Is BET Healthy For Black Folks?

Is BET Healthy For Black Folks?

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“Expecting!”

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#1 Oct 23, 2013
I personally do not watch BET, as I feel there is far too much cooning going on, but I wanted to know what you all thought about it.
Blacks Are Worthless

Miami, FL

#3 Oct 23, 2013
As a race you blacks never were very smart but you are a true poster girl for the typical ignorant black fool with your constant, irritating, senseless inane questions you post here on a daily basis, why don't you trot on down to Wyandanch A/K/A spooktown & get a job at KFC.

“Expecting!”

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#4 Oct 23, 2013
Blacks Are Worthless wrote:
As a race you blacks never were very smart but you are a true poster girl for the typical ignorant black fool with your constant, irritating, senseless inane questions you post here on a daily basis, why don't you trot on down to Wyandanch A/K/A spooktown & get a job at KFC.
And are the true poster boy for the typical ignorant cracker, with that run on sentence. Why don't you trot down to your local grammar school and have a seat in the third grade class?

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#5 Oct 23, 2013
I most certainly feel like BET is another fabrication to corrupt the African american race. I personally don't watch it.
Gecks

Gary, IN

#6 Oct 23, 2013
BET

Black * Entelegent * Television

“Expecting!”

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#7 Oct 23, 2013
I have yet to see a positive image of us on that channel.
White On Ookers R Oooking

Athens, GA

#9 Oct 24, 2013
I stopped watching BET. Recently, I flipped to the channel and caught part of the BET Hip Hop Awards, on screen was Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, they were on the stage, sitting down talking BS and there was a sign in the background that originally says "Randy Doughnuts" and some of the words were removed to spell out 'Andys Nuts'.

It's amazing that this channel is still on the air.....

“Expecting!”

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#10 Oct 24, 2013
But black people, even the educated ones, seem to fall into their trap! I can't STAND Tyler Perry, but it seems like as soon as anything negative is said about him black people will JUMP ON YOU about it!

I feel like a lot of the time we are afraid to be honest with each other and ourselves about the foolishness we participate in.
Unholi

Kennesaw, GA

#11 Oct 24, 2013
BET is great as is TVone. I always check those channels when channel surfing. Why can't black people be in comedy's without calling it "cooning", white people don't call the Three Stooges cooning. If you stopped thinking or caring what white people thought you too could probably enjoy black created and black casted TV shows.

“Expecting!”

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#12 Oct 24, 2013
Unholi wrote:
BET is great as is TVone. I always check those channels when channel surfing. Why can't black people be in comedy's without calling it "cooning", white people don't call the Three Stooges cooning. If you stopped thinking or caring what white people thought you too could probably enjoy black created and black casted TV shows.
It has nothing to do with me caring what white people think and everything to do with images that are perpetuated about black people. Unfortunately as a minority, we must be conscious of our image. Our culture is a reflection of who we are as a people, and when all we display is negative, that might as well be what become.

Do you wonder why foreigners have such negative concepts of us? It's western media.
blkd

United States

#13 Oct 24, 2013
BET is run by old gay white men-Viocom.

“Expecting!”

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#14 Oct 24, 2013
Unholi wrote:
BET is great as is TVone. I always check those channels when channel surfing. Why can't black people be in comedy's without calling it "cooning", white people don't call the Three Stooges cooning. If you stopped thinking or caring what white people thought you too could probably enjoy black created and black casted TV shows.
I'm not going to lie to you, it DOES matter what white people think. We live in the White Man's World, my friends. We are part of a system that was created SPECIFICALLY to put us at a disadvantage. America is against the black man, woman, child, and family. As a minority...we must be conscious of how we portray ourselves. Don't take White Privilege and apply it to us. It cannot be applied. For every negative image of whites they put out, there are 3 positive ones. White people know themselves. They know how they are. They know that there are bad people and that there are good people.

