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    The car crash that is American identity politics!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/artis...epicted-black/

    More worrying l thought, was the fact that Obama has eleven fingers! Coincidentally the same number of digits as the US national debt after he left office...
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    Just imagine if it had been a white man picturing black women.
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    So what? It is better art than most post-modern "artists" come up with.

    Wiley said he was inspired by the classical European depictions of Bible stories by Caravaggio and Gentileschi, only he chose to depict Judith as a black woman and Holoferne as a white woman. He commented: “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing”.

    Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home. You can see the symbolism - the whites went to Africa and tried to destroy it, and presumably this depicts a resistance and defence of Africa by Africans.
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    So what? It is better art than most post-modern "artists" come up with.

    Wiley said he was inspired by the classical European depictions of Bible stories by Caravaggio and Gentileschi, only he chose to depict Judith as a black woman and Holoferne as a white woman. He commented: “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing”.

    Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home. You can see the symbolism - the whites went to Africa and tried to destroy it, and presumably this depicts a resistance and defence of Africa by Africans.
    The "Whites" did not "go" to Africa to "destroy" it.
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
    More worrying l thought, was the fact that Obama has eleven fingers! Coincidentally the same number of digits as the US national debt after he left office...
    Imagine your horror at what the 'fiscally-conservative' Republicans have just agreed to do to the US national debt.
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
    The car crash that is American identity politics!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/artis...epicted-black/

    More worrying l thought, was the fact that Obama has eleven fingers! Coincidentally the same number of digits as the US national debt after he left office...
    Ouch... That is quite the embarrassment. However it does say in the article that the painting is based of an historical biblical event but the colours of the people were changed. Still is seems pretty controversial.
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    Imagine your horror at what the 'fiscally-conservative' Republicans have just agreed to do to the US national debt.
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    Whataboutery!
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
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    Whataboutery!
    Says the one that used a painting by someone who once painted a portrait of Obama as a point to link to the US national debt.

    Hypo...

    Hypo...

    Hypo...

    Hypocrisy!
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    (Original post by FriendlyPenguin)
    So what? It is better art than most post-modern "artists" come up with.

    Wiley said he was inspired by the classical European depictions of Bible stories by Caravaggio and Gentileschi, only he chose to depict Judith as a black woman and Holoferne as a white woman. He commented: “It’s sort of a play on the ‘kill whitey’ thing”.

    Holofernes was an Assyrian general who was about to destroy Judith's home. You can see the symbolism - the whites went to Africa and tried to destroy it, and presumably this depicts a resistance and defence of Africa by Africans.
    Whitey tried to destroy Africa..and the Africans resisted and defended it. This has to be jokes?

    I remember a excerpt about early Chinese exploration, before having met the rest of the world Chinese explorers sailed to Africa first, upon seeing the tribal barbarism that ruled over the continent assumed the rest of the world was full of savages and turned back.
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    (Original post by astutehirstute)
    More worrying l thought, was the fact that Obama has eleven fingers! Coincidentally the same number of digits as the US national debt after he left office...
    Er, you sure? I mean, I can't say I know for sure what the US national debt is, but eleven figures would be the tens of billions, which would be incredibly low for a country with an economy the size of the US.
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    Moved to International.

    I really like the paintings he's done in the past, but I really don't like what they're portraying. :|
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    (Original post by Palmyra)
    Says the one that used a painting by someone who once painted a portrait of Obama as a point to link to the US national debt.

    Hypo...

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    Hypocrisy!

    lol idk wtf you two are on about but this was funny
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    (Original post by hannxm)
    Moved to International.

    I really like the paintings he's done in the past, but I really don't like what they're portraying. :|
    The person is portraying what white people have done for years. But now you want to speak up against it?
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    The person is portraying what white people have done for years. But now you want to speak up against it?
    If he wants to portray that, then he could've painted a white person. I don't believe in fighting an injustice with another injustice - it is a violent message to white people. Instead of moving forward with us, who have all accepted that racism is wrong and are disgusted at how black people were once treated, they'd rather have their revenge and persecute us, even though most white people aren't racist or had anything to do with what happened in the past. If a black group made a group like the KKK against white people today, you'd think that's okay?
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    WHAT WHITE PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO BLACK PEOPLE (SPECIFICALLY) AND NATIVE AMERICANS IN RECENT HISTORY

