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originally posted by: kaylaluv
originally posted by: Bennyzilla
a reply to: kaylaluv
You're literally describing thought crime....No thank you
No. I'm not saying people should go to jail for saying racist words. I'm saying that racist words do have power to lead to racist actions, even if the recipient pays no mind to the words.
originally posted by: schuyler
Like there are no racist comments on any other media site except Fox News because people who visit those sites are so very tolerant. Have you read the anti-Trump comments lately?
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: matafuchs
My question to use is...... If Larry Wilmore posted...."Malia...my nigga.....you did it!!!!!You made it to college!!!!!" Would that be racist? Just wondering.....
No - it wouldn't
Again that example is waaaay out there, just trying to clarify the idea.
From 1641 to 1652, over 500,000 Irish were killed by the English and another 300,000 were sold as slaves. Ireland’s population fell from about 1,500,000 to 600,000 in one single decade. Families were ripped apart as the British did not allow Irish dads to take their wives and children with them across the Atlantic. This led to a helpless population of homeless women and children. Britain’s solution was to auction them off as well. During the 1650s, over 100,000 Irish children between the ages of 10 and 14 were taken from their parents and sold as slaves in the West Indies, Virginia and New England. In this decade, 52,000 Irish (mostly women and children) were sold to Barbados and Virginia. Another 30,000 Irish men and women were also transported and sold to the highest bidder. In 1656, Cromwell ordered that 2000 Irish children be taken to Jamaica and sold as slaves to English settlers.
originally posted by: odzeandennz
blacks are so racist and white shaming must stop.
I was just making the comparison that it is ok sometimes but not others.
Still, history will remember nothing but “nigga.” It came right after what Wilmore called a “humble appreciation” of Obama’s historic importance, an astonished meditation on the fact that, in a country so recently uncomfortable with the leadership of a black quarterback, we have somehow arrived at the reality, however fleeting, that “a black man can lead the entire free world.” So when he landed on his last word, so affectionately pronounced, I knew what he meant. I found it kind of sweet.
The Irish slave trade began when James II sold 30,000 Irish prisoners as slaves to the New World. His Proclamation of 1625 required Irish political prisoners be sent overseas and sold to English settlers in the West Indies. By the mid 1600s, the Irish were the main slaves sold to Antigua and Montserrat. At that time, 70% of the total population of Montserrat were Irish slaves.