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I feel Burning Man is a White thing

Post by abkiwi » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:39 pm

This was my first year and got the overall impression that this must be an amazing event for white people. I gained courage to walk up to people and say hello, but not a one came up to me. I'm a generally friendly person and have no problems meeting people in my life/striking up conversations with strangers, but I felt totally out of place at Burning Man. I wish I was white. Oh well.

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Post by Elderberry » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:43 pm

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Post by danwax » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:54 pm

First, I think you are white because non-white people don't post things like this..

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Post by danwax » Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:59 pm

Second, to be honest, I think if you change the demographics of Burning Man, the spirit of BM will be lost forever.

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Post by gyre » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:00 am

danwax wrote:Second, to be honest, I think if you change the demographics of Burning Man, the spirit of BM will be lost forever.
Like happened in 1997.

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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:05 am

gyre wrote:
danwax wrote:Second, to be honest, I think if you change the demographics of Burning Man, the spirit of BM will be lost forever.
Like happened in 1997.
There was no order in 1997 from what I saw on Spark A BM Story...it's different. I think overall whites are more incline to an "orderly" society.
With a few adjustments, all went well 1998+

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Post by gyre » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:09 am

I am assured by people that were there, that the early burning man was gone by 1997.

Lost.

Population doubled, there were lots of yahoos, lots of changes.

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Post by ygmir » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:12 am

.............so, much, material..........must withhold (biting tongue) ..........*turns and walks back out the door, heads for bar*........
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Post by gyre » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:19 am

Go for it, útlendingur!

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Post by tatonka » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:25 am

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Re: I feel Burning Man is a White thing

Post by gyre » Sat Oct 05, 2013 12:46 am

Abkiwi hasn't said if they are black, only that they aren't a practicing white.
They might be french, israeli, asian, spanish, any of thousands of different native groups, and so on and on.
I would note that you can't actually prove there are white people. Been tried.

Ab, if I may call you that, you're not giving much information, but many people have felt isolated at the event, even people that have been before and
had a different experience.
There are all kinds of social barriers, real and created.
The massive growth has been an issue for years as so many new people attend every year.
And the people you meet can be very much a random event sort of thing.

I'm sorry if this isn't helpful, but sometimes being white, naked or female guarantees nothing there.
We all get different reactions from people at different times.
Sometimes I can only speculate on why.

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Post by maladroit » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:15 am

I am posting in order to do my part in making this thread reach the second page.

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Post by Eric » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:44 am

danwax wrote:There was no order in 1997 from what I saw on Spark A BM Story...it's different. I think overall whites are more incline to an "orderly" society.
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That is one of the most racist bits of bullshit I've ever seen posted on eplaya. It is also an utter falsehood. Methinks someone needs to haul their little white head out of their lilly white ass.

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Post by Eric » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:53 am

To the OP: this has been discussed for years, and no-one knows why it's that way. This year was actually one of the most diverse I've seen, and I was happy to see that we may be reaching a point where we get past the "mainly white" stage. It may not seem very diverse yet, but keep telling friends and help change it for the better. Obviously we need it.

As for people walking up and saying "hi" - I don't get a ton of that either, and I've been going for years and am definitely on the pale side. I was told by a friend that even when I'm in BRC and out on the streets or on my way somewhere that I have a "don't bug me" face. I don't think I do, but generally I only get hello's or called to when someone likes something I'm wearing (unless they know me). YMMV.
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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 1:55 am

Eric wrote:
danwax wrote:There was no order in 1997 from what I saw on Spark A BM Story...it's different. I think overall whites are more incline to an "orderly" society.
[Mod hat off]

That is one of the most racist bits of bullshit I've ever seen posted on eplaya. It is also an utter falsehood. Methinks someone needs to haul their little white head out of their lilly white ass.

[/Mod hat on]

Fuck page two. Racist bullshit can get called out where it falls.
So much for the radical inclusion eh.
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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:05 am

Eric wrote:To the OP: this has been discussed for years, and no-one knows why it's that way. This year was actually one of the most diverse I've seen, and I was happy to see that we may be reaching a point where we get past the "mainly white" stage. It may not seem very diverse yet, but keep telling friends and help change it for the better. Obviously we need it.
It was discussed on the BM blog... Blacks themselves thought this is a white thing so...

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Post by Eric » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:23 am

danwax wrote:
Eric wrote:
danwax wrote:There was no order in 1997 from what I saw on Spark A BM Story...it's different. I think overall whites are more incline to an "orderly" society.
[Mod hat off]

That is one of the most racist bits of bullshit I've ever seen posted on eplaya. It is also an utter falsehood. Methinks someone needs to haul their little white head out of their lilly white ass.

[/Mod hat on]

Fuck page two. Racist bullshit can get called out where it falls.
So much for the radical inclusion eh.
"no opinion divergent of mine"
Why is it always the people who spew hateful statements (in your case, dissing the entire planet who isn't "white") who run behind the "free speech" or "radical inclusion" banners? You are free to have your opinion, you are not free from being called out on it.

I stand by my opinion: your statement was racist bullshit, and was about as welcoming and inclusive to non-white people as a sign saying "whites only" on the gate. I would call you out loudly in person for saying something like that, I see no reason to let it pass here.
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Post by maladroit » Sat Oct 05, 2013 2:37 am

danwax wrote:It was discussed on the BM blog... Blacks themselves thought this is a white thing so...
That ellipsis has me curious. I know I'm supposed to see an obvious conclusion, but for the life of me, I can't. Do go on?

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Re: I feel Burning Man is a White thing

Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:05 am

Hey DanWax, first i just thought i didnt like your quebecois ass.

now i am SURE i dont like you.

go fuck yourself, asshole.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:05 am

yeah, so much for page two.
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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:09 am

maladroit wrote:
danwax wrote:It was discussed on the BM blog... Blacks themselves thought this is a white thing so...
That ellipsis has me curious. I know I'm supposed to see an obvious conclusion, but for the life of me, I can't. Do go on?
You're right, not a conclusion just trying to answer the "this has been discussed for years, and no-one knows why it's that way" thing...

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:11 am

for someone who hasnt attended yet, you sure are a pain in the ass already.

oh thats right.


you're from quebec, you can't help yourself.
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:20 am

its a little early, but why the hell not.

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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:24 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: your quebecois ass.
Good spelling this time :P

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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:27 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:Hey DanWax, first i just thought i didnt like your quebecois ass.

now i am SURE i dont like you.

go fuck yourself, asshole.
ok I'll bring you a warm beer, don't count on a cold one though.

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:29 am

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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:31 am

Eric wrote:
Why is it always the people who spew hateful statements (in your case, dissing the entire planet who isn't "white") who run behind the "free speech" or "radical inclusion" banners? You are free to have your opinion, you are not free from being called out on it.

I stand by my opinion: your statement was racist bullshit, and was about as welcoming and inclusive to non-white people as a sign saying "whites only" on the gate. I would call you out loudly in person for saying something like that, I see no reason to let it pass here.
I overreact sometimes too :twisted:

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:33 am

either that or you're a stupid shit.

or a troll.

or a bad sock, but i doubt that, so it's one of the first two i guess...
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Post by danwax » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:35 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:.
"Fuckez vous, frenchie" is nowhere near a valid insult, it is not valid syntax.... "Fuck you osti de québécois!" would be valid. since we use "fuck you" as is in Québec.
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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Oct 05, 2013 3:35 am

funny how DOUCHE is a french word.

just sayin.
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