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Originally posted by tyranny22
Originally posted by Griffo
It's kind of hypocritical, when black people complain about us using the "n" word, but then use it themselves freely.
Most black people complaining about the n-word being used are not the one's using it as slang to refer to a friend.
Most people using it as slang wouldn't complain about it's usage, even if one of their white friends used it. Some might ... but that's just hypocritical.
As a white person working in an urban, minority based environment, I can 100% testity that I have received racist remarks almost on a daily basis, but never given one out.
You display true ignorance by not recognizing that racism does and can work both ways. In fact, I dare say most politicians are blissfuly unaware that racism is not relegated to being perpetrated by a white individual towards a minority.
But that's totally fine, it's only bad if the one being racist is white. That's the real eye-roll.
Then come back and call me ignorant.
Has anyone here ever head overweight comedians joking about themselves, or overweight people joking about being overweight amongst each other? If you throw a skinny athlete into the mix, one that is making fun of overweight people then the humor gets uncomfortable. Most of us have a good situational awareness and know when a comment is in bad taste. The comments Dr. Laura made were obviously in bad taste.
Originally posted by OutKast Searcher
Stop it...you are making sense and stuff.
You think logic will work on people who think that since blacks use the N-word that they should be able to use it also???
Originally posted by schrodingers dog
Btw Intrepid, why can't you say "Conspiracy" at your house?
Ask older Black people what they think of the youth using that term. You'll get a scolding from your parents and grandparents. You know, the ones that actually fought of equality so that the younger generation can piss away what they achieved.
Originally posted by intrepid
Personally I don't care if Blacks use "'n-word'". That is one of the 2 forbidden words in my house. Let them debase themselves. I won't have any of my kids use that term. In case you want to know the other, it's the C-word.
"SCHLESSINGER: Well, can you give me an example of a racist comment? 'Cause sometimes people are hypersensitive. So tell me what's -- give me two good examples of racist comments."
SCHLESSINGER: No, no, no. I think that's -- [be]well, listen, without giving much thought, a lot of blacks voted for Obama simply 'cause he was half-black. Didn't matter what he was gonna do in office, it was a black thing. You gotta know that. That's not a surprise. Not everything that somebody says -- we had friends over the other day; we got about 35 people here -- the guys who were gonna start playing basketball. I was going to go out and play basketball. My bodyguard and my dear friend is a black man. And I said, "White men can't jump; I want you on my team." That was racist? That was funny.
SCHLESSINGER: Yeah. We've got a black man as president, and we have more complaining about racism than ever. I mean, I think that's hilarious.
Need a sense of humor, sense of humor -- and answer the question. When somebody says, "What do blacks think?" say, "This is what I think. This is what I read that if you take a poll the majority of blacks think this." Answer the question and discuss the issue. It's like we can't discuss anything without saying there's -isms?
Your prime argument against me is...semantics (with a good bit of straw man)?
My point is simple: I've come across more black racists than white racists. Does that make me racist for stating that?
Am I suddenly ignorant because I've encountered more black people that were intolerant of white people than vice versa?
I just don't like the attitude that racism can only be from a white to minority, which is definitely a more "common" belief.
Originally posted by poedxsoldiervet
reply to post by whaaa
It is her First Admendment right to drop the N Bomb. Americans have become to big babies, all he called me a name, I think Ill run to Jesse Jackson and try to get a paycheck. Stop Crying whatever happen to Sticks and Stones can break my bones, but words will never hurt me?
If someone wants to be an Idiot and Use Racial Slurs, gay slurs, or any other Slur they can think of... Its there RIGHT to use said words. Cry all you want it was Dr Lauras Right to use it. It is after all just a word...
Now if she said to go kill All Blacks or N-word then that where it gets to be a problem.