The debate "Pointing out that someone is 'black' when identifying them is not a racist insult" was started by
March 5, 2014, 7:36 am.
36 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 5 people are on the disagree side.
That might be enough to see the common perception.
It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.
The_writer posted 1 argument, PsychDave posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Michelle_M posted 1 argument, Kirito posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.
tkershaw3, The_writer, Aakanksha, PsychDave, Sosocratese, theguy, mansi, sickboyblonde, ty, Gurkavitch, doostyne, denmob, slash606, jessicaS02, resiliently, llthslvtr, stormshy, Fountaine550, sabrina and 17 visitors agree.
Michelle_M, Kirito, Sidharth and 2 visitors disagree.
It all depends on the person you are describing. Whether they are cool about you calling them out on their "blackness" or not. It also depends on the way you go about saying it.
When describing someone, people automatically use whatever happens to be a distinguishing characteristic. If most of the people around you are white, describing someone as the black guy narrows down who you mean more than describing clothing. Likewise if most of the crowd are black, describing someone as being white is not being racist, it is clarifying who you mean.
It can be taken as an insult if pointing out that they are black isn't really necessary in the discussion. How many times do you describe someone as that white person? You don't hear that in daily conversation, so why do it for any race? Sure, if you're looking for a criminal or missing child etc, race becomes an important aspect of the equation. Other than those sort of circumstances it's not necessary.
It's a fact.