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Posted: 2/22/2006 8:29:09 PM EDT
My wife purchased a Baby Einstein DVD recently and decided to watch it before displaying it for our child. She was surprised in one scene where a black man and a white woman were in bed together and were awoken by one white child and one black child.

We've always been accepting of interracial marriages, but felt this was an attempt to brainwash little children by the liberal, politically correct producers of this DVD. My wife took it back to the store.

Did we make too big of a deal of this?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:30:41 PM EDT
No, because your child will see that and expect that is the normal, everyday family. Interracial couples are a very small percentage of our society.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:31:53 PM EDT
All over the place. Between this kind of stuff, and Nickelodeon having Hispanic/Latino themes on a lot of cartoons, there isnt anything decent on for kids anymore.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:32:37 PM EDT
WTF?

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:35:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Did we make too big of a deal of this?

Yes. Now if it was a black man and a white man then it would have been different
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:36:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 8:39:09 PM EDT by Miracle_Pants]
Um, who gives a shit?

Edit to add: I hate PC as much as anyone else but why care if a waste of money DVD has an interracial couple? Seriously, did it ruin your day somehow?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:36:24 PM EDT
The horror!!
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:38:12 PM EDT
It is amazing how horribly skewed against normalcy our country has become in such little time.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:40:00 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:45:48 PM EDT
It seems a little precious and deliberate on the part of the producers - and perhaps the message isn't support for interracial marriage (which AFAIK is a nonissue to God and everybody else), but for "blended" (i.e., married, divorced, remarried "families" with kids) families, since I think the chances of a black/white couple having one child who looks like Manute Bole and one who looks like Larry Bird are pretty remote.

"Mixed" marriage is IMO a complete nonissue; however, promoting the normalization of divorce is another matter.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:48:32 PM EDT
Being this a capitalist country and all, maybe the producers wanted to sell their DVDs to more than just white middle class neurotic parents.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:48:57 PM EDT
I think the real issue is that it teaches our daughters that black men have bigger thingies.

It's a conspiracy. Conspiracy, I say.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:54:44 PM EDT
Not to pry, but would it upset you if your kid married a respectable, hard-working, conservative black person?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:56:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paul:
So interracial marriage isn't correct?

What is it now ... like 1962 now?



I'm not one of them, but not everyone agrees with it. That doesn't make it 1962.

According to left wingers, not supporting gay marriage is 1962 thinking as well.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:57:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 8:58:55 PM EDT by Spade]
Oh god, the country is just fallin' apart!

Question: My mom's Irish and my dad's Sicilian. Could I post a pic of them hugging, or would that horrify you as well? Many people still consider them to be different "races" OH GOD WHAT AM I!!!!!!111one

Oh yeah, I'm an American with an Irish and Sicilian background.

Lighten up Francis. People are people. It's ideas that count, not what people look like.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:57:25 PM EDT
Oh my imagine people being in love with each other and race not being an issue? The horrors they are forcing upon our chidren.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 8:59:06 PM EDT
I'm not too sure I would have kept it either actually.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:02:00 PM EDT
Well that's not all that 'radical'.

Wierd that there was one white and black kid instead a couple of mixed kids though.

But whatever, why would you waste money on that baby einstein bullshit anyway. Speaking of bullshit, Penn and Teller did a great show on those crappy 'infant development' scams:

http://www.sho.com/site/ptbs/topics.do?topic=bb
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:02:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:03:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:05:45 PM EDT by motown_steve]
"These boys is miscegenated!"
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:05:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FLAL1A:
<Snip> I think the chances of a black/white couple having one child who looks like Manute Bole and one who looks like Larry Bird are pretty remote.<Snip>


Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:07:04 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:09:05 PM EDT by WildBoar]

Originally Posted By 89grand:

Originally Posted By Paul:
So interracial marriage isn't correct?

What is it now ... like 1962 now?



I'm not one of them, but not everyone agrees with it. That doesn't make it 1962.

According to left wingers, not supporting gay marriage is 1962 thinking as well.



