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Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2013, 07:03:05 PM »

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Actually, I'd say the most offensive parts are the LL Cool J parts.  "if you forgive my gold chains, i'll forgive the iron chains" etc.

I didn't actually listen to this song, but are these lyrics for real?? If you forgive my style and self-expression, then [on behalf of my ancestors] I will forgive you for the many years of hate and abuse. This is pretty ridiculous.

I am so happy I listen to punkrock...

Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2013, 01:36:15 PM »

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A few years ago I was fortunate to be able to listen to a speech by a cat named Johnny Lee Clary. He went from being the public spokesperson of the modern KKK to being a baptist minister who now advocates for civil rights. His life story is quite fascinating and if you haven't heard it I would greatly encourage you to check it out. 

One of the issues he discussed was people openly opposing the use of the stars and bars flag. He was of the opinion that it ceased being officially used in any capacity in about 1865, so theoretically all the racism and injustice that has been committed after that date has occured under the stars and stripes flag. He was also a big lynard skynard fan.

Just food for thought.

He must've forgotten how many states passed Jim Crow laws while flying a Confederate flag, or a state flag based on its design.  Curious lapse of memory for an ex-KKK guy.

Honestly whenever I hear about the Confederate flag issue coming up it just makes me think about Hindus and swastikas.  Unlike the Confederate Flag, that is a symbol that had a real, powerful, longstanding meaning before it was co-opted, and it's even more toxic to display, for obvious reasons.  That's a symbol I'd like to see "taken back" but I don't think it'll ever happen.

'Jim Crow Laws' were legislated post-1865 under the stars and stripes...

Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2013, 02:27:19 PM »

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A few years ago I was fortunate to be able to listen to a speech by a cat named Johnny Lee Clary. He went from being the public spokesperson of the modern KKK to being a baptist minister who now advocates for civil rights. His life story is quite fascinating and if you haven't heard it I would greatly encourage you to check it out. 

One of the issues he discussed was people openly opposing the use of the stars and bars flag. He was of the opinion that it ceased being officially used in any capacity in about 1865, so theoretically all the racism and injustice that has been committed after that date has occured under the stars and stripes flag. He was also a big lynard skynard fan.

Just food for thought.

He must've forgotten how many states passed Jim Crow laws while flying a Confederate flag, or a state flag based on its design.  Curious lapse of memory for an ex-KKK guy.

Honestly whenever I hear about the Confederate flag issue coming up it just makes me think about Hindus and swastikas.  Unlike the Confederate Flag, that is a symbol that had a real, powerful, longstanding meaning before it was co-opted, and it's even more toxic to display, for obvious reasons.  That's a symbol I'd like to see "taken back" but I don't think it'll ever happen.

'Jim Crow Laws' were legislated post-1865 under the stars and stripes...

The point is that the 'Jim Crow Laws' were passed largely during turn of the century not by the Federal gov't, but by the individual states. FWF's point is that a lot of those states either use outright or allude to the confederate flag.

 

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Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
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Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2013, 02:45:30 PM »

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The impending return of Arrested Development reminds me of the greatest accidental racist song ever:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xinzdo_it-ain-t-easy-being-white-it-ain-t-easy-bein-brown_shortfilms#.UWWzLDc5qJU

Re: Accidental Racist song (new Brad Paisley/LL Cool J)
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2013, 04:14:43 PM »

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Here's a classic on the subject. 
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Dennis Schroeder/Ray McCallum
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Giannis Antetokounpo/Darrell Arthur/V. Claver
Kelly Olynyk/Nerlens Noel/C. Jefferson
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« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2013, 04:26:55 PM »

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And another:

Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers  DKC General Manager

Dennis Schroeder/Ray McCallum
Tyreke Evans/Jeremy Lamb/R. Ledo
Giannis Antetokounpo/Darrell Arthur/V. Claver
Kelly Olynyk/Nerlens Noel/C. Jefferson
Brandan Wright/Timofey Mozgov/A. Nicholson

 

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