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Old August 12th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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Blacks in the Media and in Film.

The reconstruction period ,immediately after the civil war , was a period of abject horror for the disenfranchised citizens of the Old South . Only when the former rebel states were readmitted did some semblance of law and order emerge.

The experience of being subjected to violence and rape and mayhem at the hands of Blacks ,,left the Southerners in a state of fear and trepidation of the horrors and violence they experienced ;and the possibility that they would reoccur , led to the enacting of Jim crow laws . The South ,understandably, became racially segregated.

But not happy to leave it there, as soon as movies became popular ,they reinforced their anti black feelings by flocking to see the pro klan movie entitled: BIRTH OF A NATION" and other films were produced typically showing Blacks as stupid ,barbaric , and violence prone people.

This was not to last ,and other producers tried to capitalize on the negative and the genuine curiosity Whites had about Black race people ;and so a new film industry was created bringing a racial genre to the people both north and south.

Blacks started to evolved into affable , harmless,helpful types but still mindless brutes ,not to be trusted.

Throughout the early part of the 20 cent. this is what movie goers were to see;until Amos n Andy came along and became an instant hit with white viewers.
Still Blacks were seen as curiosities ;but the humor was tremendous and eventually was carried over into film and television.

The media moguls and hollywood controllers ,seeing the great chance of making a financial killing decided to take things one step further by showing Blacks in positive roles on television and film.
The bottom line is that the American people still have yet to see Blacks as they truly are and not how movie producers and those who control the media want you to see them as.

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I take it then....we should rely upon YOU to tell us how "they truly are"?
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Old August 12th, 2013, 03:35 PM   #3
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I take it then....we should rely upon YOU to tell us how "they truly are"?
I have a degree in anthropology . I was also allowed to have a double major ,and I chose psychology. Both together, and with the research I've done over the years ,as well as front line experience ,help to make me eminently qualified to discuss not only blacks ,but just about any other topic I may raise in the fuiture .thank you for the question.
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Old August 12th, 2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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Old August 12th, 2013, 03:47 PM   #5
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not meant to impress anyone..
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Old August 14th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #6
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I have a degree in anthropology . I was also allowed to have a double major ,and I chose psychology. Both together, and with the research I've done over the years ,as well as front line experience ,help to make me eminently qualified to discuss not only blacks ,but just about any other topic I may raise in the fuiture .thank you for the question.
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When I worked at GTE Communication Systems in Huntsville, AL in the early/mid 80's, they hired a Chinese guy with a PhD. They didn't get a dimes worth of work out of the guy. One day, they sat him down and gave him a set focused 30 day project. He failed, so they fired him.

Sometimes credentials are worth less than they paper they are printed on.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #7
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When I worked at GTE Communication Systems in Huntsville, AL in the early/mid 80's, they hired a Chinese guy with a PhD. They didn't get a dimes worth of work out of the guy. One day, they sat him down and gave him a set focused 30 day project. He failed, so they fired him.

Sometimes credentials are worth less than they paper they are printed on.
Well thanks for telling us about your career. Hunstville alabama ,i'm sure , helped to instill the obvious cultural and educational standing that helped to make you the great intellect you obviously seem to be.

Amazing that you can even use a computer considering what a regrettable place Hunstsville and alabama truly are.
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Old August 16th, 2013, 05:07 AM   #9
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Amazing that you can even use a computer considering what a regrettable place Hunstsville and alabama truly are.
You are a total clueless buffoon! Huntsville is a high tech center, and had contributed greatly to the space program. It has a higher percentage of engineering & development jobs than most towns.
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either you two lower the level...or the thread closes.
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either you two lower the level...or the thread closes.
Level... of what specifically???
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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:31 AM   #12
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Level... of what specifically???
We would prefer not to read personal insults placed within this forum.
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When I worked at GTE Communication Systems in Huntsville, AL in the early/mid 80's, they hired a Chinese guy with a PhD. They didn't get a dimes worth of work out of the guy. One day, they sat him down and gave him a set focused 30 day project. He failed, so they fired him.

Sometimes credentials are worth less than they paper they are printed on.
What was his Ph, D. in? It tends to be a sign of ability, but it is not some sort of magic that makes an historian, say, able to do chemistry, or anyone to succeed in a job he/she finds boring.
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huntsville alabama is just a hicktown that made gte a deal they couldn't refuse . they imported technicians from outside the area . remember the chinaman with a phd.?
most of the techs and engineers with degrees were imported from germany or asia .. the only locals were employed as clean up personnel. including many african americans .
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huntsville alabama is just a hicktown that made gte a deal they couldn't refuse . they imported technicians from outside the area . remember the chinaman with a phd.?
most of the techs and engineers with degrees were imported from germany or asia .. the only locals were employed as clean up personnel. including many african americans .
LOL! You are quite the comedian.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 10:05 PM   #16
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Lets get back on topic. Falconman is right.

Over the last 30-40 years, the liberal media machine (lmm) has tried to enlighten the masses by portraying blacks in pigeon-holed roles , largely conforming to a noble , downtrodden , heroic , archetype. Great idea. Undo racism by force-feeding a countering view to the clownish , goofy , bumptious role for blacks of yesteryear.

Problem being , they're still forcing blacks into a role rather than seeing them as a fully developed people. In other words, the lmm proves just as racist as the past they try to counter.

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Lets get back on topic. Falconman is right.

Over the last 30-40 years, the liberal media machine (lmm) has tried to enlighten the masses by portraying blacks in pigeon-holed roles , largely conforming to a noble , downtrodden , heroic , archetype. Great idea. Undo racism by force-feeding a countering view to the clownish , goofy , bumptious role for blacks of yesteryear.

Problem being , they're still forcing blacks into a role rather than seeing them as a fully developed people. In other words, the lmm proves just as racist as the past they try to counter.
Before which they were portrayed as comic near-slaves or villains. Give up this 'race' guff and encounter people.
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