A popular American television programme is “Lost” which is supposedly about survivors of an airplane crash who find themselves stranded on a mysterious island. Like other American television programmes and films it relishes in racial stereotyping of Africans. “Lost” in many ways is particularly offensive. Some examples: An African man who survives the plane crash with his son is depicted as a somewhat mentally-unstable individual who quickly resorts to violence. He has a white slave-owners name (Michael Dawson) and Michael murders women, fights with a Korean and shown to be weak-minded and easily manipulated by the white men who control the island. In the most recent insult, Michael is forced join the crew of a ship as a mere deckhand who mops the floor. Michael is the stereotypical image of a house-slave ready to do the white man’s bidding. Other offences: An African man called Mr. Eko is portrayed as being murderous drug dealer and there are “flashback” sequences which depict Africa as a place where armed drug dealers rule the land and create violence and mayhem. An unnamed African woman BEGS a white man to shoot and kill her and there’s a monster on the island which shown to be black smoke, another false metaphor representing the white man’s fears of Africa. As Alla Kimmendae writes, “The white man at his very core fears what he does not and cannot understand. He has no soul and is unable to escape his innate bias and hatred”. When the white man first washed up upon the shores of Africa he saw civilization for the first time. He saw the great African cities, the written word, art and science and it made the white man feel small and insignificant. The white tries to make Africa seem small and insignificant with entertainment such as "Lost".
BENJAMIN LINUS MARK III: Oh, I love these! I heartily agree with you OP, you're right about eeeeeeeeeeeeeverything .
CAPITAINE GAULT: What about Rose? She was all "Mm-mm. Snap. Don't you touch my peanuts, boy" towards Miles.
ZEFANCYPHONESALESMAN: How controversial.
SUNSHINEBABEE: I knew we were long overdue for one of these!
STEVEFOSHEEZY: Michael Dawson drinks orange soda!!
BENJAMIN LINUS MARK III: Not to mention he drove a Cadillac.
POOL SHARK 89: What about all of the other racial, ethnical and cultural stereotypes that are depicted on this show? Such as Jin's original overbearing attitude, his behavior regarding his "shameful" background, and Sun's typically portrayed domineering father? And Desmond's European alcoholic portrayal for the first few episodes?
STOPYFUEH: Nice try, Harold! We know it's you. Oh, and could you stop mentioning "the white man" as a collective? Or do you mean this guy? http://www.danharlow.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2 007/10/michelin_man. gif
STOPYFUEH: Like other American television programmes and films it relishes in racial stereotyping of Africans
They relish it, do they? I love the idea of Damon and Carlton sitting down and excitedly saying "You know what we need for season 5? More ways of degrading black people! Lets show Walt smoking crack, whilst meanwhile Rose is forced to eat the white people’s leftovers
SAMSQUANCH: Ooo! Better yet! Rose finds a watermelon patch and starts selling fried chicken!
KING OF BOB: It's ignorant twits like yourself that allow racism to continue. This entire article is more racist than ANYTHING that has been on Lost.
MAIDMARCIA: “The white man at his very core fears what he does not and cannot understand. He has no soul and is unable to escape his innate bias and hatred”.
say what now? lemme guess...that was said by a white person amirite!?!? jinxsies don't stop now!
MINDBAIT: it's not just racism towards black people and koreans etc, there is anti-white racism. like the bit where ben says to hurley "you know those crackers are 15 years old" there was actually a shot that got deleted of some white teenaged others. ben linus is a disgusting racist!
ISLANDEYE: "In "Lost", Africans are depicted as being unstable, murderous, deceptive and dangerous. Michael (pictured above) is portrayed as an erratic individual who is easily manipulated by the white man. "
No, on Lost EVERYONE is depicted as being unstabl, murderous, deceptive and dangerous
TRUTH FIRST: It’s the truth.
ZEFANCYPHONESALESMAN: Yeah, and I’m Robert De Niro
REDFIELD5333: this guys retarded... hey hey hey Charlie Boone and Shannon Die i guess they're racist against white people too.
MUSCLE BOB: I hear season 5 will dive right into the Black Rock backstory and help explain the brave white slave owners struggle in conquering the evil black slaves reign of tyranny upon crashing onto the island. I also hear that they'll just use white actors to play the part of slaves but put make up on them for continuity purposes. I'm excited and looking forward to it.
BITCHES MCSTEVE: This thread is hysterical.
WALTER EAGLE: This post is more racist than anything in Lost ever was. It also ignores well over half of the show's events and contradicts itself.
BITCHES MCSTEVE: I only pray that threads like this are a complete joke. I'm gonna have to go with Serious on this one though.
ROBVILLA1981: Look at his history!!! Im amazed that someone can troll that much! Kind of a waste of time isnt it? Its not like you accomplished anything.
DESMONDCHARLIEMILESJAMES (NEON): You lie because you fear Barack Obama and the truth. TruthFirst, what are you trying to prove.
GREG92-1: Uh...The EVIL DRUG LORD was actually from Nigeria...and was a fan favorite. The un named african woman was NAMED: Beatrice Klugh Walt isnt even remotely close to being portrayed as mentally unstable either. His episode is entittled SPECIAL. Like hes special, cool, has awesome powers etc. these people should prob look up their facts before posting something like this...
JAYTRIX: It's threads like these that make me regret our forefathers' decision to take the blacks from Africa. We could have gotten comparable slave labor from sheep or a half trained monkey
INDEPENDENT THINKER: You have nothing to say about what the white above you wrote? Typical from you people.
HOLLYBOB: You people?Thats not generalizing?Well you have forced me to stoop to your level,so here it goes.Blacks like YOU PEOPLE are whats wrong with America, not whites.If YOU PEOPLE would leave the g@d d^&n past in the past and find a way to move forward with us instead of against us,then maybe we could heal from slavery.But YOU PEOPLE keep pickin the scab and makin it bleed over and over
PYRAM1DHEAD: Successful troll is successful. Why did you come here just to make that one post, by the way?
HOLLY BOB: Because he sent me a nasty P.M.
INDEPENDENT THINKER: "If YOU PEOPLE would leave the g@d d^&n past in the past and find a way to move forward with us instead of against us,then maybe we could heal from slavery."
Because racism ended after slavery? You do know racism is still very present in the 21st century. I see you don't...unless it's allegedly agianst the whites somehow. You people are surreal.
PYRAM1DHEAD: Lol wut?
WONKYDOC: "Typical from you people." is a generalization and against what you preach
THE TROLL PUNISHER5: U are the most *beep* retarded guy ever. You always the assume things. As FAR AS I KNOW ON THIS BOARD, NO ONE HERE WANTS TO BRING BACK SLAVERY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ARE YOU THAT FAR GONE UP YOUR ASS CRACK THAT YOU CAN'T EVEN USE YOUR HEAD TO LOOK AT THE REALITY?
THESTEPHENS_5: Dude... WTF are you talking about? you deserve to have the *beep* slapped out of you for saying that crap... Jaytrix .. im talking to you
JAMIE HERON: "...monster on the island which shown to be black smoke, another false metaphor representing the white man’s fears of Africa. "
You ever seen white smoke?