What Rhymes With "White?"

"...And in the joy of a new beginning we ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get back, when brown can stick around, when yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead man, and when white will embrace what is right. Let all those who'll do justice and love mercy say amen."

- from the Reverend Joseph E. Lowry's benediction that followed President Barack Obama's inaugural address.

It has been said that the Reverend's racial references in the above passage are racist. Who is saying this? Well, Greg Beck, conservative commentator now at Fox News, for one, who said that the passage amounts to "America being called racist." In fact, according to the FBI, most hate related incidents in the United States occur with race as the motivating factor. However, I believe Mr. Beck's interpretation s a misunderstanding or misrepresentation. I believe the remarks were meant to be racial, not racist.

The passage is certainly racial, as it uses cliché descriptions of racial skin color to differentiate some of the various peoples of the United States and then proceeds to express generalizations about each one. But is it racist?

Merriam-Webster defines "racist" as (1) "a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race", or, (2) "racial prejudice or discrimination."

The first definition does not apply because Reverend Lowery does not raise any race above the other. Actually he denigrates each race fairly equally. To break it down, he says that black people are asked to get out of the way, brown people have to leave, yellow people aren't mellow, red people can't advance themselves, and white people don't do like to do what's right. In short, black, brown, and red are victims while yellow and white are perpetrators. Nobody wins here, therefore this is not a racist passage by this definition.

On the other hand the passage does discriminate between the races listed by representative color, and it does apply generalizations to each of them that would indicate presupposed characteristics. Like most generalizations, they carry some falsehood with them. Colin Powell and Barack Obama, for example, are not "asked to get back;" brown people can usually if not almost always "stick around;" many Native Americans are, for example, doing a lot better than I; I personally know some very mellow Asian people; and I know that some if not most white people try to do the right thing.

Barack Obama could be justifiably angry at being characterized as someone who is "asked to get back," or as someone not free to "stick around," but I don't think he is angry at the Reverend's remarks. There are some people who are offended at the not mellow yellow remark, if you look hard enough for them, but they, actually, are not Asian. Actually they are white. The only people offended at Reverend Lowery's prayer seem to be white, or at least the overwhelming majority.

While there is falsehood inherent in generalization, there may also be truth. The number of race based charges of racial descrimination at the workplace have risen more or less steadily over the last decade. There is a significant difference in the health of black Americans vs. white Americans, and studies indicate that the health of people of color is compromised by the stress of racial discrimination in the United States.

According to the FBI, in 2007, 52 percent of all hate crimes committed in America were race based, and 75 percent of all race based hate crimes targeted black people. One third of all racial hate crimes committed against individuals are committed by white people, one third by unknown offenders, one ninth by black people, and the rest by other groups.

It is not a stretch to say, based on this data, that as late as two years ago, most racial descrimination in America was committed by white people against black people. It is also safe to say that this has been going on for some time. Most reasonable people would agree this is wrong behavior. Therefore it is not racist for a black person to ask white people to "embrace what is right," speaking in broad generalizations, because the wrong behavior is in fact there and does, in fact, need correcting.

Is a statement racist if it is the truth? Perhaps. Sometimes it is unkind to express the truth. Some things remain best unsaid. Since the Reverend's remarks discriminate between ethnicities and cite generalizations about each, yes, it can be said according the secondary definition in the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, the remarks are racist.

In this case only representatives of the group that is the largest perpetrator of racial discrimination seem to be saying the remarks are racist. Is a remark racist because of its intent, or its perception? Clearly the answer is perception. As is so aptly put by conservatives all over the Internet, if the roles were reversed, and the speaker were white and the offended parties black, an apology would be expected. Therefore, Reverend Lowery should apologize for offending, unintentionally, those who were offended: not because he was wrong, but because it is polite to apologize to the unreasonably offended.



Personally I am not offended by the truth. Reverend Lowery owes me no apology.

