Quite often, I hear Blacks complaining about being the victims of racism. I believe in the phrase "Do unto others as you would like them to do unto you." Many blacks are perpetrating racism instead of perpetrating the racial hatred. If you don't like a white person to treat you a certain way, then you have no business treating any person the same way.
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In my opinion this looks like another incident of a Black person wanting to be so much like Whites that they try to emulate them in as many ways as possible. Many of us recognize the fact that there are still many of us (mainly making $35,000+) that are still "in love" with the White man.It would appear that this incident is just another example of this desire to be just like him. The problem gets so bad that it eventually manifests itself in the subconsious. Most of us don't see ourselves as others do (even physically). Another example of us as Blacks (especially males) resisting to try and resolve many of our shared problems using the ex- cuse that "we shouldn't air-out our dirty laundry" at the expense of helping to do away with all this excess baggage that we carry. This isn't the first time that I've mentioned this on this forum. When will it be that we finally stop making excuses and start trying to get our collective "bags" together instead of worring about what everyone else thinks about it?
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quote: WASHINGTON: Two US radio jockeys who abused an Indian call centre agent in a comedy skit on outsourcing went off the air for a day, suspended by the radio station and its parent company in response to a firestorm of protests from Indian community activists.
The station, Philadelphia's Power 99 FM that broadcasts mainly hip-hop music, also apologised for their excess.
"The Star & Buc Wild Show prides itself on walking on the edge. On December 15th, we crossed it. We know the pain racial slurs cause and apologize that this comedy segment went too far," a statement posted on the station's website said. ... "It was a very significant response, the first time we have had something like this," Loraine Ballard Morrill, a spokesperson for the station, which broadcasts mainly Hip-Hop and R&B music, told TNN.
On Wednesday morning, the station broadcast a radiothon for tsunami victims in place of Star and Bucwild. The radiothon was previously scheduled and was only advanced to the show's slot, Morill said.
The employee who posted the segment on the web has been reprimanded and put through a "sensitivity training" course, she added.
Most complaints did not come from the Power99 listeners. (According to a philly.com article.) It is sad that Blacks listening to racism on the air did not take offense. When it aired nobody complianed at all. There were no complaints till Indians heard it online. But I guess its only a problem when Blacks are treated the same way . You would think given our history that we would know better and Blacks would have complained.
And this is why I say we are no better than anyone else. And YES Blacks do racist mess too!
Well I'm glad Clear Channel stepped up in response to the complaints.
Although you know when this kind of thing happens with a White jock treating a Black like that we demand much more than a 1 day suspension and an apology in small print in the middle of a web site.
Ha! Ha! Serves Star with his hater a** right. He always has something negative to say about somebody, it just proves what goes around comes around. They need to take that crap off Power 99 and bring back Golden Girl and the DreamTeam Morning Show. Oh yeah, Darnell, he really does sound like a white man like on the sound byte. I hope they postpone their morning show on Power 105.1 in New York indefinitely!
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Star is just a black version of Howard Stern...I think I read somewhere on the internet that their contract with CC is worth 17 million (Maybe Radio and Records)...So trash is worth alot...Now they're in Hartford, Philly, Augusta and back in New York on Monday...What a waste of the airways...Now Golden Girl is the host of another one of those late night trash shows that seem to be now popular on Urban radio. She's no better than Star & Buc morning show...
The Urban Music scene and stations no longer appeals to me...My taste kind of changed when the B.I.G. vs. Tupac stuff was going on( like '95-'96)...I just don't get that Crunk stuff either ...anyway I can't imagine listening to the radio and hearing all the talking that goes on now; especially on Power 99 in Philly...from Star to Wendy Williams to Golden Girl...I guess it appeals to someone...
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