Chris Rock’s ‘White People’s Day’ Tweet Sparks Reaction
Count on any comments about ethnic background to create sparks just as big as the 4th of July fireworks surronding Rock's remarks. It's about provoking, pushing and stirring the conversation. Well-known figure X does something which then enables a discussion on race within popular culture which is just very much compelled to address these issues out-loud. Watch for more. But aside from all this, I'm sure Rock wishes he could get even this much notice from almost any of this past film roles. Any.
Fourth of July is “White People’s Day,” according to comedian Chris Rock. "Happy white peoples independence day the slaves weren't free but I'm sure they enjoyed fireworks," he tweeted. While some find this normal and typical of Rock’s in-your-face style, others find it out of line during this time of hyper-sensitivity to race. The debate is all over the media. Let's explore.
What Others Are Saying...
We see through blogs, websites hate-groups, congress, how America truly feels about non-white Americans. It's cool when we shine your shoes or dunk a basketball, but when it comes to true power, white people get scared as if we are going to attempt to do to them the same atrocities that assailed against up. … There has always been a double standard when it comes to racism. Black comedians have made a living by making fun of white people, we're usually the butt of their jokes and they’re funny. … Chris Rock didn't say anything that wasn't true. … They didn't have anything to do with the founding of this country, they build this country, they only carried the bricks. … Chris Rock should have said it's the RICH white men's Independence Day.
I am not offended. You people need to get a sense of humor. … How disgusting! We do not live in the past. It is time for all Americans to realize we are one nation. … Why do people have to bring race into an American holiday.Chris rock is a racist p.o.s. … There is no "majority" or "minority" race in the US anymore, if I'm not mistaken, the Hispanic population is as close to a majority as anyone. Everyone needs to respect one another and only then could racism ebb away. … I'm sure Chris Rock was not trying to be overtly racist when he made that comment. In fact, the most offensive part about that comment is that it's not very funny.
We still have a problem with race in the country with white people against blacks because we have Obama as our president. See how stupid that is. … Sometimes I believe that whites are really serious when they rant about this bullshit that their racism towards us is only in our minds. … Chris Rock is an idiot. He just is and these white folk need to make him make amends for his utter stupidity.