Black Boys/White Boys

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011 ( 24 moms have responded )

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Has anyone seen the movie Hair?



It is one of my favorite movies.



Edit: This is a scene I am certain some people would find offensive

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Lindsay - posted on 01/01/2011

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Jenn, she just replied that this was her favorite movie but other people have found this offensive. I get your point, Nicole.

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i think its funny



from my experience, only racially sensitive or slightly homophobic people would find this offensive. Anyone who thinks another color person can't comment on the skin color of someone else is ridiculous. ESPECIALLY in a complimentary/comical manner like in the video. One time i was talking to this black woman, and i asked her what kind of face wash she used because her skin was really clear and she wasn't even wearing makeup. She got offended?? Like i was pointing out she was black? No one needs to point it out . Its obvious. Everyone is different in some way. Racism is both ways. The people who are racist, and the ones who assume racial slurs in regular conversation.

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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actually my quote did answer it. In my quote I said it was my favorite movie. I was sharing a clip from my favorite movie, that some people have found offensive and I was wondering where other people stood.

I am sorry if I didn't make that as clear as I thought I had.

That being said, it was unnecessary for you to accuse me of being homophobic. That was uncalled for.

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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" I see you mentioned that people might be offended if they are uncomfortable with homosexuality, so that makes me think that YOU are uncomfortable with it. Just my observation."

rude and unnecessary

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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You're asking me if I am offended?

Let me quote myself in response,



"Has anyone seen the movie Hair?



It is one of my favorite movies."



Now I was posting to get opinions and I have felt encouraged to hear so many open minded, good spirited responses.



I have heard people call it offensive. I could make up reasons for why they might have thought this...but how about saving me the trouble and stretching your imagination...

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Jenn - posted on 01/02/2011

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OK - I could see if i posted something that wasn't offensive to me but let's say my Mum was offended by it and I didn't understand why, so I wanted to see what other people thought and if they were offended so that I could understand why. Because you are correct, I wouldn't just post something that didn't offend me. If it was in no way offensive to me, then the thought wouldn't even cross my mind that someone else might be offended by it. As in my Porky Pig example - it is in no way offensive to me, so why would I even think for one second that someone else might be offended?

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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thank you Kati.

Jenn, it sounds like you are saying that you would not ask if something was offensive to others unless you found it offensive. Because you wouldn't do that, you find it confusing that I would. Is that correct?

I will try to clarify further for you.

It is a scene from my favorite movie and I greatly enjoy watching it. I am also aware that it can make some people uncomfortable and I wanted to get input from people here about how they felt about it

Rosie - posted on 01/01/2011

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yeah i get it too, don't know where you're getting that impression jenn.

Jenn - posted on 01/01/2011

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I didn't say you were homophobic. And that doesn't technically answer the question. You said it's your favourite move - maybe you are just offended by that scene, but love the rest of the movie.

Jenn - posted on 01/01/2011

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You quoted yourself without answering the question. You didn't say if it offended you or not. And I don't know how what I said was rude - it was just an observation. Why post something that is not offensive to you, to see what other people think? I don't get it. If there was something that I was in no way offended by - let's use Porky Pig as an example - why would I post a clip from a Porky Pig cartoon and ask if anyone finds it offensive, unless there was a thought in my mind that there was something which could be construed as offensive? Am I making any sense?

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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When I was in fifth grade I was sitting at the supper table with my mom, her sister and her sisters husband. I started talking about how I thought there was nothing wrong with men dating men, or women dating women. My uncle got very upset. He started yelling and said he wouldn’t hear that bs, not in his house. So I walked out. Later I came back, we hugged and he said he was sorry. He turned to my mom and his wife and said, “She has guts, and stands up for what she believes in. You should be more like her”.

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my grandfather would find it offensive too. LOL he was a racist. He quit watching a tv show because a black man appeared once.....Which is strange because his best friend was black....he passed away 20 years ago though.Man would he ever hate tv today :P

Tara - posted on 01/01/2011

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Well, I could see someone like my grandmother being upset by this because she would think it was too overtly sexual and that it implies sexual relations and other sexual activities between black men and white women. She would have thought that was just rude to talk about... but then again she is dead and would be very old, and I'm sure she probably said those things when she was alive in the 70's but offensive to anyone now, in this day and age, I don't know anyone who would find it offensive, except people that don't like musicals..

Jenn - posted on 01/01/2011

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I think Julianne hit the nail on the head, which would lead me to ask: are you offended Nicole? Why do YOU think people would be offended? I see you mentioned that people might be offended if they are uncomfortable with homosexuality, so that makes me think that YOU are uncomfortable with it. Just my observation.

Jodi - posted on 01/01/2011

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I really don't see what other's find offensive here, except of course for the potential homophobic or racist who would like to see something offensive in it. I thought it was funny!

Lacye - posted on 01/01/2011

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LOL that is just too funny! I don't find it offensive in the least! I think I need to watch that movie!

Kiara - posted on 01/01/2011

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it's very funny to me.It's just comedy n frankly it's nice to see white ladies sing something us black ladies think about black men n the sme about the black women singing about the white boy's

Nicole - posted on 01/01/2011

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well it could be offensive to people who feel uncomfortable with homosexuality (the men singing about black/white boys) as one example.

I am glad that no one here found it offensive, but can you really not imagine why some people would find it offensive?

Tiffany - posted on 01/01/2011

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I'm not quite sure why you would think this scene would offend most people? I don't find it offensive, I find it hilarious.

Jaime - posted on 01/01/2011

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Ya, I'm not seeing anything offensive either. I think it's a bit creepy that all those men can hit those high "ball grabbing" notes...but other than that I'm good. lol

Dana - posted on 01/01/2011

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I see nothing wrong with it and wonder why it would be offensive to "most people".

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