Upload
Login or register

Cartouk

Last status update:
-
Age: 25
Date Signed Up:2/26/2010
Last Login:8/14/2016
Location:The Dirty South
Stats
Comment Ranking:#19922
Highest Content Rank:#8673
Highest Comment Rank:#5345
Content Thumbs: 59 total,  125 ,  66
Comment Thumbs: 1789 total,  2460 ,  671
Content Level Progress: 98.3% (58/59)
Level 0 Content: Untouched account → Level 1 Content: New Here
Comment Level Progress: 42% (42/100)
Level 217 Comments: Comedic Genius → Level 218 Comments: Comedic Genius
Subscribers:0
Content Views:3507
Times Content Favorited:15 times
Total Comments Made:959
FJ Points:1812
Favorite Tags: rucka rucka (2)
Blah

latest user's comments

#83 - I completely understand the point your trying to make but my …  [+] (2 replies) 01/24/2012 on child hero 0
User avatar
#86 - theomegatroll (01/24/2012) [-]
I have no intention of being recognized as a separate part. I'm in favor of integration, and the ending part of the title makes me American as anyone else.I just want my values respected like anyone else.
User avatar
#107 - Cartouk (01/24/2012) [-]
I have no intentions of disrespecting your values, but simply put if you title yourself as an hyphenated American then you can't expect others to see you as an American. Don't get me wrong a persons heritage is an important part to each individual but as a people we, you and I, are Americans first and foremost. The fact that our ancestors come from different parts of the world is of cultural importance to each of us, but by titling yourself African-American you imply, intentionally or not, that you do not see yourself as an American but as an African born in America. This is, i believe, the main source of racial tension in this country.
#71 - Unless you hold dual citizenship in an African country and ame…  [+] (4 replies) 01/24/2012 on child hero 0
User avatar
#76 - theomegatroll (01/24/2012) [-]
I understand where you are coming from, but I do not think you read it correctly. It's about respect and you do realize it is ancestry right? Call me and every other African-American by what they would want to be called and there will be no issue.
User avatar
#83 - Cartouk (01/24/2012) [-]
I completely understand the point your trying to make but my counter-point is that the Black-American community demands equal treatment but then demands to be titled as separate from White-Americans. I'm simply stating that if you can't see yourselves as a part of a larger whole then how can you expect ignorant douche bags to see you as part of it?
User avatar
#86 - theomegatroll (01/24/2012) [-]
I have no intention of being recognized as a separate part. I'm in favor of integration, and the ending part of the title makes me American as anyone else.I just want my values respected like anyone else.
User avatar
#107 - Cartouk (01/24/2012) [-]
I have no intentions of disrespecting your values, but simply put if you title yourself as an hyphenated American then you can't expect others to see you as an American. Don't get me wrong a persons heritage is an important part to each individual but as a people we, you and I, are Americans first and foremost. The fact that our ancestors come from different parts of the world is of cultural importance to each of us, but by titling yourself African-American you imply, intentionally or not, that you do not see yourself as an American but as an African born in America. This is, i believe, the main source of racial tension in this country.