Does King Kong Perpetuate Stereotypes?

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Ayesha

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samira said:
The blacks in a company I once worked for in NY a while back were so divided it was so very pathetic to be one of them. Some of them will go back and betray their own to the white man and so forth. Most of them were side kicks and lap dogs to the oyibo man. It was sad and very disturbing to watch. It got to a point one did not even know whom to trust anymore. But that turned out as a good lesson for me and I keep my mouth shut with my own race at the work place. Trust no one is my thing! However, when it comes to the white man, you hardly see them betraying each other to the black man. So when they look down on us and are cruel, in a way I understand them (not that I agree to such vendictiveness) but if we blacks cannot love ourselves more so each other, then we somehow deserve how others treat us so bad. I remeber when I also worked at a hosital once in Rockville, MD the Indians where also another race who hated each other and were constantly fighting with each other. Just like the blacks, they will gossip and say terrible things about each other to us blacks. We found it very strange and lost all respect for them. Little did I know at that time that, that is exactly how blacks also treat each other. So tvwriter, when you say they continue to remind blacks of the past by how they treat us, remember that blacks are divided among themselves and are responsible for the way others treat them.
You hit it on point.. If you ever work in a place where it is predominantly black.. just keep to yourself because they would do anything to seek favor among white people.. especially AFAM women.. And yes I said it.. I rather have a White Female as a boss than a Black woman because they take out their frustrations on you as a person.. and I can prove that time and time to come....

Case in point, a colleague of mine had a job with one of the Big 4 companies.. she is happily married and has 2 kids.. she went on a cruise and put her pix on her desk.. the AFAM boss came one day and told her to take it down because it is distracting.. meanwhile in the AFAMs office, there are pix of she and numerous dogs cats and i think friends.. She was like NO.. Everyone has thier personal pix on their desk.. needless to say the AFAM started doing some crazy stuff.. when we did some under g research, we found she was divorced and that was the second time she was getting a divorce.. I am not against AFAM.. so please let no one misconstrue anything.. just that I rather work for a White person face to face.. do my projects and bail with no sentiments, no slave this and slave that ... and its just about the d a m n job!
 
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samira

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Ayesha said:
You hit it on point.. If you ever work in a place where it is predominantly black.. just keep to yourself because they would do anything to seek favor among white people.. especially AFAM women.. And yes I said it.. I rather have a White Female as a boss than a Black woman because they take out their frustrations on you as a person.. and I can prove that time and time to come....

Case in point, a colleague of mine had a job with one of the Big 4 companies.. she is happily married and has 2 kids.. she went on a cruise and put her pix on her desk.. the AFAM boss came one day and told her to take it down because it is distracting.. meanwhile in the AFAMs office, there are pix of she and numerous dogs cats and i think friends.. She was like NO.. Everyone has thier personal pix on their desk.. needless to say the AFAM started doing some crazy stuff.. when we did some under g research, we found she was divorced and that was the second time she was getting a divorce.. I am not against AFAM.. so please let no one misconstrue anything.. just that I rather work for a White person face to face.. do my projects and bail with no sentiments, no slave this and slave that ... and its just about the d a m n job!
Worked for a respectable hospital in Balitimore once and I honestly felt sorry for my boss. A black man who managed a helpdesk full of black employees. He was afraid of them and could never speak up...therefore, they walked all over him. Mind you, he is also a black American. He always had me doing favors for him...u might say, I became the boss indirectly...but the cut to it was that when it came down for him to do his job, he turn his nonsense on me instead as to him I was piece of cake. I respected him but he took me for granted while the other Americans like himself treated him like dirt. The damn office was so noisy and I still to this day, do not know how I manage to last that long over there. If you want to see plain ignorance in broad daylight, work with AFAMS who have no degrees (and have no intention of obtaining one) but happen to know that you have a degee and you are from another country, a black. woe onto you!
 

