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Racist double standard

August 25th, 2009 by GST

MTV won’t let rap stars show guns in music videos, but they seem to have no problem with Ronnie James Dio swinging this sword around.

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August 25th, 2009 22:14:50
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Vader
August 26, 2009

I think this is more likely to be weaponism than racism.


Matsby
August 27, 2009

The video is blocked at my work, so I am not sure if this Dio gentleman is really swinging around a sword or if you were just using a euphamism.

If it’s the former, I can’t wait to get home to check it out.


Bookslinger
August 27, 2009

But will they air videos showing black performers wielding edged weapons?

And what about machetes? (The weapon of choice for black-on-black genocides in Africa.)

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