Gay (choice) and black(not chosen and perfectly natural in all aspects) are light years away from each other. I dont think your analogy is helping.


ETA tagging thread to see how many racists this thread draws out and who they are.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:14:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
My wife purchased a Baby Einstein DVD recently and decided to watch it before displaying it for our child. She was surprised in one scene where a black man and a white woman were in bed together and were awoken by one white child and one black child.

We've always been accepting of interracial marriages, but felt this was an attempt to brainwash little children by the liberal, politically correct producers of this DVD. My wife took it back to the store.

Did we make too big of a deal of this?



That's not really true now is it?
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:24:26 PM EDT

Interracial couples are a very small percentage of our society.




Midnight-Sniper,

I would invite your family over for a BBQ but I wouldn't wants your kids harmed by see the wife and I hug.

Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:25:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/22/2006 9:33:26 PM EDT by 89grand]

Originally Posted By WildBoar:

Originally Posted By 89grand:

Originally Posted By Paul:
So interracial marriage isn't correct?

What is it now ... like 1962 now?



I'm not one of them, but not everyone agrees with it. That doesn't make it 1962.

According to left wingers, not supporting gay marriage is 1962 thinking as well.



Gay (choice) and black(not chosen and perfectly natural in all aspects) are light years away from each other. I dont think your analogy is helping.


ETA tagging thread to see how many racists this thread draws out and who they are.



You've claimed I was an 88 many times before so I'm not bothered or concerned about it. I'm white, my girlfriend isn't...whatever.

My analogy was just fine. Paul saying that everyone on earth should agree with interratial marriage and if you don't you're living in 1962 (aka an idiot) is the same thing the left wingers say about gay marriage.

Being any given race is not a choice to be made, but many claim being gay isn't either. Getting married and who you marry however is a choice.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:32:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
My wife purchased a Baby Einstein DVD recently and decided to watch it before displaying it for our child. She was surprised in one scene where a black man and a white woman were in bed together and were awoken by one white child and one black child.

We've always been accepting of interracial marriages, but felt this was an attempt to brainwash little children by the liberal, politically correct producers of this DVD. My wife took it back to the store.

Did we make too big of a deal of this?



That is precisely why it was depicted that way. Regardless of whether or not you agree with interracial relationships, it was included in the DVD to normalize it for those watching.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:40:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 20rdMag:

Interracial couples are a very small percentage of our society.




Midnight-Sniper,

I would invite your family over for a BBQ but I wouldn't wants your kids harmed by see the wife and I hug.




Not really the same point. We know several interracial couples and we've taken our kids out with them. I just object to how it was handled in the DVD.

By the way, I wouldn't mind if my daughter dated/married a minority as long as he was a good provider and treated her with respect. Those are the same expectations that I would have of a white man.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:41:46 PM EDT

Regardless of whether or not you agree with interracial relationships, it was included in the DVD to normalize it for those watching.


Regardless of whether or not you agree with it is really none of your f**king business. If you don't agree with interracial relationships, don't take part in one.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:44:48 PM EDT
Just take it back because the Baby Einstein stuff is all bullcrap.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:44:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:

Originally Posted By 20rdMag:

Interracial couples are a very small percentage of our society.




Midnight-Sniper,

I would invite your family over for a BBQ but I wouldn't wants your kids harmed by see the wife and I hug.




Not really the same point. We know several interracial couples and we've taken our kids out with them. I just object to how it was handled in the DVD.
By the way, I wouldn't mind if my daughter dated/married a minority as long as he was a good provider and treated her with respect. Those are the same expectations that I would have of a white man.



OK..how should it have been handled in the DVD?...I feel like I'm missing something here...where the cherubs with harps playing while they show this family? Did they have a crawl across the bottom of the screen saying "All good citizens must mix races"
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:49:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By motown_steve:
"These boys is miscegenated!"