The Reverend is guilty of ending a prayer with a hip hop poem and of saddling himself with the not-so-easy task of rhyming the word "white." What rhymes with "white?" Well, let's see:

  • Bite
  • Cite
  • Contrite
  • Excite
  • Fight
  • Flight
  • Height
  • Kite
  • Light
  • Might
  • Night
  • Plight
  • Polite
  • Quite
  • Right
  • Rite
  • Sight
  • Site
  • Tight
  • Trite
  • Wight

Hmm. Any of these words might be taken the wrong way if one was bound and determined to do so. I don't think he could have used "bite", and "fight", "flight", "might", "night", "plight", and "tight" are all definitely out. "Contrite" might produce a poor result as well. "Trite" is no good. "Wight" is a homonym, and that crowd would certainly be offended by anything beginning with "homo". You know, there's just not a lot of choice here.

I guess, to satisfy those who sat in wait, weighing each word for its use as a weapon, Reverend Lowery would have had to end with something like,

"and the white will continue to show us what's right"

But even that probably would not have satisfied the parties who remain offended today. When you are looking that hard to find something wrong, you will probably find what you are looking for.

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christine almaraz 8 years ago from colorado springs

I think that people tend to over think things alot, as in this instance. Racism in America is something that will go on debated and deconstructed for a long time to come. Every race at some point may feel like they are being disrespected and will have endless reasons to defend their views. It's hard ro say if they are wrong or they are right. I guess if you have experienced it, it makes you an expert on the subject. If you haven't, you can only speak for yourself. Great hub.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Christine, for your thoughtful comment. I have experienced discrimination on the basis of religion and ethnicity. I think if you empathize with a person as an individual, you can't judge them except on their own merits.

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Storytellersrus 8 years ago from Stepping past clutter

How about White delight in electing a BIRACIAL President?

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tonymac04 8 years ago from South Africa

Great Hub - thanks.

I do find it amazing that after all these years of whites practicing racial discrimination against people of a different hue, will shout so loudly when some words like these are used. Where were they (the complainers about racism) when blacks were being lynched?

I could go on, but I guess you have made the point very eloquently.

Love and peace


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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Story, I did miss delight - that is very positive, and appropriate for those that can't stand to hear anything negative about themselves.

Thank you for your comment, Tony. A point well taken.

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Jim Batuyong 8 years ago from Anaheim, CA

So what you are saying is that you are superior because you don't feel that way, right? You white devil! LOL :) Actually I think your take on this is right on. People will find negative in anything if they look hard enough. It reminds me of the famous phrase heard around the world...Say it with me..."Can't we just all get along?" Well done, sir.

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Who's better than you? I just feel that way more is being made of a little poetic license. It's like somebody got all bent out of shape with Peter Wolf when he sang, "I Musta Got Lost" with the J. Giles Band back when I was almost young.

Every time somebody says, "Why can't we all just get along" I think of Jack Nicholson in "Mars Attacks" LOL

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Amanda Severn 8 years ago from UK

Hi Tom,

This is not the only hub talking about the prayer today. Troy LaPlante has also written about it, but he has taken the opposite stance.

Of course there was never any intention to offend. Just a misguided attempt to make a benediction into a poem, or perhaps even a rap! Some people will take offence over the slightest thing, and there's certainly no pleasing those who are determined to find fault. Personally I found the whole inauguration prcess quite moving, and I hope that Obama can measure up to the huge weight of expectation on his shoulders. He doesn't need to listen to such petty criticisms. He just needs to get on with the job without suffering such unsubtle sour grapes.

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Bruce Elkin 8 years ago from Victoria, BC Canada

Great hub, Tom. Well thought out, well written, and well intended. Courageous of you, too. Thanks!

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fishskinfreak2008 8 years ago from Fremont CA

Words that rhyme with "white": sight, site, fight, flight

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thank you, Amanda.  I had an interesting time writing this piece, examining racism in its many subtle forms.  There was offense taken, though it was not offered.  Personally I have better things to do than put things under a microscope so that I can find something to be offended about.  But to each their own. 

I read Troy's article, too. Then I commented and got called a name. *shrug*

Thank you, Bruce.  Writing this piece was a journey I was compelled to take, but having arrived, I am glad I took it. 

