If I make a TV station called White Entertainment TV, is that racist ?
September 15, 2010 4:00pm CST
How about Ivory Magazine - aimed at white audiences everywhere ? I'm looking at BET, and at Ebony ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ebony_(magazine) ) and it seems to me that race-specific publications are AOK. If they're OK for black people, they should be cool for other races as well, including white of course Do you agree, disagree?
15 Sep 10
I would not think it is racist, unless of course, someone said that BET, Ebony, The statement "Black is Beautiful" ( and they are not referring to their clothes or the furniture), is also racist. Therefore since no one says that the magazines, holidays, etc. specified for blacks are racists, neither can they say that magazines, holidays, etc, specified for whites are.
7 Oct 10
Well they can't, but in practice they do There's a video about this, called "A Conversation About Race" - it should be on a site called wntube.com This pretty much shows (with actual examples from real interviews) how skewed the standards are against white people. Anyway if it were after me, I would make pro-white things, like many things: TV stations, programs, residential areas, scholarships, basically anything that minorities have, the majority should have also. If some people prefer these things they should be allowed to pursue this as a lifestyle choice I think.
• United States
15 Sep 10
I know it sounds really stupid, and it IS really stupid, but that would never be allowed as long as the NAACP is around. There is truly a double standard where racism is concerned in this country. Ebony and BET is perfectly fine, but if we tried to do what you are talking about, people would be screaming that it isn't right. HEY, you know what I just realized though...if we DID do the White Entertainment TV station, the acronym for the name would be WET. WET TV sounds pretty cool for the name of a TV station LOL I agree that it would be cool, but the cry-babies in our society would never allow it. I wish I had the money to start a TV station like this just to see what peoples' reactions would be...
15 Sep 10
there is no use for such a name... a name has to have meaning and a message it is delivering... for example: CNN : which means "Cable News Network" here we can see what is the meaning of the name and what message it is coveying... for example if some one did not know about CNN but then he saw the name well he/she would know okay this is a news channel... but my question to you is what does white relate to?? according to peoples perspective and the way they think .. this could be taken into a more wide idea or a more generalised Idea... although white it self does not convey anything to us... its not very focused... Man if you want to rally start a business you should take business class, thats what they teach you there.. choose somthing that attracts people, not which spreads controversy, grife and sadness. somthing that the audince would like.. any how I didnt even know what ebony maens just till now and today.it means black im presumming... but the thing is not many people may know what that word means, so not soo much of a big deal....
16 Sep 10
Well Black can mean a lot of things as well, but I'm pretty sure in the case of BET it means skin color, as in black people, of African descent. So my White in the TV station's name would mean exactly that as well. From what I've seen in various forums, I would have no problems finding an audience, especially in the US This is not my personal view, just what I've seen in forums when discussing this stuff. Why would you think this spreads "controversy, grife and sadness" ? Just like BET was (initially) looking to empower black people and give them a healthy sense of identity, WET TV would do pretty much the same for white people. If I were Chinese or Korean, I'd try to do it for Chinese or Korean people, but as it is, I'm white, so I hang with my crew Why would there be "controversy, grife and sadness"? I'm not against anyone, I'm FOR people bettering and empowering themselves.