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Racism

Postby jonetsu » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:06 pm

The second animated clip above by user Markus makes me think about an event last week ....

It is about another Markus, also from Germany. Markus Krause. Author of the excellent Tone2 synths.

Tone2 offered a new soundset for their latest Icarus synth.

They called it 'Black Music'.

They had to change the name last week to 'Urban Music'.

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby jonetsu » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:05 am

In other words, the White doctor pictured above that's going to give an anal inspection to a scared Black guy is a friggingly insulting racist statement. Nothing funny about that.

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby rghvdberg » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 am

I didn't notice it was a black man and a white man.


Noticing that is obviously racist!

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby sysrqer » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:35 pm

jonetsu wrote:In other words, the White doctor pictured above that's going to give an anal inspection to a scared Black guy is a friggingly insulting racist statement.

No, it's really not.
Should white doctors only be seen to be treating white patients? A male gynaecologist cannot treat a woman due to sexism?
Seems like the alternative, if you were desperate to make such a gif, is more racist than what was started with. And what's the metaphor, that white people screw over black people? I think a lot of people would agree.

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Re: Racism

Postby raboof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:47 pm

The above posts responded to the image in the post at viewtopic.php?f=28&t=18877&p=95876#p95822 , but were off-topic there so I split the topic.

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby raboof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:58 pm

rghvdberg wrote:I didn't notice it was a black man and a white man.


Me neither, and I'm convinced it was not 'intended as racism' by the poster.

rghvdberg wrote:Noticing that is obviously racist!


I'm not entirely sure if you are serious here, but I disagree.

It is an unfortunate fact that racism is still present in our society today, both blatant, but also in subtle, subconscious biases and racial stereotypes. Such subtle traces from our history of racism still may sometimes influence our thinking, even if we don't want it to (and certainly don't think of ourselves as 'racist').

Because of that it is reasonable (and not racist) to be extra careful and try to notice it when that happens, and perhaps compensate somewhat.

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby raboof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:07 pm

42low wrote:I understand rghvdberg. And the fact that it still exists doesn't mean rghvdberg was practising it.


Let me make this clear: I certainly do not intend to accuse anyone in this thread of racism. If my message gave that impression then I apologize.

42low wrote:
rghvdberg wrote:Noticing that is obviously racist!

I also really didn't notice. Because it (color) is something that does not come to my mind because it does not concern me.


Sure, as said, I didn't notice at first either. But I do feel strongly that noticing it and calling it to attention is not racist either.

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Re: Academy Software Foundation: Hollywood relies on Open Source

Postby raboof » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:18 pm

42low wrote:
raboof wrote:I do feel strongly that noticing it and calling it to attention is not racist

Please all think about this;
Calling racisme to attention for sure can be racisme. That is if before attending racisme wasn't an issue which makes attending at it prejudice!


A prejudice is a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. Pointing out that an image may reinforce a racial stereotype does not express a preconceived opinion on race.

42low wrote:i beg you to please stop this stupid useless topic. I suggest to lock it! That is/was all i have to say about it.


I suppose you may be right.


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