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Ghettopoly Racist? What are your thoughts?

CWRMadcat

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Apparently its caused an uproar because its "racist". I personally don't find it offensive, but I guess since I'm not african american, my opinion would differ in that respect. Anyone have thoughts about this?

Ghettopoly Racist?
 

TheBDB

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I wonder where people get their definition of racist...pretty soon if you even use the word race you will be racist.
 

308nato

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There is a group of africanamerican parents trying to have Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" banned from one of the local school districts for being naughty about race. I imagine reading that trash is cutting into their kids time for watching Chris Rock videos and listening to some racially unifying music.
 

Darkstar757

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Originally posted by: 308nato
There is a group of africanamerican parents trying to have Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" banned from one of the local school districts for being naughty about race. I imagine reading that trash is cutting into their kids time for watching Chris Rock videos and listening to some racially unifying music.
PLEASE STFU

GOSH you are so in sensitive. This game is very racist and just plane ignorant.


I mean I lost most of my family to crack. I dont see a game making fun of it as funny.

By the way anyone of any race should find this offensive just because of drug issue.

Drug abuse affects all races.

:disgust:
 

TheBDB

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Originally posted by: Darkstar757
Originally posted by: 308nato
There is a group of africanamerican parents trying to have Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" banned from one of the local school districts for being naughty about race. I imagine reading that trash is cutting into their kids time for watching Chris Rock videos and listening to some racially unifying music.
PLEASE STFU

GOSH you are so in sensitive. This game is very racist and just plane ignorant.


I mean I lost most of my family to crack. I dont see a game making fun of it as funny.

By the way anyone of any race should find this offensive just because of drug issue.

Drug abuse affects all races.

:disgust:
Drug abuse doesn't affect me, cuz I'm not stupid enough to smoke crack.
 

308nato

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Originally posted by: Darkstar757
Originally posted by: 308nato
There is a group of africanamerican parents trying to have Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" banned from one of the local school districts for being naughty about race. I imagine reading that trash is cutting into their kids time for watching Chris Rock videos and listening to some racially unifying music.
PLEASE STFU

GOSH you are so in sensitive. This game is very racist and just plane ignorant.


I mean I lost most of my family to crack. I dont see a game making fun of it as funny.

By the way anyone of any race should find this offensive just because of drug issue.

Drug abuse affects all races.

:disgust:
Drug addiction is racist ?????/

Oh, piss off by the way ...... sounds like you could use a toke yourself.

 

Moonbeam

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A guy gets a cleaver idea to make money of the fact that people are touchy and insane or insensitive and bores. It's neither her nor there. Somebody knows how to use people's emotions is all. Get real and the issue will disappear.
 

Shad0hawK

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Originally posted by: CWRMadcat
Apparently its caused an uproar because its "racist". I personally don't find it offensive, but I guess since I'm not african american, my opinion would differ in that respect. Anyone have thoughts about this?

Ghettopoly Racist?

it is all part of the double standard of the imbecility of "political correctness".

white comedian telling black jokes=racist and unacceptable.
black comedian telling white jokes=not racist and acceptable.

miss black america pageant=non racist and somehow non segregationist.

now we all know if someone organized a miss white america pageant it would be instantly condemned as racist and segregationist and an evil thing.

the root of the problem is there are people who are just not fulfilled unless they can be offended at something, and have such a need to be offended so they can express thier indignation and outrage they actually go out of thier way to look for things to be offended about.



 

CADsortaGUY

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Originally posted by: Moonbeam
A guy gets a cleaver idea to make money of the fact that people are touchy and insane or insensitive and bores. It's neither her nor there. Somebody knows how to use people's emotions is all. Get real and the issue will disappear.
I agree with Moonbeam.:Q

He must have taken his meds this morning :p

CkG
 

shiner

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Originally posted by: Darkstar757
Originally posted by: 308nato
There is a group of africanamerican parents trying to have Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men" banned from one of the local school districts for being naughty about race. I imagine reading that trash is cutting into their kids time for watching Chris Rock videos and listening to some racially unifying music.
PLEASE STFU

GOSH you are so in sensitive. This game is very racist and just plane ignorant.


I mean I lost most of my family to crack. I dont see a game making fun of it as funny.

By the way anyone of any race should find this offensive just because of drug issue.

Drug abuse affects all races.

:disgust:
You lost most of your family to crack? Sorry to hear that, but Jeebus....you see someone die from crack you would think that would clue you in to give it up. I just don't get it at all.....you see someone drop dead from drug use yet you continue to smoke, inject, etc... the stuff. Seems to me that if you aren't smart enough to quit after seeing that sort of thing you probably shouldn't be diluting the gene pool any further. And don't give me that "it's an addiction garbage." Sure it's an addiction, but you can get over it if you aren't weak as a school girl. I've known alcoholics who have quit cold turkey and never had a drink again. Same thing goes for a friend of mine that was using heroin. One day after about 2 years he decided he had enough and just quit. It's about being a strong person. Only a weak person would ever let any kind of chemical control them.

