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'Discriminatory' food names should be banned, says Austria

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by ollncasino

Originally posted by woodwardjnr
Well, I for one think some aspects of political correctness have been a good thing.

It has improved the lives for millions of minorities around the world.

I'm sorry if you feel you have had your rights removed to call black people the n word by the PC brigade.


Don't worry, I don't feel I have had rights removed to not be allowed to call black people 'n-word'. Strangely, black people can still call themselves that and often do.

By the way, has political correctness improved the lives for millions of minorities around the world?

I was under the impression that political correctness was a Western concept, and largely a UK/USA one at that.






Do you even know why "black people" get upset when you call the N word? It has to do with the history of slavery in the USA were they are being called like that by white people, slave trades and slave owners. Not really a fun story....

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:36 AM
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No, Nigger is not a real color in English. People named the colors such because it was a referral to dark peoples skin tone who they called such.

www.merriam-webster.com...'n-word'


usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a black person



usually offensive; see usage paragraph below : a member of any dark-skinned race



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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:39 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
There is a difference between being UN-politically correct and just straight up racist


Don't get me wrong. I am in a mixed race marriage and have a mixed race son. On the other hand, I have little time for political correctness.

For instance, was the UK's Robertson Jam's gollywog un-PC or racist or neither?





I miss the Robertson's gollywog.


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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:43 AM
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Other countries didn't have the background that the USA had with slavery and the civil rights movement brutality and such. So yeah, people not using racial slurs which most find offensive, have improved the quality of life for minorities and everyone else living in the USA.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:47 AM
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I miss the Robertson's gollywog.

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I'm sure the black kids that used to be called "wogs' as a derogatory term, dont miss him.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke
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Other countries didn't have the background that the USA had with slavery and the civil rights movement brutality and such. So yeah, people not using racial slurs which most find offensive, have improved the quality of life for minorities and everyone else living in the USA.


We have to learn to treat each other as equals. Having said that, when different groups inter-react, people often don't.

People tend to look at the racial group or nationality you come from and base their stereotype of you upon the relative success of that group.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
I'm sure the black kids that used to be called "wogs' as a derogatory term, dont miss him.


Good point.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:53 AM
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Hello ,new toAts



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:59 AM
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Well the "Sambo" character in that image has roots in racism. Actors would paint their self up in black face and portray blacks with negative stereotypes. So you can see why people would be offended over it.









www.black-face.com...



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 08:36 AM
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Originally posted by RealSpoke










Damn, I remember that particulair cartoon from my childhood, I had it on VHS (with a bunch of other cartoons on it). But I was a child back then and I didn't found it racist in content, but rather anoying in style as far as I can remember, I didn't had a clue what it was.

But now I can see, it is indeed stereotyping black people.


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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 12:24 PM
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WOW....and I thought the paint was a strong example. Your photos here are unbelievable to see given the indoctrination we've all been through here to view such things as one step short of pure evil by their mere existence. Where do I get some? lol.... To call those collector's items into the future wouldn't do them justice, I imagine. How many other things survive despite willful and strong attempts to destroy the fact they ever even existed at all?



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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I've seen some "sambo" toys/figurines at a local antique mall. So you could probably really find one if you wanted to

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posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:24 PM
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Originally posted by Maxatoria
heres some more Classics that would probably give the censors a heart attack


I couldn't find anything wrong with #15. Not sure why that was on the list.



/TOA



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:33 PM
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I personally do not care about words that people use, especially from those who are immature enough to still call people names. It is the context in how they are used that I would say rightly causes problems, if I was to associate something negative to a white, black, asian race or even sex then I think that is bad thing but it tends to even out when that name caller fails in life and ends up complaining that others have taken their opportunity to succeed.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 05:39 PM
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Reading about the "negen zoenen" in the Netherlands I realized, that I haven't heard the word "Negerküsse" in Germany for a long time. I just had bought some for the weekend and took a quick look. They are called "Schaumküsse" now (which is "foam kisses").

I also wondered what happened to the "Sarotti Mohr" and found this on Wikipedia:


In 1868 Hugo Hoffmann opened a company to produce sweets. The location of this shop was in Mohrenstraße 10 in Berlin. The Sarotti-Moor (Mohr) was created in 1918 for the 50 year anniversary of the company. This traditional German brand is only known in its home market. Due to political correctness the tray-carrying moor was changed into a caucasian "mage" in 2004.


Source: Wikipedia

Talking about the Zigeunerschnitzel this reminded me to a seminar at the university many years ago. It was about the gipsy people, who now are called by there own names, Roma and Sinti. Of course, the professor used the names Roma and Sinti, but when talking about both, he said "Zigeuner". A young lady said this was a no go, because it was derogative, as she found.
This caused a discussion about terms for foreigners and it turned out, that the young lady declared every name for foreign groups as derogative, even neutral terms like foreigner or guestworker. So at one point it becomes impossible to talk about special groups, if every term is felt to be insulting.

I myself have to live with the fact, that my first name has become a synonym for a foolish person due to a running gag on tv. But I liked my name before and I don't think it sounds worse now.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Jeez, the jobsmiths seem to be hard at it. Changing names of things is so revisionist.

Heck, I remember before the 1970's to call an (who we now also refer to as) African American "Black" was a grave insult. No then they were "Ni***r" or (then), to be proper, they were "Negro". Then with the civil rights movement embracing all that white people had previously used as derogatory and long accepted terms became insulting: the useage of the "N" words became offensive and the hitherto offensive term "Black" was suddenly embraced by African Americans and liberal minded elites.

I am sure that I will see the day whence to call someone "Black" will be insulting. Maybe that will happen sometime after the useage of the entho-centric term "African American" becomes racist too.

Oh well, I suppose I'll have to keep my trap shut just in case I forget which terminology is in vogue.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 08:27 PM
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Originally posted by DaTroof
What's Arnold Schwarzenegger going to be called?

Schwarz = German for the color black
Neger = German/Dutch for one with Negroid characteristics.



Well Arnold BlackBlack of course.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 08:34 PM
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Originally posted by Ameliaair

Originally posted by DaTroof
What's Arnold Schwarzenegger going to be called?

Schwarz = German for the color black
Neger = German/Dutch for one with Negroid characteristics.



Well Arnold BlackBlack of course.



I believe that "Arnold Roodypoo" should suffice.



posted on Mar, 18 2012 @ 08:44 PM
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Why is it ok to make movies like White men Can't Jump, White Chicks and so on. Why do people like Chris Rock and Eddie Murphy and Dave Chappelle get away with white face comedy?



posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 07:57 AM
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They make fun of themselves and all other races. Comedy is a different genre than normal media.
As for the movie "White Chicks", white face doesn't have a RACIST history which you can see in a few posts above mine.


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