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Originally posted by The Sword
reply to post by Ashyr
You failed at logic there.
Apparently, some people seem to think that racism in this country just magically disappeared once civil rights were granted to minorities.
Do people have selective amnesia or something?
[edit on 20-8-2010 by The Sword]
Originally posted by Styki
reply to post by DrJay1975
Her choice of words was in poor taste.
That's not even counting the fact that they were in response to a caller asking for help. She completely insulted the caller by implying that she was overly sensitive and proceeded to go no a tangent about blacks using the N-word.
When making an argument, it would be wise to consider stating the argument in an acceptable manner. Had it been necessary to make the points she did, there are several ways she could have gone about doing that which would have been acceptable.
Here in this thread people have discussed black people using the N-word without being offensive about it. Point of the matter, she went on a rant, on air and it got out of control.
[edit on 19-8-2010 by Styki]
Originally posted by Matthew Dark
And, just to poke a bit of fun...
Why do whites put up with this nonsense about race? We're the ones being discriminated against. BET, the NAACP, and black scholarships say it all really. You will not find any white versions of these.
1909: Jacob Schiff founds the National Advancement for the Association of the Colored People (NAACP).
Originally posted by intrepid
Snoop Dogg has done serious time? I know Martha has.
Originally posted by Ashyr
if i say for example.
someone asks me, "where is the water cooler" in a room full of ppl and there happens to be an "African American" or "Dark Skinned Man" standing by the water cooler. and i say "over by that black dude"
if i am "innocent an ignorant" it is nothing more than an observation. there is nothing more. i mean you can sit there and argue all day about t.
I'm not sure I understand that point - do you mean referring to someone as a dude? If a person is black and standing by the water cooler and for whatever reason (maybe there is a crowd of people in the way and the cooler cannot be seen and it just so happens the gentleman at the water cooler is black and can clearly be seen, maybe he's taller, maybe someone near him is short, what is the issue? You didn't say "can you see the 'N-word'? It's next to him." Now that would be rascist as we interpret the word in that way. What if it was a pale skinned ginger haired person and you used those features as a term of reference? You wouldn't be using terms felt offensive by the majority - would you?
I just don't think your scenario really matches the issue being addressed, please correct me if I'm wrong.
[edit on 20/8/2010 by Ashyr]
Originally posted by conspiracy nut
reply to post by Matthew Dark
if you were to say what up my n**ga that would be like saying what up my friend. if you were to say what up my n***er that would be like saying what up my slave. n***er has a harsh meaning nevermind the fact that the word literaly means black. people need to stop playing dumb and realize that is a racial slur. most self respecting black people will not use the word to eachother and to the rest that do use the word if they had half a mind they would not be using the word either way n**ga or n***er. it is a word that should be frowned down upon period.
the part that upset me was when the caller let dr. laura know in a respectable manner that she was offended by dr. laura's use of the n-word, instead of calmly explaining herself in a civil manner dr. laura went on an n-word tirade and her debating points were awful if not down right archie-bunkerish. laughable even. so dr. laura used her right to say the word and now the rest of us can use our right to frown down upon her actions. i think had she gone about the debate in a less hostile manner her points would have been better made.