have found something to complain about and its a problem with our whole society, not just racism. The problem with being on TV is you get a wider audience therefore more chance of offending people.
If she was black why does it have to be internalised racism? Why cant it just be a comment? Not everything is said with menacing intent, but everything can be percieved however anyone wants to percieve it.
Maybe the problem lies with people whom do not want to move forward toward making the world a better place by stepping away from these old fashioned views on colour or race and seeing menace when it is not there. It goes both ways.
And yes, i would absolutely love a cookie!
28-04-2015 17:20 #38
28-04-2015 17:23 #39
As long as we live in a world where poc are treated differently who are shot by police for having a broken tail light, who's culture is constantly mocked so much people don't even notice when its at it's worst, when people STILL justify blackface and micro aggressions are seen as no big deal everything should be analysed. Racism doesnt go away by being ignored thats ridiculous.
And if people refuse because they either cant be bothered or it makes them uncomfortable thats on them. White people as a group are part of a huge problem. All of us.
And yep im hostile. Because this is a topic im super passionate about. And i have low tolerance for those who excuse it because its not "bad enough".
28-04-2015 17:24 #40Senior Member
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And that really is the point isn't it. We are so indoctrinated that most of us have moments of casual racism without even meaning it. Irish jokes anyone? A prime example of casual racism that is often followed by "learn to take a joke". But actually the whole point of Irish jokes was to dehumanise the Irish and make them out to be stupid. Which may not be much to anyone now, but 50 years ago, was a huge thing.
I couldn't garner any sarcasm in Sam's voice either, I watched it a couple of times.
And FWTR, the "People love pulling out the 'racism' card to make themselves look better." comment, has to be one of the silliest things I have ever read. I have never, ever heard anyone pull someone else up on racism to make themselves feel better. Ever.
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