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

    Paint Creek, Tex. — In the early years of his political career, Rick Perry began hosting fellow lawmakers, friends and supporters at his family’s secluded West Texas hunting camp, a place known by the name painted in block letters across a large, flat rock standing upright at its gated entrance.

    Rick Perry family’s hunting camp still known to many by old racially charged name - The Washington Post

    If you do not know what name is on the rock, check the link. What impact will this have on the campaign?

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

    None, he didn't name it so I don't see the relevance.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    None.

    From the linked article: “When my Dad joined the lease in 1983, he took the first opportunity he had to paint over the offensive word on the rock during the 4th of July holiday,” Perry said in his initial response. “It is my understanding that the rock was eventually turned over to further obscure what was originally written on it.”

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

    So, should this thread be moved to the Media Bias area of DP?

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

    As a technical term

    "Niggerhead" was, among others:
    a former British term for a black iron post for mooring ships, made from an old cannon partially buried muzzle upward, with a slightly oversize black cannonball covering the hole
    a former sailors' term for an isolated coral head, notorious as navigation hazards
    among some American stonemasons, a term for a large smoothly rounded stone
    an antiquated term for a large round rock sticking up from the surface of a logging road, used by loggers and log truck drivers in the Pacific Northwest
    an old U.S. Navy term for a small winch, a Capstan
    a coal miner's term for blackish iron disulfide nodular rock occurring at the top of the coal seams, often visible in coal mine roofs. Because of their density, they can fall from the roofs, injuring or killing the miners below
    an archaic term for the striking weight on a pile driver
    a term for a steam manifold, fountain, turret or header on a boiler, particularly that of a locomotive
    [edit]Plants and animals

    "Niggerhead" is or was a common name for:
    Carex secta, a tussock grass in New Zealand
    Echinocactus polycephalus, the niggerhead cactus, native to California and Arizona
    Echinacea, or coneflower, colloquially called "Kansas niggerhead" or "wild niggerhead"
    Nasutitermes graveolus, the niggerhead termite, native to Australia
    Rudbeckia hirta, a flowering plant in the family Asteraceae
    hard tussocks in the tundra, esp. in Alaska
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    "Niggerhead" is part of the name of:
    Nigger Head, an island in North Queensland, Australia
    Niggerhead hunting camp, the former name of a hunting camp of Texas governor Rick Perry, renamed to "North Camp Pasture" in about 2006 despite the camp being in the posession of the Perry family since the early 1980's.[1]
    So, I'm not seeing an intent to be overtly or covertly racist. It's unfortunate, but hardly an exceptional scenario.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    Is joining a lease the same as ownership here?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Is joining a lease the same as ownership here?
    On a deer lease you don't own the land. You pay for access for the purpose of hunting.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    This is just another example of campaigning in the digital age.

    Everything you ever did, said, or had anything to do with will be brought up.

    Unless they were maintaining the paint on that sign, or worse, posing with pillowcases on their heads or some other outrageous behavior that would indicate they approve or even just think its funny, I don't see any reason to judge him ill.

    Doesn't mean someone won't try.

    For me, if it doesn't actually speak to his character or actual beliefs, this kind of crap is, crap.
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    Re: At Rick Perry’s Texas hunting spot, camp’s old racially charged name lingered

    I'll have to disagree. If I owned a property that had that name on it, the first -- and I mean the VERY first -- thing I would do is change it, or at least paint over it.

    Looks like Herman Caine agrees: Herman Cain: Rick Perry Is 'Insensitive' Toward Black People

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

    This is another one of those totally non-issues that is going to blow sky high.
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