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Old 01-06-2010, 02:41 PM
 
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I just can't believe that this thread is still going, it started so long ago.

But yes there is a double standards and it's a full time job keeping up with what different people want to be called. Blacks are no longer black. Midgets are now "little people", hell even the garbage man isn't the garbage man anymore.


*runnin to look in the mirror*
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:08 PM
 
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the white man's burden, is a heavy load indeed.

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Old 01-06-2010, 03:10 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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I grew up in a black majority city and as far as the term 'Cracker' is concerned, if I was walking down the street and a group of black kids hailed me with, "Hey, white boy!" it meant they wanted to talk to me, maybe not respectfully, but it wasn't outright threatening.

If they yelled, "Hey, Cracker!", it meant I had better run as fast as I could because I was going to get jumped.

This indicates to me that the term 'Cracker' is a heavily loaded term that implies hostility and disrespect for my health and safety.


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Old 01-06-2010, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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oh no, there is a clear difference. OP said a black person said it to a white person. Does the context, storyline, or comedy factor matter? It shouldn't. Caucasions should stop sitting idly by while such blatant racism is thrown in our faces.
Were you guys watching NYPD Blue years ago? The character Andy Sipowitz called several black guys n****r. Not one episode, but several. Did you sit idly by about this blatant racism?? I would assume you did.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Naw, I'm not offended by any ethnic slur on TV. Why, you ask? Because IT'S ON TV, PEOPLE! Geez, it's entertainment--sort of, sometimes--written by a bunch of guys drinking too much Mt. Dew in little cubicles worried about losing their jobs in a cut-throat industry. I only take offense at name-calling if it's directed at me personally. And even then, I usually try to consider the source.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:16 PM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Oh, get a grip. It's a comedy show. I don't think I need to get offended just because somebody decided this word should be offensive to white people. i don't even know what it means and I could not care less.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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I've heard it before. Don't you know it's not racist if you insult white males?
I was suspended on this board for being offended by calling Italians Guidos
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