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True But Forbidden 3: 3 Questions A Japanese Guy Has For Black People in the US

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  • Richard February 19, 2018, 9:32 AM

    “In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    George Orwell
    Alert the Authorities!, indeed.

  • azlibertarian February 19, 2018, 2:13 PM

    While I can’t say that I am a student of Japanese culture, I have been a frequent traveler to Japan for a good number of years (airline pilot). In my experience, they are a polite and gentle people, and I genuinely enjoy going there.

    However, from an American viewpoint, they are also a racist culture, and don’t pretend to be otherwise. They (along with many other Asian cultures) are proud of the homogenous nature of their population. You have to look carefully for it, as it is a very subtle racism, but racism none-the-less. Case-in-point: While most places are very welcoming, and this has never happened to me, I’ve heard from some of my colleagues who have been denied entrance into restaurants based solely on their race. Americans believe in the power of our “Melting Pot”, where every culture and race adds to the flavor of the stew we all live in. The Japanese are exactly the opposite….they like everyone to be the same.

    All that said, the “Forbidden Questions” Notiba asks of Black America are right on point. As an aside, my wife and I just finished a cruise of Australia and New Zealand. We spoke with an Aussie couple who had had an earlier unpleasant conversation with a black American couple. The Aussies were curious as to why Black Americans insist on being called “African-American” instead of “Blacks”. Aussies refer to their aboriginals as “blacks” and this is accepted unquestioningly by both groups. Yet in America to use “Black” as a racial noun is borderline taboo.

  • MMinLamesa February 19, 2018, 6:11 PM

    Fuck ’em. My knee-grow fatigue meter has been pegged for many years. I avoid them as much as possible. Won’t live anywhere where there’s more than an occasional sighting. Always problems.

  • GoneWithThewind February 19, 2018, 9:03 PM

    All cultures are racist, all races are racist.

    Why are black people obsessed with something that happened 150 years past? Simple because they can use it to leverage power and extort money and special treatment from the government and individuals.

    Do you choose to go to a black doctor? Do you wonder if they got to college by affirmative action and passed medical school and the various hurdles to become a doctor because no one dared say they were not qualified for risk of being labeled racist? Apply that same reasoning to almost any job above car wash attendant and you begin to realize what harm affirmative action has brought those it purported to help.

    There is an interesting dynamic developing in this country that will both backfire on the left and likely bring great harm to our beloved republic. Those on the left are effectively bringing all the disparate and diverse minorities together as a voting block. The blacks are all in with the open border crowd (not all, I know but most) but the blacks will be most harmed by a larger minority of hispanics (and increased numbers of every immigrant group). And this isn’t something off in the dim future it is here and now. The massive immigration is bankrupting our welfare state. There must be serious cutbacks in welfare payments and numbers soon or else it will all end with a crash. Who gets harmed the most? Also hispanics, even those who have little education and speak little English are (generally) better workers a more likely to be hired than blacks. There is going to be a big schism in the diverse minority communities down the road. Not just between blacks and hispanics nut between all minorities as the reality of limited resources of free stuff and affirmative action opportunities and unlimited growth in these communities. This will play out in the streets but it will play out in the voters booth too.

  • Jack February 20, 2018, 8:16 AM

    I have been around blacks all of my life and I’ve paid close attention to them. Some are fine folks but the majority of them are hate filled, angry and violent train wrecks and overall I have no use for them.

  • ghostsniper February 20, 2018, 1:56 PM

    Black Americans insist on being called “African-American”
    african american
    To them, it’s all about perceived style.
    And the spineless idiots that cow to them.
    I saw one yesterday, about 100′ away, the first in a couple months.
    So called “minorities” scare easily out here in the woods, ‘specially after dark.
    They prefer urban crowds and that’s fine with me cause I don’t.

  • Casey Klahn February 20, 2018, 11:02 PM

    That is one ballsy Japanese dude, asking those questions in the open. Perhaps, just maybe, there are instances in other societies where openness of speech, thought, and inquiry are stronger than here in America.
    Watch your ass in America. It’s a dangerous place intellectually, and in some cases physically dangerous.

  • Duane Ludwig February 21, 2018, 11:46 AM

    Heads up, Nobita… here’s some “peaceful conversation” for you —
    A new report from the Center for American Progress shows how structural racism perpetuates a massive black-white wealth gap. Centuries of structural obstacles to wealth building have caused white families to own ten times more wealth than African American families! African Americans are less likely to be homeowners, to own their own business, and to hold a job that offers retirement benefits than whites. Even college-educated black households have less wealth than non-college white households.

    Here is the link to the report. I suggest you read it carefully, then post another video that expresses some maturity and learning on these issues! It would certainly be helpful to all the white supremacists that seem to be following you.

  • Vanderleun February 21, 2018, 6:00 PM

    Sorry, DeWane Luddite, but the Center for American Progress is just a propaganda pump for the progs. More than that its a snake pit and always has been. What’s more, you know it. Do you bill them for promulgating their crap?

    The Secret Donors Behind the Center for American Progress and Other Think Tanks [Updated on 5/24] | The Nation

    “John Podesta, former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton and the head of Obama’s first transition team, founded the Center for American Progress in 2003. Last year, Podesta stepped down as CAP’s president—he remains its chair and counselor—and was replaced by Neera Tanden, who served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations. Former Virginia Congressman Tom Perriello heads the CAP Action Fund, an advocacy unit, which operates out of the same offices and shares personnel.”

  • Vanderleun February 21, 2018, 6:01 PM

    “how structural racism perpetuates a massive black-white wealth gap. Centuries of structural obstacles to ..”

    Sorry, but you can’t blame the persistance of failure among the left-behinds as a “structual” problem. The problem with the left-behinds is within them. And it persists.