"If you could kick the person in the pants most responsible for your troubles you wouldn't sit for a month"
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.
Last edited by tessaesque; 10-03-11 at 12:28 PM.
"Hmmm...Can't decide if I want to watch "Four Houses" or give myself an Icy Hot pee hole enema..." - Blake Shelton
I can't stand Perry and will go out of my way to vote against him if he gets the GOP nomination. But this is really pathetic.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Isn't it funny how democrats behave in their private lives........Perry was a democrat back in the day when that rock wasn't painted. I'll bet Robert Byrd would have been proud to be a charter member of that hunting club. He could go hunting with his sheet on.
I love the smell of burning moonbat in the morning.