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Okay. A guy at work and I were talking about Gabrielle Union, and he didn’t know who she was. We were on Wiki & I scrolled to her film list and said: she was in a lot of black movies, so you might not

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That is 100% appropriate. You were the one who brought up black film. He tried to explain his connection to you. He sounds like an OK dude!

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OP really? You made the comment first

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Agree with SC2. You kind of opened the door by assuming he had not watched a lot of black movies. He was explaining why that assumption was not necessarily accurate.

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You unfairly assumed he didn’t watch black movies. Nothing wrong with him telling you and correcting your bias

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He was trying to bond with you. He is going to stumble.

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You probably didn't intend to, but you kinda opened that can of worms with the whole black movie comment. Comes off as accusatory, which is why he was defending himself, even though the defense is one "we've all heard before"

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You opened the door. You did not expect him to walk through it?

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Is this what we've come to? We've been so trigger friendly with playing race/discrimination card that we can't even have a casual conversation about a topic that references a black person or practices with someone from another race without looking for opportunities to highlight some sort of insensitivity.

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Agree with SC2. Since you opened the door you have to be somewhat prepared what may be said afterwards. Also some of “them” are genuinely trying to relate and understand our culture

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Be familiar with her. He said, “I have a black cousin, and sometimes I watch movies with his black friends, so I might know.” I didn’t think it was okay to say, but he did. Thoughts? (He’s Indian, if it matters)

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