When they look at us, and the most salient images are negative, that is who we are as a group. They love it. They love seeing us act stupid. They love seeing our apathy and complacency. They love people who do not want to discuss what is wrong with our society. Why do you think racists come here to stir things up? They are agents of the devil that does not what to see a successful black man.
Unholi

Kennesaw, GA

#15 Oct 24, 2013
GothicRose wrote:
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I'm not going to lie to you, it DOES matter what white people think. We live in the White Man's World, my friends. We are part of a system that was created SPECIFICALLY to put us at a disadvantage. America is against the black man, woman, child, and family. As a minority...we must be conscious of how we portray ourselves. Don't take White Privilege and apply it to us. It cannot be applied. For every negative image of whites they put out, there are 3 positive ones. White people know themselves. They know how they are. They know that there are bad people and that there are good people.
When they look at us, and the most salient images are negative, that is who we are as a group. They love it. They love seeing us act stupid. They love seeing our apathy and complacency. They love people who do not want to discuss what is wrong with our society. Why do you think racists come here to stir things up? They are agents of the devil that does not what to see a successful black man.
You're an IRBW, it's very typical of you to care about the opinion of non-blacks as you vy for their acceptance, your post is literally identical to what many other irbw have posted on this site and others, no other kind of black people care. Even jesuspieceandlove who isn't an irbw only cares that it could corrupt black people. All your posts can be paraphrased in "I want a white man".

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#17 Oct 24, 2013
GothicRose wrote:
I personally do not watch BET, as I feel there is far too much cooning going on, but I wanted to know what you all thought about it.
When Robert Johnson owned BET and had actual news & programs focused on our community it was a decent channel. Of course that all changed once Viacom bought it and removed all of the substance turning it into what you see now.

I miss Ed Gordon.

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#18 Oct 24, 2013
GothicRose wrote:
I personally do not watch BET, as I feel there is far too much cooning going on, but I wanted to know what you all thought about it.
The so-called "c00ning" goes across the board; it's not just BET.

Besides...television in general is NOT a source of media that is designed to edify you in no way, shape or form anyway.

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#19 Oct 24, 2013
I don't like BET either because it's exploitative.... it's not good for blacks and if I had children I wouldn't let them watch BET....

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#20 Oct 24, 2013
GothicRose wrote:
I personally do not watch BET, as I feel there is far too much cooning going on, but I wanted to know what you all thought about it.
The issue is being drawn too things which are counter-productive as oppose to being productive. This is NOT really a Black Folks thing but a society thing. In American society, many are drawn to so called Connery but it's an issue when AA's are drawn too due to our so called Community state in America. WP can be drawn to this stuff & glorify it & no one would think nothing of it because society feel like there is no room for improvement when it comes to them.

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#21 Oct 24, 2013
GothicRose wrote:
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For every negative image of whites they put out, there are 3 positive ones. White people know themselves. They know how they are. They know that there are bad people and that there are good people.
When they look at us, and the most salient images are negative, that is who we are as a group.
This is also the case with all groups but Television is deceptive.

“Expecting!”

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#22 Oct 24, 2013
Unholi wrote:
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You're an IRBW, it's very typical of you to care about the opinion of non-blacks as you vy for their acceptance, your post is literally identical to what many other irbw have posted on this site and others, no other kind of black people care. Even jesuspieceandlove who isn't an irbw only cares that it could corrupt black people. All your posts can be paraphrased in "I want a white man".
First of all, who I choose to go to bed with has NOTHING to do with my status as a black woman in America. I was born black, I was raised black, and I will die black. When I go out, with or WITHOUT my man who HAPPENS to be white, I am a black woman. Regardless of what colour their father is, my children will be black people. THIS is why black issues and the black image in America is important to me.

So don't you DARE pretend to know or understand me or my motives. If you are angry that black women are dating interracially, that's YOUR problem. Do NOT use it as a point of invalidation toward me, because you will end up looking VERY stupid.

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#23 Oct 24, 2013
__jaz__ wrote:
I don't like BET either because it's exploitative.... it's not good for blacks and if I had children I wouldn't let them watch BET....
BET hasn't been "Black" in about 15 years.

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