I want to know...

OK... I'm in the cinema and a trailer comes on for Mission Impossible 3 (yawn)... shows Tom Cruise doing daring stunts... then, there's Tom with Irving "Ving" Rhames who says "welcome back brotha".

Now, tell me, is that annoying? A Hollywood stunt. Or is that OK?

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Now, tell me, is that annoying? A Hollywood stunt. Or is that OK?---art_gurl

It's a little of all ot those.

Each viewer will draw his/her inference.

It happens in real life.

I hear 'friend'.

If the character were speaking to me, I as an African American, and as a 'black' man hear more.

Maybe friendship, maybe not.

But definitely 'acknowledgement-of-common-heritage and/or ancestry.


PEACE

Jim Chester
I tend to think Black men can pull off calling anyone "Brotha." White men, on the other hand, always sound either like Southern televangelists or wannabes. Similar to Black people who use "Dude" liberally. Nothing necessarily wrong or offensive about it. Just unexpected.
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Originally posted by Frenchy:
I tend to think Black men can pull off calling anyone "Brotha." White men, on the other hand, always sound either like Southern televangelists or wannabes.


laugh
thanks for a good laugh!!
I have no problem with anyone calling me brother. And I frequently call others "dude". I have a bad habbit of referring to those less favorable black characters on the outskirts of my community "kats". My grandfather used to refer to them as "rascals". hehehehehhehe
It annoys the hell out of me.

I count my "brothas" as men who have shared my experiences, pain, and successes. And that list is short.
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Originally posted by FireFly:
quote:
Originally posted by Frenchy:
I tend to think Black men can pull off calling anyone "Brotha." White men, on the other hand, always sound either like Southern televangelists or wannabes.


laugh
thanks for a good laugh!!



I've called men of all races "bro" and I don't have a problem if they call me that if I know them. It only bugs me if they don't know me and just say it because I'm Black. lol

I've also called women of all races "sis" when I know them well.


I'll call anyone "bro" or "sis" if they are a Homo sapiens. lol

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