Ayesha

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samira said:
Worked for a respectable hospital in Balitimore once and I honestly felt sorry for my boss. A black man who managed a helpdesk full of black employees. He was afraid of them and could never speak up...therefore, they walked all over him. Mind you, he is also a black American. He always had me doing favors for him...u might say, I became the boss indirectly...but the cut to it was that when it came down for him to do his job, he turn his nonsense on me instead as to him I was piece of cake. I respected him but he took me for granted while the other Americans like himself treated him like dirt. The damn office was so noisy and I still to this day, do not know how I manage to last that long over there. If you want to see plain ignorance in broad daylight, work with AFAMS who have no degrees but happen to know that you have.

Yup you are right.. I worked for the DC Govt on contract.. it was full of AFAM women who had been there for a number of years.. no degrees etc.. they were noisy and then this woman had the nerve to walk up to my desk and tell me that my perfume was disturbing her... I ignored her at first.. then the next day she called my project manager and said that my skirt was too short.. and if you know me, I dont EVER wear skirts and that was the middle of winter.. and then the final blow was when I was leaving early one day and she came and was asking me where I was going.. I let it all out on her.. she started crying..which even made me more irritated because I was thinking as her mouth was running, she should have the strength to support it.. needless to say I only stayed there for about 6 months and bailed
 

Obariba

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samira said:
Communities in Africa has one of the best cultural social systems in the world. When Hillary Clinton was running for office, she quoted the old African saying " It takes a village to raise a child" every opportunity she got. Before the whites came, we had a coherent social system that worked for us. We had our kings (equivalent to a president), the linguist (presidential spokes person), the several overseers of the various districts (mayors and governors), and the queen mother (first lady). The wisdom for instance on the part of some of the Akan cultures blows me away, it was made possible that the queenmother did not have to be married to the king as is the practice in other parts of the world. The queenmother therefore has the autonomy to preside over issues that developed concerning women in the society. Before the western way of thinking was shoved down our throats, we were already a highly civilized society!
Believe it or not lots of other civilisations reject westernization....eg the Amish people !
 
Obariba said:
In that case why do AFAMS keep harrassing Africans ....saying things like u have an accent or go back to where you came from ??? Why are AFAMS to bitter towards us Africans from the motherland ??
Why are some Africans disrespectful to African Americans when someone is complimenting a piece of clothing they may be wearing, or asking questions about Africa, Nigeria etc.?

It goes both ways.
 

gogetter

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Ayesha said:
You hit it on point.. If you ever work in a place where it is predominantly black.. just keep to yourself because they would do anything to seek favor among white people.. especially AFAM women.. And yes I said it.. I rather have a White Female as a boss than a Black woman because they take out their frustrations on you as a person.. and I can prove that time and time to come....

Case in point, a colleague of mine had a job with one of the Big 4 companies.. she is happily married and has 2 kids.. she went on a cruise and put her pix on her desk.. the AFAM boss came one day and told her to take it down because it is distracting.. meanwhile in the AFAMs office, there are pix of she and numerous dogs cats and i think friends.. She was like NO.. Everyone has thier personal pix on their desk.. needless to say the AFAM started doing some crazy stuff.. when we did some under g research, we found she was divorced and that was the second time she was getting a divorce.. I am not against AFAM.. so please let no one misconstrue anything.. just that I rather work for a White person face to face.. do my projects and bail with no sentiments, no slave this and slave that ... and its just about the d a m n job!
U guys are so right. Abt th afam women. Me, i'd rather have a white boss too. Matter of fact, i hate going to pl;aces where the workers are mainly black. they waste ur time....act like na their mama own the darn office...rubbish!
 

grafikdon

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Gen Sani Abacha said:
Yu dis yeye Grafika Wizardry :mad:
Who do you expect to look after the Arochukwu long juju shrine maidens when you pull this long disappearing act ? :mad:
:bow: Ahhh...General...Field Marshal! As overtake come overtake overtake, the great dibia AgwoturumbeIII of Arochukwu come tear race.

How u dey? Long time o.:spiny:
 

gogetter

Liya kebede...gorgeous
TVwriter23 said:
Why are some Africans disrespectful to African Americans when someone is complimenting a piece of clothing they may be wearing, or asking questions about Africa, Nigeria etc.?