As for the original post. Is the game racist? No, it's satire..... funny as hell satire. I've seen a game along the same lines called Redneckopoly or something like that and thought it was funny as hell to. People need to get over themselves and stop being so damn thin skinned.

 

Witling

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TheBDB. You say "Drug abuse doesn't affect me, cuz I'm not stupid enough to smoke crack." A couple of observations here.

First, someone can stop smoking crack. It's toughter to stop being boorish (lest you be in doubt, I mean you.)
Second, Drug abuse goes far beyond crack. It's a major cause of crime. That doesn't affect you? Well, it has caused a giant increase in taxes to support prisons and law enforcement. That doesn't affect you?
Third, these are human beings who are being destroyed and incarcerated. Unfortunately the incarceration is based on some somewhat arbitrary value judgments.
 

TheBDB

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Originally posted by: Whitling
TheBDB. You say "Drug abuse doesn't affect me, cuz I'm not stupid enough to smoke crack." A couple of observations here.

First, someone can stop smoking crack. It's toughter to stop being boorish (lest you be in doubt, I mean you.)
Second, Drug abuse goes far beyond crack. It's a major cause of crime. That doesn't affect you? Well, it has caused a giant increase in taxes to support prisons and law enforcement. That doesn't affect you?
Third, these are human beings who are being destroyed and incarcerated. Unfortunately the incarceration is based on some somewhat arbitrary value judgments.
Sorry, I didn't mean for anyone to take my statement seriously.
usually means it is a joke, sarcasm, etc.
 

Lonyo

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Originally posted by: Shad0hawK
Originally posted by: CWRMadcat
Apparently its caused an uproar because its "racist". I personally don't find it offensive, but I guess since I'm not african american, my opinion would differ in that respect. Anyone have thoughts about this?

Ghettopoly Racist?

it is all part of the double standard of the imbecility of "political correctness".

white comedian telling black jokes=racist and unacceptable.
black comedian telling white jokes=not racist and acceptable.

miss black america pageant=non racist and somehow non segregationist.

now we all know if someone organized a miss white america pageant it would be instantly condemned as racist and segregationist and an evil thing.

the root of the problem is there are people who are just not fulfilled unless they can be offended at something, and have such a need to be offended so they can express thier indignation and outrage they actually go out of thier way to look for things to be offended about.
I concur.
 

cumhail

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Why do people always seem to think that the best way to deal with some obscure little one-person company putting out some idiotic product that is specifically looking to "get a reaction" out of people is to bring it into the public eye by drawing media attention to it?

Is the game offensive? I think so, but others may or may not (pick out anything in the world and chances are you can find at least one person who's offended by it). Is it racist? Probably. But at the end of the day, the only reason I've heard of the stupid game is that someone decided it needed news coverage. And 9 times out of ten, it's the people who want the product to be stopped who do the most toward selling it. Fox News did more to sell Al Franken's book than his publisher ever could... Khomenei made Salman Rushdie into a household name... Tipper Gore transformed Marilyn Manson from a mediocre musical act into a celebrity. And lord knows there are far more examples than we could ever manage to count.

People just don't get it, I tell ya,

cumhail
 

daniel1113

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Jun 6, 2003
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Originally posted by: Shad0hawK
Originally posted by: CWRMadcat
Apparently its caused an uproar because its "racist". I personally don't find it offensive, but I guess since I'm not african american, my opinion would differ in that respect. Anyone have thoughts about this?

Ghettopoly Racist?

it is all part of the double standard of the imbecility of "political correctness".

white comedian telling black jokes=racist and unacceptable.
black comedian telling white jokes=not racist and acceptable.

miss black america pageant=non racist and somehow non segregationist.

now we all know if someone organized a miss white america pageant it would be instantly condemned as racist and segregationist and an evil thing.

the root of the problem is there are people who are just not fulfilled unless they can be offended at something, and have such a need to be offended so they can express thier indignation and outrage they actually go out of thier way to look for things to be offended about.
Ding ding ding... we have a winner!
 

BaliBabyDoc

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Its not racist.
Its just not PC.
Cry me a river people.
Ditto

miss black america pageant=non racist and somehow non segregationist.
now we all know if someone organized a miss white america pageant it would be instantly condemned as racist and segregationist and an evil thing.
Actually we used to have that pageant . . . it was called the Miss America . . . the "White" was understood.

the root of the problem is there are people who are just not fulfilled unless they can be offended at something, and have such a need to be offended so they can express thier indignation and outrage they actually go out of thier way to look for things to be offended about.
I agree 100%.




 

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