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Old 02-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Jamie foxx says "black people are the most talented people in the world".

Jamie Foxx: ‘Black People Are The Most Talented People In The World’ | Radar Online

While he may have a point, 'cause don't get me wrong, some of my favorite music is made by black people, I think it was a little racist. I think there has become a double standard when it comes to this kind of thing. If a white actor came out and said white people are the most talented, he would be shunned, he would be called racist and his career would probably suffer. I will probably be considered racist for voicing this opinion.

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Old 02-12-2013, 01:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Jamie Foxx: ‘Black People Are The Most Talented People In The World’ | Radar Online

While he may have a point, 'cause don't get me wrong, some of my favorite music is made by black people, I think it was a little racist. I think there has become a double standard when it comes to this kind of thing. If a white actor came out and said white people are the most talented, he would be shunned, he would be called racist and his career would probably suffer. I will probably be considered racist for voicing this opinion.

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I guess he can think what he wants but thats a fairly general statement. And it certainly is a double standard as al sharpton/jessie jackson would lose their **** if a white man said it.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I mean, if you read the article, what he's saying is explained perfectly.
Making it about race for a black person is nothing because for black people and people of color, it's always been about race. Everything is always about race.
The first "Puerto Rican" _______ the first "black" president. It's always about race for those who aren't white so for him to bring up race isn't really to be racist (which isn't really possible in this case).
Also, I'm sure he knows not every black person is the most talented in the world. He's an intelligent person, I really don't think he thinks that simply.
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Old 02-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I mean, if you read the article, what he's saying is explained perfectly.
Making it about race for a black person is nothing because for black people and people of color, it's always been about race. Everything is always about race.
The first "Puerto Rican" _______ the first "black" president. It's always about race for those who aren't white so for him to bring up race isn't really to be racist (which isn't really possible in this case).
Also, I'm sure he knows not every black person is the most talented in the world. He's an intelligent person, I really don't think he thinks that simply.
Thats why i commented it was a general statement. I was more commenting about the fact that NAACP would have a field day with a statement like this made by a white actor. Hell look at John Mayer. LOL
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I guess he can think what he wants but thats a fairly general statement. And it certainly is a double standard as al sharpton/jessie jackson would lose their **** if a white man said it.
I think you are just jealous that you don't have two old guys to represent and speak FOR YOUR WHOLE RACE!

No, there isn't a double standard. Jamie Foxx is already on people's list of being a racist since he did the SNL opening monologue "How black is that?"
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I think you are just jealous that you don't have two old guys to represent and speak FOR YOUR WHOLE RACE!

No, there isn't a double standard. Jamie Foxx is already on people's list of being a racist since he did the SNL opening monologue "How black is that?"
I was certainly being tongue in cheek. I understand that the interview was also probably segued with a question. Whats Jamie gonna think, hes black so hes gonna run with it of course. And I generally couldn;t care less about what some movie star thinks about people they don't live in the real world anyway.
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It is racist, and if you are going to call me a racist for saying that it is racist well then I guess I am racist too. I liked him in Django Unchained but I have lost respect for him for saying this.
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I'd like to see the context he said it in before I pass judgement.
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Lol I was being sarcastic but they get so much eye roll action from me when they come out of the woodworks to speak against things that are soo "offensive".

The same double standard argument has come up with Jamie before though. If you think he's racist blastingas then stop supporting him. You won't be watching the next spiderman movie either
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Way to take a stand, po

I don't really understand some of the previous comments. Black people can't be racist? Is that what you're trying to say?

I don't think he's racist, I'm not making that assumption. I'm just saying that the statement itself was a little racist. My main point was that if a white man said that about white people, al sharpton and Jessie Jackson would lose their ****, as mentioned above. It would cause a big stir about racism.


Another example is a couple years ago, espn was flooded by stories about there not being enough black coaches in the NBA and NFL. That's fine, I don't have a problem with that discussion. On the other hand, nobody says anything about the lack of white players, primarily in the NBA. If someone did, it would cause controversy and this person would be labeled a racist.

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