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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

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    Considering that "negro" means black and was used quite commonly until a few decades ago, can you explain the inherently offensive meaning of the word?
    It's not offensive to me, but I'm not a black person.

    For your education:

    Negro is a term referring to people of Black ancestry. Prior to the shift in the lexicon of American and worldwide classification of race and ethnicity in the late 1960s, the appellation was accepted as a normal, completely neutral, formal term both by those of Black African descent as well as those of non-African black descent. During the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, some African American leaders objected to the term, preferring the term Black. During the 1960s Negro came to be considered an ethnic slur.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    It's not offensive to me, but I'm not a black person.

    For your education:
    You didn't answer my question. I asked what aspect of the word "negro" was offensive, particularly in the context of its usage by a Venezuelan, since "negro" means "black" in Spanish. Moreover, the phrase "you are lynching negroes" originated during a period of racism, obviously, so writing "you are lynching blacks" would dilute the meaning of the phrase that contains the term that you describe as offensive.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    You didn't answer my question. I asked what aspect of the word "negro" was offensive, particularly in the context of its usage by a Venezuelan, since "negro" means "black" in Spanish. Moreover, the phrase "you are lynching negroes" originated during a period of racism, obviously, so writing "you are lynching blacks" would dilute the meaning of the phrase that contains the term that you describe as offensive.
    I did answer your question. Black people consider the word offensive. I posted a quote from Wiki confirming what I already knew.

    TRY READING MY POST !!

    Is that so difficult to comprehend???

    Do you deliberately refer to people by terms if you know they consider it offensive??

    You'll have to ask a black person if you want more detail than this.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Apparently, you don't know the answer. Oh, well.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Apparently, you don't know the answer. Oh, well.
    Apparently you don't speak English too well yourself.

    Black people consider the word "negro" offensive. PERIOD, end of story.

    It doesn't matter what I think about the word.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    If you're not going to bother answering simple questions, don't derail the thread.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    If you're not going to bother answering simple questions, don't derail the thread.
    If you are incapable of understanding simple english, then

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    If you are incapable of understanding simple english, then
    Actually, it's my understanding of both simple English and Spanish that enabled me to identify the equivalence of the terms "black" and "negro." There's a magical site called Google out there that has a free translator to help you do the same.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Agnapostate View Post
    Actually, it's my understanding of both simple English and Spanish that enabled me to identify the equivalence of the terms "black" and "negro." There's a magical site called Google out there that has a free translator to help you do the same.
    I'm well aware that negro means black in spanish. A translator was not necessary.

    That has zero bearing on the fact that American Blacks consider the term offensive.

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    Re: ElBaradei says nuclear Israel number one threat to Mideast: report

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    I'm well aware that negro means black in spanish. A translator was not necessary.

    That has zero bearing on the fact that American Blacks consider the term offensive.
    Yes, and I asked you why that was, and why it should matter, especially when the Spanish word is pronounced differently. You didn't answer, so I'd suggest returning to the topic.

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