Is BlackPlanet racist?
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Adam

Maywood, CA

#1 Jan 4, 2008
Hi there,

I was on the Barack Obama website and I couldn't help but notice that his site displayed a link to a website called "Black Planet" where he has his own page?

Isn't this type of site completely racist? I mean, imagine if there was a site called WhitePlanet and only white people were allowed to register?

Please somebody correct me if I am wrong, but how is it not completely racist to have a website and allow people access to it based on the color of their skin? Barack Obama doesn't seem racist to me, so why is he affiliated with a website that seems to be racist?

Am I the only one who has noticed this?
Yonah

Englewood, FL

#2 Jan 5, 2008
Minorities sometimes enjoy preferential treatment or exceptions to rules the majority would otherwise have to follow. Welcome to Earth, enjoy your stay.
Concerned Person

AOL

#3 Jan 7, 2008
There is a website called blackplanet, AsianPlanet, LatinoPlanet, and others by the same company. It is not a racist website. These sites have dating,political forums,job listing. You name it.It is one of the most popular websites among Young people and anyone can visit them.I think Mr.Obama is trying to reach everyone.Please do your homework next time.

Concerned Person
Adam

United States

#4 Jan 7, 2008
Concerned Person wrote:
There is a website called blackplanet, AsianPlanet, LatinoPlanet, and others by the same company. It is not a racist website. These sites have dating,political forums,job listing. You name it.It is one of the most popular websites among Young people and anyone can visit them.I think Mr.Obama is trying to reach everyone.Please do your homework next time.
Concerned Person
So because everyone else is doing it that makes it ok?....it's racism. Face it. I hate racism.
Enlighted Individual

United States

#5 Jan 10, 2008
Adam,

Get over it. There are White clubs all over the US.. Let the minorities have their clubs. White people have slaved, tortured and killed minorities through out history. Now you want to fuss about a website...

Grow up man...
Brittany R

Lubbock, TX

#6 Jan 22, 2008
But white people can't have "white clubs" anymore. Because that makes us a racist. Is there a "white planet" on this website? If there is I stand corrected. And excuse me, but I haven't enslaved, tortured, or killed anybody. And most blacks alive today (at least in this country) have had no experience with this. So quit playing the race card, your grandpappy might have been a player in the game, but your not....
And in case anybody wants to call me a racist, I am half-white, half-indian, and all-American.
Samantha

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jan 29, 2008
Really Blackplanet is for any one any skin type "Blackplanet" is just a name
Emanuel

Springfield, OH

#8 Jan 31, 2008
From a minority point of view. As a son of Nigerian immigrant who was raised in a predominately white culture, there are some cultural and/or identity issues that aren't addressed in this type of discussion.

One of problems that I see is that without an outlet that allows you to be comfortable about your own culture, common experiences or your own appearance, the foundation of your own identity can be in crisis.

You start questioning who you are, whether you are normal, what do you have to be proud of,.....ect...

Issues that you don't considered if you are growing up as a white american in this culture. In a rural, suburb, middle class setting there are mentors who you can emulate and identify with all around you. So alot of times you'll already have a sense of who you are ...and not really have some of these issues. Its not an absolute but a general trend.

I found it interesting that the Nigerians that I came across had such a firm belief in who they were and where they came from, and no doubt or second guessing...kind of felt that was missing with me.

So in summary blackplanet is not a racist site. Interests in views are focused around Black American issues and everyone is invited to go on that site.
dumbass

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Mar 16, 2008
are you DUMB (Adam from Chatsworth, CA ) its a f@#ken name you douche bag!its like going to a Catholic School! so would you say that a Catholic school is prejudice against other religions since its "Catholics" only??? ADAM your a [email protected] douche bag, get and education and open your eyes you @sswipe its people like you are racist for callin other people racist!!!!
dumbass

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Mar 16, 2008
Brittany R wrote:
But white people can't have "white clubs" anymore. Because that makes us a racist. Is there a "white planet" on this website? If there is I stand corrected. And excuse me, but I haven't enslaved, tortured, or killed anybody. And most blacks alive today (at least in this country) have had no experience with this. So quit playing the race card, your grandpappy might have been a player in the game, but your not....
And in case anybody wants to call me a racist, I am half-white, half-indian, and all-American.
WHAT LAW SAYS YOU CANT HAVE A "WHITE" OR "BLACK" OR WHATEVER COLOR CLUB !?!? I GUESS YOU PEOPLE NEED MORE EDUCATION ABOUT OUR GREAT AMERICAN LAW BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR MOUTH!
Waterfalls337