Hi Fish!  I think we should make a very long list of words that rhyme with "white" and mail them to Reverend Lowery as alternatives.  Given our history, I am surprised when a person of color can use "white" and "right" in the same sentence. 

The incident goes to the power of poetry.  Use it wisely! 

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Sounds like Troy Tom, that's why I wrote an alternative hub about how he was denying most of his comments, (since I wrote it he is now ironically allowing most of his comments, although he denies my hub is the reason). I have had a whole load of traffic on my hub posting comments about his hub that he would have previously denied, in spite of them not being offensive, simply disagreeing with him, (I saw many before he got the chance to delete them).

I haven't posted the link to my hub here, suffice to say it is a very similar title to his and has "most comments denied" as the last three words :)

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

I must say you look quite fetching aiming a Walther PPK, if I may be so bold. And if I may be bolder still to link to your hub:


I enjoyed reading it (as well as looking at the pictures) and I'm sure others will, too.

I think, actually, that Troy, although a fast and skillful writer, may have become overwhelmed by all the comments. I am not sure that all deletions were intentional, and I think he said as much in one of his replies.

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Elena. 8 years ago from Madrid

Hi Tom! As other hubbers said, I think when one is looking for faults, one will find them. I don't know if this is my European background, but I find it difficult to understand that this piece of "discourse" raises so much controversy, taking the spotlight like nothing else matters? I think you did a fine job with your analysis! Great read, thanks!

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Thanks, Elena. For years, certain conservatives in our country have used this tactic to discredit the opposition - to create an issue of character out of what should be an issue of clarity. This faction loves to call people names. For example, some of them call Obama, "Socialist," using the negative connotations to try to paint him a Bolshevic, whereas it was under our last president, not this one, that our banking and financial industries became virtually nationalized. But it is not the untruthful aspect of name calling that is most harmful; name calling shuts down discussion, that's the worst of it. After one is called the name, they have to either fight it or own it. They can no longer simply discuss issues.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Thanks for linking to my Hub Tom. I am glad you enjoyed it. I think you may be a bit generous over thinking Troy accidentally deleted comments though, as he has referred to the ones he deleted as being irrelevant or drivel, when the ones I saw before he deleted them weren't either of those things. He said some comments he had been going to reply to went "Missing", but I reckon he was just covering for the fact he had actually deleted them. I could be wrong, but I very much doubt it. :) :)

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Well, I'm old and don't remember so well, and going through his replies would be tedious, I'm sure you'd agree. I seem to remember he said both things: that he was in a terms of service violation situation and had to deal with a bunch of comments quickly, and I recall he did say the "drivel" thing as well. In a way I dismiss the drivel comment (as I dismiss his name-calling) as something he does to get people angry and riled up. A hubber like Troy makes his living by riling people up. Look at all the hits he probably got.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Good point Tom, glad we don't have to resort to such tactics to get viewings on our hubs :)

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Tom Rubenoff 8 years ago from United States Author

Ya, I'd have way too much guilt over upsetting so many people.

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mistyhorizon2003 8 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

Me too :) :) :)

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The Real Tomato 8 years ago

I do so love the dictionary. The true meaning of a word can scrap off some of the grit. That was a delightful read. Thanks Tom.

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jxb7076 7 years ago from United States of America

If a person is looking for a reason to be miserable they will find it, even in the midst of all that is good. Great hub of information. Thanks for sharing!

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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Absolutely true, JXB. Thanks for reading!

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Nicole Winter 7 years ago from Chicago, IL

You forgot the word mite. :) Thanks for sharing this with us, I enjoyed reading it, Tom.

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Tom Rubenoff 7 years ago from United States Author

Ooh, mites are grrrrrross! LOL Thank you, Nicole!

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wannabwestern 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

I'm a bit late into the discussion but I remember this issue and think your hub offered some clear-thinking common sense commentary. Most people I know won't touch the topic of discrimination, especially defining it, with a ten foot pole. So I agree with the other comment that it was a courageous piece of writing.