There you go again Steve... bragging on your midget.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:50:27 PM EDT
I would not have let them watch it either.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 9:53:01 PM EDT
Baby Einstein stuff is a load anyway. Just read to him. Heck, it worked for Einstein, Bohr, Hilbert, Turing, Newton, Galileo, and everyone else throughout history. But, the real issue I take here is that a DVD intended for a baby showed a man and a woman in bed together.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:55:33 AM EDT
It has gotten so pervasive, this PC propaganda, that I have to pre-screen all of the children's books and videos that my wife gets for our children. An acquaintance of mine refers to all of the excessive references to race mixing as "mandatory n*****s". It is really being pushed like crazy, especially to children.

I know people who go out of their way to ensure that their kids are exposed to this.

.....and because some people get all bent out of shape when you criticize their PC agenda, I will tell you in all honesty, that I am one of the few white people in my family. Nothing against any other race, but by golly, this PC stuff has gotten out of hand.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:09:19 AM EDT
Basic propaganda aimed at social change, like a lot of TV and movies.

Woman President in 2008= Commander in Chief TV show.
Homosexuals in society= Ellen TV show, Will and Grace TV show, etc.
Gun Control= Law and Order TV show, numerous other TV shows.
Anti-Catholic= Loads of TV shows that show Priests commiting pedophilia.

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:19:03 AM EDT
The socialist left and PC are trying to completely dismantle this country. It makes me want to vomit! It seems like everything on TV now is what I like to call "engineered diversity". Interracial this, gay that, etc. etc..... Yeah, I know it's out there, but does EVERY thing we watch have to have token interracial relationships and gays prancing all over the place? It doesn't work that way in REAL LIFE. Most groups tend to stay with their own kind, and prefer to be in communities with their own kind, not this interracial, gay, gun-hating, religion-bashing Utopia that the propagandists shove down our throats all the time!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:22:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
My wife purchased a Baby Einstein DVD recently and decided to watch it before displaying it for our child. She was surprised in one scene where a black man and a white woman were in bed together and were awoken by one white child and one black child.

We've always been accepting of interracial marriages, but felt this was an attempt to brainwash little children by the liberal, politically correct producers of this DVD. My wife took it back to the store.

Did we make too big of a deal of this?



What DVD is this, just wondering why they are promoting sex or something like this at such an early age?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:27:34 AM EDT
You did the right thing by taking it back.

PC crap has gotten out of control.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:29:26 AM EDT
You're catching some flack for this post Midnight - flack that is misplaced...

Most people posting "WTF is wrong with you stuff" are looking at this single example. However, when taken in sum with all the other children's shows and the PC stuff they push, it matters. Yet, in a vacum, something like this would not matter or really be significant.

For example, they have been really really pushing all the Spanish and South American heritage and culture on all the kids shows on Sprout and whathaveyou. Which I am fine with, but it is to such an extreme you feel like your are banged over the head with it constantly. For example, Dora the Explorer (it is on non-stop) Diego, the little kid from Guatamala that cooks everyday, and all the other "Hispanic" inserts and themes in the shows.

Maybe it is just these shows trying to market to the latino population. Maybe it is the producers trying to push their multicultural agenda. Probably a bit of both.

The end result though occurs when you see things like you described you think they are trying to "force" all of this PC stuff on you.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:29:27 AM EDT
My dad’s step daughter is married to a black guy. That in and of itself is not strange, and I have no issues with it (though my dad does! HAHA!). What IS strange is that her four closest white female friends ALL have black husbands/boyfriends. All of them prefer to go with black guys and they are a big circle of interracial couples. I guess they hang with who they identify with.

I wouldn’t say I’d never date a black woman. I would say that I do prefer white (and European), Hispanic, and asian women’s looks to black women’s, but that’s just me. There are some beautiful black women out there, but ironically, most are half or a quarter white.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:30:41 AM EDT
You did good.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:30:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Midnight-Sniper:
She was surprised in one scene where a black man and a white woman were in bed together and were awoken by one white child and one black child.





That wasn't in the VHS version...