Beaver Dam, WI

#11 Mar 18, 2008
Good Morning,
I have to say that if you check out Blackplanet then you would find that people of all color are on blackplanet. I have never heard of the site not allowing you to register because you are not Black. Have you tired yourself or are you just going off what someone else has told you. now Black people are completely racist because we have obama running. everything that we do have been demoralized and checked on the racist list. please help me understand this, because for so long other races have stood up, and stood out on how they feel about us and the power that we as black people do not hold. I feel like we are in a catch 22. I think that there is a shift in the earth and now the people who are wronging us or have been wronging us (blacks) are being haunted by the ghost of the past, present, and future of what they may have to deal with. maybe I am wrong but for years other races have feared what they do not know and now there is fear that he maybe running this beginning of time white country.
Thank you for reading my response and if you feel the need check out black planet and register. you may learn a thing or two, and yes my page name is the same as the name I have here. Have a blessed day.
Adam wrote:
Hi there,
I was on the Barack Obama website and I couldn't help but notice that his site displayed a link to a website called "Black Planet" where he has his own page?
Isn't this type of site completely racist? I mean, imagine if there was a site called WhitePlanet and only white people were allowed to register?
Please somebody correct me if I am wrong, but how is it not completely racist to have a website and allow people access to it based on the color of their skin? Barack Obama doesn't seem racist to me, so why is he affiliated with a website that seems to be racist?
Am I the only one who has noticed this?
Fredwendy

Voiron, France

#12 Mar 18, 2008
BLACK PEOPLES ARE RACIST IN USA !! THEY VOTE OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK !! BUT THE VERITABLE PROBLEM IS / HE IS A MUSLIM !!! AND AL QAEDA SUPPORT HIM !!
OBAMA IS DANGEROUS !! HE IS NOT PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND DON T BELIEVE IN GOD !!!

JOHN MC CAIN IS A VERITABLE CHRISTIAN AND AMERICAN !! AND MR MC CAIN IS PROUD OF HIS COUNTRY !!

IN EUROPE WE PREFER JOHN MC CAIN !!!!....:-
Waterfalls337

Beaver Dam, WI

#13 Mar 21, 2008
Peace, How do you feel that Black people are racist with not looking at what the challenges are and were that we as a people have faced. now if you take alittle time and open your mind you will find that every action has a reaction and for years including now the action has been guided towards us. I am not saying that whites were the only ones who have enslaved us, other races have and we hace enslaved our selves as well, but where do we become better to have pride in our selfs? I think alot of people have it mixed up about black pride and just being proud of who we are as a whole. Why now is it such a probelm with obama? I dont believe that obama is racist nor do I believe that he does not love his country, I think that and like I said before, people fear the unknown. McCain does not even know what is going on in the world. 2 times he has been interviewed by the media and forgot who was fighting who, and I ask myself do we really want him in office. he is a republican who will put us back into turmoil just like bush have done and trust I am tired of looking at the young people of today being carried in body bags,having missing limbs, or just crazy from the sights seen in this unneccessary war. Europe beautiful country and very accepting of different races and cultures but in honesty you dont have a vote here in america. Just do me a favor before you actually judge another race or the probelms in america please take your time and research. Thank you and have a blessed day. Peace
Fredwendy wrote:
BLACK PEOPLES ARE RACIST IN USA !! THEY VOTE OBAMA BECAUSE HE IS BLACK !! BUT THE VERITABLE PROBLEM IS / HE IS A MUSLIM !!! AND AL QAEDA SUPPORT HIM !!
OBAMA IS DANGEROUS !! HE IS NOT PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN AND DON T BELIEVE IN GOD !!!
JOHN MC CAIN IS A VERITABLE CHRISTIAN AND AMERICAN !! AND MR MC CAIN IS PROUD OF HIS COUNTRY !!
IN EUROPE WE PREFER JOHN MC CAIN !!!!....:-
Fredwendy

Voiron, France

#14 Mar 21, 2008
WE WANT "PEACE" AND TO HAVE "PEACE" YOU SHOULDN T VOTE obama !!! BECAUSE HE IS MUSLIM !!