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KFlippin 6 years ago from Amazon

Very interesting article! As an average conservative American, I don't recall giving the words of the prayer a second thought, and certainly didn't find it offensive when I heard it. You've done an excellent job of exploring the difference between racial comments vs being racist -- the adjective and the verb are fast becoming confused, and you've handled the subject very well. Your hub should be close read by all given the racial rhetoric that is now flying.

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Tom Rubenoff 6 years ago from United States Author

Thanks KFlippin for adding so much to my article with your comment.

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chspublish 5 years ago from Ireland

I love the way in which you have teased out the elements of the argument and have presented them so clearly and easy to follow. Very clear rhetoric. Awesome!

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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

What a lovely thing to say! Thank you

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marlanasifter 5 years ago from Sanford, NC, USA

'Glenn' Beck.

Nice FBI statistics...

and I can't believe you made a list of all the rhymes, :)...

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Tom Rubenoff 5 years ago from United States Author

Ha! Don't know if I really got ALL of them... :)

brian 3 years ago

Black skin would be like a body guard for the white man. Please respond and tell me if you agree with my comments.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

Your comment seems like a non sequitur. Perhaps you would care to explain it so we can all enjoy reading your explanation.

brian 3 years ago

I would be more than happy to and thank you for your response. I think that every white family should have 2 to 3 black faced males in it for protection and for public and interatial relations.

If you are black faced you are going to be a lot safer in society. You are much less likely to get robbed if you are black skinned. Black skin would give the white man much more flexibility of what he can or can not say. People are less likely to be rude to you if you are black. Bill Cosby was able to speak his mind on issues in the black community. His black skin protected him from a black backlash. Black skin would do the same for a white man.

Hank Williams jr. Was fired from monday night football because of comments he made against obama. If he was black he most likely would not have been fired if he was black.

A white person could protect another white person better with a black face. Especially from black people. Most white females admit they feel safer with a black skinned boyfriend.

So do you agree with me?

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

At a certain point I decided I would not be robbed and despite living and working as an independent businessman in the worst neighborhoods of Boston, I was never approached. The trick is to make eye contact and be fearless. Only the insane will attack the fearless.

No one is ever rude to me because I meet everyone on the basis of my equality to them. This is as true of the beggar in the street as it is the CEO of the multinational corporation. I see our kinship in that when one looks deep enough it can be seen that we are all connected. When one looks deeper still it can be seen that we are all in fact one in the same. To fear or hate another is to fear or hate oneself.

I do not know what Hank Williams, Jr., said, but if the network fired him it was because his boss was afraid of public reaction. It is wrong to fire someone out of fear. A better course of action, if there was a disagreement, would be to articulate the disagreement and explain the difference of opinion. Firing would have been the easy way out, and so would have neutralized any possibility for learning by anyone.

Anyone who has trained in martial arts knows that skin color is irrelevant in defense.

So I guess really that I disagree with every single point you made, because my personal experience and knowledge of the way things really work in the universe conflicts with the information you have written here.

Would you care to share the source of your statistics: "safer", "less likely to be rude", "most white females"? I'd really, really like to hear about where you get your facts.

brian 3 years ago

Just life experience. I pay really close attention to race. I would say black skin would be good for the soft and passive white male.

What about mitt romney? If he had a black face he would have gotten more black votes. A black faced country singer would sell more cds cause more black people will listen to him. Black skin would be george zimmermans hero right now. A black faced comedian would feel more comfortable talking about race.

Do you think the white community will ever try to bring pigmentation into the white community? Maybe to get into college cheaper? Help with the ladies? More love from the black community? I think it is time to pull the trigger on bringing pigmentation into the white community.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

But if the passive white male had black skin, he would no longer be white, technically, would he? I'm so confused.

You are beautiful and this was a hilarious exchange. Thank you.

brian 3 years ago

Basically if Napoleon Dynamite was black nobody would mess with him or much less likely to mess with him. I recently watched the movie internship. The characters owen wilson and vince vaughn played were that of two white guys that did not get much respect. If guys like this were black they would get more respect.

