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Postby bigh0rt » Sat May 05, 2007 11:30 pm

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Postby Lofunzo » Sun May 06, 2007 12:03 am

Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??
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Postby bigh0rt » Sun May 06, 2007 12:32 am

Lofunzo wrote:Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??


One can only hope. :-/
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Postby sportsaddict » Sun May 06, 2007 12:37 am

Lofunzo wrote:Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??


It has got to be scripted or something. Or at least exaggerated. I know there are people like that out there, but would they ever actually risk themselves to go on TV? That is chilling to listen to that racist SOB talk about how he thinks all Jews should be dead, or how blacks don't deserve to be in this country, and then to see his kids brainwashed talking like they are zombies. I think that's probably not all real- I'm sure they embellished some of it. Maybe all of it. Still, the fact that there are people out there is really scary.
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Postby Field » Sun May 06, 2007 12:40 am

Lofunzo wrote:Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??


After watching it, it certainly appears to be scripted. Tyra was smirking when she was interviewing the family.

Why would a family that hates all other races/religions, ever go on a show with a black host? Doesn't make sense to me.

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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun May 06, 2007 12:49 am

Field wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??


After watching it, it certainly appears to be scripted. Tyra was smirking when she was interviewing the family.

Why would a family that hates all other races/religions, ever go on a show with a black host? Doesn't make sense to me.

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Postby Field » Sun May 06, 2007 12:51 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:
Field wrote:
Lofunzo wrote:Terrible. Any chance that this is scripted BS??


After watching it, it certainly appears to be scripted. Tyra was smirking when she was interviewing the family.

Why would a family that hates all other races/religions, ever go on a show with a black host? Doesn't make sense to me.

:-t


I hope you are right.


Me too, that was trash.
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Postby PlayingWithFire » Sun May 06, 2007 12:55 am

Here's another question

Can stereotypes ever be justified?

I mean if you were to meet somebody in a dark alley.

either

a)a Caucasian full of tattoos, piercings and is 6-5 300lbs

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b)a Caucasian that wear glasses, is Tim Lincecum's size

Which makes you more afraid and is it justified?
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Postby sportsaddict » Sun May 06, 2007 1:19 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:Here's another question

Can stereotypes ever be justified?

I mean if you were to meet somebody in a dark alley.

either

a)a Caucasian full of tattoos, piercings and is 6-5 300lbs

or

b)a Caucasian that wear glasses, is Tim Lincecum's size

Which makes you more afraid and is it justified?


I love how Lincecum comes up in every conversation no matter what :-b

I don't know if your question can be answered. Because there are big white dudes out there that are as nice as can be, wouldn't harm a thing. And there are small white dudes with glasses that can be the mass murderers and criminals. I think the media plays up these stereotypes and we happen to believe them.
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Postby Field » Sun May 06, 2007 2:57 am

PlayingWithFire wrote:Here's another question

Can stereotypes ever be justified?

I mean if you were to meet somebody in a dark alley.

either

a)a Caucasian full of tattoos, piercings and is 6-5 300lbs

or

b)a Caucasian that wear glasses, is Tim Lincecum's size

Which makes you more afraid and is it justified?


For me, stereotypes and probability are closely linked. I think stereotypes get a bad rap, all stereotypes aren't negative. It helps people understand the world around them. How the hell are you suppose to know everything about a person right when you first meet them? You have to piece things together to get some sort of understanding. As with everything else in life, going to an extreme is where people run into problems (ex. this video- stereotypes consume their life). Once you get to know a person, stereotypes begin to fade and a personal relationship is built.

As for your question, the larger caucasian probably has the greater probablity of doing some damage, so I think being more guarded around him would be justified.
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