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Does King Kong Perpetuate Stereotypes?

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Obariba

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......and by the way words like Oyibo man have been used or Osu or chingy ....so big deal some even used the N word in various explanations !!
King Kong is a great movie and it is not racist. "White men cant jump" is racist so is "Dumb and Dumber" !!
 

Obariba

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kaymax said:
For someone who complains about this country as much as you do, why ARE YOU HERE???!!!!! Go back Home, then!!!
You have got to be imagining things...complain about this country ??...hell no ! I love this country because its the land of my birth ! I have so many options and one option is to shut out folks who think the white man is their problem and that movies are racist ! King Kong is not racist and The passion of the Christ is not racist !

I love this country cos I have the option to pick 1 out of maybe 10 movies go into the theatre with some popcorn enjoy it and walk out without trying to overanalyse the movie ! Im sure Magic Johnson's theaters are also playing King Kong too !!
 

kaymax

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Obariba said:
You have got to be imagining things...complain about this country ??...hell no ! I love this country because its the land of my birth ! I have so many options and one option is to shut out folks who think the white man is their problem and that movies are racist ! King Kong is not racist and The passion of the Christ is not racist !

I love this country cos I have the option to pick 1 out of maybe 10 movies go into the theatre with some popcorn enjoy it and walk out without trying to overanalyse the movie ! Im sure Magic Johnson's theaters are also playing King Kong too !!

Gotcha!!!
 

Sola

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I have not seen King Kong, so I will avoid reference to it. But movies are made from one person's vision often, the directors. He can't avoid injecting his sensibilities into them, since these things just seep out of you...You are what you are. So if your movie is racist, it probably means deep down, you have racist tendencies.

Now, racism is a different animal to different folks. A white man would not see racism the same way a black man or anyone of any other color would. Your color and upbringing actually contribute greatly to your perspective. So, some may see racism in a movie like KK while others wouldn't. Perspective!

And because it is really impossible for us to leap into another person's shoes to see the world from their perspective, is precisely why I would urge us to err on the side of caution. Yes, that and political correctness. This is the world wide web and eyes are everywhere. Anyone stumbling onto this thread can easily use it to label ALL NIGERIANS based on what s/he gleans from it. Because the thread has been more emotional than objective, there is the grave danger that the wrong impression will be read off it and it just worsens that already estranged relationship i mentioned earlier. We discuss these issues all the time on NIA, but there are enough African Americans there to give the AFAM point of view and thus evolve a fair balance. Here, there is none (seriously, TVW is more Nigerian than many Nigerians, as far as I am concerned!). The world is always watching. And judging.
 

Benin

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TVwriter23 said:
Yeah, but then a lot of that stuff does happen. a whole black district being arrested and I mean kids and all during a drug bust when there wasn't evidence of selling of drugs. A fight starting at a party and when the kids call for help to get the main people who started the fight every one is maced, police not letting the kids wash their eyes and sicking dogs on them. DWB my mother and I experienced that recently and I know it was DWB. African Americans tend to spot or think of racist images in movies more because we have been bombarded with them in the past. So much so we have to think of how much it can effect our children. Should we let them watch it or is it just a movie etc.? Not fun, but that's something we have to deal with a lot of.
TRUE TALK RIGHT THERE!!!! :fing02:
 

Benin

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TVwriter23 said:
That's a big no no in the black community. Black Americans may say that to each other sometimes to in love and sometimes letting someone know you are being ignorant, but it's hard to take when white or someone else says this. I know from experience having someone white call you ******. It's hard to take even if it's ****** or ***** from a black person as well. Remember too a lot of the black people using this term were the poor.
So true!! I respect your determination in this battle, but you're wasting your time, IMO. Your mission is futile. I've already had a bit of this battle with Obariba and the other WNBA members around here a while back, and they're still ball busters. All the guys are mad cool though. You should post more often, and on some of the other boards too, It'll be nice having a fellow AfAm around.
 

Obariba

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Benin said:
So true!! I respect your determination in this battle, but you're wasting your time, IMO. Your mission is futile. I've already had a bit of this battle with Obariba and the other WNBA members around here a while back, and they're still ball busters. All the guys are mad cool though. You should post more often, and on some of the other boards too, It'll be nice having a fellow AfAm around.
:roll Benin- Sola has been waiting for your input on this thread for a while !
Anyway,its not futile its just scary to have to not enjoy a movie for what it is ... just entertainment !
 

OlaMichael

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Very interesting thread. Loads of Facts, sentiments, ignorance, passion, courage, conviction, anger, memories, and all what nots... but very interesting. Kudos to all who contributed. I learnt a lot.

Nice thread ;)
 
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