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Recently I watched a music video featuring a black woman who had been painted white to play the creepy white chick. I personally found this to be sort of racist as there was no need to paint her white because the music video would be just as good having an African American play the role. I went to the comment section expecting other people to point out how this could be offensive, but instead everyone was ignoring that and just praising the video as a work of art. I have seen white people being attacked for painting themselves black in order to play an African American character, I agree that these people do deserve the hate for copying outdated racist acts.

The whole thing appears sort of one sided and I think in order to combate racism people have to take a stand to anything which could degrade any race. I just wanted to know if anyone else find this offensive or I just have to get over it because it's no big deal. I'm not trying to start some kind of race war on the forums, and although I know racism is a touchy subject and I don't support it, if we could just keep the conversation about this one case of possibly offensive behavior and not let it spiral out control that would be great. This is a forum topic for me to learn whether or not I am being too sensitive, not an outlet for any form of hate to anyone.

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Welcome to the double standard.
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gornotck wrote:

Welcome to the double standard.


Sadly, too true.
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Your life must be rough.
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Thats just the african-american version of blackface, and its reverse racism. Even though most blacks don't think it exists, it definitely exists.
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alusha0325 wrote:

Your life must be rough.


What do you mean?
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Insult a black persons skin colour and watch everyone hate you, black man says you're whiter than the milky bar kid no one bats an eyelid, welcome to society
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Only black lives matter.
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I WANNA BE WHITE, WHITE NOW
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWe005HIn6I
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You are not being "too sensitive", people just feel the way they feel. Also, never apologize for being a drama queen...the world would be boring without them.
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So because it's racist for white people to do blackface then it must be racist for black people to do whiteface? I must be missing the history of black people marginalizing white people from every sector of life including media, to the point where the only white people they allow to play in theaters are black people in whiteface.
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Posted 2/28/17
Well yes, Youtube I assume. Nothing to be ashamed of Ash...I think
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Posted 2/28/17
You're pretty dramatic if you're outright offended, but reasonable if all you're doing is calling bullshit and leaving it at that, though.
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Changing your skin color for a music video? kinda pointless if you ask me, ladies of all backgrounds can be beautiful.

Now wearing a girdle for a music video? a ok to fix your temporary fat problem:D, no one finds that attractive in a non- deviant fetish way.

Wearing a hat for a music video. Perfectly fine if no one finds out your secretly going bald. if you haven't notice a pattern.

fix up things that might be considered unattractive, and leave everything else as natural as possible.

as far as your drama problem? try reacting more cynically and sarcastically. Adding a twist of humor to poor reactions makes them more bearable, but doesn't downplay what you hate about it.

Example. Wow, whitewashing has gotten so bad as of late, the white doesn't even come off now.
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I wouldn't say reverse racism, as most times it would be satire of the racism which is committed by whites. Anyone can be racist, yes, but as the power in the western world is geared towards white people, the impact is smaller, as they are the majority and it is considered more "normal" to be white.
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