I know these are movies but they play out in real life also.

real talk 3 years ago

Tom Rubenoff,

Do you know the best approach for a white man to take if he wants to go black faced. Is it even possible? I have heard conflicting reports that a custom air brush will get you black at the tanning salons but I am scared to try it. From there a person could get there drivers license picture changed and live as a black man.

I would love to live as a black man. If I saw a black person pulling the race card on a white person I could use my blackness to protect white people. The race card is no joke I know a white man who lost a high paying job over racial politics. Nobody helped him. But I feel like a black faced lawyer could have helped him in that situation. The white community could really use some under cover brothers to help them with racial politics. That is all the white community needs is a few under cover black faced males to turn the tables.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

Wow, you guys are great, adding to my work like this. I am so blessed to have you. I hope you keep writing and writing and writing about black-faced white men. All I can think of is Al Jolson. His makeup made him immortal. Keep on writing, you guys. This is great!

brian 3 years ago

I am glad somebody is giving me the time of the day on this. I wish I had friends that were good with technology to help me make youtube videos explaining how the black faced white man would be good for the white community. All I have been able to do is leave random notes in bathroom stalls saying black skin would be a body guard for the white man. Black skin would be a shield for the white man. I just write it on a paper towel and I usually leave it inside where people change their baby diapers. So atleast I am getting it out there. I will be happy to keep replying.

brian 3 years ago

BTW, I do not know where they get the idea that 75 percent of hate crimes is against black people. I think whenever a black attacks a white it is not considered a hate crime. If a white attacks a black it is more likely to be considered a hate crime.

Look at it this way. Lets say your a white criminal. Would it not be easier just to choose a white victim. Most white people are not that street smart. Also you do not have to worry about racial politics.

Now lets say you are a black criminal. Once again it is easier to choose a white victim. You can always use racial politics and are more likely to get away with it. Plus once again whites are not looked at as street smart.

So at the end of the day I am very surprised that there is no conversation about bringing pigmentation into the white community.

black skin 3 years ago

Here is a list of reasons why I think black skin could help the white community.

1. Black skin could reduce the chances of an individual getting fired over something petty. This would be good for an older white man who the company would like to push out the door for cheaper and

younger help.

2. Black skin can reduce your chances of getting robbed while walking down the street.

3. Black skin could protect a boss or business owner from bogus discrimination lawsuits.

4. Interatial relations. It is much easier for a black man to be accepted by white people than for a white man to be accepted by black people. Example a rock star or country singer could increase their cd sales just by going black face because black people will buy their cds.

5. Crime. Yes black people have a lot of crime in their race. But dont you think law enforcement could lay down the law and help better if they had a heavy black face team. I know I do.

6. The average white man does not feel comfortable criticizing obama in public. If the white man goes black face maybe he would feel more comfortable doing that.

7. What if chris rock got jumped by beaten by 3 black males. Lets say chris rock did a show and he bashed white people to death. And 3 white guys decided they wanted to jump chris rock. Wouldn't most white people prefer to be black when they jumped a black person. If chris rock got jumped by 3 black faced white males and they made it look like black on black crime there would be no public reaction. Point is the white man is more of a threat to black people with a black face.

8. Everybody always talks about how black people stick together and white people do not stick together. Well the truth is white people could protect you much better if they were Black faced. They exposed that in the movie grand canyon. A white man car broke down in the hood. Three black guys were gonna jump him. A black tow truck driver showup and saved his butt.

9. Black skin can help with the ladies. People will automatically assume you are good in bed just by black skin.

10. Black skin also helps you age better.

Do not let black people or the media fool you. Black skin would be valuable to the white community. I invite you to tell all your friends and spread the word. My goal is to bring pigmentation into the white community.


H2O Man 3 years ago

Most hate crimes are white on black? That is a lie. Most white people are scared of black people. Blacks target white people all the time. Most blacks are murdered by other black people. The white man is just a modern day scape goat.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

Most people miss that this article is mainly about poetry. A bit about political correctness, but more about the difficulty of rhyming.