USA IS LIKE EUROPE // CHRISTIAN !! AND obama IS TOO DANGEROUS FOR USA AND FOR THE WORLD !!

SO IF YOU WANT "PEACE" // DON T VOTE obama LIKE SO MANY BLACKS PEOPLES VOTE HIM !!

VOTE JOHN MC CAIN IF YOU WANT PEACE AND SECURITY !!

FRIENDLY FRED ...:-)
bonitagangsta00

Media, PA

#15 Mar 28, 2008
i am a memeber of blackplanet and if u go on the site you will find that it is majoirty populated by black people but there are white people and all diffrent races on there asian ave have more black people to me than asian
GotSka81

Philadelphia, PA

#16 Apr 8, 2008
Waterfalls337 wrote:
Peace, How do you feel that Black people are racist with not looking at what the challenges are and were that we as a people have faced. now if you take alittle time and open your mind you will find that every action has a reaction and for years including now the action has been guided towards us. I am not saying that whites were the only ones who have enslaved us, other races have and we hace enslaved our selves as well, but where do we become better to have pride in our selfs? I think alot of people have it mixed up about black pride and just being proud of who we are as a whole. Why now is it such a probelm with obama? I dont believe that obama is racist nor do I believe that he does not love his country, I think that and like I said before, people fear the unknown. McCain does not even know what is going on in the world. 2 times he has been interviewed by the media and forgot who was fighting who, and I ask myself do we really want him in office. he is a republican who will put us back into turmoil just like bush have done and trust I am tired of looking at the young people of today being carried in body bags,having missing limbs, or just crazy from the sights seen in this unneccessary war. Europe beautiful country and very accepting of different races and cultures but in honesty you dont have a vote here in america. Just do me a favor before you actually judge another race or the probelms in america please take your time and research. Thank you and have a blessed day. Peace
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I think what the creator of this post is really getting at is the inequality of freedom of expression in this country. Now, a disclaimer: I am not a racist, and everything that I'm about to say is said with the idea of being united and not divided. Take it as you will, I suppose, but don't miss out on the real meaning.

I can understand the original point on a certain level. If one were to create a website, in this case " WhitePlanet.com " that is based solely around white culture and white news and such, it would be labeled as racist and unfair. The inequality begins when anyone claims that having a website devoted strictly their own race or ethnicity is okay, while it's not okay for another specific group to do the same. Like it or not, this is the REAL fact of the matter.

One individual in this post said that websites of this style are about keeping pride in where you come from and who you are. One could summarize this as Nigerian-pride, Puerto Rican-pride, etc. As a white person, am I supposed to have White-pride? You can argue that I should have pride in where I came from as a country, but I would be willing to bet that many of the people posting here are not from one given country...rather a combination of many, regardless of the color of their skin.

Making a website based solely around Black culture or Asian culture or Latino culture or whatever is not racist, but expressing anger or mal-feelings toward another group for doing the same thing IS racist. I'm not saying anyone here is doing this, I simply stating that this is the state of affairs in America and the world today.

Once again, I'm not saying "Lets have a WhitePlanet.com ", I'm saying "If we want to all be treated equally, we need to treat others equally."

I welcome any and all responses, however, I have to say that I find those who just flame others rather annoying and juvenile. If you don't have anything relevant to say, don't say anything.
prometheuspan

Santa Barbara, CA

#17 Apr 8, 2008
I was on the Barack Obama website and I couldn't help but notice that his site displayed a link to a website called "Black Planet" where he has his own page?
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i noticed that 2.
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Isn't this type of site completely racist?
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No, its a networking site for blacks. No big deal.
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I mean, imagine if there was a site called WhitePlanet and only white people were allowed to register?
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I registered over at black planet and nobody asked to see a photo id or for me to send a skin sample. I'm white.
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Please somebody correct me if I am wrong, but how is it not completely racist to have a website and allow people access to it based on the color of their skin?
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Okay, your wrong. You are blowing this out of proportion. Its just a way for black people to
network with each other and have community together.
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Barack Obama doesn't seem racist to me, so why is he affiliated with a website that seems to be racist?
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Why are you jumping to such conclusions?
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Am I the only one who has noticed this
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No, which is why i registered- to test it.
Since i have an account, it would seem that membership is not limited to blacks.

