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“Street Smarts” is a racially charged phrase?

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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:01 AM
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I am still trying to get my head around this. I have never considered that the phrase “street smarts” was racially charged. I will have to share this with everyone I know so they won’t accidentally use this term and wind up getting fired.

L.A. Chief district judge Corman J. Carney has stepped down after using the term “street smarts” to describe an employee. The term “street smarts” was intended as a compliment...however it insulted the employee.

Mods please correct the link I included just in case I inserted it incorrectly.

www.latimes.com...

www.latimes.com...
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:07 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

I'm getting really sick and tired of what our world is becoming. This is no different than claiming "Y'all" is racist as well.

This # won't stop until people/companies stop cow-towing to every single person who gets offended. There mere fact that they're ruining cartoons now by changing all the voice-actors with people who match the color of the character is more proof of it. There's no way any person can sound like Cleveland from Family Guy, but he's no longer doing the role.

There are times I'm tempted to try a trend where any person not hispanic caught eating mexican food is racist, just to see if I can get people to stop eating mexican food. I mean, they've already gotten certain white owners to shut down their taco stands, might as well take it one step further.


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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:13 AM
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Tooth whitening is racist now too.

America has gone full retard.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:14 AM
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originally posted by: Necrobile
a reply to: Buvvy

I'm getting really sick and tired of what our world is becoming. This is no different than claiming "Y'all" is racist as well.

This # won't stop until people/companies stop cow-towing to every single person who gets offended. There mere fact that they're ruining cartoons now by changing all the voice-actors with people who match the color of the character is more proof of it. There's no way any person can sound like Cleveland from Family Guy, but he's no longer doing the role.

There are times I'm tempted to try a trend where any person not hispanic caught eating mexican food is racist, just to see if I can get people to stop eating mexican food. I mean, they've already gotten certain white owners to shut down their taco stands, might as well take it one step further.


I can’t keep up with all of the changes. Very glad I am not working in management right now...there are lawsuit land mines everywhere.

When I first read the article my first impression was that it was deliberately written to cause outrage. I don’t enjoy being played by the media...and this article feels very manipulative.

Wait a second....when was it decided that “y’all” is offensive? I live in the South...that is a common everyday Southern phrase! Ok - just found this post and npc is a satire website. Looks like the phrase “y’all” is still ok to use (won’t get you fired...yet).

npcdaily.com...

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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:15 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

He shouldn't have used the term "smart" to begin with.

Having said that, the more this garbage continues, the more these people - who once supported these racist and insensitive people - will see the true intentions behind the movement. That is, shut down any and all white people who speak out of place. The sooner they realize it, the sooner they see that the goal is to go back to pre-Civil Rights with the races reversed.

The white supporters now become the targets, and soon the manure will hit the fan.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:21 AM
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Will we soon be referring to the color of snow as 'off black' ?
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

Right? I couldn't care less if it's offensive. My freedom won't be taken from me.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

Good luck to all of you guys. Right now I thank god I'm living in the Balkan region, so this # will take some time to travel to my borders. Yep...we still have borders and are checking travel ID's (go figure).

It's gonna take some 10 years for the lunatics in my region to get on board the traveling circus train. Back here socialism/communism is seen as victim of plague and everybody steers clear. Even the ex commies are going for very moderate socialism now.

Some will say I'm being too melodramatic here, but...it will all be clear and visible in a few months time. Make no mistake guys. Your election in November literally will make or brake the entire western civilization. It's all on you now.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy
Will we soon be referring to the color of snow as 'off black' ?


A lot of black people and guilty white people even get offended at the term "black". These people trying to run the show are so inherently ignorant that they even refer to black people in England and other countries as "African-Americans". That's some top level dumbassery right there.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:31 AM
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In the 25+ years that I worked in management there were many phrases that I heard growing up that were no longer deemed to be socially acceptable in the workplace. In the South the phrase “call a spade a spade” was used in the past to say “Speak plainly”. That phrase was determined to be inappropriate years ago and was dropped.

What raised my eyebrows about the discontinuation of the term “street smarts” is that it isn’t tied to race and it actually describes a characteristic that is required for many jobs. I wouldn’t want to hire a person to work in outside sales who would be cold calling on accounts who has loads of book smarts but zero street smarts. I wouldn’t want to hire anyone to work on accounts in NYC who had zero street smarts...no matter how intelligent they were.

a reply to: LSU2018


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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

Wow. I have never thought of "street smarts" as having any racial connotations. Class division, definitely! But not race...

It makes one wonder how many times each day White people are judged "racist" for saying something that has absolutely no racial connotations to them, but the Black person has been taught it's "coded" racism or some kind of "dog whistle".

