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Old 03-21-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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30 Rock on thursday an african american character calls a white character a "cracker". Anyone offended by this? What if it was a derogatory remark against another group would NBC let this fly?
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:46 PM
 
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30 Rock on thursday an african american character calls a white character a "cracker". Anyone offended by this? What if it was a derogatory remark against another group would NBC let this fly?
It isn't any different than calling a black person a n-----
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:54 PM
 
Location: El Paso, TX
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I believe our society has gone to extremes on this. I have no problem if racial/ethnic/gender slurs happen.

If I do not like a Mexican slur and I feel it is going too far, I simply may not watch that program. Businesses will not want to loose certain clientele if the programs they sponsor affect their bottom line.

I also look at the context around the slur. Is it something that it is with tastful humor? If it is not and goes into the real of degrading and tastless, enough people will react and simply send letters to the sponsors.

To enact laws against this type of speech is not my way of handling it.

But as I said, I think many people have become so sensitive on this.

You have a great day.
El Amigo
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Did it further the story-line? Probably, since that show is scripted and not live so it was part of the plot.
Doesn't take much to set you off does it?
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Old 03-21-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I've heard it before. Don't you know it's not racist if you insult white males?
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Wyoming
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Undoubtedly if it was the n-word it would've been censored, but no, it doesn't offend me and I don't think it should bother anyone. Phhhhttt. Big deal!
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:31 PM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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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."
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Tyler, TX
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George Carlin has said ...

The late comedian Bill Hicks ...
OTFYI: George Carlin is also the 'late' George Carlin now, too...
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:01 AM
 
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OTFYI: George Carlin is also the 'late' George Carlin now, too...
I know, but most people know that. A lot of people don't know who Bill Hicks was.
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Old 03-22-2009, 01:24 AM
 
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30 Rock on thursday an african american character calls a white character a "cracker". Anyone offended by this? What if it was a derogatory remark against another group would NBC let this fly?
Well, was it against a group or against a character, a fictional character?

What was the context?

Was it funny?
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