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Old 03-22-2009, 02:28 AM
 
Location: Florida
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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.

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It isn't any different than calling a black person a n-----
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Old 03-22-2009, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Texas
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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.
See...I agree in theory but I just don't care. It's just a word and there's more important things to worry about.
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Old 03-22-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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If one is so sensitive about what is said on TV - don't EVER watch old episodes of Sanford and Son!!
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Old 03-22-2009, 12:40 PM
 
Location: Pensacola, Fl
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If one is so sensitive about what is said on TV - don't EVER watch old episodes of Sanford and Son!!

MAN. I absolutely LOVED that show. Fred was always talking about the mexican guy that lived down the street. HILARIOUS!

But really, should it matter anymore? You can only be offended at something if you let it offend you. I'm black and my white friends say the n word around me. It doesn't bother me in the least because I don't let it. I don't go off if someone that's not black says the n word around me. It's a word; it depends on you how you take it.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:37 PM
 
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The words themselves are really nothing. It's all about the intent of the person who said the words.

George Carlin has said the "N-word" (I wish people would just say it) plenty of times in his act because it was relevant to his subject matter. He has plenty of black fans. The late comedian Bill Hicks has also used it. On the other hand, the way Michael Richards used it..well, it speaks for itself. To think that black people will get upset at a good joke is ridiculous. When they asked Paul Mooney what he though about Michael Richard's rant, he said "There was no humor in it. He could've made it funny. He didn't."
Exactly. Sarah Silverman(Jewish) has used it plenty of times.

John Lennon anyone? I'm not aware of any Black person who particularly dislikes John Lennon.


YouTube - John Lennon - Woman is the "N" of the World

Not to mention that I've seen it used in many different ways in movies. In one movie, a deadbeat son complains that he can't get a job because "N-----s and S----s have government quotas" or in another, a father in prison recalls how his old neighborhood changed when they "Allowed N-----s to move in". I see him every other day on Law & Order and still like his character.

The intent defines everything.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Pinal County, Arizona
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The words themselves are really nothing. It's all about the intent of the person who said the words.

George Carlin has said the "N-word" (I wish people would just say it) plenty of times in his act because it was relevant to his subject matter. He has plenty of black fans. The late comedian Bill Hicks has also used it. On the other hand, the way Michael Richards used it..well, it speaks for itself. To think that black people will get upset at a good joke is ridiculous. When they asked Paul Mooney what he though about Michael Richard's rant, he said "There was no humor in it. He could've made it funny. He didn't."
Living in Vegas gave us loads of opportunities to see Dr. Carlin. And we did - many times.

One performance in particular stands out - he had just finished his "Dirty Words" segment - he stopped and said that, in his opinion, there are no such things as dirty words. Silence. "They are dirty only if you interpert them to be dirty"

Applause.
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Old 03-22-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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It isn't any different than calling a black person a n-----
It's VERY different.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:09 PM
 
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Not as long as it's a Ritz.
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:36 PM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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If one is so sensitive about what is said on TV - don't EVER watch old episodes of Sanford and Son!!
....or All in the Family!
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Old 03-22-2009, 03:39 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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Why should it offend me? I am a cracker. So what? I've tried to join the local chapter of Cracker Pride, but it doesn't seem to exist.

Actually I find 'cracker,' when used in this context, pretty funny. As far as the 'n-word,' I'd have to say that is quite different; there is a lot of baggage attached to that word.

Overall, in the whole big scheme of things, I think people these days tend to get all bent out of shape over the most ridiculous things. Talk isn't even worth a listener much of the time. Why be offended by it? We live in a babble-happy society and much of what is spoken on a day-to-day basis is inconsequential drivel.
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