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A Tribe Called Red’s “Caucasians” T-shirt sparks accusations of racism

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posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 04:29 PM
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I don't understand why this would offend anyone. It is more politically correct mumbo jumbo. It makes me think about the term African American. Are black people offended by the term black people? I wouldn't think so, considering if I had a nickel for every time a black person referred to me as a white boy I would have a lot of nickels. It is not a derogatory term is my point. And everyone who is an American citizen is an American anyway, but that is not really the point of this thread. I just wanted to say I am not offended by being called white, or caucasian.

Another thing however is this: I've noticed that many people will use the term white person or black person, and that seems to be okay. But I rarely hear people call someone a brown person or red person. Almost like people feel it is not as correct as the white or black term. I am not sure if anyone else has experienced this. I suppose I do that myself. I will say white or black, but not any other skin color. I don't mean anything bad or derogatory. Just something to ponder I suppose.




posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: Onslaught2996

I do wish you had posted the source for the second statement you used. What you've presented is that 150 years ago, Indians and settlers were fighting in Minnesota, and the State chose to offer a reward per Indian killed.

The second statement says that some Indians currently believe that the correct definition of "Redskin" is that it is a verb meaning taking the scalp of an Indian.


Funny how white people think we should just get over our almost being completely wiped off the Earth or how we are the minority on our own land.
For a moment, I thought you had changed the subject to the Jews.



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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Leonard Peltier was a murderer, not a hero, reminds me of another ethnic group rallying around OJ(and stupid white kids with Che Gueverra shirts). The term redskin did not originate from scalps, as a matter of fact OKLAHOMA is a "native American" name that means land of the redskinned man. "Native Americans" referred to themselves as redskinned before white folks even showed up.
Not saying that what happened didn't suck, it did. It did not happen to you. My grandfather got beat up and robbed in the 30's but if I was seeking retribution for it you'd probably look at me funny.
Heck if you want to cling to what happened to your forebears in antiquity (so that you don't have to take personal responsibility for your situation) rage against whatever happened in Asia a million years ago that drove your people across the bering strait. Maybe you can open some casinos in China.

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posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 05:45 PM
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I'm not sure what the issue is here - Caucasian is the scientific term to describe a white person. Police use it all the time, for example. I don't understand why the term could be seen as "racist".

Silly, non-news.



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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originally posted by: Foundryman
This has been done before, back around 2003.



www.cafepress.com...



It blew up in their faces as I recall. Instead of mocking the white man and "raising awareness" the whites embraced the idea and they sold out their shirts in record time.


Clearly the whites who bought those shirts were displaying white pride, which as we all know is also racist.

Honestly, talk about a Catch-22... bitch about the shirts and you're a hypocritical racist, don't give a flip about the shirts and you're tolerating racism, get a kick out of the shirts and you're a bigotted racist...

See the pattern? Is it any wonder why there is an ever growing percentage of society composed of all races who shrug their shoulders and say "whatever" when someone accuses them of being a racist?



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 06:10 PM
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It's one guy wearing a funny T-shirt. What's the big deal? That's a really funny T-shirt by the way.



posted on Jun, 18 2014 @ 07:09 PM
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a reply to: stumason

You've brought up something I haven't thought about for years. You're right that Caucasian is a scientific term. What is the corresponding term for a Black? Negro? Negroid? Does anybody use those terms, or are they racist? I really haven't kept up on it and I don't know. If it's racist, and it may be, what term do scientists use in their discussions? African?

It's just a chance for me to learn.



posted on Jun, 19 2014 @ 08:40 AM
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originally posted by: intrepid
The only problem I have with this as a white dude is that they would end up being called The Caucs. Think about it.


haha!!! Thats a good one. Now that you brought it up, and on the internet no less, i hope it doesn't catch on.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 12:53 PM
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My Caucasians shirt in the mail today.
I can't wait to wear it in public.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:05 PM
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a reply to: Onslaught2996

These idiots name themselves reds and then try to make a racial stand...........Stupid does not even do it justice. I bet these fat idiots think they are making a statement.......Irony at it's best.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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originally posted by: intrepid
The only problem I have with this as a white dude is that they would end up being called The Caucs. Think about it.


I was alright with it until I read that!
gee whiz



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: o0oTOPCATo0o
My Caucasians shirt in the mail today.
I can't wait to wear it in public.


You'll be called a "racist" because you are Caucasian wearing a Caucasian shirt. You are NOT allowed to do that!!!



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 02:39 PM
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I want a shirt that says."cleaveland cracker asses". That would be fly.



posted on Jul, 2 2014 @ 02:56 PM
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a reply to: Fylgje
Too funny.
I really hope someone does say something to that effect.
If someone does, I'll yell "GO CAUC'S" really loud



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