Nah. What's half baked are these descriptive terms. It's no comedy routine. We label people, we put'em in boxes, and these descriptive terms then have multiple meanings but use the same word? Fine. But when you say a black actor, you're refering to a "black" dude, right? Then we say how a black/white person talks, dress like a black/white person, oh you're white/black on the inside, etc, etc, etc.
Originally Posted by Shawn Hopkins
Then we refer to skin color and use these same common terms. I graduated from preschool. I know my colors. Light skinned black actor? Dark skinned white actress? Knowing very well such an actor is probably mixed ethnically, but due to our ignorance, we'll just lump'em in some generic category. Sounds like a jumbled mess to me. Its like using the same profanity term for 5+ different meanings(which ppl do). The word loses focus, and thus becomes interchangable. Loses its pizzazz.
Also, these terms of black/white have so much baggage to them. Historically, culturally, yadda yadda yadda...if you slap on a dude from denmark and guy from canada, they both are considered white, but white due to skin color? The way they speak? The way they dress? The way they present themselves? Clearly there's a cultural difference between the two. Yet by our eyes, it just 2 white dudes. So they're not only stripped from their cultural backgrounds, but also lumped into a lame brain category.
Many people ignorantly called asians yellow (whole mmpr fiasco), but most are "whiter/lighter" than the average "white" american. Clearly there's some discord goin on here. Or the indian dude who's "darker/blacker" than your average "black" person(who probaly is a light skinned black dude, which means mixed ancestory,but who ares about the details, amirite?)
tl;dr: Honestly, I just think we're lazy with how we identify people.
Also catwoman was lame because it was just a poorly produced movie, diverse enthicities withstanding.
Last edited by firefoxprime; 05-18-2013 at 08:06 AM.
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