Since: Nov 07

Chicago

#18 Apr 9, 2008
He has already lost my vote and my families based on his racist beleifs, the truth is out about him. Wonder what else will come out in the next few months.
prometheuspan

Santa Barbara, CA

#19 Apr 9, 2008
obama is not racist. please visit the threads and read them, don't justr come here and vomit two lines and split.

what are your answers to the problems?
reverse reverse racism and a tad bit o double think?
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Why don't we collectively start discussing the factual problems and potential solutions,
instead of relying on elected big brother to do it for us, while running a politics based on troll warfare?
Troll Crap. It is piled neck deep and strewn about the American Landscape, one big fetid,
gross, rotting pile of insane and evil doublethink, propaganda, Ad hominems, straw man arguments,
and assorted distractions and attempted lame and two dimensional psychological manipulations.
Which for some crazy reason, the sheeple fail to see.
How does the IQ demographic from 105 to 120 get sucked down like that?
To dither as fools inside of the human bellcurves low end?
Don't they realize that it is up to them, as the true majority by statistical and bellcurve
geometries, to listen to and empower and embolden and partake in the conversation that is attempted
between Genius and the "Average" Citizen?
Do they not know that the bellcurve arranges it such that they outnumber the trolls by 3 or 5 to one?
Do they not realize that they are choosing to encourage the worst in humanity, rather than turn their eyes
and the tide of human psychohistory towards some better future?
Can they not hear us, The rare one in one million, trying to talk them out of their love affair with
demihumans?
Let the trolls breed and talk and play and enjoy their lives; Somewhere outside of my arean of informed
public discussion.
Let them make love, have picnics, climbs mountains, walk in riverbeds, climb trees, swim in oceans,
and frolic with their freedom.(Their biggest problem being that they are so angry at everybody else for being
smarter than they are; which makes them more stupid. And this unrealizing that intelligence isn't mostly
Genetic nor aptitude, but the difference between good and bad self metaprogramming. So all they need to do
to get smarter is quit being emotionalized, hyperdefenive, sociopathic, nuckle dragging brutes, and get their
ignorant buns into some kind of adult eduction, preferablty starting with conversational logic and Psychology.)
prometheuspan

Santa Barbara, CA

#20 Apr 9, 2008
Dan-Chicago wrote:
He has already lost my vote and my families based on his racist beleifs, the truth is out about him. Wonder what else will come out in the next few months.
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php...
http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/199311/reverse...
http://www.racismeantiblanc.bizland.com/005/0...
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9...
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/09/02/eve...

Assorted pundits, propaganda artists, trolls, sheeple, and zombies
have taken to the practice of tryin gto discredit obama by calling him a
racist.

This is sickening and disgusting, because not only is it a patently racist
attack against obama, it has no merit and ther eis no proof. The attack
relies entirely upon rhetoric, and upon making utterly bogus assumptions
regarding usually Obama and His pastor.
It requires us to beleive that a man who is half white and half black
has picked on race over the other, that a man who speaks eloquently for
all of Americans everywhere who face the mechanations of corporate oligarchy,
is just spouting his own rhetoric.

It requires us to not pay attention to Obamas factual personal History,
His actual assorted stated positions and his speeches on the subject,
and to jump to a conclusion painted for us by Fox News.

Obama is not racist. And thus calling him a Racist is itself Racism.
It is a sad day in America when the alarm of Racism is raised falsely,
and projected at a target which is undeserving, in order to secure votes.
It is a sad day In America when the pundits and the Trolls willingly pick
up the old banners of Racism, By using the convenient lie and obvious excuse
that their target is racist.

Reverse Reverse Racism. How much traction will it get?
I have news for the pundits, the propaganda artists, and the evil assorted jerks.
The more times they cry wolf about Obama being racist as a way to excuse their own race baiting
and Racism, the more sick and tired Educated White people are going to get of it.

And yes, the uneducated trolls and spin doctors and zombies that the left and the right
have come to count on may buy it for a while, but the problem will rapidly become that too
many people know better, and that they will speak out.

For every Troll that posts a thousand times that Obama is Racist, There are twenty
people who know better, and who won't bother to fight over it in an internet forum.

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