We've gotten to a point where people are condemned and punished for saying things they didn't say... and people are praised and celebrated for punishing them.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

Never underestimate the control of an old billionaire with nothing better to do other than pay groups of infil'traitors' to come in and start this BS in your country.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:48 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

More slippery slope censorship of
Free Speech.
So this "Hate Speech" blanket of
censorship needs to be brought
to The Supreme Court of
The United States of America.

This would not even make it there.
It is so People vs.Flynn.
Yet some current politicians and
their creepy media friends lay
it on you like it is the law.

Lawsuits are soon to follow.
Enjoy the show...as they say.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:49 AM
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If I inadvertently offend someone and they bring it to my attention - I will apologize and I will attempt to modify my behavior so that I don’t offend the person again. As a result I learn that what I did or said was offensive...this is a beneficial and educational exchange.

Resigning from a job because you said something that offended someone...especially when what you said is not commonly known to be offensive??? What kind of precedent does that set? Where is the opportunity to apologize and learn from your mistake?

IMO Judge Carney is very aware that he is setting a precedent or a standard that others will be held to.

a reply to: Boadicea



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:55 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

Yep, you're absolutely correct. Racist people look for terms to be offended by so they can shut down free speech. It's a "haha, I got you" moment for them every time.

I find no coincidence in the fact that the farther time moves into a country with a population that wasn't even born pre-Civil Rights, the closer white people get to having their civil rights taken away. There could be a theory in why history is being erased in order to be repeated. These are dangerous times, especially for our children.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 08:55 AM
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originally posted by: LSU2018
a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

Never underestimate the control of an old billionaire with nothing better to do other than pay groups of infil'traitors' to come in and start this BS in your country.


I dont man. That's why I say..I got like 10 years...maybe.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:03 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

They shouldn't even have to apologize. Most of us grew up in a time that if something offended us, we sucked it up and let it roll off of our shoulders. I can't think of a single friend I ever had that couldn't take a joke or being picked on for something. We all picked on each other over different things. Those who got offended, we just didn't call back over to hang out. It was a sort of precursor as to whether or not their personality would make it in our big circle of friends. Color, gender, age, religion, and size never mattered. The only thing that mattered was could they take a joke and not get offended over stupid things.

In other words, you can dish it out, but can you take it, too?



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:06 AM
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a reply to: MarioOnTheFly

I hope so. I wouldn't wish this retardation on any civilized country.



posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: Buvvy

Yeah, I honestly don't remember where I first read that "y'all" is racist, but it was definitely not that site. I read and watch so many articles/videos on these sort of topics that it's hard to keep it all organized. I just remember hearing people say that it's racist, and that only black people should be allowed to say it. Here's another article on it:

www.salon.com...

Now I'm not sure if salon is satire, but even if it's just an opinion piece that's all it takes nowadays. Someone has a #ty hot take and everyone follows suit. Sometimes stupid opinions can have comedic value, though. I work with a country girl, and I love telling her that she's racist every time she says "y'all", which is almost all of the time. lol


originally posted by: Boadicea
It makes one wonder how many times each day White people are judged "racist" for saying something that has absolutely no racial connotations to them, but the Black person has been taught it's "coded" racism or some kind of "dog whistle".


That's that lovely race card that practically every minority is raised to utilize from birth, which needs to be tossed in the trash. We're raised by people who grew up with much worse racism than we deal with to think that every single thing that happens to us is racially inclined. I've dealt with actual racism and I've dealt with a lot of stuff that could be perceived as racism, and I can honestly tell you there's a big world of difference. It's so noticeable that sometimes it's not even offensive, it's more shocking that it even happened in the first place.

Reminds me of this:


Now to be fair I will admit, racism still happens nowadays, but it's not as bad as it used to be. Well, at least it wasn't until all of this reverse-racism crap started showing up. The other day my co-worker, who's also hispanic, went outside to check our ATM for a skimmer, which we have to do 2-3 times a day. There was a white truck in front of her so she was standing there being patient, waiting for him to finish his thing. She had her bank jacket on, complete with logo, and had a grabby tool to pick up random trash around the place as well as a trash can. In other words, if you paid attention, you'd know she worked there.

Well, after the truck left and she came inside, we received a phone call from the guy in the truck reporting a "suspicious character" scoping out the joint. She was the one who answered and at that moment she told him "Yeah, that was me, hi how are you!?" and he hung up. lol
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posted on Jun, 29 2020 @ 09:17 AM
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originally posted by: Buvvy
I am still trying to get my head around this. I have never considered that the phrase “street smarts” was racially charged. I will have to share this with everyone I know so they won’t accidentally use this term and wind up getting fired.


I agree.
But are we both blind to our racism or is there something to it?

Look at sports.
How many black guys are called "a magnificent specimen" whilst the white guys "understand" the game.

There's arguments that this could be similar.
It's a stretch.




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