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Positive Threads About Black People

Name one.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 6111/24/2020

Big dicks.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 111/16/2020

I am black. I don't think this site is as racist as many of you claim. Most of the most racist threads are three trolls talking to eachother for days at a time. If you ignore them immediately, your DL experience gets much less racist pretty quickly

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 211/16/2020

I'm not sure what you mean, OP. Just about any random black person or a thread dedicated to positive stereotypes about black people?

Anyway, I can't really think of a thread about anyone that is positive overall. DL hates almost everyone and people don't start threads to say nice things.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 311/16/2020

given that 3'4ths of DLers are virulent racists, there is no thread about black people that will not devolve into racism

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 411/16/2020

Here you go, OP.

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 511/16/2020

This is literally my feed right now.

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 611/16/2020

Of the people on The View, Sunny is not among the most hated.

And years ago people here said Don Lemon was hot.

So there you go.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 711/16/2020

I agree with r5 about the Jay Bentley thread, and there’s probably more I can’t think of.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 811/16/2020

The Little Richard threads were all positive. DL acknowledges LR legacy and talent. His outrageousness in the 50's -wearing mascara!- was emboldening to many. Even those who brought up his supposed 'hypocrisy' of his bible days understand his plight of his times. Little Richard was loved and missed. He was a force to be reckoned with and won't be forgotten for a long, long, time.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 911/16/2020

DL gets into the most trouble when people start threads about Black people like they are a monolithic group, and when posters discuss Black people as such.

I have noticed that we have a few people who troll threads about certain Black celebrities; notably Janet Jackson, Beyonce, Jussie Smollett, Will and Jada Smith and their children.

Some Black celebrities get praise, like Niecy Nash, Shaun T, and Michael B Jordan (for obvious reasons)

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1011/16/2020

R10 Yes!! That Niecy Nash thread made me so happy! DLer were so uncharacteristically kind. It really legitimately made me happy.

Jussie notwithstanding, Jurnee will always get compliments from me as long as she continues to be such a compelling actor, and I have noticed a lot of people here feel the same way. She was charismatic all the way back to Eve's Bayou.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1111/16/2020

There’s an active thread about Dionne Warwick that could be considered positive, if you don’t count its OP stating, “ She’s surprised people know what a Dionne Warwick is! 😂 Old dumbass bitch!” and overlook a few of the other comments in it. Maybe we shouldn’t set the bar too high for what is considered “positive”.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1211/16/2020

There was a Regina Hall thread a while back that was pretty great. She's so wonderful

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1311/16/2020

I really resent how so many eldergays insist that black people are way more homophobic than white people. It hasn’t been my experience at all. I was bullied in junior high by a bunch of white kids as a black male because they suspected....

DL ignores and makes excuses for white male Homophobia, especially those white males who pass anti-LGBT legislation, while chastising random rappers who use the F word. It’s fucking ridiculous.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1411/16/2020

I tried to start a thread about a show I liked with a mostly black cast but nobody here cares.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1511/16/2020

r6 Im the OP of that thread about NBA rejects going gay 😆

I dont know if people feel that thread is negative or positive for black people but it is a black-centric topic

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1611/16/2020

R15 What show was it?

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1711/16/2020

Didn't the original Uhura have a thread about her awhile back?

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1811/16/2020

r15 why don't you link it here?

I dont see threads about Black topics because I may not post here for a couple of days and I dont see the thread. DL is an unorganized and rudimentary message board as well. Its not like you can add tags to topics so posters can find things they normally discuss without wading through the whole site.

We used to have a Black Dataloungers thread series that died, probably for these reasons. I will link it if anyone is interested in resurrecting it.

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 1911/16/2020

With the sole exception of the cast members from "The Jeffersons", lots of famous blacks have thrown our community under the bus at one point or another...

Fantasia, Isiah W., Gloria Gaynor, Stevie Wonder, 50 Cents, Fred "Rerun" Berry, Jimmy Walker, Donna Summer, Clifton Davis, that Real Housewives nut, etc. etc.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2011/16/2020

One of the best tv sitcoms ever was The Carmichael Show. It had an all black cast. It was hilarious. I wish it had stayed on the air.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2111/16/2020

Despite all the shit that Black people have gone through and still have to go through, I never doubt their patriotism or religious feeling.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2211/16/2020

I’ve heard positive things about Magic Johnson, but I can’t remember if it was on DL.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2311/16/2020

Good discussion. I feel this thread raised our consciousness a little.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2411/18/2020

Today's Naomi Campbell vs. Tyra Banks catfight thread does not meet the criteria lol

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2511/18/2020

I’ve seen some positive ass threads!

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2611/18/2020

Dionne is a DL icon.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2711/18/2020

That feels pandering. I don't think black people need positive threads about "them" on DL. I'd rather think they just want to be listened to just as any other DLer does. With common bitchery and decent pointlessness.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2811/18/2020

Some of them are very clean and articulate!

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 2911/18/2020

BBC is the only thing I can think of.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3011/18/2020

Can you imagine the hell that black people go through in this country?? I don't know if I could survive knowing that society hates and/or is scared of me constantly

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3111/18/2020

Well, OP, it sure ain't this thread, where you are perpetuating blacks as your pet victims who you have to protect like primates on your chain.

Fuck off.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3211/18/2020

Some of them are very clean and articulate!