Differences are what makes life interesting - differences in opinion, differences in skin tone, differences in whatever. Life and change are inseparable. Change results in difference. To embrace change - to embrace difference - is to embrace life.

Brian, thanks once again very much for your contribution to this article. H2O, thanks also for commenting.

brian 3 years ago


Do you think it is realistically possible for a white man to live as a black man? Is so how?

Did you notice how they make white males look so weak on t.v.? I think the white man should make a statement and go black face. A black faced white man can talk smack about obama and tell black thugs to straighten up without dealing with racial politics.

A black faced white comedian would feel more comfortable calling out black people. The white man is not as restricted on what he can and can not say with black skin. Black skin is the answer.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

It is possible for a person to live as another person. I feel it is better to be oneself, but I do not judge.

I watch very little TV and have not noticed that characters with different skin color are depicted differently because of their skin color.

Being a comedian is not usually a business of comfort, but of exploiting discomfort. The art of comedy is to skirt bad taste without actually going there. Therefore the comedian is always restricted, and as tastes change constantly the boundaries always change. A comic's ability to 'call out' people who are different than themselves is limited by how good a comic they are. A deliberately offensive prop, like coloring one's skin to imitate someone from another ethnic background is a big risk and so could pay off big, but it could also backfire big.

If coloring their skin were to be their main gimmick, I can't see a bright future for them. Anything over-used gets old. And on that note, Brian, thank you for commenting. I think you've made your point.

brian 3 years ago


What do you think is the best and cheapest way for a white man to live as a black man? Black spray tan? Stage make up?

BTW, If a white comedian goes black face he does it in a way that he is presumed as black. Nobody would know he is really white. Just get a new drivers license picture etc.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

A. The cheapest way to live as someone you are not is to pretend.

B. Ya, I always check the driver's licenses of my comedians.

brian 3 years ago


This George Zimmerman case is a perfect example of why I think it is time to bring pigmentation into the white community. First of all it is not a good idea to send a white man to go around hunting for black thugs. Yes there are plenty of black thugs in america but I

think you need a black faced law enforcement team to take them down. Nothing wrong with hiring a white security guard but you need to put a black face on him.

I think they should just take all cops and security guards and put a black face on them and turn them loose on the black thugs. Black skin will protect them from racial politics. Instead of bad boys it is black cops black cops what you gonna do when they come for you! LoL! It is time for whitey to send in the black unit! Real talk.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

Well I'm glad you're coming out of the closet at last and being openly racist. Before you just seemed to be a bad comedian.

I suggest you take your message directly to a busy urban police precinct on Saturday night and let them in on your simple solution to race issues in law enforcement. Definitely go in person. I know they would love to hear what you have to say.

brian 3 years ago


It is not racist there are more black thugs atleast where I live. I live in suburbs but thugs are everywhere. I noticed that whenever a black person is getting hostile with someone it is a white person. They do not try that on other black people.

I would like to go undercover as a black man and try to protect white people from racial politics. The white community needs undercover brothers for protection. I could be their black mouth piece.

It sounds like you have been brainwashed by the white guilt movement. I am a racial mastermind who knows the value of bringing pigmentation into the white community.

I usually leave random notes inside bathroom stalls. I will just write on a paper towel that black skin would be like a body guard for the white man. I obviously want to be anonymous but I think the white man needs to know black skin would be protection for them. Even job protection.

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Tom Rubenoff 3 years ago from United States Author

"Whitey" is a racist epithet. The use of the term "black thug" is repugnant. To me there is no difference between a "thug" who is of European descent and one who is of African descent. Behavior is not determined by pigment or ethnic background.

Also, from the beginning, your posts have not addressed the topic of this article. Instead, you have commented on a different topic for your own purposes. From now on I will delete all posts by you that do not address the topic of poetic license, rhyming the word "white", or whether or not Reverend Lowry owed an apology to those he offended.

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