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Daniel Negreanu accused of being a racist

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Posted on 14 August 2009 by "T".

The Canadian Poker pro, Daniel Negreanu, is at the moment in very stormy weather after that he wrote some personal thoughts about the American TV-channel 'Black Entertainment Network" in his blog. Here are some parts of the blog post that have made so many people upset.

"While I was playing a mixed 400/800 game, listened to music, and watched BET (black entertainment), it suddenly hit me. How on earth can a TV channel have this name?

"I know that there are black artists standing for the entertainment in this show and that they are targeting black TV viewers. And of course there is nothing wrong in targeting a specific group of people. But is it really okay to call a channel for Blacks Entertainment Network?!"

Daniel continues..

"I watch the channel, and I hope that's no problem. It's just the thought if for example a guy in Alabama would start a TV-network and call it "White Entertainment Television/group". My Guess is that people would get really angry and upset then."

This blog post has been talked about by lots of people all over the world the past few days. Some American poker magazines has gathered up and criticized Daniels Negreanu for what he wrote, and even called him racist. What Daniel Negreanu thinks about the critics he has received for this blog post - is still not known.


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» Daniel Negreanu accused of being a racist

 GeneYuss20/08/2009 07:29:54 GMT
Negreanu, racist, no way man!

 Btownd8720/08/2009 15:58:00 GMT
It's true, If there were a W.E.T. station, blacks the world over could be justified in thinking it was racist. Why the double standard??? Simple. We white people do not have the strong community sense that blacks have developed. It is this sense that makes having a targeted TV station viable.
 AllanQ20/08/2009 21:52:31 GMT
How can he be a racist? He is from Romania (actually from Toronto, but his parents are from Romania). Here in Europe people from the "East Block" are commonly considered as 2nd
class citizens.
 buhay21/08/2009 16:16:59 GMT
No racism in his words for me. More- he's right about WET. Theres no word for discriminating white people? why?
 JKLB88824/08/2009 11:33:36 GMT
Well my christ i am absolutely flabbergasted by peoples attitudes. The reverse racism rubbish is a pathetic tired excuse for bad behaviour. White people who have no idea what it's like to be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin have no right to even discuss this issue. The mobos for gods sake yes really lots of black people in music but how many at the top by comparison? - a white tv channel? - i watch them all day everyday. GET A GRIP AND GET A LIFE.Don't talk about stuff you have not an ounce of understanding about. Most of these contributions are just knee jerk reactions to a white person being called a racist. Point of fact, i know not the man so his racist ideology i am not aware of BUT what he said was unnecessary and i believe just another statement to get him more coverage ie a little bit controversial. The rest of you need to go back to school and take a sociology class or two seeings as life seems to be teaching you nothing.
 ladyjac24/08/2009 18:53:29 GMT
 T3ddyKGB24/08/2009 19:04:59 GMT
quote:"White people who have no idea what it's like to be discriminated against because of the colour of their skin have no right to even discuss this issue".

