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Originally posted by bates
Originally posted by HairlessApe
reply to post by JohnPhoenix
Policing language is just plain wrong, regardless of how hurtful the language is. It's one step down from thought policing. "Free" my ass, there's nothing free about having to worry about what words we choose to say. Sexual harassment is obviously unacceptable though.
You'd serve time in prison for using the N-word here in the UK, we've had some pretty high profile cases recently where people have been jailed for using it on twitter.
Also a woman was locked up for using it on a bus.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
Not on any level. I am not sure where babybunnies is from, but "hate speech" is not illegal. The "fire" in a crowded theater example is apples and oranges, so I am not sure where that came in..
Originally posted by luciddream
reply to post by TheRedneck
It is also her right to hold dear and enjoy that culture, just as you do yours. If you want to misinterpret her intentions based on a word, that is also your right, but I would hope you would realize that others have the same right to despise your culture, and you by extension, if popular sentiment takes such a turn.
So, bad things from culture should be allowed? then why are Muslims are so demonized? some of the extremist are just following their culture? so wife beating or multiple wives should be not an issue. If you don't let them beat their wives, they will do it secretly, so we should openly let them do it.
Culture will conflict with law.
Originally posted by PtolemyII
reply to post by bigfatfurrytexan
They eat a lot of them . I worked on an ambulance in mostly black and Hispanic neighborhoods ,for 9 years.
They do not eat healthy at all ,and the over 40s almost all have cardiac issues,htn ,and diabetes .
One or all . The asthma is ramapant,for completely different reasons ,but nyc is the asthma capitol of the world .Soecifially the Bronx .
I can vouch for that first hand .
Paula Deen uses the N-Word - gets sued - right or worng?
Originally posted by supremecommander
Originally posted by whyamIhere
I think if Ms. Jackson does not like the N-word.
Then she should not use it...
How do you know she uses it? Because she's black?
That's pretty stupid on your part...and um, you know.
Originally posted by Astrocyte
I'm in the middle of reading Catch 22. The word Nigger comes around again and again. I read a line to my brother, repeating the word: does that make me a racist?
Originally posted by suz62
reply to post by TheRedneck
Actually, it more than likely comes from the Latin word for black - niger. People probably didn't know how to pronounce it, thus the "N" word we know and love today.edit on 6/24/2013 by suz62 because: (no reason given)
Now when the confusion in the state was at its height, inasmuch as it was made known that there were three several emperors, Septimius Severus, Pescennius Niger, and Clodius Albinus, the priest of the Delphic Apollo was asked which of them as emperor would prove of most profit to the state, whereupon, it is said, he gave voice to a Greek verse as follows: "Best is the Dark One, the African good, but the worst is the White One." p449 2 And in this response it was clearly understood that Niger was meant by the Dark One, Severus by the African, and Albinus by the White One. 3 Thereupon the curiosity of the questioners was aroused, and they asked who would really win the empire. To this the priest replied with further verses somewhat as follows: "Both of the Black and the White shall the life-blood be shed all untimely; Empire over the world shall be held by the native of Carthage.