xkcdfan wrote:"social justice warriors"
Pre sure OP wouldn't have used that wording if it had been some white kids doing the same thing.
If white kids were swearing at judges, spouting off about their pet subjects instead of answering the question, and ignoring the rules of the debate, I doubt they'd be winning competitions.
That said, it's "white kids" tolerating and abetting the debasement of the medium - I can't really blame black kids for exploiting an easy win being handed to them.
Izawwlgood wrote:I am getting so overwhelmed with this 'help help I'm being oppressed' bullshit Conservatives are screaming on the tops of their lungs in response to minorities fighting for equality.
Listen. Really carefully. Equality would be people, no matter their background, winning a competition by performing best at the task set, in this case, a rigorous academic debate requiring courtesy to your opponent, use of
informal logic, and argumentation backed with evidence.
When one group of contestants gets to harass their opponent, ignore rules of decorum, say "fuck your evidence I have personal anecdotes", address their own pet peeves instead of the question, and then win despite preforming, by any objective standard, worse than their opponent,
well, that's something else. The opposite of equality.
Izawwlgood wrote:I have never seen a group protest more loudly than scared the scared white majority in the face of various minorities flexing their political rights. The decline of your civilization. Jesus fucking Christ; when was the last time a Bollywood movie was shown in your local movie theater? When was the last time someone who didn't look like you covered 90% of the magazine stand racks? When was the last time you were heckled by the police for entering a location? My sympathy for the 'decline of white culture' could honestly not be smaller.
Yeah, there's a tradition of rhetoric and debate going back to 444BC
, a string of public debates and respect for rationality passing through the roman senate to parliaments and senates, and now, in one scene at least, that's being replaced by appeals to "Nigga authenticity." That's an aspect of civillization, one very near and dear to my heart, declining.
As for your rhetorical (see?) questions - Bollywood films are much more common in my local cinema
than English language ones. There are plenty of magazines with non-white individuals on the cover at the newsagents too. I've never been "heckled" by the police but I've been stopped plenty. I'm from here.
which may explain some of this.
"Progress" - Technological advances masking societal decay.