12 Jan

How can some see racist theme in alien adventure ‘Avatar’ ??

I was amazed to read a news on Yahoo

Some see racist theme in alien adventure ‘Avatar’ (AP)

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I discussed this with my wife and inquired when and how during  all the minutes of the movie a person can take it to be even close to being racist. After reading the whole news on Yahoo we tried to recreate all those moments of the movie in our mind but nowhere it seems to be racist. I was under an impression that there is no racism in America but this news says something different (and I donot believe it).

You may call it racist or you may not agree to it, but one thing that we all agree to is that it is a Masterpiece movie. Surely it is going to break all the records set by Titanic!

  • In some kind it is racist. The movie shows the typical racist manner of racism the Catholics had, when they conquerord South America. For me Avatar is a copy of this real and true happenings. Some higher developed species conquerors a in mind lower developed species to steal ressources on their country. That”s what happend in whole america (north and south) hundreds of years ago. In my opinion this is very very racism!

    • Rohit Prabhakar

      How can exploitation be compared to racism?

      • Hm, good question. I’m not a native english speaker, it’s difficult for me to describe. Exploitation and racism can be compared in that way that it often comes together. When one group exploit an other one it is oftne combined with a mindset: The others are not that good group like we are, they are bad because they dont belive what we do, they have collered skin etc. and so it’s nothing bad to exploit them. Maybe exploitation itself is not racism, but the justification of it is often racism.

        On Avatar remeber the scenes, wehen the “bosses” talks about the natives. They are wild, dirty, not educated, live in dirt etc. That’s racism pure in my opinion. And they use it as justification for the exploitation.

  • In some kind it is racist. The movie shows the typical racist manner of racism the Catholics had, when they conquerord South America. For me Avatar is a copy of this real and true happenings. Some higher developed species conquerors a in mind lower developed species to steal ressources on their country. That”s what happend in whole america (north and south) hundreds of years ago. In my opinion this is very very racism!

    • Rohit Prabhakar

      How can exploitation be compared to racism?

      • Hm, good question. I’m not a native english speaker, it’s difficult for me to describe. Exploitation and racism can be compared in that way that it often comes together. When one group exploit an other one it is oftne combined with a mindset: The others are not that good group like we are, they are bad because they dont belive what we do, they have collered skin etc. and so it’s nothing bad to exploit them. Maybe exploitation itself is not racism, but the justification of it is often racism.

        On Avatar remeber the scenes, wehen the “bosses” talks about the natives. They are wild, dirty, not educated, live in dirt etc. That’s racism pure in my opinion. And they use it as justification for the exploitation.