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Old 09-09-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: The Queen City
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ignore me because of what?
Because you are highly discouraging to talk to.
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:34 PM
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because the truth hurts.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:09 PM
 
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Yes it does
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I don't think calling someone black or yankee or any other term would be offensive or racist if it wasn't ever use in a negative way.
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:34 PM
 
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I don't think calling someone black or yankee or any other term would be offensive or racist if it wasn't ever use in a negative way.
That's the key. Only some people from New England would even remotely consider Yankee to be a proper term of referral for themselves.

To refer to anybody else (just because they're from the northern half of the US) as a Yankee should be considered as an insult.
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Old 09-10-2009, 07:07 AM
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I don't think calling someone black or yankee or any other term would be offensive or racist if it wasn't ever use in a negative way.
but you didn't use the word black. you said colored. colored would be highly offensive. are you an american? just curious...serious question, here.

to those that claim to not understand, lets flip the situation a bit...

the whole stereotype of the south is that the south is backwards, slow, behind the times, etc.
we agree that that is the stereotype that others have of the south, correct?

ok. now, a thread is created on a forum and you have ppl defending the use of the word "yankee" and you have others telling ppl to "go back to yankeeland" and now you have a person using the word "colored" as a label for minorities. some ppl have used the term "carpet bagger."

do you see where i'm going with this? its fitting the stereotype. and some ppl see nothing wrong with calling northerners yankees and minorities colored. smh. these are the same ppl that get upset when ppl point out how backwards some things are in the south. how can you be mad???
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:18 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I am a US citizen and born one. I'm telling you, a black person told me she wants to be considered colored. She's from a different generation. She live through the days where blacks and whites couldn't be together. Also, I know a black person (I tend to refer as black unless they tell me otherwise) told me, "No, I'm not black, I'm brown." It all depends on the person.

MY point is, we're all people. Why does color matter? Why does north and south have to matter? Like someone previously said, it's back from the Civil War. That war has been over for so long now that this whole thing shouldn't be an issue anymore. But yet, it is.

I think if someone is going to defend or not defend a certain term it just all depends on where they're from and how they were taught.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Just so everyone knows...

The term "Yankee" was originally a Dutch put-down of the English. It comes from the two Dutch words Jan Kees--that is to say, John Cheese. It was their derogatory way of referring to Englishmen.
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Old 09-10-2009, 12:55 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Just so everyone knows...

The term "Yankee" was originally a Dutch put-down of the English. It comes from the two Dutch words Jan Kees--that is to say, John Cheese. It was their derogatory way of referring to Englishmen.
yet people are drama queens over a word that is 150 or more years old
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:33 PM
 
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That was mentioned in my original link. There's a lot of history to that one word. And you're right too SunnyKayak, a lot of drama. That's probably why this topic was started in the first place. lol
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