'Dear White People' director responds to neo-Nazi threats to boycott Netflix Watch

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Yes because everyone who disagrees with this must be a neonazi
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Ah, so because they want to defend and preserve their race, they're "neo-nazis" now, wow, nice.
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Ah, so because they want to defend and preserve their race, they're "neo-nazis" now, wow, nice.
Nobody's trying to wipe out white people. Whiteness doesn't need preserving or defending.
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Someone who wants to preserve the white race must think that whites are worth preserving, and thus must think that whites are superior to other races, and is therefore a white supremacist. AFAIK, white supremacists are pretty much synonymous with neo-Nazis.
Without meaning to defend anyone in particular more broadly, this is pretty stupid reasoning to be honest. A lot of people want to preserve Scots Gaelic. That doesn't necessarily imply that they think it is inherently superior to other languages.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
Someone who wants to preserve the white race must think that whites are worth preserving, and thus must think that whites are superior to other races, and is therefore a white supremacist. AFAIK, white supremacists are pretty much synonymous with neo-Nazis.
I am pretty sure Praefectus didn't mention anything about not wanting to also "preserve" other races as well?

It's a natural thing to want to defend something that is part of you.
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Someone who wants to preserve the white race must think that whites are worth preserving, and thus must think that whites are superior to other races, and is therefore a white supremacist. AFAIK, white supremacists are pretty much synonymous with neo-Nazis.
I don't agree with this. I don't see how wanting to preserve something means that you think it superior to anything else.
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Wow, this is a Shockley biased post. The as for this program was clearly aimed at "white people". Racism goes both ways.

Here's a thought - make the jokes about black people or jews and see if it's still funny.

I have no intention of boycotting Netflix because I plan on just not watching it but calling anyone who finds this offensive a "Neo-nazi" shows how ridiculous the defence of this program is. If you feel it's comedy, satire, or making a valid point about today's culture then that's a valid view. Things like Life of brain (very funny)and borat (have never found this funny) were controversial when they came out. People have different opinions about what can and can't be put on TV/film. The good thing about this country is that we can make a film about almost anything we want.

As someone who would have been killed by the Nazi's and someone who's great grandparents had ink on them from the Nazi's(I was very young but I do remember seeing it) I have to ask that you stop using it as some kind of shield to hide behind when a group of white people say something you don't agree with. It really does cheapen the evil they committed.

The fact your display picture is Stalin, a man who killed 20 million of his own people, makes me think you're a troll but I had to say that anyway.
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Let's all agree with this: it was one of the worst trailers ever, up there with Ghosbusters.

I can understand why people would find it offensive, because if you flipped the roles, it would without a doubt be called racist.

Do I think the film should be boycotted or even pulled? No, but those calling it aren't Neo-Nazis.
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(Original post by Mathemagicien)
Someone who wants to preserve the white race must think that whites are worth preserving, and thus must think that whites are superior to other races, and is therefore a white supremacist. AFAIK, white supremacists are pretty much synonymous with neo-Nazis.
You preserve a race if they happen to be endangered but the Whites™ are still at large??
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You preserve a race if they happen to be endangered but the Whites™ are still at large??
It is simple then. Lets make whites endangered and then we can preserve them!
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It is simple then. Lets make whites endangered and then we can preserve them!
Ethnic cleansing must be right up your alleyway!
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Ethnic cleansing must be right up your alleyway
why do u say that m8
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why do u say that m8
how else do u drive a whole race to extinction blud
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I think the argument is that the white population is on course for being endangered, rather than endangered atm.

After all, whites have a significantly below replacement birth rate, obviously at this rate they will eventually become extinct.

However, it would take millenia for white people to become extinct, there is no point worrying about it, its so far in the future. That's even assuming it is something to worry about, which it isn't.
We can safely assume that's relevant for all races. Interracial breeding is a thing and it's become more dominant with each generation.
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Ironically, white people have always been the best at ethnic cleansing.
lol ya don't say
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Let's all agree with this: it was one of the worst trailers ever, up there with Ghosbusters.

I can understand why people would find it offensive, because if you flipped the roles, it would without a doubt be called racist.

Do I think the film should be boycotted or even pulled? No, but those calling it aren't Neo-Nazis.
Agreed. The trailer makes it look like a series that will be devoted to sanctimonious white bashing, with every bad stereotype about white people imaginable.

It may just be a bad trailer, though. The Dear White People movie released the other year wasn't as awful as it looked and managed it include multiple perspectives. So I hope this series does the same. I think the calls to boycott Netflix are overkill.

Also, Mathemagicien is a troll and nothing he says should be taken seriously. I still have no idea where he actually stands on things.
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Ironically, white people have always been the best at ethnic cleansing.
You mean like those black Africans in Rwanda who murdered 800,000 of their own countrymen over the course of 100 days in 1994?
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how else do u drive a whole race to extinction blud
meteors
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OP seems pretty racist
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