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posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 01:12 AM
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seabag

Since we’re on the subject, the most offense part of your argument is when people compare the horrible treatment of blacks in US one hundred and fifty years ago to the gay rights struggle today; how absolutely insulting to the memory of those who suffered under slavery.


Ah, I heard this argument from my grandfather a while ago. Is that you, Darnell?

As a gay black man, I can tell you it is certainly more difficult to be a gay man in society than it is to be a black man.

Your argument about slavery, by the way, is absolutely retarded. Black people shouln't give a flying f*%^ about slavery any more than anyone else -- people weren't slaves because they were black, they were slaves because pirates and officials kidnapped them from their home country and sold them into slavery in another. This was simply easier in Africa, so the slaves from Africa were cheaper, resulting in there being more black slaves.

White slaves from Scotland and London were slaves in the US for far longer than black people. These are where the terms "redneck" and "cracker" were actually created.

Black people's segregatatory offenses were their disallowance to marry who they wish, their barring from public establishments, and their typically differential social treatment an harsh treatment by general society.

Perfect symmetry to homosexuality and I won't have you say any other stupid nonsense otherwise, even if you are as outrageously uneducated as my grandfather and that brings me pangs of nostalgia.
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posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 06:30 AM
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The term 'redneck' comes from early 20th century industry in which a red bandana was worn by workers that supported a particular union.

The term 'cracker' refers to poor white Americans who had to 'crack' corn as their only food.

Obliviously, the OP has never had any experience with law enforcement. While adults can rationalize morality and debate the good and bad of such practices, children have not developed to the point they can see right from wrong as adults can.

As always in America the net result of moral issues is unconcerned until an unfortunate event forces the morality to the forefront.

For instance, in today's America children once they reach the age of 6 or 7, depending upon many factors, they have unlimited access to pornography on the internet. It's the dark issue that is buried by the media and no one is ever allowed to bring up the issue simply because 'there is nothing we can do about it anyway' or any hint at the big 'C' the media runs amok to get away from.
being labeled with the dirtiest of dirty words 'censorship'

It will be a decade or more before we start to see how this develops with the youngest of the age group not only is bombarded by a totally unrealistic viewpoint of women and sex in the media-but how that relates to the digestion of enormous amounts of pornography, beginning at the age many learn to read and write and used the internet.



posted on Mar, 5 2014 @ 03:53 PM
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spooky24
The term 'redneck' comes from early 20th century industry in which a red bandana was worn by workers that supported a particular union.


Wrong. The term redneck is as old as the 1600s, it's not 20th century slang for bananas.



The term redneck was often used to speak of white slaves and indentured servants, especially Scotts-Irish political enemies that were sent to the Americas in order to be free of them.

Redneck came about as a term along side redlegs, redshanks, and similar red statements due to how badly blistered a pale skinned Caucasian indentured servant would be after working like a dog in the sun all day every day. The difference is that not all of these people were criminals forced into servitude, or political enemies. Some of them, many in fact, were very poor people who sold themselves for a period of 4-7 years in order to start a new life in a new place.



The term 'cracker' refers to poor white Americans who had to 'crack' corn as their only food.


Crack corn for their own food because they were poor, as they were likely to be either slaves or descendants of slaves. I'm glad you didn't go into the "whipcracker" fallacy that seems to be so popular, though. The term "cracker" existed long before there were mass amounts of black slaves and people whipping them on plantations.
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