It goes both ways.
pls give me a compliment right now..so that i can break it down for u proper ...and what kind of condescending stupid questions are those??
 
samira said:
The blacks in a company I once worked for in NY a while back were so divided it was so very pathetic to be one of them. Some of them will go back and betray their own to the white man and so forth. Most of them were side kicks and lap dogs to the oyibo man. It was sad and very disturbing to watch. It got to a point one did not even know whom to trust anymore. But that turned out as a good lesson for me and I keep my mouth shut with my own race at the work place. Trust no one is my thing! However, when it comes to the white man, you hardly see them betraying each other to the black man. So when they look down on us and are cruel, in a way I understand them (not that I agree to such vendictiveness) but if we blacks cannot love ourselves more so each other, then we somehow deserve how others treat us so bad. I remeber when I also worked at a hosital once in Rockville, MD the Indians where also another race who hated each other and were constantly fighting with each other. Just like the blacks, they will gossip and say terrible things about each other to us blacks. We found it very strange and lost all respect for them. Little did I know at that time that, that is exactly how blacks also treat each other. So tvwriter, when you say they continue to remind blacks of the past by how they treat us, remember that blacks are divided among themselves and are responsible for the way others treat them.
Yeah, but then again they also weren't divided systematically either. If you want to understand why many African Americans think the way they do then read the Willie Lynch letter. That's a real eye opener.
 

Obariba

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TVwriter23 said:
Why are some Africans disrespectful to African Americans when someone is complimenting a piece of clothing they may be wearing, or asking questions about Africa, Nigeria etc.?

It goes both ways.

No African I know will be disrespecful if u admire their clothing or inquire about Africa !!! Africans are very friendly and socialize a lot ....The world values survey voted Nigerians the happiest people in the world !!! Nigerians have great personalities !
 
Ayesha said:
She said she is AFAM.. I dont believe her one bit.. but if she really is.. she should really do what you are saying.. Join the Peace Corps and get deployed to Nigeria.. Maybe it will broaden her horizon
My eyes are open as well as my mind. I have worked with people of all nationalities and races, cultures etc. asked why AA's have a hard time in America and I was just telling you some of the reasons etc. That's something we have to teach our children to beat. That was one powerful strategy used on slaves
 

Obariba

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TVwriter23 said:
Yeah, but then again they also weren't divided systematically either. If you want to understand why many African Americans think the way they do then read the Willie Lynch letter. That's a real eye opener.

can you cut and paste the Willie Lynch letter here ?
 
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samira

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TVwriter23 said:
Why are some Africans disrespectful to African Americans when someone is complimenting a piece of clothing they may be wearing, or asking questions about Africa, Nigeria etc.?

It goes both ways.
@ highlighted. So if if goes both ways in this case, then why is it so difficult for you to understand that both the white and black race have racist people among them and it is not only the white race?:1087:
 

Obariba

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gogetter said:
U guys are so right. Abt th afam women. Me, i'd rather have a white boss too. Matter of fact, i hate going to pl;aces where the workers are mainly black. they waste ur time....act like na their mama own the darn office...rubbish!

If I go to the airport I must wait for Oyibo to attend to me ooooh !! Cos Akata go make sure I pay excess luggage !!!
 
Obariba said:
No African I know will be dierespecful if u admire their clothing or inquire about Africa !!! Africans are very friendly and socialize a lot ....The world values survey voted Nigerians the happiest people in the world !!! Nigerians have great personalities !
Well i've had that experience. So apparently African's don't disrespect someone for giving a compliment, but African Americans. Please. Like I said it goes both ways. Gave a compliment to an African women about clothes she was wearing when my mother and I were at church. We asked her where she got it, and she replied "Honey I made it myself I'm African" Now that sounds like nothing on a messageboard etc. but if you would have heard the woman she made it sound as if black Americans don't sew their own clothes. Now anyone else would have just said I made the outfit etc. instead of trying to hit you over the head with it.
 
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samira

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TVwriter23 said:
Yeah, but then again they also weren't divided systematically either. If you want to understand why many African Americans think the way they do then read the Willie Lynch letter. That's a real eye opener.
Yep, an eye opener indeed...you are THICK with it!!!:teu26:
 
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