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Bootymarch - 2013-06-19

I'll get it out of the way haha Parkinsons noob

Hooker - 2013-06-19

God, what racism. I wonder if anyone ever told him that no indigenous Africans have skin as light as his.

Chocolate Jesus - 2013-06-19

Muhammad was born in Kentucky in 1942, he was the descendant of slaves in a place where the habits and policies of slavery were still active.

He would be a fool not to hate white people, and so would you if you knew how hysterical they were before integration was the norm.

That guy - 2013-06-19

"He would be a fool not to hate white people" is a brand of overstatement, but I don't disagree with what I think you meant. I'm not sure I can imagine what 1952 Kentucky was like for a 10 year old black kid.

zerdzer - 2013-06-20

"he would be a fool to not hate white people" nah, there really is no excuse for hating people based on their race, sorry friend

muhammad ali just stated that he doesn't like race mixing

memedumpster - 2013-06-20

Muhammad Ali was a typical Kentucky redneck with typical Kentucky redneck opinions.

Maru - 2013-06-20

The white liberal's intolerance for black militancy has to be another kind of racism.

zerdzer - 2013-06-20


That guy - 2013-06-20

"I mean, it just HAS to be another kind of racism, not universally tolerating targeted racial murders and separatism as a reaction to racism and segregation. That's just as racist as lynching someone.

I'm Maru and I approve of this message."

Maru - 2013-06-20

This is another problem with your guys' facile political correctness: you think all racism is the same. This is why you think it's equally bad for Ali to say what he said as it is for a KKK guy to say the same thing. That kind of reductionism is an easy way to negate and dismiss black rage, which--all things considered--is a fairly legitimate thing.

Maru - 2013-06-20

It's the ideological equivalent of: "THEY CAN'T SAY NIGGER IF I CAN'T SAY IT!"

Hooker - 2013-06-21

Nobody said it's equally as bad. You read it that way.

Maru - 2013-06-21

lol That's what That guy said!

Hooker - 2013-06-21

That guy made two posts. His first was sympathy for Ali's racist attitude and his second was mocking you for finding racism where he believes it doesn't exist. How that's equating this video to a KKK rally is beyond me.

Maru - 2013-06-21

If you decode his sarcasm, he clearly said that tolerating black militancy was just as bad as lynching someone. He thinks the Panthers and the Nation of Islam are the same as the KKK.

That guy - 2013-06-21

When it comes to murder and fundamental racial hatred, yes, I don't care if one side of the scale has a ton of hate, white skin and a hood, and the other has a ton of hate, black skin and a gloved fist. I don't care if the hood or the glove weighs more on top of a ton of hate. I don't care who started it, what the score is, or who's the underclass and who's the overclass when it comes to bombing and shooting and hanging for mere racial hatred.

What I think is inevitable and what I think is justified are two different things.

I'm not counting angels dancing on the head of a pin in a fucking University setting here. What you say is some cultural studies shit. I have zero drops of guilt, wring me out as you might.

I'm not saying that everyone more hard-line than MLK Jr. killed people or preached to hate whitey as in 'every last white person'. I am saying your defense of black militancy is some bullshit. Militancy is your chosen word, and I take it at face value. Militancy. Not activism, not protest, but the entire range of black militancy from that era. I am sure there is a range to white racism during that era, too. That doesn't make it right, but one extreme is worse than the other, by far.

I was not trying to pick a fight and I don't think you're being a troll. If so, well done.

I do not share your building-a-cultural-religion views that black rage or 'nigger' are sacred or profane things. I'm not on campus, and I'm not a politician. A long story is an uphill story in metaphysics, ethics, cultural studies, theology, what-have-you. You have a long story to tell and I'm not in your audience.

I think that black militancy was inevitable, and maybe Ali's shitty thoughts were inevitable after his childhood that I admit I can't imagine. I am not sure how many people can. That doesn't mean there's a free pass for murder and ignorant shit, even if it's inevitable in a time and place because of other, heavier, more systematic, more brutal murder and ignorant shit.

Not every violent act of black militancy in that era was targeted on a vicious racist, some of it was just killin' whitey. Not everything that came out of those leaders mouths was any better than some of the shit that came out of Klanners' mouths.

If you decode my sarcasm, you should find that I'm intolerant of racially motivated murders, and, murder-for-murder, I don't take sides there. You did an obnoxious job of willfully misinterpreting my sarcasm for your purposes and I don't buy that that's how you actually read it.

I do take sides when it comes to the oppressed versus oppressors. I don't think there's a tension between my hatred for slavery and my hatred for race-murder, not even an extensionless point of tension. I don't think a long, special story about me being white and our country's history can create a tension there, if you got a third of the cultural studies PhDs in America to tell it. [I say a third, because I hope there's no way the other two-thirds would go for that story].

Sell your "reductionism is an easy way to negate and dismiss black rage" during your dissertation defense. I don't think that some cold-blooded, merely racially motivated murders are better than others because of communalism reigning over individualism, or other metaphysical castles-in-the-air about race or history.

Ali's an asshole with a story to him, but he's still an asshole.

Anyway, friggin' next week I'll be back at laughing at something funny you say on here. Maybe you'll forget this too. I dunno.

Hooker - 2013-06-21


Maru - 2013-06-21

You clearly have a ton of white guilt, which is why you had a big self-pitying meltdown here. Look at what you wrote. You flew into a giant bloviating rage at the "ivory tower academics", like Rush Limbaugh. What is this shit? All I said is that you have an easy sanctimonious view about racism, and it never occurred to you how much this view was letting you off the hook. How it gives you a totally absurd transcendental position to sneer at the full scope of human folly, without situating yourself in any of it.

And don't accuse me of "willfully misinterpreting" you. You started that game of absurd reductions, and while I think my reduction of your position is actually pretty fair, let's not pretend there's rules now.

That guy - 2013-06-21

So my intolerance for black militancy, which includes cold-blooded murder and preaching racial hate and separatism, is another kind of racism?

I just want to be sure that that's where we're leaving it, since I'm a liberal Limbaugh, and I'm self-pitying enough to let myself off the hook for not supporting murder.

I do understand where extremism comes from, and its inevitability. I don't understand my obligation to tolerate it in any kind of ethical way.

Old_Zircon - 2013-06-19

They're all birds but they have different cultures.

zerdzer - 2013-06-19

there's a difference between culture and race

intercultural relationships usually don't work because they usually don't start

Hooker - 2013-06-19

It's just a dumb analogy to begin with. Any two animals that can still interbreed usually do. Different skin tones of humans aren't even different breeds.

Bort - 2013-06-20

This site even has videos of turtles trying to breed with shoes. If a turtle can be happy doing that, Muhammad Ali can be happy with a white woman.

Jet Bin Fever - 2013-06-20

Punched too many times in the head.

paparatti - 2013-06-22

I have a lot of sympathy for non-white people that hold this opinion, but five stars all the same, because it's fucked up and wrong.

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