Question / Discussion Freelance request - Is this racist? (Any chance of a quick answer please?)

nate99

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Hi. Been given a script to read and I'm not sure if it's racist?
Sorry if it's in the wrong section. I have a short deadline.
Here is the script:

"After the siege of Detroit, two brave knights, Lord Geronimo the third and Smart Fellow come together to vanquish the foul demons of the BLM movement and save the world with the power of gangster rap music. United, the warriors make their way to Paris to confront the perpetrator of this unknown evil. May God be with them both."

Any thoughts welcome.

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Hi. Been given a script to read and I'm not sure if it's racist?
Sorry if it's in the wrong section. I have a short deadline.
Here is the script:

"After the siege of Detroit, two brave knights, Lord Geronimo the third and Smart Fellow come together to vanquish the foul demons of the BLM movement and save the world with the power of gangster rap music. United, the warriors make their way to Paris to confront the perpetrator of this unknown evil. May God be with them both."

Any thoughts welcome.

Thanks
Are you being paid to proofread for grammar and spelling mistakes?
 

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No. Paid to read/voice the script.
 

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Its not racist.
 

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Oh yes, it is racist. Anyone racist or not can see that one.

Its not racist. Its weird and I don't understand in what context it would be used but as a stand alone paragraph it doesn't prejudice, discriminate, or attack people because of their ethnicity. No judge in the country would rule those four lines of text racist in a court of law. Its attacking the actions of BLM, a political and social movement, not any particular ethnicity or race.

Would I want to get involved working for the person who wrote it? No. It makes me feel uncomfortable. But as it stands, is it technically being racist? Also No.
 
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Its not racist. Its weird and I don't understand in what context it would be used but as a stand alone paragraph it doesn't prejudice, discriminate, or attack people because of their ethnicity. No judge in the country would rule those four lines of text racist in a court of law. Its attacking the actions of BLM, a political and social movement, not any particular ethnicity or race.

Would I want to get involved working for the person who wrote it? No. It makes me feel uncomfortable. But as it stands, is it technically being racist? Also No.
I see what you are saying but I suspect you are giving them the benefit of doubt they do not deserve. It is like the question 'where are you from?'. Intent matters. Some people will say it and it is just a question of genuine interest but others say it because they are trying to 'other' the other person, they know the person is 'not from around here' and want them to know it and want to highlight it in a not nice way. All these things are so nuanced. My view is that someone who writes this crap isn't coming from a good place and my gut feeling is that it probably has racist intent. Ultimately, @nate99 you need to go with your own gut feeling and response to it.
 
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I didn't think I would get a response on this one all of my posts on here have been overlooked. But when the topic of race comes up EVERYONE has something to say (mostly negative). In the last year, no one has learned anything and are happy to forget the past of how awful things have been for others for centuries this script gives a reminder that things have not changed.

I have friends of different races and family members too later I will show them this post and let them decide if they see it as racist or not. The funny thing is my nephew suggested this site to me in lockdown.

There is so much more I could say but I will leave it there. I know it would be a waste of my time. So here is to the one rule for whites and one rule the non whites. Cheers.
 

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I didn't think I would get a response on this one all of my posts on here have been overlooked. But when the topic of race comes up EVERYONE has something to say (mostly negative). In the last year, no one has learned anything and are happy to forget the past of how awful things have been for others for centuries this script gives a reminder that things have not changed.

I have friends of different races and family members too later I will show them this post and let them decide if they see it as racist or not. The funny thing is my nephew suggested this site to me in lockdown.

There is so much more I could say but I will leave it there. I know it would be a waste of my time. So here is to the one rule for whites and one rule the non whites. Cheers.
@mulamula I hope you have not felt unwelcome here? This site isn't super busy. I only come on every few days and only look at the most recent posts so things can easily be overlooked by most of us. I honestly believe most people here are friendly and try to help. On this thread, I also think most people agree with your first post.
 

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