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I'm not sure if Mr. Cee Lo was trying to be funny or if he's just stupid, but his remarks were totally anti-Semitic.
Why is no one enraged? If the tables were turned and Levine used the N-word to describe Green's fragrance, the world would stop turning with outcry of racist remarks.
Hate is hate is hate no matter how it's dished up.
A stereotype is a popular belief about specific types of individuals. Stereotypes are standardized and simplified conceptions of people based on some prior assumptions. Another name for stereotyping is bias. A bias is a tendency, most of which are good -- like knowing to eat food instead of paper clips, but sometimes stereotyping can turn into discrimination if we misinterpret a bias and act upon it in a negative manner.
When we begin to believe the stereotypes, we're in trouble. Cops sit around eating doughnuts, blacks are good athletes, gay men have AIDS, obese people are slobs -- these and all other stereotypes, when believed, become an untrue-fact that can breed hate.
Hitler used the term "smelly Jews."
Cee Lo Green's comment about Adam Levine wasn't funny, but it was certainly stupid. With all the biased, stereotyped hatred this black man has certainly faced, he should have known better.
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