Spike Lee??? Blackface???

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A Virginia Teachable Moment
Are such actions grounds for resignation? What do they prove except that, in their twenties, these men were insensitive jerks? Are they jerks now? Are they racist? Have they put their offices to racist use? Those questions don’t matter apparently. Virtually every Democrat ever born is calling on Northam to resign. Director Spike Lee, asked if people should be forgiven for such bad actions in their past, answered, "Hell no!"
Really? Spike Lee?

Should someone forgive that racist asshole for THIS?

This is a SPIKE LEE MOTION PICTURE. Bamboozled.
 
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It was a different era and we know conservative states did things like that. Just like the catholic school who did it in more recent times, I am sure racist Trump supporters can get over it.

Anyone who thinks that we need to punish someone who acted out 30 years ago in a racist timeframe really needs to check themselves imo. The real mistake the Governor made was coming up with a really dumb about face in recent history. I am pretty sure that 30 years ago there were very few liberals In Virginia.
 
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You sure seem to care a lot about issues related to blacks. Why are you so invested in this?
I'm not sure. Maybe it's because things haven't changed that much as far as the Democrat Party is concerned. Maybe it's because I'm fascinated at the power of the N word and how it can ruin lives. Maybe it's because of that Governor in Virginia, the blackface KKK guy.
 
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It was a different era and we know conservative states did things like that. Just like the catholic school who did it in more recent times, I am sure racist Trump supporters can get over it.

I started to object to the term "conservative," but then I realized that terms change over time. The term "liberal" used to mean laissez faire free market capitalism, before the Port Huron Statement in the early Sixties, which pushed it to embrace socialism and Nazism. The fathers of modern day mainstream Conservatism, (Ronald Reagan, William F. Buckley) completely changed the narrative and flipped the script. Today, conservatism means free markets, a color blind society, liberty and the rule of law.

Oh, and Trump supporters aren't racist. His critics are, but not his supporters. We've actually evolved to where our knuckles aren't dragging the ground.

Anyone who thinks that we need to punish someone who acted out 30 years ago in a racist timeframe really needs to check themselves imo. The real mistake the Governor made was coming up with a really dumb about face in recent history. I am pretty sure that 30 years ago there were very few liberals In Virginia.

Truthfully, I think we should admire this Governor. He has posted the truth about the Democrat party, its racist nature and heritage and the fact that it hasn't changed on iota over all this time. I hate that he's running away from this. Those pictures are an EXACT depiction of his party today.
 
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"Bamboozled" was mocking/making fun of racism, I do believe...
I'm curious. If a white filmmaker produced Bamboozled, would you say the same thing?
Let's even get more in depth. Suppose a BLACK poster, a true African American actually used the N word at this forum. Would that person get disciplined, banned, whatever? Reason I ask, if it's not okay for even a black poster, why is it okay for Spike Lee? Why does he get a pass? Is it because of his race? Isn't that being a bit bigoted?
 
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You sure seem to care a lot about issues related to blacks. Why are you so invested in this?
Truthfully, this was a shot in the dark. It was my baptism by fire at this place. I had no idea it would garner such reaction. And I finally had to bolt from the computer because I looked up and three hours were gone.
I have to force myself to limit the time here, otherwise I'll be on 24-7, and never get any work done.
 

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I'm curious. If a white filmmaker produced Bamboozled, would you say the same thing?
Let's even get more in depth. Suppose a BLACK poster, a true African American actually used the N word at this forum. Would that person get disciplined, banned, whatever?
Yes. It's happened many times.
Reason I ask, if it's not okay for even a black poster, why is it okay for Spike Lee? Why does he get a pass? Is it because of his race? Isn't that being a bit bigoted?
Spike Lee doesn't post to this forum.
 
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Truthfully, this was a shot in the dark. It was my baptism by fire at this place. I had no idea it would garner such reaction. And I finally had to bolt from the computer because I looked up and three hours were gone.
I have to force myself to limit the time here, otherwise I'll be on 24-7, and never get any work done.
 
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