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Old 11-01-2009, 01:35 AM
 
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I don't get this because

1) a lot of floridians proudly call themselves crackers and a lot of them are the same ones that get in trouble with the law all the time
2) it's not just black people saying it it's also white people that are 'crackers' and some call themselves crackers
3) I think it also refers to black cops and any other cop
4) it's always with anger when they're talking about the cops being "crackers"

Fill me in on this if you can because I have never really understood this
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Old 11-01-2009, 04:37 AM
 
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Maybe they've watched too many British movies?
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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Never heard them called "crackers". I suppose that's better than a lot of other names.
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Sarasota, Florida
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It's all about the "Ritz"...

or "Saltine"...

or even the "Graham"...

dude, you don't get that?? everyone is angry with all the cops all the time!!

you must be more into "cookies"

you know if you ask a silly question...
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Old 11-01-2009, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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The real term FL Cracker comes form the crack of the whip that was used to drive cattle out of the brush before FL had cops. It's a cowboy term.
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Old 11-01-2009, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Under the SUNNY WARM SUN ....
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I thought the term CRACKER meant a white person? No?
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:36 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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I thought the term CRACKER meant a white person? No?
No. Just an old term for a FL cowboy or pioneer. Go to the Cracker Country exhibit at the state fair.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_cracker
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Old 11-01-2009, 12:49 PM
 
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i hear it all the time in miami, black people i know say it all the time when referring to cops. and funny thin is im white, and they never call em a cracker. maybe because im german they dont really think of me as being an american, so the term cracker cant be used on me idk.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: tampa, florida
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i hear some of my black friends call cops crackers, and sometimes they call white folks crackers. they slip in front of me, but i dont care, i don't feel offended by it. but im from up north, so maybe if i was from h the south, it would be offensive. idk
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:12 PM
 
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It is a derogatory term towards white people. Similar how the "N" word is used towards blacks. Most blacks who use the term are referring to white officers, who they feel are racist and unfair. Goes back to the old days, when blacks were treated poorly by whites.
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