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Old 07-15-2018, 09:14 AM
 
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Ironically that sounds like a term the alt right would make up, so not sure why activists embrace it
It does lol. It sounds like an exaggeratedly ebonic-ified (?) pronunciation of "white people." Like how alt-righters type "dindu" all the time.

Why can't we just TALK TO EACH OTHER as people? Sigh.
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Old 07-15-2018, 09:29 AM
 
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It does lol. It sounds like an exaggeratedly ebonic-ified (?) pronunciation of "white people." Like how alt-righters type "dindu" all the time.

Why can't we just TALK TO EACH OTHER as people? Sigh.
Exactly!! When I first heard the term I thought "is this another "dindu" kind of thing?".
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Pelham Bay, The Bronx NY
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People of color is a commonly used term to refer to all nonwhites. It's not considered derogatory the way "colored people" is

That being said, I still don't like that term
I know what people of color is. I was just wondering why people in the New York area use terms like FOLK and sometimes Y'ALL. My policy is, if you live over 100 miles north of the mason-dixon line. Terms like Y'all and Folk shouldn't be used (My opinion ofc).

Anyways....this thread has turned into people talking about the term "wypipo". This isn't an alt-right term (although it is used mockingly in the alt right), it was created by black twitter to mock white people. Also you guys are missing the point of this absurd thread. The OP believes that Riverdale is racist towards PoC just because its a predominately White area. That's a problem because every area in the Bronx must be 90% Latino or Black in order to be considered diverse.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:05 PM
 
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I know what people of color is. I was just wondering why people in the New York area use terms like FOLK and sometimes Y'ALL. My policy is, if you live over 100 miles north of the mason-dixon line. Terms like Y'all and Folk shouldn't be used (My opinion ofc).

Anyways....this thread has turned into people talking about the term "wypipo". This isn't an alt-right term (although it is used mockingly in the alt right), it was created by black twitter to mock white people. Also you guys are missing the point of this absurd thread. The OP believes that Riverdale is racist towards PoC just because its a predominately White area. That's a problem because every area in the Bronx must be 90% Latino or Black in order to be considered diverse.
I'm aware that it was created by black twitter, my point was that it sounds like a term the alt-right would create (like dindu).

I don't think anyone is implying Riverdale is racist because it's mostly white.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Pelham Bay, The Bronx NY
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I'm aware that it was created by black twitter, my point was that it sounds like a term the alt-right would create (like dindu).

I don't think anyone is implying Riverdale is racist because it's mostly white.
I think you can argue that the OP is especially since his question is extremely loaded.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:14 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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If anything I think people in Riverdale are concerned about ghetto people moving in and them being lumped in with the general thought of the Bronx is one big hellhole stereotype. That said there have been racist incidents there, including landlords trying to not rent to black people.

Here are a few examples:

Riverdale man moving after racially-charged messages are vandalized on his car - NY Daily News

Rental race bias alleged Feds sue in Riverdale apt. case - NY Daily News

People in Riverdale may mainly be liberal, but there is indeed subtle racism there. Not as hostile as it used to be though. It has become more diverse there.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Are Riverdalians against Gentiles and/or folk of color, even though they are overwhelming 'Liberal Democrats', or what?



Gentiles are allowed if they can prove circumcision.
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Old 07-16-2018, 05:00 PM
 
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I know what people of color is. I was just wondering why people in the New York area use terms like FOLK and sometimes Y'ALL. My policy is, if you live over 100 miles north of the mason-dixon line. Terms like Y'all and Folk shouldn't be used (My opinion ofc).

Anyways....this thread has turned into people talking about the term "wypipo". This isn't an alt-right term (although it is used mockingly in the alt right), it was created by black twitter to mock white people. Also you guys are missing the point of this absurd thread. The OP believes that Riverdale is racist towards PoC just because its a predominately White area. That's a problem because every area in the Bronx must be 90% Latino or Black in order to be considered diverse.

Folk is commonly used in the south by both whites and blacks, has been so for ages.


That being said here in the north the word tends to limit itself to the AA community for most part, though it also can be heard from certain Latino-Hispanic persons as well. So much so that its use (or over use) in printed media is almost a sure indication writer is from that demographic.


A poster in another thread used "folk" in every other sentence or paragraph. When you look at things in whole it then becomes rather easy to make certain assumptions.


Am not saying this to *hate* or any such thing; but if you believe only myself makes such observations you would be wrong. This includes various persons charged with reading all sorts of matter as part of employment and other screening processes.


Whites have their own word or words; *super* comes to mind.
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