i totaly disagree but i just picked out this sentence as its the most bull**** ive ever heard. regardless of the skin color ANYONE can be discriminated.....
look, this is exactly what negranu meant.
 ThrillerRees24/08/2009 21:22:38 GMT
soo stupid, negreanu is known for being a funny guy, some ppl just took it the wrong way
 Koss24/08/2009 21:36:41 GMT
I found nothing wrong of what he said. People just misunderstood totally.
 SUPERULTRA26/08/2009 15:10:46 GMT
People calling him racist or silly are the racists! His comments are stating that he does need see any need for black and white to be separated...Sucks living in a world full of white media people wanting to put anything a white man says as racist..There goes freedom of speech. Cheers Mr Media.
 ih8usukouts26/08/2009 15:55:01 GMT
He's not racist, he hates them all!
 Jewcifer10/09/2009 21:15:07 GMT
Boy, having too much down-time can be bad for your opinions... eh? Guess that's why we like Daniel for his table skills and accute bad-beats on H.S. poker and not his pointless observations about T.V. That's why I play poker... t.v. sux. I mean who cares? I do disagree with Daniel about labeling a station, I say label them all, cuts out the guess work. Hope they go ahead and have a poker channel... that would be cool. L8R
 rednatic11/09/2009 05:10:29 GMT
lol i find what he says make so much sense that the "judges" of racism is fucking retards hahahaha
daniel roxs
 zekii12/09/2009 01:36:27 GMT
yeah it's judging of racism and not racism Smile ... and he's got a point Blink
 7zeljko712/09/2009 08:43:45 GMT
how many words can be spent on 1 "who cares" topic?
 SetDueces12/09/2009 09:30:13 GMT
"From a european perspective it is completely silly to call him a racist. This whole discussion shows how political correctness leads to thought barriers. In Germany nobody calls a German with turkish origin a turk-german because he simply is german and therefore we call him a german!!! Most of them (over 95%) are so well integrated into german society that they even dont watch turkish tv which can be broadcasted via satellite."

you certainly dont live in berlin....integrated?? the fuck...
 dozn0112/09/2009 12:13:30 GMT
right so if i had a tv channel and called it.. white man only rules the world, is that racism then ???
 Flippedchips23/01/2010 23:54:51 GMT
the people who are going crazy about this are stupid, i know there is racism in the world but this clearly is not and yea black people were slaves but its not like white people have never been slaves i mean ffs, just black people had a bad time when europe was taking over the world and even these days u get the sex trade slaves in europe and they are most of the time white, black people who blame all white people for everything are stupid, yes white people did make fortunes of slavery but it was the way of the world for 1000s of years and i would bet if if black people were ruling the world in they days they would have been doing it to like the black people who sold black people to the whites in africa! lol wonder how bs il get over this but its true
 gatorcountry24/01/2010 00:19:32 GMT
I think this is hilarious and i agree with him a 100 percent anytime a white guy does something that involves races they auto say hes a racist and are quick to jump on a white man
 psycokiller24/01/2010 06:59:03 GMT
Do we really have to see the racist card again. The way the question was brought up was a hypothetical one. To see that a grooup was quick to throw that card out there proved the real point that he was suggesting. The underlying point was that there was no way in hell that any broadcast or publication today would or could proclaim to be white entertainment and not be attacked as a racist movement. It's okay to be proud to be black or aboriginal or asian but as soon as someone says their proud to be white, out comes that racist card and let the public execution begin.
 robkey6924/01/2010 09:27:11 GMT
danny seems a really nice guy and i can't see him having a bad bone in his body off the poker table.
 teteban24/01/2010 13:47:16 GMT
This doesn't seem racist at fact he's saying it would be racist to have a White ET...
BTW I dunno how noone came with this "Negreanu is racist" thing when he was mocking Scotty Nguyen talking all the time Tongue (which by the way he gets it spot on Tongue)
 pokkerimees24/01/2010 14:07:01 GMT
i did read Negreanus post and didnt see anyrhing racist in it , so probably its like " what you see is what you get". There was a movie with Eddie NMurphy, who played paranoid actor, who refused to play in the movie, because there was 999 times K in the text and that means ofcourse 333 times KKK
 pmgignac24/01/2010 14:47:03 GMT
its a real big joke... I makes a lot of joke on black people but there just jokes I know a couple of jokes on white people and find them much more funny
i got 4 friends that are black and i listen to hip hop all day long .
am i a racist... dont think so... is negrenu a racist ... it was only a constatation i think the only thing it prooves is that he got a brain and he can use it not the guy is a racist ..its realy anything
 MANUEDO24/01/2010 16:51:11 GMT
It's interesting to see how many comments have been left on this post; I think it's always good when you talk about racist and discrimination for ( here in Italy too ) it's a problem still.
Don't have undesrtood what exactly he wanted to mean but I don't think he's a racist; I would be really surprised of it

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