    I want you (who opposes this image) to read through every single one. I want you to then tell me that this isn't an accurate depiction of what white women have done for centuries to black women.
    The whole idea of being human is to be white [glad the guys that thought this are <10 years dead]. All white people are scared of being implicated in existing inequalities so why not make yourself a victim and claim that you're being discriminated against. Through this image is that what you're trying to say? Black people want to kill us or something? Because white people have killed black people. Make no joke because my mum and dad were both in direct conflict with the whites in Kenya. Stop playing victim and making up terms such as reverse racism which I'll see coming up in this thread if I don't stop it. You can't be racist to a white person at all.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_S...Church_bombing
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_R...ounty,_Georgia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Miami_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Miami_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Edward_Aaron
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Louis_Allen
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder...Craig_Anderson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_race_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baumhammers
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumo...e_riot_of_1943
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Bright_incident
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Byrd_Jr.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Creek_massacre
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    (Original post by hannxm)
    If he wants to portray that, then he could've painted a white person. I don't believe in fighting an injustice with another injustice - it is a violent message to white people. Instead of moving forward with us, who have all accepted that racism is wrong and are disgusted at how black people were once treated, they'd rather have their revenge and persecute us, even though most white people aren't racist or had anything to do with what happened in the past. If a black group made a group like the KKK against white people today, you'd think that's okay?
    No black person or black group would ever do such.
    We have never thought we are superior to any other race or made up stupid terms such as "manifest destiny" which I have to write about in my history exams.
    All the conflict has come from WHITES who claim to be superior and go to Africa to "civilise" the land and then take all the natural resources from such land [congo] leaving it destitute and reliant on your currency.
    In 1851 for example, the Native Americans had a thriving community - the whites couldn't get past Missouri without being attacked so you decided to make up your own false government - make the NA community dependant on your useless cash [fort laramie treaty] and somehow kill every buffalo along your way because even though you weren't (but you were) killing NA you killed their livelihood.
    I have yet to see any condemnation of white people for the stupid acts they've done in the past and you won't admit it.
    No white person would admit it, they'll just take the victim stance which they have no right to take.
    But in the end, if you can't recognise your privilege why should I even bother.
    This post needs to get deleted and the artist doesn't need to be ostracised for revealing the truth.
    And where did the artist say that black women will kill white women smh.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    What is wrong with it?
    Years ago, hundreds of millions of black, native and non-white people were killed by white-settlers (Homesteaders)
    Homesteaders killed "Hundreds of millions" of "black native and non-white people", really? Do you have any evidence to back this up?

    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    WHAT WHITE PEOPLE HAVE DONE TO BLACK PEOPLE (SPECIFICALLY) AND NATIVE AMERICANS IN RECENT HISTORY

    I want you (who opposes this image) to read through every single one. I want you to then tell me that this isn't an accurate depiction of what white women have done for centuries to black women.
    The whole idea of being human is to be white [glad the guys that thought this are <10 years dead]. All white people are scared of being implicated in existing inequalities so why not make yourself a victim and claim that you're being discriminated against. Through this image is that what you're trying to say? Black people want to kill us or something? Because white people have killed black people. Make no joke because my mum and dad were both in direct conflict with the whites in Kenya. Stop playing victim and making up terms such as reverse racism which I'll see coming up in this thread if I don't stop it. You can't be racist to a white person at all.


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_S...Church_bombing
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1912_R...ounty,_Georgia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1968_Miami_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1989_Miami_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judge_Edward_Aaron
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_Louis_Allen
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder...Craig_Anderson
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlanta_race_riot
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baumhammers
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumo...e_riot_of_1943
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Bright_incident
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_James_Byrd_Jr.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sand_Creek_massacre
    White people are not responsible of what some people did decades, if not centuries ago. I could likewise link to thousands of articles about black criminals killing white people.

    You are toxic.
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    (Original post by erratic_deus)
    No black person or black group would ever do such.
    We have never thought we are superior to any other race or made up stupid terms such as "manifest destiny" which I have to write about in my history exams.
    All the conflict has come from WHITES who claim to be superior and go to Africa to "civilise" the land and then take all the natural resources from such land [congo] leaving it destitute and reliant on your currency.
    In 1851 for example, the Native Americans had a thriving community - the whites couldn't get past Missouri without being attacked so you decided to make up your own false government - make the NA community dependant on your useless cash [fort laramie treaty] and somehow kill every buffalo along your way because even though you weren't (but you were) killing NA you killed their livelihood.
    I have yet to see any condemnation of white people for the stupid acts they've done in the past and you won't admit it.
    No white person would admit it, they'll just take the victim stance which they have no right to take.
    But in the end, if you can't recognise your privilege why should I even bother.
    This post needs to get deleted and the artist doesn't need to be ostracised for revealing the truth.
    And where did the artist say that black women will kill white women smh.
    Please dont reproduce, like honestly.
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    (Original post by anarchism101)
    Er, you sure? I mean, I can't say I know for sure what the US national debt is, but eleven figures would be the tens of billions, which would be incredibly low for a country with an economy the size of the US.
    Glad you are paying attention!

    You are of course correct, I didn’t bother to check the actual numbers I just knew they were so large as to be beyond normal human comprehension.

    Accordingly as you say I underplayed the real extent of just how much Obama increased the country’s indebtedness.

    Upon his inauguration the US national debt was 10,626 trillion dollars, when he left office it was 19,947 trillion.

    So the increase was more than 9 trillion which I think is 12 digits?

    Way to go Barack! What a guy, what a President. No wonder everyone misses him so...
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    (Original post by edd522)
    Homesteaders killed "Hundreds of millions" of "black native and non-white people", really? Do you have any evidence to back this up?



    White people are not responsible of what some people did decades, if not centuries ago. I could likewise link to thousands of articles about black criminals killing white people.

    You are toxic.
    White people are responsible for the conflicts today.
    I am not toxic.
    I am stating the facts and I could write an essay about how whites have ruined the world based on their so-called superiority.
    The reason my country has a straight border is because of the whites.
    The reason my country is landlocked is because of the whites.
    The reason so many black people don't appreciate their hair is because of whites [I'm natural now because I don't want to conform and straighten my curls]
    White people are the reason racism exists.
    You have to do better and acknowledge your privilege.
    Because of white people, billions of people have died.
    230 million people are living in absolute poverty.
    Because of white people, black people in America don't know who they are.
    Because of white people, black people feel inadequate.
    Because of white people, asians feel that they need to "suck-up" to the whites, charge them less etc.
    Because of white people, young boys die at age 18 unarmed.

    If you don't want to be part of the solution. Consider yourself the white problem!

    #Blacklivesmatter
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