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Old 04-22-2011, 02:13 PM
 
Location: East Tennessean transplanted to Atlantic Station, ATL
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Hmmm, I don't really consider "Black as Night" pejorative...(black male).
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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You're wasting your time. This poster does not like being white, which explains his distaste for an area that is 90% white.
And it's pretty obvious you don't like being wrong.
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Old 04-22-2011, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Dekalb County
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I believe the term lilly white is a pejorative, yes? One might gauge so by the reaction if I referred to an area's population as 'coal black or black as night.
Well, let's look at the connotation. Lilies aren't normally viewed in negative sense. However, "coal" and "night" generally are (at least historically. And if not "night" so much, definatively "coal".) Black people generally don't get mad when someone uses a term like "chocolate city" because it does not have an inherently negative connotation. Now if he had said, "stark white", "ashy white", or "ghastly or ghostly white" -- then you may have had a point...
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:02 PM
 
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Only people who've been wronged deserve an apology. If you are so sensitive as to read my use of "lily white" as a racial slur against whites then it seems to be more your problem than mine...especially when you ignore the main content of the post just to try to start sh*t.
Bullbear has a point -- "lily white" is a racially charged term that would probably be deemed offense if the target were another race. No one would refer to predominantly black, Asian, Indian or Hispanic neighborhoods using that kind of terminology.

However, white people just need to get over it. They may not hold the upper hand now but in the past they did and this just goes with the territory.

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Old 04-22-2011, 03:05 PM
 
Location: East Tennessean transplanted to Atlantic Station, ATL
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Hmmmm...if that sort of stuff actually concerns you, you are going to live a very worried life.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Yeah, I'm white and it doesn't bother me to have those areas called lily white DTL3000. I'd probably describe it the same way myself to friends that aren't familiar with Atlanta. I've been called a lot worse anyhow.
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Old 04-22-2011, 03:43 PM
 
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We're not an oppressed minority so whatever people call us pretty much rolls right off our backs.
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Old 04-22-2011, 04:01 PM
 
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Lily White - Atlanta Legend
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