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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    I agree, this is going to hurt Herman cain more than perry
    that is true. it reinforces his image of a candidate who can't control his mouth; but is now playing into democrat attacks on his fellow republicans - think of it has his newt gingrich "right wing social engineering" moment.

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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I only pointed out that the word "niggerhead" was used for many, many years to describe many, many things. The word "nigger" has become forbidden...a high insult against a group of people who, ironically enough, use essentially the exact same word to address each other in certain circles. The fact is, the Perry's didn't create the word, didn't own the land, didn't name the camp, and have never acted in such a way as to suggest that they utilize that word or condemn blacks in any way.

    This entire issue is an overblown reaction to a stupid word, the use and meaning of which is only questionably racist at best. (Do some googling yourself, perhaps?). It isn't as though people are looking at rocks and deeming them inferior because they meet the description applied to a "niggerhead" cropping of rocks.

    Sometimes, we go way too far in our efforts to avoid offense. When we're throwing down over terms like "food stamps", "black hole", "black head", "white wash", and any other combination of color-centric word pairings somebody should really halt the discussion for a second so we can re-evaluate how far we're taking things. Do I think it's smart in this day and age to call anything "nigger _______"? No. Do I think that any offense or hatred were meant or displayed in this particular scenario? No.

    This is much ado about a non-issue. And here's the unintended consequence people will set into motion: The more you scream about racist intent the more people will find racist intent. You'll encourage anger and hostility to fester and set people off against each other. It perpetuates a cycle of ingnorance and intolerance and lends nothing to the discussion. Instead of jumping to idiotic conclusions and calling somebody a racist maybe we should start having a real discussion.

    "Hey Perry, Perry's family. Let's talk about the "Niggerhead" rock. What's up with that?"

    Probably a lot more condusive to advancing the discussion than:

    "Hey Perry, Perry's family. That rock is racist and you're racists for leaving it there. You're insensitive to racial issues and no self-respecting black person should ever support you."

    End the vitriol and hostile rhetoric and be a part of the change you want to see. Pretending to take the moral high road by jumping on the "that's racist" bandwagon is just being part of the problem without providing a solution.
    And so now you've googled it too! I'm sure Wikipedia and Google provide you with all the context you need to put a real depth of perspective on racism in this country.
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