Methinks Disney is at it again.....
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:32:31 AM EDT

Originally Posted By junebug68:
The socialist left and PC are trying to completely dismantle this country. It makes me want to vomit! It seems like everything on TV now is what I like to call "engineered diversity". Interracial this, gay that, etc. etc..... Yeah, I know it's out there, but does EVERY thing we watch have to have token interracial relationships and gays prancing all over the place? It doesn't work that way in REAL LIFE. Most groups tend to stay with their own kind, and prefer to be in communities with their own kind, not this interracial, gay, gun-hating, religion-bashing Utopia that the propagandists shove down our throats all the time!



Since when does interracial=gay? You've got some of your own issues to work out...There aren't that many interracial relationships on TV today..If it didn't bother you so much (your fault) then you probably wouldn't notice the few that you see.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:35:16 AM EDT
I feel your pain. My Wife is a Latina, trying to find entertainment for our daughter is a task. So many of the products targeted to kids these days have way too much Ghetto in them. I want my daughter to speak english and spanish, but no ebonics.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:36:14 AM EDT
Who gives a fuck? Interracial marriages /= (that would be does NOT equal) PC or liberal. It's a fact of life. There is nothing about an interracial couple that makes them more liberal than anyone else.
You're getting your nickers in a twist over nothing.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:36:57 AM EDT
It seems to me that this is something kids should be learning about from their parents and not from a DVD.

If you feel that there is nothing wrong with interracial relationships, teach your kids that.

If you think that homosexuality is okay, teach your kids that.

However, you should not have to explain to small children about interracial relationships and homosexuality because there are not children's books, shows, and DVDs that don't feature these ideas.

The fact is that plenty of people in this country think that interracial relationships are wrong. They aren't all white people either.

It's bad enough that those of us who aren't ultraliberal are made out to be bigots for not having homosexual friends or not wanting to marry our daughters off to the first available black guy. Aiming such propaganda towards children is bullshit.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:37:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:38:31 AM EDT by gardenWeasel]
I survived Villa Alegre!

laa, la, la-laa, la, la, la, la, laa, la-la-laa la...vii-lla aLEGre
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:38:37 AM EDT

Originally Posted By gardenWeasel:
I survived Villa Alegre!



I remember that shit! I never watched it, but I used to see it in the tv guide.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:41:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:
It seems to me that this is something kids should be learning about from their parents and not from a DVD.

If you feel that there is nothing wrong with interracial relationships, teach your kids that.

If you think that homosexuality is okay, teach your kids that.

However, you should not have to explain to small children about interracial relationships and homosexuality because there are not children's books, shows, and DVDs that don't feature these ideas.

The fact is that plenty of people in this country think that interracial relationships are wrong. They aren't all white people either.

It's bad enough that those of us who aren't ultraliberal are made out to be bigots for not having homosexual friends or not wanting to marry our daughters off to the first available black guy. Aiming such propaganda towards children is bullshit.



What he said.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:41:34 AM EDT
What disc/episode? I have not noticed anything of the sort...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:41:48 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2006 6:45:36 AM EDT by 89grand]

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:

Originally Posted By junebug68:
The socialist left and PC are trying to completely dismantle this country. It makes me want to vomit! It seems like everything on TV now is what I like to call "engineered diversity". Interracial this, gay that, etc. etc..... Yeah, I know it's out there, but does EVERY thing we watch have to have token interracial relationships and gays prancing all over the place? It doesn't work that way in REAL LIFE. Most groups tend to stay with their own kind, and prefer to be in communities with their own kind, not this interracial, gay, gun-hating, religion-bashing Utopia that the propagandists shove down our throats all the time!



Since when does interracial=gay? You've got some of your own issues to work out...There aren't that many interracial relationships on TV today..If it didn't bother you so much (your fault) then you probably wouldn't notice the few that you see.



I believe that interracial = gay in that there are still people today that don't agree with either, and it's liberal PC bullshit that demands that everyone not only accept it, but embrace it. Whether it by by placing it in TV shows for kids, for adults or whatever.

Not everyone agrees with with gays or interracial marriage, nor do they have to, even if that upsets you, or the PC liberal crowd.
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