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3311/18/2020

There are two threads about Esther Rolle going right now (even if half the people are saying she's fat and ugly).

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3411/18/2020

R31 Some people here are black and I'm sure they can share without us having to imagine. If they have the patience and tolerance to share yet more of their life experiences with yet more ignorant white people who will listen and then decide that what they say can't really be true.

I'm a white guy and I've gone over this enough time with my black friends FINALLY that I stopped doubting a few years ago and realized that their insane stories are not exaggerated. Life for black people in most of the U.S. is fucked up.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3511/18/2020

That's what I think, too, R35. I'm continually astonished at how the average white person has never spent 5 minutes trying to understand the terms "white privilege," "white fragility" or "unconscious racism." DL can be pointlessly bitchy all it wants, but I don't think it gets a free pass to constantly demean black people and repeat mindless racist tropes.

It takes a big person to admit that part of their animus against some person or event is actually limbic rage against those they have been taught to believe are inferior to them.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3611/19/2020

The one about the guy who was harassed by that dog-frau in the park.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3711/19/2020

Black Music History Archive

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3811/19/2020

[quote]I'm continually astonished at how the average white person has never spent 5 minutes trying to understand the terms "white privilege," "white fragility" or "unconscious racism."

Honestly, I wish I had a black friend, but if he used words like that repeatedly in casual conversation, I'm afraid the friendship wouldn't last long.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 3911/19/2020

I'm continually astonished at the hypocrisy and how people don't understand what "practice what you preach" means.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4011/20/2020

I can’t believe we’re discussing this topic again. Look folks, I think we can all agree there’s a helluva lot of bad black people. But there’s some good ones too. The same can be said for whites, Hispanics, Koreans, et al.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4111/20/2020

WTF, R41.

You must be insane. A FEW good ones? American history/culture, if black history and culture were excised, would be a smear of beige on a white formica table. In 100 years, if humanity survives, they will see it exactly the way I just called it.

Perspective, my man.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4211/21/2020

I'm black, college educated, my parents were married for 71 years; my died in July. We had our own home, my mom was a stay at home mom until I was 16, when she went to technical college and became an LPN; my dad fixed airplanes for American Airlines; he died at 91, nearly 92 & my mom is 88.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4311/21/2020

Tracy Chapman

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4411/21/2020

[quote] Honestly, I wish I had a black friend, but if he used words like that repeatedly in casual conversation, I'm afraid the friendship wouldn't last long.

R39, your black friend would never use those words. Terms like "white privilege," "white fragility" or "unconscious racism" are used by woke whites.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4511/21/2020

R43 - That’s incredible. Sounds like you had a wonderful, loving family life. I’m a white male and none of my black male friends have married parents. Some don’t even know their father. I think their family breakdowns are a result of cultural racism and oppression. But your father endured and stuck around. Kudos to him!

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4611/21/2020

Thanks r46, I'm very lucky for both of my parents.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4711/21/2020

I'm glad this thread was started. I'm black and I've been on DL for many years (decades?) And I've seen the slow turn from bitchery to absolute ugliness and it really maked me sad. When I was growing up it seemed gay white men and women knew more about people and history in general and it was great we can learn from one another. Now it just seems people want to let you know how terrible you are and how superior they are.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4811/21/2020

R48 I think that's Internet culture generally and certainly DL culture. I hate it, too. I post snarky things but I am generally positive and won't give in to accepting that everyone just behaves with the cruelty and ignroance of Trump now because they can. His advent really changed everything for everyone in the US. Regardless of political affiliations, more people than not today are childish, petty, they call people adolescent-type names, they're cruel and compassionless, degrading, hateful, intentionally harmful. It doesn't have to be this way.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 4911/21/2020

We’re big fans of the divas. No one embraces them like gays and they know it.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5011/21/2020

i had a black friend in 4th grade in 1966 in Cleveland Heights, Even slept over at his house. It had that smell, ya know!

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5111/21/2020

Your absolutely right r49. And I'm not sure if this happened exactly when Trump was elected or it was coming on during the Obama administration. Whenever it happened it's horrible now.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5211/22/2020

Is R50 Trump? You sound like Trump. "No one has done more for black people."

Come on. It's not so much the racist trolls that take over every thread on DL they possibly can, it's the dozens of WWs they get. They should get ff-ed and driven off the forum.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5311/22/2020

Well racism is a white person's issue, they created they should fix it.

They created the problems in this country. They own and operate everything. And they created all of the laws, so this is squarely on white society. They made this mess they should clean it up.

But they won't.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5411/22/2020

I like the fact that Oprah’s fat like me.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5511/23/2020

I'll have to find that Regina King thread. I love her.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5611/23/2020

The Michael B Jordan sexiest man alive thread is a good example of how most threads on black people go here. Some jackass just said he's "safe black" and he seems like he didn't graduate high school.

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by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5711/23/2020

Honestly I can't think of a single thread here about white people that hasn't evolved into a shit fest why should Black people be any different.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5811/23/2020

Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles. It's fucking delicious.

Gospel music. Imagine the world without all of the amazing black artists?

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 5911/23/2020

I love fried chicken and watermelon.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 6011/23/2020

I systematically ignore all the racist commenters and, voila, DL seems pretty intelligent, and still bitchy enough to make me laugh out loud.

by or a positive one that didn't descend into race-bashingreply 6111/24/2020
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